by Holly L. Niner, illustrated by Guy Wolek
Who is making so much noise and how will Jackson ever get to sleep? Despite some silly, sleepy mistakes, genteel Jackson finds a fun and quiet activity for each of his noisy neighbors. He finally gets a great night’s sleep — and discovers three new friends in the morning.
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ACTION RHYME: Monsters Galore
Monsters galore, can you roar? (roar)
Monsters galore, can you soar? (make flying motions)
Monsters galore, please shut the door. (clap hands)
Monsters galore, fall on the floor! (sit or fall down)
ACTION RHYME: Monster Stomp
If you want to be a monster, now’s your chance.
‘Cause everybody’s doing the monster dance.
You just stamp your feet, wave your arms around. (stomp feet, wave arms)
Stretch ‘em up, stretch ‘em up, (stretch up arms and wiggle fingers)
Then put them on the ground. (crouch and put hands on the floor)
‘Cause you’re doing the monster stomp. (stomp feet)
That’s right! You’re doing the monster stomp. (stomp feet)
- Discuss bedtime, and feelings or fears your child may sometimes have about being alone in the dark.
- Have you ever heard noises that kept you up when you were trying to sleep? How do you feel in the morning when you don’t get enough sleep?
PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS:
Make a Problem/Solution Chart. Write PROBLEM – What went wrong? on left side of chart. Write SOLUTION – How was the problem fixed? on right side of chart. Brainstorm with your child each problem that appeared in the story and what solution Jackson came up with for each problem.
SOUND SCIENCE: How well does sound travel through different states of matter?
Talk about sound and how it travels with your child. Ask your child how a sound might be different if they hear it coming through the air or coming through water. Explain to your child you will be conducting a science experiment.
- Will a pencil tap sound the same through a bag of air, a bag of water, and a wooden block?
- Write down your hypothesis (what you think will happen)
- Write down your conclusion (what you observed during the experiment)
Materials for experiment:
- 2 zippered sandwich bags
- 1 wooden block or square piece of wood
Fill 1 bag with air by blowing into the bag and quickly sealing it.
Fill 1 bag with water and seal it.
- Have your child cover one ear with one hand and the other ear with the bag of air. Tap the bag with a pencil. You may even want to reverse roles. Discuss how it sounds.
- Have your child cover one ear with one hand and the other ear with the bag of water. Tap the bag with a pencil. You may even want to reverse roles. Discuss how it sounds.
- Have your child cover one ear with one hand and the other ear with the wooden block. Tap the wooden block with a pencil. You may even want to reverse roles. Discuss how it sounds.
Discuss your findings: Did the pencil tap sound the same? If not, how was it different?