Monday, October 28, 2013

Real and Pretend

Presented at Miss Amy's Golden Hills Head Start classroom on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

I enjoy presenting this theme, which fits in well this time of year.  Hopefully the stories and our conversations will help them differentiate between what is real and what is pretend when they see Halloween costumes, characters and decorations.

Hi Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter, illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Pick a Pet by Shelly Rottner and Cheo Garcia


Everybody Say Hello
(tune: "London Bridge")

Everybody say hello,
Say hello, say hello.
Everybody say hello,
Hello Wesley!

We use this song to get my puppet friend, Wesley, to come out of my apron pocket.  He is a photo of Wesley:

The children made two song requests, so we had a great sing-along!
What's not to love about "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "The ABC Song"?!

Mrs. B's Pre-Sliced Banana: Real or Pretend?

During my visit today I showed the children a banana and asked them if it was real or pretend.  The general consensus was that it was real!  Then I told them that it was a special banana that was pre-sliced before it is peeled!  When I peeled the banana and showed them the slices, I admitted that there aren't really bananas that grow, pre-sliced, on trees.  It was just a trick I played on them!  To see how I did it, click here.

I always enjoy my visits to Miss Amy's classroom!  I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!

  ~ Mrs. B.

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