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December 7, 2014
by Denise Krebs

Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes are age-old, silly, rhythmic poems. They are fun to say and a great way for your child to learn phonological awareness. Phonological awareness is your child’s ability to identify and manipulate sounds, syllables, and words, understanding how the structure of English works. Strong phonological awareness is a powerful predictor of literacy success in the future. Read more about it here at Reading Rockets.

Here are the nursery rhymes we are learning. We are just reciting them, but some children might prefer to sing them (in any tune they come up with!) I hope that your child can learn at least one that she/he enjoys and say it to the class for show and tell, whenever s/he is ready!

We would love to hear your child share his favorite, and it will give good practice in speaking (and listening, for the audience). Thank you!

Old Mother Hubbard

 Old Mother Hubbard went to her cupboard

To get her poor dog a bone;

But when she got there

The cupboard was bare,

And so the poor dog had none.

Watch “Old Mother Hubbard”

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey, diddle diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon;

The little dog laughed

to see such sport,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.

 Watch “Hey, Diddle Diddle”

Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue,

Come blow your horn.

The sheep’s in the meadow.

The cow’s in the corn.

Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?

He’s under a haystack, fast asleep.

Watch “Little Boy Blue”


Pat-a-Cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,

Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

Roll it and prick it and mark it with a B,

Put it in the oven for baby and me.

Watch “Pat-a-Cake”

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory, dickory, dock,

The mouse ran up the clock.

The clock struck one, and down he run.

Hickory, dickory, dock.

 Watch “Hickory, Dickory Dock”

This Little Piggy Went to Market

This little piggy went to market.

This little piggy stayed home.

This little piggy had roast beef.

This little piggy had none.

And this little piggy cried, “Wee! Wee! Wee!” all the way home.

Watch a silly version of “This Little Piggy”

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey.

Along came a spider and sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Watch “Little Miss Muffet”

Peas Porridge Hot

Pease porridge hot.

Pease porridge cold.

Pease porridge in the pot

Nine days old.

Some like it hot.

Some like it cold.

Some like it in the pot

Nine days old.

Watch “Pease Porridge Hot”

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Watch “Humpty Dumpty”

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star,

How I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are.

Watch “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

Little Robin Redbreast

Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree.

Up went  Pussy Cat, and down went he.

Down came Pussy Cat, away Robin ran;

Says little Robin Redbreast, “Catch me if you can.”

Watch “Little Robin Redbreast”

Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble.

Jack be quick.

Jack jump over

The candlestick.

Watch “Jack Be Nimble”





December 3, 2014
by Denise Krebs

Bee Bim Bop Update

I’m still going to make a video of our Bee-Bim Bop experience, but I wanted to share the kindergarteners pictures and stories about Bee-Bim Bop. More later.

We made bee-bim bop Bahrain style with potatoes, corn, sausages, chicken, carrots, green olives, tuna, green peppers (aka capsicum), yogurt, and more.

Thanks to all our friends who shared videos of authentic bibimbop. Check out the links in the comment section on our first post.

KG2A Bee Bim Bop

KG2B Bee Bim Bop

December 3, 2014
by Denise Krebs

Sports Day

Last week we had a Sports Day. The KG2 students enjoyed tumbling, cup stacking, keep away, jumping in hoops and watching some of the other children in their activities.

They wrote about their day in the books that follow. They have learned to read the words “I go to…”, so most of them copied “I go to Sports Day” from the board. Some wrote more or asked the teacher to write more for them.

KG2A Sports Day

KG2B Sports Day

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