Monday, March 9, 2015


My friend, Anthony Corbo (aka “Mr. Kindergarten”) is a retired kindergarten teacher from Long Island. He and I both work for SDE and often travel together. You’d think after all the years we’d get tired of talking “shop,” but we still love to share ideas. You’re going to love this song Anthony taught me.

Left From Right (Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
I want to learn my left from right,
Left from right, left from right.
I want to learn my left from right,
I try with all my might.
The left hand makes the letter L,
Letter L, letter L.
The left hand makes the letter L,
Hurray, now I can tell!

Sticker - Put a sticker on each child’s right hand and then play “Simon Says” or the “Hokey Pokey.”

Ribbon – Tie a Red Ribbon to the Right wrist. Red ribbon on the right!

Lotion - Rub lotion or scented lip balm on each child’s right hand.
Hint! If you focus on the right hand, then what is leftover is always their LEFT!

Pledge – Trace around your right hand, cut it out, and tape it near the flag. Remind children to match their hand up with your right hand to know which hand to put over their heart.

Right On!
I attended the Missouri Conference on Young Years over the weekend and it was like a revival!!!  We were all about children and playing and having FUN!  Here are a few of my new BFF's.