Sunday, February 23, 2014


Day 15 of our trip! 

Cutting Song (Ange Bennett)
(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
Our thumb is on the top when we cut.
Our thumb is on the top when we cut.
Put your scissors in your hand
Make sure your thumb is the top man.
Our thumb is on the top when we cut.

Name Nursery Rhymes (Jennie Adamas & Delilah Mitchell)
When doing nursery rhymes, substitute student’s names. For example: Instead of “Jack and Jill when the hill” say, “Joe and Sophia went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Joe fell down…”
*Substitute the names of school personnel, such as the principal, librarian, etc. in rhymes.

Magic Triangle (Cathy Crady)
Teach children how to self-regulate and focus with their magic triangle in their pocket. Place fingertips next to each other to form a triangle. When they need to calm down or if a child is upset have them take out their magic triangle and hold it in front of their mouth. Tell them to take a deep breath in through their nose, and then slowly blow through the triangle.
Smell and Blow (Marty Reedy)
Here’s another idea to help children cope. Tell them to slowly smell the hot chocolate and breath through the nose. Then blow out the candles as you exhale through the mouth.