Friday, March 27, 2015

The Wiggle Worm Game

The Wiggle Worm Game

Put the letters of the alphabet on small cards. (I used index cards cut in quarters.) On 2 cards, draw a picture of a wiggle worm.

1. Place cards in a bag or box.
2. Children draw a card from the bag.
3. If they draw a letter, they have to name it, or give its sound if you're that far along. If they're wrong, give them help. They then put the card back and the next child draws.
4. If they draw a Wiggle Worm, they have to wiggle, then sit down. They're out of the game.
5. Last child left standing wins!

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Little Red Box Song

I found my teaching journal with ideas in it, and so here's another little song to help everyone learn everyone else's names.

The Little Red Box Song
(Tune: Polly Wolly Doodle)

Oh, I wish I had a little red box
To put (child’s name) in.
I’d take him/her out and ______(action*)
And put him/her back again.

*Shake, shake, shake              
Kiss, kiss, kiss                         
Hug, hug, hug 
Run, run, run    
Jump, jump, jump
Fly, fly, fly                     
Hop, hop, hop
Clap, clap, clap

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Bumblebee Chant

This is a cute little classroom chant that I use primarily at the beginning of the school year so that I and the others can get to know each other's names. But it's also cute to use when a new student enters class, or just to have fun with.

The Bumblebee Chant

Bumblebee, Bumblebee
Won't you say your name for me?
(Child gives his name. Then class repeats the child's name after each chant. Ex: Jason)
Teacher: “Clap it.” - Class claps and says: Jason!
Teacher: “Stomp it.” Class stomps and says: Jason!
Teacher: “Snap it.” Class snaps their fingers: Jason!
Teacher: “Pat it.” Class pats their thighs: Jason!
Teacher: “Yell it.” Class cups their mouths: JASON!
Teacher: “Whisper it.” - Class: Jason!
(Go to next child.)