I have an observation tomorrow. I'm doing the story "Stone Soup" with a local twist. This is a tradition that we do every year so no dog and pony show. I'll tell the story and the children will bring up veggies to put in my big black pot along with my magic stone. I will have a secret crock pot of soup in the back of the room to serve after lunch. If anyone brings canned veggies I will had those to the crock pot. I will not be chopping and dicing during my observation.
After the story, the children will go to various stations, retelling using puppets, summeriazing-drawing the begininng, middle and end of the story and sequencing using cut outs of the pot and veggies, they will put the veggies in the pot in the same order as the story.
And all the while, I will be praying that my DD doesn't call to tell me she is really in labor (false alarm today!)
Good luck with your observation.