Well I promised to use actual flannel/felt for this FlaFri, and I never shirk on a promise.
I love, love, love this book. I read this book at storytime the day it arrived in our department. It absolutely fits my storytime style (i.e. interactive/frenzy-inducing/spazzy).
Of course, it totally lends itself felt boards. So I whipped up this one quickly using our die cut machine.
I didn’t follow the book exactly. I was limited by the shapes we have in our die cut collection; and I skipped the letters to save on felt. We do, however have a rolling felt board that has a felt board on one side and a white board on the other. I think when I try this in storytime I will just write out the letters, and have the kids shout out the letters that they see. When presenting the story, I would always have extra copies on hand to give credit to the author.
I also think Shout, Shout It Out! is a great book to read multiple times using different storytelling formats (ala Saroj Ghoting’s advice http://www.earlylit.net/index.shtml ). One thing I plan to try is to read the book once through. Then I will pass out all the felt shapes and have the kid jump up when their shape is called, and post it on the felt board.
Here are my pics (using them is pretty self-explanatory):
I’m thinking we should order some pom-poms to pass around for this story. Rhode Island Novelty sells them for $8.40/dz. Not a bad price. But since I wouldn’t want them to end up being a single use item, I’d perhaps expand my cheer repertoire. Superhero Preschool Teacher Dr. Jean Feldman advocates using cheers in preschool classrooms. I think this is an awesome idea for storytime.
I will definitly start using them in my preschool storytimes this fall. Check out Dr. Feldmans cheer videos (and about a million other spectacular ideas) on her website: http://www.drjean.org/
Cheers! Happy Flannel Friday everyone!