Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Feeling accepted and being part of the classroom family is the perfect platform for developing oral language skills.

Write a capital “I” on the index card and tape it to the cylinder block to make your “I phone.” Explain that only the person holding the “I phone” can talk. Begin your day by singing, “Tell me something good…” Pass the phone to a child and ask them to tell you a sentence about something they are happy about or looking forward to doing that day. Children continue passing the phone around the group as each child says something starting with “I….”

*Use the phone at the end of the day for students to recall something they learned or something they did that made them feel proud.

Encourage children to “think outside the box” by calling role at circle time each day. One child is chosen to play "teacher" and call attendance and mark their friends as “present” (with a check) or “absent” (with a zero).


Creative Thinking
Invite children to “think outside the box” by answering creative questions such as those below when you call attendance:

If you were an animal, what would you be?

If you found a genie in a bottle, what would you wish for?

What super hero would you like to be? Why?

What book character would you like to change places with?

If you found $100, what would you buy?

If you could go on a magic carpet ride, where would you go?

If you were the teacher what would you do?

How old would you like to be?

If you were a candy bar, what would you be?

Note! There is no “right” or “wrong” answer. Accept all responses.