Freight Train

45 min.

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Wonder of the Day #333

Do All Trains Run Aboveground?

Objective

Appreciate history of trains

Big Idea

Trains have a universal appeal - sharing stories that excite young readers.

From Jbrary: Our favorite train song! A great song to sing in a city or transportation themed storytime.

Lyrics: There's a little red train going down the track Looking at the wheels go clickety clack And the train wheels are rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling And the train wheels are rolling, rolling right along. There's an engine in the front and a caboose in the back Look at those wheels go clickety clack And the train wheels are rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling And the train wheels are rolling, rolling right along. The little train goes to the top of the hill, It goes very slow but it gets there still It gets to the stop and it goes back down Look at the wheels go around and around And the train wheels are rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling And the train wheels are rolling, rolling right along. Visit us! Website:

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Freight Trains by Donald Crews. Crews grew up in Cottondale, FL and was influenced by the trains that rolled by his home.

Freight train

Libba The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten by Laura Veirs , illustrated by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Libba : the magnificent musical life of Elizabeth Cotten

A beautiful tribute to the real life folk singer Elizabeth Cotten.

Of course, Thomas the Train and Friends is universally loved - http://www.thomasandfriends.com/en-us/ the author created this beloved series to entertain his young son, Christopher.

Review parts of the train -there are a number of great train activities for all ages

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vocabulary: steam, engine, tender, caboose, tracks, tank, hopper, gondola, cattle, box, freight, tunnels, trestle,