<![CDATA[Woodcreek Montessori School - News]]>Sun, 05 Dec 2021 05:44:01 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[December 2021 - Newsletter & Songs]]>Sun, 05 Dec 2021 02:47:33 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/december-2021-newsletter-songs
December Curriculum
For December’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Holidays around the World, featuring the Christmas Tree, the Nativity, the Menorah, Santa Claus, the North Pole, and the Winter Solstice. Our outdoor classroom will resume in the Spring. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related art for December. 

December Information Update
We received a Safety Recommendations for the Upcoming Holiday document from the Dept. of Social Services State licensing, and for a second year we will be canceling our visit with Santa Claus event. We will still plan to take individual portraits of the children, and hope to create a class composite portrait that we can give to all of you. Last year we were also able to create some very cute Santa picture frames, and will be creating those to send to you also.
The Dept. of Social Services has also posted a November 2021 updated requirements and guidance for Covid-19. We have been asked to share this document with you: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/CCLD/PINs/2021/CCP/PIN-21-29-CCP.pdf       We will continue to remain focused on having all children remain healthy as we move through the cold/flu season. Reminder- all children with fever, runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea cannot attend school and must remain home until they are symptom-free for a period of at least 72 hours, and 10 days if they test positive for covid. We must know immediately if a child tests positive for Covid-19 so we can alert the other families so they too can safeguard their loved ones.

School Calendar for 2022
​We have created our tentative school calendar for 2021. Listed are all Special Events, Holidays, and School Closure Days. The closure dates have been chosen based on Federal Government, State Government, and local School District calendars, so we can keep our school aligned with them. Our monthly tuition has the school closure days subtracted from the prices and averaged over a 12 month school year, so your payment amount can remain predictable each month, and so you can budget for back-up care when we are closed.
1/17 - Martin Luther King Day, CLOSED.   
2/7 - 2/14  - Valentine Card Exchange.              
2/21 - President’s Day, CLOSED.
3/18 - Teacher Vacation Day, CLOSED.
4/11 - 4/15 - Spring Break, CLOSED.                   
5/30 - Memorial Day, CLOSED.
7/4 & 7/5 - Independence Weekend, CLOSED.
8/12 - Teacher Vacation Day, CLOSED.
9/5-  Labor Day, CLOSED.
10/10 - Indigenous People’s Day, CLOSED.
10/31 - Halloween Dress-up Day.
11/11 - Veteran’s Day, CLOSED.
11/17 - Thanksgiving Feast.
11/21 -11/25, Thanksgiving Week, CLOSED.
12/16, Minimum School Day, 8:30am-12pm
12/19 thru 12/30, Winter Break, CLOSED.

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December Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School

Here Is The Chimney
Here is the chimney.
(Make fist, enclose thumb)
Here is the top.
(Palm of hand on top of fist)
Open the lid.
(Remove hand quickly)
And out Santa will pop.
(Pop up thumb)

I’m a Little Pine Tree
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little pine tree, as you can see.
All the other pine trees are bigger than me.
Maybe when I grow up, then I’ll be.
A great big Merry Christmas tree!

Reindeer Pokey
Sing to: “The Hokey Pokey”
You put your antlers in, you put your antlers out.
You put your antlers in, and you shake them all about.
You do the reindeer pokey and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.
Next verses;
You put your hooves in.....
You put your red nose in.....
You put your fluffy tail in.....
You put your reindeer body in.....

Where is Santa
Sing to: “Where is Thumbkin”
Where is Santa? Where is Santa?
Here I am, Here I am.
Merry, Merry Christmas.
Merry, Merry Christmas.
Ho Ho Ho! Ho Ho Ho!

Christmas Bells
Sing to: “The Muffin Man”
Oh, do you hear the Christmas bells,
The Christmas bells, the Christmas bells?
Oh, do you hear the Christmas bells?
That ring out loud and clear.
Oh can you see our Christmas tree,
Our Christmas Tree, our Christmas Tree?
Oh can you see our Christmas tree?
It fills the room with cheer.
Oh do you smell the Gingerbread,
The Gingerbread, the Gingerbread?
Oh do you smell the Gingerbread?
I’m glad Christmas is here.

Old Saint Nicholas
Sing to: “Old McDonald had a Farm”
Old Saint Nicholas had a tree (form tree with arms)
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
And on that tree he had some horns (blow horns)
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
With a toot-toot here, and a toot-toot there.
Here a toot, there a toot, everywhere a toot-toot.
Old Saint Nicholas had a tree (form tree with arms)
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!
continue.....
lights.....flash flash
candy canes.....yum-yum
drums.....boom-boom
bells.....ring-ring
birds.....peep-peep
stars.....twinkle-twinkle
snowflakes.....flutter-flutter

The Lights on the Tree
Sing to: “The Wheels on the Bus”
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink.
Blink, blink, blink.....blink, blink, blink.
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink.
All Christmas Day.
continue.....
The presents at the house go rattle, rattle, rattle.
The mom at the house goes bake, bake, bake.
The dad at the house goes snore, snore, snore.
The grandma at the house goes hug, hug, hug.
The grandpa at the house goes kiss, kiss, kiss.

Hanukkah Candles
Eight little candles all in a row.
Waiting to join the holiday glow.
The first night we light candle number one,
Hanukkah time has now begun.
The second night we light candles one and two,
Hanukkah’s here, there is lots to do.
The third night we light all up to three.
Hanukkah’s here, there is lots to see.
The fourth night we light all up to four,
Each now a part of the Hanukkah lore.
The fifth night we light all up to five,
Helping our Hanukkah come alive.
The sixth night we light all up to six,
Hanukkah’s here, there is food to fix.
The seventh night we light all up to seven,
The glow of each candle reaches to Heaven.
The eighth night we light all up to eight,
Hanukkah’s here, let’s celebrate.
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<![CDATA[November 2021 - Newsletter]]>Tue, 09 Nov 2021 15:34:04 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/november-2021-newsletter
November Curriculum
For November’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Autumn, Thanksgiving (being thankful, kind and giving), Turkeys, Forest animals, and all the various kinds of Dinosaurs. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related painting and letter/number writing worksheets. 

