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EARLY CHILDHOOD NEWSLETTER

Volume 5, Issue 17
October 8, 2007

 


A WORD ABOUT THIS ISSUE'S THEME

Help children learn our scarecrow rhyme and the actions that appear in parentheses. For fun you may have children wear straw hats as they perform!

Silly Mr. Scarecrow
Standing all alone. (standing straight, arms at sides)
Will you make the crows (waving arms to scare off crows)
Leave the corn alone?

Scary Mr. Scarecrow
Fierce as you can be. (making scary faces)
You might scare away the crows
But you won't scare me! (saying the last line loud as they point to themselves)

Susan LaBella
Editor, Early Childhood Education Newsletter

 

 


ACTIVITY IDEAS

Check out the following Web sites for additional background and activities.

Scarecrow Bookmarks
Colorful bookmarks to print out and use.
http://www.abcteach.com/Scarecrows/bookmarks.htm

Scarecrow Wall Decoration
Make this cute decoration to spruce up a Fall bulletin board.
https://family.disney.com/crafts/

Scarecrow Theme Unit
You'll find lots of great scarecrow activity ideas here.
http://www.teachingheart.net/scarecrow.html

Scarecrows
Poems, fingerplays, and more -- right here.
http://www.kinderthemes.com/scarecrow.html

Scarecrow, Scarecrow
More good stuff including a sentence writing activity.
http://www.kinderkorner.com/scarecrow.html

 


ON THE WEB

Check out the following Web sites for additional background and activities.

Tractor Books and Activities
Great activities for a farm unit; includes books and more about tractors.
http://www.kinderkorner.com/pics27.html#tractors

Fun Farm Sounds
Click on each animal to hear the sounds it makes.
http://davisfarmland.com/fun/funsound.htm

Farm Fun
A nice teaching unit on the farm, complete with a print-out worksheet.
http://www.calicocookie.com/farmfunquest.html

Down On the Farm
You'll find songs, rhymes, and a whole lot more.
http://www.kinderkorner.com/farm.html

Red Barn
Directions and pieces for making a model red barn from paper.
http://www.mcguirezone.com/goodies/red-barn.pdf

From the Farm
A printable matching worksheet of products from the farm.
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag128.html