Black History Month - Scientists

Fingerplay: Counting Stars  (Tune: Ten Little Indians)

            One little, two little, three little stars,

            Four little, five little, six little stars.

            Seven little, eight little, nine little stars,

            Ten stars in the sky.


Mae Among the Stars by Ro­da Ahmed (Harper)

Action Rhyme: Jump in the Rocket

            Jump in the rocket

            We blast off soon.

            We’re taking a trip

            Up to the moon.


            Up, up we climb,

            Up towards the stars.

            Some day we might

            Even land on mars.


A Computer Called Katherine by Suzanne Slade (Little Brown and Company)


Rhyming Poem: The Voice  by Shel Silverstein

There is a voice inside of you

That whispers all day long,

“I feel that this is right for me,

I know that this is wrong.”

No teacher, preacher, parent, friend

Or wise man can decide

What’s right for you—just listen to

The voice that speaks inside.


Who Will You Be? by Andrea Pippins (Schwartz & Wade Books)