The best part of my job is teaching kids that learning can be fun. In our Nursery Rhyme unit that is just what we do. What the kids don't realize is that not only are they learning the rhyme but they are working on phonological awareness at the same time. This unit has activities which focus on letters, sounds, rhyming, syllables, vocabulary, and comprehension in a shared reading experience. This week the kids were surprised to find that someone (we think it was Chester Raccoon) had come into our class and cut our Hickory Dickory Dock rhyme into pieces. It took us a few minutes but we were able to put the rhyme back together again. At the end of the week we are able to do a fun craft with that rhyme. By the end of the unit we will have a nursery rhyme book of our own.