Mask Mandate age of Enrollment Change
Due to the requirement of masks for all children 2 and over in all licensed childcare facilities in CA, we are temporarily suspending our enrollment of children under 2 years of age that legally cannot wear a mask. This is to safeguard the children over 2 years of age complying with the CA mask mandate as we move through the Cold and Flu season. Once State of CA CCLD, CDC, and CDPH no longer require masks to be worn in childcare facilities, then we will begin accepting students under 2 years of age again. (Effective, 11/9/21)

​Thanksgiving Feast
On Thursday, November 18th, we will have our Thanksgiving Feast. All children who normally attend on Thursdays are asked to bring a food offering for 12 friends (about 1/4 cup serving for each child). We ask that the food be something you would share with your family on Thanksgiving. Please do not bring chocolate, frosting, candy, ice cream or popsicles. If your items(s) contain dairy, eggs, or gluten, please let us know, as we have a few children with these food allergies. Reminder -we are a Peanut-free school- so please do not send or make any dishes with nuts. We will place the feast foods on the plate, so the children can take a thank you bite of each, and try new flavors. Please let us know what you intend to bring so we have variety of dishes for the children. This is such a fun event, and the kids really enjoy trying new things :) 

Weather Changes/Warmer Clothing
We have entered the rainy/cold season, and it’s time to start bringing the coats, jackets, and socks/closed toed shoes to school daily. If your child brings an umbrella on rainy days, please leave them on the front porch next to the turtle bench, so they can dry off during the day for pick-up. Please bring a fall/winter change of clothes to switch out with the spring/summer clothes (preferably loose fitting pants and socks) in the event of any diapering or toileting accidents. 
Also, if your child is starting to use the toilet or just likes to wear pull-ups, please bring them in a diaper/pull-up with velcro sides. It can take quite a bit of time to remove all clothing to change a pull up without velcro sides, especially with shoes on if we are playing outdoors.

November Covid-19 Update
We will continue to remain focused on having all children remain healthy as we begin the cold/flu season. Reminder- all children with fever, runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea cannot attend school and must remain home until they are symptom-free for a period of at least 72 hours, and 10 days if they test positive for covid. We must know immediately if a child tests positive for Covid-19 so we can alert the other families so they too can safeguard their loved ones.

New Front Yard
We are pretty close to finished with the planting of the front yard area and thankful for your patience during this endeavor. I am requesting that all families please stay on the paved areas to visit and depart our school and please do not walk onto the rock areas or touch the plants. We don’t want anyone to fall or become injured. Thank you very much for understanding!

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<![CDATA[October 05th, 2021]]>Wed, 06 Oct 2021 02:29:19 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/october-05th-2021
October Curriculum
For October’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Autumn, Halloween, Pumpkin Harvest, Forest Animals, The Solar System, Magnets, and the continued study of North America. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related painting and letter writing worksheets.

Excursions for October
For many years we have recommend Apple Hill and Bishops Farm for fun family trips during the Fall season. Outside activities help keep spirits up during this new normal we are living through.
Apple Hill, www.applehill.com, is an amazing collection of growers in the Foothills off of Highway 50, just north of Placerville. 
Bishops Pumpkin Farm, www.bishopspumpkinfarm.com, is a great place to visit to get into the Autumn spirit. Located north of Lincoln off Highway 65, in the town of Wheatland, they have many enjoyable activities for the whole family.

October Covid-19 Update
I am very thankful to all of the students that have been wearing masks to school to help reduce the spread of illness in our program. Reducing the spread of colds, flu, and covid is very important to safeguard the health of our families. We continue to eat our meals outside spaced apart at extra tables, and indoors we run our Dyson air filtration system continuously. At the beginning and end of each day we run our whole house fan to pull all contaminates out of the house, and at night we run our hospital grade sterilization uv light system in the classroom. I can safely say we are doing everything within our ability to reduce the spread of illness, and pray we have an illness-free holiday season.
Please remember- all children with fever, runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea cannot attend school and must remain home until they are symptom-free for a period of at least 72 hours, and 10 days if they test positive for covid. We must know immediately if a child tests positive for Covid-19 so we can alert the other families so they too can safeguard their loved ones.

Update on Front Yard
We are happy with the progress that has been made to the front yard, with the completion of our paver patio and steps. We hope to have the project completed by Halloween weekend. The wrought iron fence and gates for the courtyard patio will be installed by early Winter 2022 if not sooner. During this continued construction we ask that all children and parents remain on the paved areas and please do not walk on the dirt planter areas.
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October Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on the gate.
The first one said, 
“Oh my, it’s getting late.”
The second one said, 
“There are witches in the air.”
The third one said, 
“But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said, 
“We’ll run, and run, and run.”
The fifth one said, 
“Let’s have some fun.”
OOOOOOH, went the wind,
And out went the light.
And the five little pumpkins
Rolled out of sight.

Space Action Song
Sing to: “London Bridges”
The planets spin around the sun,
Around the sun, around the sun.
The planets spin around the sun,
We live on Earth.
The sun is found in the middle,
In the middle, in the middle.
The sun is found in the middle,
It keeps us warm.
The stars are twinkling far away,
Far away, far away.
The stars are twinkling far away,
Now make a wish.

Autumn
In Autumn, when the leaves are brown,
The little leaves come tumbling down.
They do not make the slightest sound,
But lie so quietly on the ground.
Until the wind comes puffing by,
And blows them off towards the sky.

The Leaves are Falling Down
Sing to: “Farmer in the Dell”
The leaves are falling down,
The leaves are falling down,
Red, yellow, green, and brown,
The leaves are falling down.

