Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Miss Bindergarten has a {wild} day...

Whew!  I love books like this one.

It's a reminder that even the best of us has a rough day.  With the end of the year coming closer this could be one of those saving grace stories so of course I had to come up with some activities to go with it!  {s - t - r - e - t - ch that lesson out!}

The first is a Brace Map to help show {cause & effect}.  The kids choose characters from the story to draw on the left then draw how their behaviors effect Miss Bindergarten on the right.  This is also a good transition into a discussion on making good behavior choices!  ;)
{Miss Bindergarten is sad.}

{Miss Bindergarten is tired.}
The second is a writing activity to explain {text-to-self connections}.  After our discussion on how each child's behavior choices can effect other people in the school, they wrote about their personal daily choices.
{I clip down.  Mrs. Young feels sad.}
{When I be wild that's my choice.  If I be crazy that is interrupting.}
I had to add that "accident" box at the bottom for my sweet little girls who always do the right thing so they didn't get all upset about making a mistake!  We decided that most of the kids in Miss Bindergarten's class weren't being disruptive on purpose {minus maybe Franny and her fancy pants!} and that there's a difference in those choices.

This would be a great beginning of the year activity for First Graders getting acclamated back into the school routine *OR* you can use it at any point {like...per se...in the last 7 weeks of school} as a good reminder.

Plus maybe throw in a fun activity or prize for them to earn by not being wild.  It's not bribery...it's follow-up practice!  ;)

2 comments:

  1. I will have to pass this on to my teacher friend in kindergarten. She could use this activity right ab
    out now!!
    Connie:)
    welcometofirstgraderoom5

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  2. Yes, many wild days in Kindergarten for me right now. Senioritis at 6 years old, who knew? It is reassuring to know it does happen to the best of us, I hadn't thought about it that way before.

    Thank you for sharing all your activity ideas! :)


    NotJustChild'sPlay

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