Monday, March 5, 2012

Baa Baa Black Sheep!

This is one of my all time favorites for practicing sounds and syllables.  We use tapping sticks or chopsticks and we tap out each syllable.  (9 taps in the first line, 7 in the second line for the black and the white sheep)  We only sing the first two lines of this song.  The last sheep is a bit of a surprise...we often call him the naked sheep - brings lots of giggles, and we talk about the wool and yarn and how to keep our naked brown sheep warm...scroll down and you'll see our solution!  The kids love it.  

Baa Baa Black Sheep have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full

Baa Baa White Sheep have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.

Baa Baa Brown Sheep have you any wool?
No sir, no sir, I'm cold right through!

Oh, Little Brown Sheep, what can we do?
They shaved off your wool, boo, hoo, hoo!

 He needs to be warm...and we have lots of yarn
let's make him a sweater to wear in the barn!!  

Because the children are not willing to part with the tapping sticks we can repeat this song up to three times with complete focus!  We put the sweater on - off - on.  (we could easily add pants and boots and a keep this going!)  

 We have multiple copies of Mary had a little Lamb at the library... a perfect lap sit book, and we  read aloud together.  

I have templates for the sheep as well as the Flannel Friday post (3/2) - I will post them on the blog asap.  Check back soon.  

P.S.(Piper script)  I hope I get a sweater!  Millie did in Three Bags Full by Ragnhild Scamell

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