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February 12, 2007


Kim in GA

WOW! This post is SO true. My day is filled with transitions and we have come up with so many songs and tricks to keep the children on task that it has become quite comical. My assistant and I are famous around our school for making up songs on the spot. This is our newest. We sing it in the hall when were waiting to use the restroom after lunch. The kids are SO wiggly! But this helps them to calm down(tune of Great Green Globs of...) "Let me see who knows how to stand in line, knows how to stand in line, knows how to stand in line. Let me see who knows how to stand in line, stand in line at school." Then we'll add the names of those on task. "I see Barney knows how to stand in line..."
We have also incorporated a special song and "resting lotion" into our pre-nap routine. They get very upset if they miss getting their lotion!

Sophia Pappas

Thanks! These are some great ideas. My students are napping right now, but maybe we will try the special napping lotion tomorrow.



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