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Category Archives: Workshop notes

We are continuing our search of how to make the right decisions to the dilemmas not only in our own lives but when we face the dilemmas of today’s children in our schools.  We already faced two examples about Gary and the Hunt family.  I wonder how you did in solving them?  What was your Continue Reading

More on Math Activities

       Thank you all for your nice comments on Math Activities.  Children think Math in funny ways: How could you make seven even?  Ans. Take away the s. What did the dollar say to 4 quarters?  You’ve changed! What’s between seven and eight?  and What goes up and never comes down?  Addition Since I gave you Continue Reading

Morning Greeting Activities

Morning Greeting Activities:

In greeting, each child is welcomed by name. It aids to set a positive tone for the day, provides a sense of belonging and recognition, to help children learn and
use everyone’s name, and lets children practice hospitality. It is primary learned for socialization.

 

Role Call Singing Greeting The teacher sings “Good Morning Mary!  Are you here?”  The
child responds “Good morning teacher, I am here!”  

 

Describing Your Name – The child creates an adjective in front of their first name with the same letter.
Example: Hiccups Harvey.

I’ve Got A Name Have the children sit in a circle. The teacher demonstrates by saying his/her
name and by clapping the name at the same time. Then one child is selected to start by saying their name and by clapping their name at the same time.  The group copies that child by saying
“his/her name is _____.”  Each child in the circle follows through with their names. The coordination between saying the name and clapping the name comes from two different parts of the brain
and it will help coordinate the rhythms within the child.

 

Copy Cat Name Similar to “I’ve Got A Name” except the child stands up says their name with an
action like a wave or a wink. The group copies the action and says the child’s name. Each child has a turn and tries to think of a new action with their name to not copy an action already presented.
The group learns names the more times it is done.

 

What Did You Have? –  The child stands up and says their name and is asked by the teacher: “What
did you have for breakfast?”  Each child has a turn to answer and everyone learns about what the child had to eat for breakfast.  

 

Birthday Bash – Matching birthday months with the group and then coming up with a cheer. Have the
children find the birthday months with other children. When they are in a group, make sure the group has at least six. If not, find a group which will fit into that group. You should have at least
three to four groups ready to create a birthday cheer. Give …