Friday, September 8, 2017

Silly Sally Goes to School

Silly Sally is a fun, energetic and giggly way to start the year. Students can rhyme, dance and write along with Silly Sally and her friends.
Silly Sally is one of my favorite stories for back to school. Not only is written by the Audrey Wood, but it's a simple book with lots of layers. Silly Sally is so silly, it speaks to kindergartners in a giggly sort of way.  If you haven't read Silly Sally, you are in for a treat.
As you can tell this is a silly tale. Let's look at some of the skills and activities you can do with Silly Sally.

Let's Rhyme

This skill is obvious. Ask students to listen carefully to the story to find the rhyming words. At the end of the each page, ask the students to find the rhyming words. Using some of the pictures from the story, you can start a rhyming activity.  There are pictures in the FREEBIE that can be used for this activity.

Let's Move

Rereading this story is a wonderful gateway for a movement activity. Students should not be asked to turn upside down (of course) because it could be too dangerous. However, the other movements in the story are fun. Students can dance like the pig, leap like the dog, sing like the loon, sleep like the sheep, and tickle like Neddy Buttercup. Students should be asked to tickle themselves, so personal space and personal touching isn't involved.

Let's Write

This is a great Friday activity. After playing with the text all week, students will make a class book about going to school "upside down" like Sally.  Giving the students the provided paper, have the students write their name on the line at the bottom.  Then, turn the paper upside down and do a directed drawing to draw themselves. (Draw a circle for the face, a rectangle for the body, legs and arms, facial features, and especially, the hair.) When they turn the paper around correctly, they will see themselves walking upside down. Combine these pages for a fun book about the class.
Silly Sally is a fun, energetic and giggly way to start the year. Students can rhyme, dance and write along with Silly Sally and her friends.

Why Silly Sally?

Well, the world needs more Silly Sally, don't you think? We need to be able to giggle and tickle and walk upside down so we have a break from the real world. What has happened recently in Houston is a tragedy. Pure and simple. Needing giggles and tickles and silliness just may be all there is left. One of our fellow bloggers and TPT authors has been directly affected by the flooding in Texas and is working to help those in need.  If you would like to contribute to her Go Fund Me page, please follow this link: Teachers Helping Teachers. This Go Fund Me page will go directly to schools and students in light of this devastating weather event.
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Our group has a mentor text Pinterest board filled with ideas to go with many different book titles. If you're looking for ideas, it's a great place to start. 
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Silly Sally is a fun, energetic and giggly way to start the year. Students can rhyme, dance and write along with Silly Sally and her friends.




3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the cute lesson idea. This is perfect for kinder teachers! I know it was a busy week, but I'm glad you were able to join us. Hope we can get together soon, friend! :-)

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this lesson. Super cute!

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