Dr Suess and Ducks
We started out the day with a Dr. Suess book since it is his birthday. Please don’t stone me but I may be the only preschool teacher in history that is not a fan of Dr. Suess for three and four year olds. The book I read today was over 60 pages. Do you know the theatrics and voices I had to pull out of my hat to keep the children engaged for that long ? Lord -a – mercy it is not easy. The book we read was called ” I wish I Had Duck Feet.” The book is perfect for our theme this week. It just happen to be in our box. It is a cool and funny book but by the time I finished the book I wished I had duck feet too.. or the twenty minutes it took me to read it back.
I decided we were going to play the rhyming game today and try to rhyme everything we said all day . Our kiddos are actually quite good at rhyming. It seemed like a good idea until I remembered how many times I would read or say the word duck….
Lilly was having a hard time. Kiee’s job this week is the balloon breather. She came to Lilly and asked her would she like to help her do the balloon. Lilly said yes and they walked together to the calm down spot. My heart…. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we looked for hurting people and just asked ” Can I help you?”
One of the favorite activities of the day ” 5 Green and Speckled Frogs.”
Another conscious discipline technique. In our room we have some creams and one of them is a calm down cream. Clara was upset about something and brought me the calm down cream. This week Violet chose to be the lotion latherer as her classroom job. I asked Violet would she like to help. As violet smeared the lotion on Clara’s hands the Claras smile reappeared. I asked them both what they thought made Clara feel better. Was it the lotion that made Clara feel better or the touch and attention from a friend. They both agreed it was the touch.
The wonderful thing about little toys like this one is that they are so open ended. With any child that I sit with I can work on different skills. When Vallie sat down we did sorting since she is a P3 and that may be a newer skill for her. Later in the morning I sat with Clara and she was counting them . She counted up to 38 without assistance .
Was Mr Hernandez anyone teacher in Siloam 5th grade ? He stopped by this morning to bring us his button maker. the iron on decals for my conscious discipline greetings are coming off. Problem solved !