One Little, Two Little,...Pumpkins
Sing to: “One little, two little,...Indians”
One little, two little, three little pumpkins,
Four little, five little, six little pumpkins,
Seven little, eight little, nine little pumpkins,
All for Halloween night.
Let’s get Dad to carve the pumpkin,
Let’s get Mom to carve the pumpkin,
Let’s all go to carve the pumpkin,
Just for Halloween night.
Don’t eat the seeds until Mom cooks them,
Don’t eat the seeds until Dad cooks them,
Don’t eat the seeds until we cook them,
Then they’ll taste just right.
Here come the trick-or-treaters dressed up,
Here come the trick-or-treaters dressed up,
Here come the trick-or-treaters dressed up,
Yes, it’s Halloween night.

I’m a Little Pumpkin
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little pumpkin
Round and stout.
Packed full of seeds, 
That you can scoop out.
When I get all carved up,
Then I’ll be,
The cutest Jack-o-Lantern,
That you ever did see.

October Time
October time is pumpkin time,
The nicest time of the year.
When all the pumpkins light their eyes
(encircle eyes)
And grin from ear to ear.
(big grin)
Because they know at Halloween
They’ll have so much fun.
Peeking thru the window panes,
(put hands over eyes and look)
Watching children run.

I am a Trick or Treater
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle”
I am a trick-or-treater set to go,
Here is my flashlight, I’ll walk slow.
I always say thank you for my treats,
And I never, ever, ever, run across the street!
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<![CDATA[September 2021 ~ Newsletter & Songs]]>Mon, 30 Aug 2021 00:46:23 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/september-2021-newsletter-songs
September Curriculum
For September’s Curriculum, we will be focusing on the beginning of Fall/Autumn, Back to School, Farm Animals, Apple Harvest, and North America. We will also have new songs to sing, and books to read. In the mornings we will begin working on fine motor skills. Each day students will have the choice to work on their folder papers with their individualized writing boxes. This will include letter and number writing, and coloring/painting.

September Covid-19 Update
Due to the unprecedented spread of Covid in Placer county as we are just about to enter the Fall season https://www.placer.ca.gov/7521/Placer-County-Public-Health-issues-new-C, I strongly urge all students to please begin wearing masks to preschool to safeguard themselves and their friends. We do not want a school closure, and we do not wish for any of our friends to become sick with this virus. If you do not have a mask for your child, PCOE has provided disposable child sized surgical masks for us to use daily for our students. I am including a required Covid-19 Policies and Protocols in the email sent to you for September. Licensing is requiring we have an updated document that each family acknowledge they have read, so we are all on the same page with the information our preschool is providing for Covid-19 documentation compliance. 
Please remember- all children with fever, runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, vomiting and/or diarrhea cannot attend school and must remain home until they are symptom-free for a period of at least 72 hours, and 10 days if they test positive for covid. We must know immediately if a child tests positive for Covid-19 so we can alert the other families so they too can safeguard their loved ones.

Update on Front Yard
Our new paver patio is scheduled to be installed Labor Day week through mid-September. We will alert all families as soon as we are notified which exact days we will need to block access to the front entry and create a secondary drop off and pick up point for all children, most likely through the garage into the family room, through to the classroom temporarily. Once the patio is installed we anticipate all the landscaping will be placed by mid-October, and we are hopeful the fencing and gates for our courtyard can be installed by the end of December. Once the front yard is completed, we will have a lot more space for families to stage for drop off and pick up times 6 ft apart.

Reminder - Yearly Material Fee & Wipes Due
The $90.00 material fee per child, will be due with the September tuition payment. This material fee helps cover the cost of new classroom materials throughout the year to maintain our indoor and outdoor environment. We appreciate you providing this yearly Material Fee. In addition, we will need each family to bring a refill package (about 200 wipes) with each child enrolled in our program. These wipes are due every September, December, March, and June. They can be any brand as long as they are unscented. Thank you for your support as we begin our 25th school year!

September School Portraits Postponed
For the second year, as an extra measure of caution, I have decided we will not be having Teddy Bear Portraits come to our environment in the Fall to take photographs of the students. I will be taking the students portraits in our classroom or during the holidays as we did last year. If we are able to get good pictures of each child, we will create our own school collage of the students, and print them up for you.

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September Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
Look Who Came to School Today

Sing to: “Mary had a little lamb”
Look who came to school today
School today, school today
Look who came to school today,
_________(child’s name) did.

Little Children
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Little children, how are you?
Keep a smile all day through.
Come to school to dance and play,
Paint a picture of your day.
Little children sing along,
Keep a smile all day long.

We Welcome You
Sing to: “Mary had a little lamb”
We welcome you to school today,
School today, school today.
We welcome you to school today,
Please come in and play.
We’re glad to have you here today,
Here today, here today.
We’re glad to have you here today,
Yes, it’s a special day.

I Like to go to School
Sing to: “Farmer in the Dell”
I like to go to school, I like to go to school,
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
I like to go to school.
I like to sing new songs, I like to sing new songs,
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
I like to sing new songs.
I like to play with friends, I like to play with friends,
Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh,
I like to play with friends.

Farm Sounds
Sing to: “Wheels on the Bus”
The cow in the barn goes:
Moo, moo, moo
Moo, moo, moo
Moo, moo, moo
The cow in the barn goes:
Moo, moo, moo
All around the farm.

Other verses:
The pig in the pen goes oink, oink, oink...
The hens in the coop go cluck, cluck, cluck...
The lambs on the hill go baa, baa, baa....
The ducks on the pond go quack, quack, quack...
The rabbits on the grass go hop, hop, hop...
The cat on the ledge goes, meow, meow, meow...
The rooster on the roof goes cock-a-doodle-do...
The dog in the yard goes woof, woof, woof...
The tractor on the dirt goes vroom, vroom, vroom...

