You really get a different vibe from a class visit than you do with an open storytime. The children all know and already relate to each other. Today the first graders and I had some fun with Halloween stories.
MOVEMENT: My Wiggles
The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey
Five Furry Bats
Patterns and Rhyme from Preschool Favorites: 35 Storytimes Kids Will Love by Diana Briggs
Five furry bats were flying by the moon,
“Did you know,” said the first,
“Halloween is coming soon?”
“There’ll be ghosts!” said the second,
“And witches,” said the third,
“With long purple hair.”
“There’ll be goblins,” said the fourth,
“And monsters so I’m told.”
“Awesome!” said the fifth,
“Come on, let’s go!”
So the five furry bats flew out of sight,
But they will all return on Halloween night.
MOVEMENT: “Jump Up, Turn Around” from Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times by Jim Gill
The Three Bears Halloween by Kathy Duval
“By the Light of the Halloween Moon” from A Very Brave Witch …and More Great Halloween Stories for Kids! DVD
HOW IT WENT:
It was a nice storytime — especially fun hearing the kids interact with the “witch” in The Three Bears Halloween. I must admit though, with Halloween, I never know how scary to go, so I usually err on the side of less scary. You never know what will frighten people anyway. Maybe I’ll try out some of the other stories on the DVD and see how well they go over.
ATTENDANCE: 26 people