I love to touch on some of the Nursery Rhymes during the first month of school. It gives the kids something of a "handle" to hold onto. I've also found lots of interesting books to coincide with each rhyme. Like Daniel Kirk's "Humpty Dumpty". This fabulous rhyming book goes into detail about how Humpty came to be on the wall and the ending is a precious lesson on bravery and friendship! Love it!
The KinderLit company has a great book I purchased at a conference one year that has beautiful and easy artwork pages to go along with each nursery rhyme. And of course Dr. Jean has wonderful songs that go along with the stories too.
After reading the nursery rhyme and the story book, we talked about the vocabulary word: setting.
Then we talked about all the places that Humpty sat in Daniel Kirk's book. We brainstormed other places that would be neat to have Humpty sit and created our own book
"Where Did Humpty Dumpty Sit?"
I used the iPhone app "Sonic Pics" to take a picture of each of the children's pages and then had the kids record their "story" on the picture. With sonic pics, you can import the movie right to your computer. Then I added the movies into iMovie and created this cute online version of the class
Swamp Frog Humpty Dumpty Book...