Here Is The Barn

Here is the barn (Form a roof shape with your hands)
Where I like to go (Walk in place)
It’s as tall as a tree (Point overhead)
And cozy, you know (Hug body with arms)
Here is the barn (Make a roof shape with your hands)
I’ll go there with you (Walk in place)
To pet a sweet lamb (Pretend to pet a lamb)
And cuddle it too! (Pretend to hug a lamb) 

Apples
Sing to: “Twinkle, twinkle”
Apple, apple tree so tall,
I can hardly wait for fall!
When your apples I can pick,
Fill my basket eat them quick.
Apple, apple tree so tall,
I can hardly wait for fall!
Apple, apple tree so fair,
What do I see growing there?
Green and round and plump and sweet,
Soon they will be good to eat.
Apple, apple tree so fair,
What do I see growing there?

Old Mac Donald
Old Mac Donald had a farm, E I E I O.
And on this farm, he had a pig, E I E I O.
With an oink, oink here, and an oink, oink, there.
Here an oink, there an oink,
Everywhere an oink, oink.
Old Mac Donald had a farm, E I E I O.

Other verses:
Cow - moo, moo
Horse - neigh, neigh
Duck - quack, quack
Sheep - baa, baa
Chick - cheep, cheep
Bird - tweet, tweet
Turkey - gobble, gobble

I Wiggle my Fingers
(A Movement Rhyme)
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle my nose.
Now no more wiggles
Are left in me.
So I can sit as still as can be.

Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree
Two little apples smiled at me
I shook the tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmmm, they were good
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<![CDATA[August 2021 ~ Newsletter & Songs]]>Mon, 30 Aug 2021 00:35:39 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/august-2021-newsletter-songs
August Curriculum
For August’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Summer, Wildlife Safari, Zoo Animals, the Rainforest and Jungle, and the continent of Africa. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related art. 

Curriculum-based Excursions for August
For the month of August, we have a few fun ideas for places you could visit, considering our Wildlife theme. You could visit the Sacramento Zoo, http://www.saczoo.org/, and enjoy all of the wild animals they care for. A place in the Bay Area to visit would be the San Francisco Zoo, http://www.sfzoo.org, where there are many amazing animal exhibits to explore. You can “visit” the San Diego Zoo https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos and enjoy all of the wild animals they care for via live cams in your home. They have many different animals to interact with. Another place to “visit” virtually, would be the Georgia Aquarium to watch the African penguins swim and play https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/african-penguin-cam/

Front Yard Construction Zone
As most of you know by now, we are having a more usable front yard installed over the next few months. The front yard has been taken down to dirt. We are hopeful most of it will be finished by Halloween, and completely by Christmas. We look forward to the new front yard being completed, and know it will be worth the temporary inconvenience. 
While the front yard is in a construction status - it is very important for the children’s safety, that they remain on the sidewalk, driveway, and front entry cement until all construction has been completed. All children must wear shoes walking from the car to the front entry, or they must be carried by a parent, and all children must wear socks inside the classroom environment.

Material Fees Due in September
Next month, the $90.00 material fee per child, will be due with the September tuition payment. This material fee helps cover the cost of new classroom materials throughout the year to keep our environment looking fresh and new. We appreciate you providing this yearly Material Fee. Thank you!

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August Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
100 Animals
I went to the zoo, and what did I see?
100 animals, looking at me.
There were,
10 tall giraffes, eating from the trees.
10 silly monkeys, scratching on their knees.
10 sleeping snakes, lying in the sun.
10 munching elephants, eating peanuts one by one.
10 leaping tigers, performing in the shows.
10 pink flamingos, standing on their toes.
10 grouchy bears, trying to get some sleep.
10 happy hippos, in the water deep.
10 roaring lions, walking two by two.
10 galloping zebras, all living in the zoo.

I’ve been working in the Rainforest
Sing to: “I’ve been working on the railroad”
I’ve been working in the rainforest,
All among the trees.
I’ve been working in the rainforest,
Where I saw the bats and bees.
Parrots, butterflies, and toucans,
Monkeys and hummingbirds galore.
Frogs and snakes and spotted leopards
On the rainforest floor !
I’ve been working in the rainforest,
All among the green.
I’ve been working in the rainforest,
Where the plant life must be seen !
Ferns and mosses and lianas,
Orchids and honeysuckle, too.
Oh, how special is the rainforest,
A magical place come true !

Alligator on a Log
There once was an alligator sitting on a log, 
Down in the pool he saw a little frog
In jumped the alligator, and around went the log
Splash went the water, and away swam the frog

I know a Giraffe
Sing to: “On top of Old Smokey”
I know a giraffe, with a neck that’s real high
She stretches and stretches
Till it reaches the sky.
She lives on the plains
With the Elephants too.
You might also see her, when you go to the zoo.

One, One, the Zoo is Lots of Fun
One, one, the zoo is lots of fun
Two, two, see a kangaroo
Three, three, see a chimpanzee
Four, four, hear the lions roar
Five, five, watch the seals dive
Six, six, there's a monkey doing tricks
Seven, seven, elephants in heaven
Eight, eight, a tiger and his mate
Nine, nine, penguins in a line
Ten, ten, I want to come again!
The Zoo
Sing to: “Skip to My Lou”
Come along children, we’re going to the zoo,
Come along children, we’re going to the zoo,
Come along children, we’re going to the zoo,
Going to the zoo today.
Continued,
See the animals living in the zoo, x3
Living in the zoo today.
I see a monkey sitting in a tree, x3
I see a monkey and it sees me.
I see an elephant, big and gray, x3
Big gray elephant is eating hay.
I see a lion in a cage, x3
I see a lion that roars with rage.
I see a camel with a great big hump, x3
When he walks he goes ‘bump, bump, bump.’
I see a zebra, black and white, x3
Seeing the zebra is a sight.
I see a giraffe, big and tall, x3
He’s not hard to see at all.
We saw the animals living in the zoo, x3
Living in the zoo today.

The Animals at the Zoo
Sing to: “The Wheels on the Bus”
The lions at the zoo go 
Roar, roar, roar,
Roar, roar, roar,
Roar, roar, roar,
The lions at the zoo go 
Roar, roar, roar,
All day long!

