"Silly Sally went to town walking backwards upside down." We also made up some silly nonsense rhymes.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
|The Spider Jar|
One by one the kids were called up for their turns. Most of the kids would reach about half way into the napkin covered jar and yank their hands back out before they had reached the "spider." "What's wrong?" I would ask, "are you feeling a little NERVOUS?" They would sit back down and I would call another child up. A couple children would reach right in without hesitation and I would recognize how BRAVE they were being. One little boy decided he was only "a little bit brave." He kept volunteering but wouldn't get his hand all the way in.
After many attempts and lots of emphasis on NERVOUS (some said scared) and BRAVE, I decided to reveal my secret. Of course once they saw the plastic lobster that was in the jar and found out I was tricking them, suddenly they were all BRAVE enough to reach in and see what it felt like.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
For the next two weeks we will be exploring feelings. Today we read a book called... "sometimes I feel like a mouse" We then brainstormed as many feelings as we could think of. We had some great ideas on what makes us excited! The pictures demonstrate the following feelings: SAD, GRUMPY, HAPPY, SILLY and Alex is showing his "naughty" face.