Wednesday, January 18, 2017

5 Little Nails - Tube Story

I was inspired by the blog Mel's Desk when I saw the post Not a Flannel Friday: 5 Little Nails.  I created my own Tube Story which I used in my construction preschool storytime.  I really liked the look of the faux wood grain background you can add in Publisher so I made a wood pattern for the paper both the tube and the tabs with the nails.  

Five Little Nails
Five little nails, standing straight and steady.
Here I come with my hammer ready!
Bam Bam Bam! That nail goes down.
Now there’s just four nails to pound.

I like to use plastic coffee cans as drums in storytime.  We did a few songs on the drums before I introduced the rhyme.  Then as I said the line  "Bam Bam Bam! That nail goes down," I had the children hammer on their drums.  

Just repeat the lines until all the nails are gone and you have a very interactive counting rhyme. 

Check out another Tube Story for Five Hungry Ants in Preschool Storytime - July 4th Reboot.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fight For Air Climb

*Thanks to everyone who helped me meet my goal.*


Fighting for healthy lungs is what inspired me to sign up to participate in the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb February 18, 2017 at the Rhodes Tower in Columbus, OH. Please support my efforts by making a donation today.

Chances are you know someone who has faced the challenges of asthma, COPD, lung cancer or air pollution. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the American Lung Association provide community based education programs, fight for cleaner air standards and fund life-saving research. With your help, we will fight against lung disease and for lung health. We will be making a positive difference for all of the parents who have a child with asthma, the people who struggle daily with COPD and the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children and friends who are diagnosed with lung cancer each and every day.

Every donation I receive helps make a bigger impact. Please support me by visiting my personal fundraising webpage and making a tax deductible donation today. One stair at a time, I am climbing for a better tomorrow!

Thank you,