Continued,
The snakes at the zoo go hiss, hiss, hiss
The hyenas at the zoo go ha, ha, ha
The monkeys at the zoo go oooh, oooh, oooh
All day long!

Five Green Speckled Frogs
Five green speckled frogs
Sitting on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum, Yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four green speckled frogs.
Ribbit, Ribbit!

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<![CDATA[July 2021 ~ Newsletter & Songs]]>Sun, 27 Jun 2021 23:49:55 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/july-2021
July Curriculum
For July’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Summer, Camping, Independence Day, the Beach, and Sealife. Instead of studying a continent, this month, we will focus on the Oceans covering the Earth. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related painting. 

Events & Excursions for July
There are several ideas that come to mind when thinking of ways to incorporate activities with the curriculum we are working on this month.
Roseville will have Independence Day events and Fireworks on July 4th.https://roseville.ca.us/residents/city_events/4th_of_july_celebration/ 
Lincoln will also be having Independence Day events and Fireworks on July 4th, http://lincolnca4thofjuly.com
Folsom will be having a rodeo, and nightly fireworks, 7/2 thru 7/4, https://www.folsomprorodeo.com

A favorite thing to do in July is visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They have many wonderful exhibits that are perfect for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. A trip to the ocean is exciting to beat the heat of the Sacramento region. They are just beginning to open up with reserved tickets available 7/1 thru 9/30. www.montereybayaquarium.org/

We also enjoy visiting the California State Beaches. We have seen pelicans, baby seals, kelp, shells, starfish, surfers, and many places to explore. Children love digging in the sand for buried treasures. For more information about additional State Beaches visit: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=91/

Friends Leaving for Kindergarten
We have many friends leaving for Kindergarten and TK next month. This will be our last month of school with them. We hope to share lots of fun memories with them before they and their families embark on an exciting new journey!

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July Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School

If You Have a Little Flag
Sing to: “If you’re happy and you know it”
If you have a little flag, hold it high
If you have a little flag, hold it high
If you hold it way up high, you can wave it in the Sky,
If you have a little flag, hold it high!

If you have a roman candle, hold it high
If you have a roman candle, hold it high
If you hold it way up high, you can shoot it in the Sky, 
If you have a roman candle, hold it high!
If you have a little sparkler, hold it high
If you have a little sparkler, hold it high
If you hold it way up high, you can light up the Sky, 
If you have a little sparkler, hold it high!

To the Beach
Sing to: “London Bridge”
We are going to the beach,
To the beach, to the beach.
We are going to the beach, 
In our bathing suits.

We will find there rocks and shells,
Rocks and shells, rocks and shells.
We will find there rocks and shells, 
To gather by the water.

We will build a sand castle,
Sand castle, sand castle.
We will build a sand castle, 
With bridges and a tower.

We will have a picnic too,
Picnic too, picnic too.
We will have a picnic too, 
With sandwiches and oranges.
Home we head with sunburned cheeks,
Sunburned cheeks, sunburned cheeks.
Home we head with sunburned cheeks,
And treasures from our visit.

Five Little Shells
Five little shells lying on the shore,
Crash went the waves, and then there were four.
Four little shells down by the sea,
Crash went the waves, and then there were three.
Three little shells, smooth as new,
Crash went the waves, and then there were two.
Two little shells, sparkling in the sun,
Crash went the waves, and then there was one.
One little shell, left by itself,
I took it home, and put it on my shelf. 

I’m a Little Sea Star
Sing to: “I’m a Little Tea Pot”
I’m a Little Sea Star, out in the sun,
I have five arms, but I can’t run.
When I want to go back to the sea, 
I must wait, wait, wait, till the tide comes for me.
I’d Like to Live in the Ocean
Sing to: “My Bonnie lives over the Ocean”
I’d like to live in the ocean.
I’d like to live in the bay.
I’d go to school with the fishes,
And swim around all day.
Swim, swim, swim, swim,
I’d like to swim all day.
Swim, swim, swim, swim,
Watch me swim and play.

Pretty Shells
Sing to: “Jingle Bells”
Pretty shells, pretty shells, laying all around.
What a lovely sight to see, shells upon the ground.
Pick one up, it’s good luck, listen to the roar.
Of the never ending waves that beat upon the shore.

Sea Star
I saw an orange sea star, sitting on the beach.
She had five arms with which to reach.
She sat in the sun, all through the day.
But when the tide came in, she swam away.
Way up in the Sky
Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Hold it very high.
Watch the colors gently wave,
Way up in the sky.

March, march, march around,
Hold the flag up high.
Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Way up in the sky.

The Whales
Sing to: “I’m a Little Tea Pot”
I’m a humpback whale, I’m very strong.
I leap about and sing this song.
I like to eat my fill in the Northern Sea,
But in the winter it’s south I like to flee.

I am a beluga, I’m all white.
From head to tail, I’m quite a sight.
You can hear me singing way up north,
Playing and swimming back and forth.
I’m a mighty orca, black and white.
In the sea, I’m a beautiful sight.
I’m not very big, but I am sleek,
I hunt for my food, cause I have teeth.

Cranky Crabs
Five cranky crabs were digging on the shore,
One swam into a net, and then there were four.
Four cranky crabs, were floating in the sea,
One got tangled up in the seaweed, then there were three.
Three cranky crabs were wondering what to do,
One dug a deep, deep, hole, then there was two.
Two cranky crabs were warming in the sun,
One got scooped into a cup, then there was one.
One cranky crab was smarter than his friends,
He hid between the jagged rocks, and that’s how the story ends.
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<![CDATA[June 2021 - Newsletter & Songs]]>Thu, 03 Jun 2021 04:45:15 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/june-2021-newsletter-songs
June Curriculum
For June’s Curriculum, will be focusing on the beginning of Summer, Father’s Day, Ladybugs, various other Insects, Vegetable Gardening, and South America. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related painting/insect banners. 

