Do You Hear What I Hear
Our morning started off with much movement and vigor. Pax’s mom, Rochelle , came and did a 20 minute workout with the littles. She is so engaging and fun I think they would do almost anything for her. She had them bouncing like a momma gorilla, hopping like a bunny, flipping tires and running like a road runner. It was much fun for all. Thanks , Rochelle !
You know we could take this unit ( The Five Senses ) and stretch it out over 5 weeks. ( Just a thought as a reflective teacher that perhaps I should do that instead of just think about it. 🙁 ) We could spend an entire week on each of the five senses and have plenty to fill our days. Maybe next year we will do just that !
Today we explored our sense of hearing. One of the games I have is called sound boxes. The children pick up the little boxes with handles and shake one. The challenge then is to find it’s ” match ‘ by using your sense of hearing . There is a little cheat code on the bottom of the wooden box and a few of the smart little boogers figured out the system . Oh well.. win / win.
We read two books in group time. I read ” The Loud Book.” I read it VERY LOUD. I read ” The Quiet Book ” and I read it very quietly. We have slightly introduced our numbered noise system so today we went over that system again.
0 Silent – No voices
1. Whisper – a voice they can use without disturbing others
2. Talking – the expected classroom voice
3. Loud Talking – like if someone is across the room. ( Would it be better to walk to get their attention? )
4. Yelling (also called shouting) – for out on the playground
5. Screaming – only in an emergency or… when we are having such a fun time and we just let one out. Sometimes it happens . 🙂
If you print this out and use it at home we will all see amazing results. One of my moms from last year said ” I LOVE THIS VOICE NUMBERING SYSTEM.” It works ! Try it ! For practice we sing songs . I call out a number or show them a number with my fingers and they sing accordingly. It is a great game !