Monday, April 12, 2010
Because we live in the metro Atlanta area, it's "necessary" to expose my students to the landmark in Marietta, Georgia known as "The Big Chicken." Directions in Marietta are often referenced from "The Big Chicken." Remember, my students in this storytime are five and six year olds. Most get the concept of a physically, big chicken. Some get the point of big chickens who are "chicken". Only some make a connection with the "Big Chicken" in Marietta. ALL my students, understand how to do the Chicken Dance. We play the music, do the motions and strut like BIG CHICKENS. Even my "biggest chicken", has a BIG SMILE on his/her face while we do the Chicken Dance. Older students working in the Media Center often join us in our "dance." There are lots of BIG smiles during our "Chicken Time."