Morning/School Day Pick-up
Per the priority registration document for 21-22, starting this month (June 2021) our school day hours will shift to 3:45pm close with a 15 minute grace period to pick up until 4pm (Morning class will shift to 11:45am with a 15 minute grace period till 12pm). I have on-going commitments that will begin shortly after our closing time each day, and through the end of the school year, May, 2022. This means I will no longer be able to accommodate habitually late pick ups after 4:00pm.

Clothing Request
A few students are beginning to wear dresses. We request that all children wearing dresses please wear a layer of clothing over their underwear, under their dress while at school. These can consist of shorts, legging, or a diaper covering. Having this layer of extra clothing will create a barrier when going down slides outside, sitting on the lunch benches, and sitting on the wool rugs in the classroom.

Food Program
Starting this month, our school will begin participating in the CA Dept of Education Food Program. This means the state will partially reimbursed us for serving three meals per day for School Day children, and two meals per day for Morning children. Paperwork to be signed by each family will follow this month. Thank you for your cooperation!

June Information Update
Please continue to assess your child’s health each morning before bringing them to preschool. Summer is upon us, and we hope for a continued illness-free season. We require children do not attend school if they exhibit any of these illness symptoms - runny nose, congestion, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, fever - until all symptoms are gone for 72 hours. Keeping your child home when feeling under the weather will help to keep other students, parents, co-workers and extended family from missing work and special events.

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June Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
The Insects Outside
Sing to: “Wheels on the Bus”
The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink
Blink, blink, blink
Blink, blink, blink
The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink
Out in the garden

The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz
Buzz, buzz, buzz
Buzz, buzz, buzz
The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz
Out in the garden

Continue with the other verses:
crickets/field/chirp
ants/in the grass/march
caterpillars/on the leaves/munch
spiders/in the bush/spin their webs
butterflies/in the sky/flit
ladybugs/on the wall/have lots of spots
worms/in the ground/wiggle and squirm
mosquitos outside/get smacked

Little Wiggle Worm
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little wiggle worm, watch me go
I can wiggle fast, or very, very slow
I wiggle all around, then back I go
Down, into the ground, to the home I know

The Ladybug
When strolling through the garden 
You should chance to see
A ladybug out walking
Please say ‘Hi” for me.
For a ladybug is a good bug
And she helps the garden grow,
She’s supposed to bring good luck
So be sure to say, ‘Hello’.

The Vegetable Song
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Carrots, peas, and broccoli.
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack, and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, peas, and broccoli.
Vegetables are good for me.
Some Families
Some families are large
(spread arms out wide)
Some families are small
(bring arms close together)
But I love my family
(cross arms over chest)
Best of all !

Out in the Garden
Out in the garden, under the sun, grew some 
Carrots, (child 1) picked one.
Out in the garden, under skies so blue, grew some
Broccoli, (child 2) picked two.
Out in the garden, near a big oak tree, grew some
Lettuce, (child 3) picked three.
Out in the garden, by the back door, grew some
Tomatoes, (child 4) picked four.
Out in the garden, near a beehive, grew some
Radishes, (child 5) picked five.
We took all those vegetables and washed the 
Whole bunch, then we all sat down
And ate them for lunch.

Thank You Tune
Sing to: “If you’re Happy and you know it”
When my Grandpa gives me something,
I say, thank you.
When my Grandma gives me something,
I say thank you.
I can see it makes people happy, when I say it so
Politely, yes good manners means to always say
Thank you.

If I spill my drink at lunch, 
I say, I’m sorry.
If I break something of yours,
I say, I’m sorry.
I can see it makes people happy, when I say it so
Politely, yes good manners means to always say
I’m sorry.

If I bump into someone,
I say, excuse me.
When I need to interrupt,
I say, excuse me.
I can see it makes people happy, when I say it so
Politely, yes good manners means to always say
Excuse me.
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<![CDATA[May 2021 - Newsletter and Songs]]>Wed, 12 May 2021 21:04:18 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/may-2021-newsletter-and-songs
May Curriculum
For May’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Spring, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Butterflies, Fruits, Birds, Gardening, and studying Central America. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and art projects. 

Warmer Weather
Please make sure you have sunscreen on your child each day before coming to school. If it is breezy or cloudy please consider bringing a sweater or wind breaker so they are not cold. We eat all lunch and snacks outside in the morning and afternoon (weather permitting), and it is very shaded in the playground area.

Socks/Footwear Request
A few students are beginning to wear non-sock sandals. All children must continue to wear socks in the classroom. Socks should be on your child’s feet before they enter school. Our goal is to reduce potential illnesses (hand foot mouth, fungus infections, contaminants from unclean asphalt/driveways, pesticides from lawns) and keep their feet clean in our environment. We do not allow bare feet in the classroom for these reasons. We also request all children wear shoes they can put on themselves to quickly enjoy the outdoors. When children have shoes that are difficult to put on and off it is frustrating for them. Thank you for understanding!

May Information Update
Due to new CDC guidelines - fully vaccinated parents/authorized persons will no longer have to wear a mask when dropping off and picking up at the front door. We still strongly recommend children wearing masks during indoor classroom time, until we receive updated guidance from CA state licensing is. With California completely opening up June 15th, we anticipate more relaxed policies will go into effect in the coming months.
Please continue to assess your child’s health each morning before bringing them to preschool. We require children do not attend school if they exhibit any of these symptoms - fever, chills, runny nose, congestion, cough, vomiting, diarrhea - until all symptoms are gone for 72 hours. We strongly recommend administering children’s daily non-drowsy allergy medication if you believe your child has seasonal allergies so they can continue to attend school.

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May Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
Mother’s Day Song
Sing to: “You are my Sunshine”
I love you Mommy
My dearest Mommy
You make me happy
When I am sad
I want to tell you
I really love you
When I’m with you, I’m so glad !

Hurray for May Day
Sing to: “London Bridges”
May Day’s here with sun so bright
Sun so bright, sun so bright.
May Day’s here with sun so bright,
Hurray for May Day.
May Day’s here with flowers in bloom,
Flowers in bloom, flowers in bloom.
May Day’s here with flowers in bloom,
Hurray for May Day.

