Saturday, October 2, 2010

Oh the Things They Will Say....Piggies and Tofu

I noticed that many of my Kinders have little or no experience with classic rhymes and finger plays so I decided to incorporate them into my recent phonemic awareness instruction.  This week I featured Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush and This Little Piggy and they loved it.  We went round that mulberry bush every day in whole group until Mrs. Pearce was a little dizzy and we found that our fingers (and even Mrs. Pearce's toes) make wonderful piggies. 

To scaffold the activity we had alot of fun substituting words in the rhymes.  For instance, instead of going to market our piggies went to Target or Wal Mart.  And instead of roast beef our piggies ate pizza, tacos and.....tofu. 

Yep, you read correctly.  According to I. her Grandma always says tofu when they sing the rhyme together. When I asked her why tofu she matter-of-factly told me..."Cause my Grandma's a vegetarian!"

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