Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year!

Books we read:
A Child's Calendar by John Updike
365 Penguins by Jean Luc Fromental
This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong

We made pasta collages for the craft!
Materials needed:
Colored paper with the year written on it in bubble letters, glue, dry pasta (fun shapes), and crayons.  You could use a variety of objects to fill in the numbers (ie: dried beans, confetti, glitter, cotton, material, buttons, etc.)


Cheer the Year (sung to "Row, row, row your boat")
(you can add actions to this song)
Cheer, cheer, cheer the year,
A new one's just begun.
Celebrate with all your friends,
Lets go have some fun!
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
A brand new year is here.
Learning, laughing, singing, clapping,
Through another year!

Happy New Year (sung to "Frere Jacques")
Happy New Year, happy New Year,
Let's celebrate, let's celebrate.
Good-bye to the old year,
Hello to the new year.
Hurray, hurray! Hurray, hurray!

-On this song, I made craft sticks with the old year and the new year on them.  I held up 2010 during the first part, then hid it behind my back when we said "good-bye" to it and brought out 2011 to say "hello" to the new year.

A Brand New Year (sung to "The Muffin Man")
Now we have a brand new year,
A brand new year, a brand new year.
Now we have a brand new year,
It's (name of year)

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