Butterfly Chant
A burst of Blue,
A shock of Green,
A flap of wings is all that’s seen.
A flutter in the flower beds,
A burst of Blue,
A bit of Red,
A whisper as it flutters by,
You’re oh so pretty, Butterfly.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar
Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar in the garden creeps
He spins himself a blanket and soon falls fast asleep.
Fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar wakes up by and by
To find he has wings of beauty, changed to a butterfly.
Pretty little butterfly, what do you do all day?
I fly around the flowerpots, nothing to do but play.
Nothing to do but play darling, nothing to do but play.
So fly butterfly, fly butterfly, don’t waste your time away.

Little Butterfly
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little Butterfly
I have wings
I fly around
And see all things.
When I see a flower
That looks great
I call out 
To all of my mates.

Oh Butterfly
Sing to: “Oh Christmas Tree”
Oh butterfly, Oh butterfly
How I love your colors.
Oh butterfly, Oh butterfly
How I love your colors.
You fly so high and beautiful,
Your so soft and gentle.
Oh butterfly, Oh butterfly
How I love your colors.

The Fuzzy Caterpillar
Once there was a caterpillar fuzzy as can be
He ate and ate and ate all the new green leaves.
And when he was finished and could eat no more,
He made himself a chrysalis that didn’t have a door.
While inside this chrysalis, he began to change,
The fuzzy caterpillar would never be the same.
After seven days, he broke out and my oh my,
The caterpillar he had been was now a butterfly.

Spring Time
Sing to: “Did you ever see a Lassie?”
My- eyes can see it’s springtime, it’s springtime, it’s springtime.
My- eyes can see it’s springtime, the grass is so green!
The green grass, the flowers, the sunshine and showers.
My- eyes can see it’s springtime, and I am so glad.
My- ears can hear it’s springtime, it’s springtime, it’s springtime.
My- ears can hear it’s springtime, the birds sweetly sing!
The birds sing, the lambs bleat, the frogs croak, the bees buzz.
My- ears can hear it’s springtime, and I am so glad.
My- body can feel it’s springtime, it’s springtime, it’s springtime.
My- body can feel it’s springtime, the air is so warm!
The warm air, the breezes, no frost, and no freezes.
My- body can feel it’s springtime, and I am so glad.

Spring Song
Sing to: “Are you Sleeping”
I see Robins, I see birds nests
Butterflies too, flowers too
Everything is growing
The wind is gently blowing
Spring is here, Spring is here

Big Green Bananas
I walked through the jungle
And what did I see?
Big green bananas, hanging on a tree.
I chopped down a bunch
And set them in the sun.
When they turned yellow, I ate every one!

Strawberry Patch
(Tune: Paw Paw Patch)
Where oh where are all the children?
Where oh where are all the children?
Where oh where are all the children?
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch.
Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket,
Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket,
Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket,
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch.
Take the berries home and wash em up
Take the berries home and wash em up
Take the berries home and wash em up
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch!
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Slice the berries up and make a pie.
Way down yonder in the strawberry patch!

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<![CDATA[April 2021 - Newsletter and Songs]]>Mon, 12 Apr 2021 21:09:38 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/april-2021-newsletter-and-songs
April Curriculum
For April’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Spring, Rabbits, Chickens, Eggs, Flowers, and Western Europe. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related crafts and worksheets. 

April Information Update
Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, we will be spending additional time outdoors. Last month we were able to purchase a Lakeshore pump and play kitchen which has a real working sink that pumps clean water into a basin.

There are many fun sensory activities that we have planned to implement each month. As the weather moves further away from the rainy season, we will begin to re-create our outdoor classroom with sensory bins, art activities, and practical life skills. For Spring we plan to spend our mornings in the indoor classroom, and our afternoons in the outdoor classroom, as weather permits.

I am also working with a landscape company to completely makeover the front yard to be more user friendly by creating a gated courtyard, with a paver patio, and a garden for planting. This will provide more security for the children while they are here, and also provide an additional barrier for pick ups to be safer. To landscape the front yard, we may have to become creative with our entry into school while they are doing the work. I will keep you in the loop as far as when we are able to get on their schedule to get the work completed. My goal is to have the work completed before Fall.

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April Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School
Welcome Everyone
Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Welcome, welcome everyone.
It is time to have some fun.
First we’ll put our coats away,
Then we’ll start our busy day.
Welcome, welcome everyone.
I’m so glad that you have come!

Five Little Eggs
Five little Easter eggs, lovely colors wore;
Mother ate the blue one, then there were four.
Four little Easter eggs, two and two you see;
Daddy ate the red one, then there were three.
Three little Easter eggs, before I knew;
Sister ate the yellow one, then there were two.
Two little Easter eggs, oh what fun!
Brother ate the purple one, then there was one.
One little Easter egg, see me run!
I ate the last one, then there was none.

The Bunny Fingerplay
Here is a bunny (make a bunny with hand)
With ears so funny (wiggle ears)
And this is her hole in the ground (make hole with hand)
When a noise she hears (listen intently)
She pricks up her ears (straighten ears)
And jumps in her hole in the ground (bunny jumps in hole)

Rabbit Doesn’t Have a Tail at All
Tune: “London Bridges”
Rabbit doesn’t have a tail at all
Tail at all, a tail at all.
Rabbit doesn’t have a tail at all
Just a powder puff.
His ears are longer than his tail
Than his tail, than his tail
His ears are longer than his tail
It’s a powder puff

April Rain
Rain has such fun in April, it patters thru the trees.
Talking to all the leaf buds, and robins that it sees.
It splashes through the puddles, and skips along the walks.
Goes coasting down the grass blades, and dandelion stalks
​It dips in all the flowers, and when the clouds blow by
It paints with flower colors, a rainbow in the sky.

Spring Rain Song
Put up your umbrella,
When the rain comes down.
Wear a happy smile,
And wipe away a frown.
Splash in all the puddles,
And do a little dance.
Rain is just the thing we need,
For new spring plants.

