|"Oldies but Goodies"|
She reminded us to use the songs we grew up with -- with a twist that supports the Common Core teaching that we do today. So the songs I avoided because they didn't teach a reading or math concept can still be used just for fun -- but at the same time they really are developing oral language, self confidence, problem solving, sequencing and patterns and more. So we will be singing "Farmer in the Dell" ( or "The Ghost in the Dark") and Nursery Rhymes, kickboxing the ABC's, and I might even break down and do "Tootie Ta" more than once a year.
So, I am throwing a kiss to YOUR brain, Dr. Jean -- for reminding me again that kindergarten is more than drilling flash card and doing assessments. My lesson plans this week will include more FUN (-- but supporting Common Core objectives, of course!)