Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Tuesday Book Club - It's So Quiet


It's So Quiet by Sherry Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tony Fucile is a MAGICAL book- especially for Kindergarten and 1st Grade.   It follows a young mouse who, at first, thinks it is too quiet in his bedroom when he is trying to go to sleep.  He soon realizes that the night is full of sounds like croaking bullfrogs, snoring grandpas, and hooting owls.  

It's So Quiet - A not quite going to bed book

K and 1 had So. Much. Fun. Using instruments and our voices to add sound effects. My toughest class was totally engaged the entire time we did this activity. 

Guiros we’re croaking frogs, Triangles we’re chirping crickets, Windchimes were the wind (of course) and our drums were the dogs tail hitting the floor. Each student got one instrument and only played when it was their turn.   We also ALL got to snore like grandpa, hoot like owls, and howl like coyotes.  The great thing about this book is each sound-effect is used the same amount of times in the book (3) so everyone gets equal turns!

While reading, we got to practice loud vs quiet, watching a conductor, and using our listening ears. So much jam-packed into using this adorable book!

Kinders with their Instruments! 

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