Bunnies Surprise
Tune: “Eensy Weensy Spider”
Once there was a bunny
Who hopped around the town.
He brought colored eggs
And laid them on the ground.
When the children woke up,
They had a big surprise.
Lots of pretty eggs
Right before their eyes.

Sing a Song of Flowers
Sung to: “Sing a Song of Sixpence”
Sing a song of flowers, flowers all around.
Flowers that are growing, growing in the ground.
Flowers of each color make a pretty view.
Red and orange and yellow.
And blue and purple too.

Ten Little Chicks
Five eggs and five eggs, (hold up ten fingers)
That makes ten.
Sitting on top is the mother hen. (cover one hand with the other)
Crack, crack, crack, (clap 3 times) What do I see?
Ten little chicks,
As cute as can be! (Hold up ten fingers)

I'm a Little Chick 
Tune: “I'm a Little Teapot”
I'm a little chick, that’s yellow and soft.
I was born, in a high hayloft.
I play all day and I cheep, cheep, cheep.
Then back to the barn, where I sleep, sleep, sleep.
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<![CDATA[March 2021 - Newsletter and Songs]]>Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:15:06 GMThttp://woodcreekmontessori.com/news/march-2021
March Curriculum
For March’s Curriculum, will be focusing on Spring, Saint Patrick’s Day, Clowns and the Circus, Birds, Dogs, and our continent of study is Europe. We will also have new songs to sing, books to read, and curriculum related painting and worksheets. After checking the latest considerations (as of 2/18/21 on the CDC website) for Events and Gatherings, we will not be having our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Party this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Priority Registration
March will be the month we will accept priority registration for continuing students and new siblings for the Summer 2021 & 2021 - 2022 School year. The priority packet will be e-mailed to each family. Priority Registration will begin March 1st, and the last day to turn in your form in person or by e-mail is Friday, March 26, 2021. If we have not received your enrollment form by Wednesday, 3/31/21, we will assume your child will only be attending our school thru May 2021. If you need a printed copy of the Priority Registration forms, please let me know.

Dressing for the Weather/Playing Outside
March is typically the month that the weather starts to get warmer and there are finally opportunities for us to go outside. If it is not raining and not wet outside we will take the students out for fresh air and the opportunity to be in nature. Going outside is calming, a way for children to decompress and regroup, and of course a time to socialize and discover creativity with their friends. The beauty of this time of year with all of the flowers and birds is amazing in our yard!

We need all children to come to school with a coat, jacket, or sweatshirt; based upon the weather forecast. Please bring a backpack big enough to hold all of your child’s daily items if your child is attending School Day class. Shoes that are easy for your child to put on themselves are a fantastic choice, like crocs and velcro shoes.

March Information Update
It is hard to believe we have been living through this pandemic for a year with the month of March upon us. It has definitely been a journey none of us could have ever imagined. However, we still have to remain vigilant to ensure all of the children remain safe and the families do not contract Covid-19. 
We will continue to recommend each student please wear a mask inside the classroom to help reduce the transmission of the flu, colds, and the virus. Once the weather warms up a bit more we will begin opening the windows during the day to allow additional circulation of outside air.
Due to allergy season beginning, I recommend all children that are sneezing and/or showing signs of hay fever, please take a daily children’s non-drowsy allergy medicine to help alleviate their symptoms. If a child begins to have severe allergy symptoms (sneezing repeatedly without the ability to cover their sneeze) they will have to wear a mask inside the classroom to reduce the chance of germs spreading. We wish to have all children and families remain healthy and illness free through the Spring.

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March Curriculum Songs ~ Woodcreek Montessori School

I’m a Little Leprechaun
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”
I’m a little Leprechaun, 
Dressed in green.
The tiniest man that you’ve ever seen.
If you ever catch me, it is told,
I’ll give you my pot of gold!

Five Green Shamrocks

Five green shamrocks growing outdoors,
(Child’s name) picked one, and that left four.
Four little shamrocks, green as they can be,
(Child’s name) picked one, and that left three.
Three little shamrocks playing peek-a-poo,
(Child’s name) picked one, and that left two.
Two little shamrocks nodding in the sun,
(Child’s name) picked one, and that left one.
One little shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day fun.
(Child’s name) picked it, and that left none.


Birds Fly High
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Birds fly high and bees fly low,
Caterpillars crawl, and the rivers flow.
Cats meow, and cows go ‘moo’.
Puppies bark and babies ‘coo’.
So many things to see and hear,
I use my eyes and I use my ears.


Little Bird
I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop.
I told the little bird to stop, stop, stop.
I went the window to say, ‘How do you do?’
He wagged his little tail and far away he flew.


Little Bird, Little Bird
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Little bird, little bird, fly around.
Up to the sky, down to the ground.
Little bird, little bird flap your wings,
Open your beak, and sweetly sing.
Little bird, little bird, fly to your nest.
Now it’s time to take a rest.

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
One named Jack, and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.


Under The Big Top
Under the big top, what will I see?
Look there’s an elephant waving to me.
Behind the elephant, what will I see?
Look there’s a bear dancing for me.
Behind the bear, what will I see?
Look a wild lion is roaring at me.
Behind the lion, what will I see?
A little seal doing tricks for me.


Pitter-Patter
Sing to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Pitter-patter falls the rain,
On my roof and windowpane.
Softly, softly, it comes down,
Pitter-patter all around.
Pitter-patter falls the rain,
On my roof and windowpane.


Rainbow Song
Red and yellow, and pink and green.
Purple and orange, and blue.
I can see a rainbow, 
See a rainbow,
See a rainbow too!


Five Green Speckled Frogs
Five green speckled frogs, 
Sitting on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs, 
Yum-yum.
One jumped into the pool, 
Where it was nice and cool.
Now there are four speckled frogs, 
Ribbit-ribbit.

(Repeat from 5-1, and then the last one swam away)

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