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Nursery Rhyme

Star light, Star bright

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  • Recite the poem “Star Light”
  • Each night this month, look at the stars and recite the poem
  • Discuss the word “wish”
  • On a star shaped paper note, have child give you a wish to write down
  • Keep wishes posted on a door or mirror this month

 Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight

Simplify

Write poem on an index card and keep handy to use

When learning to memorize, repeat and memorize one line at a time.  

For example, repeat Star light, Star bright and make sure child has this memorized before adding the next line - I wish I may I wish I might.  

Always recite and start from the beginning when adding the next line.  For example, Star light, Star bright, I wish I may I wish I might.....Star light, Star bright, I wish I may I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight.

Materials

  • Poem "Star Light"
  • star shaped paper
  • pen
  • tape

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Star
  • Color - Violet
  • Number - Review
  • Alphabet Letters - S, V
  • Senses - Touch
  • Character Trait - Respect
  • Target Words - Hot, Soft, Above, Below

Monthly Proverb

Scottish-He that is wise can make a friend of a foe

Did You Know?

"The foundations of social competence that are developed in the first five years are linked to emotional well-being and affect a child’s later ability to functionally adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life." National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Books to Read

"The Monster At The End of This Book"
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

"Beach Ball"
by Peter Sis (Activity 7)

"Mouse Paint"
by Ellen Stoll Walsch (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"A - You’re Adorable"
by Perry Como Album The Very Best of Perry Como (Pop)(Activity 4)

"Hello, My Name is Joe"
by Ellen and Peter Allard Album Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2 (Children) (Activity 1)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
by Ella Jenkins Album Early Early Childhood Songs (Children) (Activity 3)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Nursery Rhyme

(Activity 26 Month 7)

Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight