Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Little Bo Peep and Make Way for Ducklings

One of the hardest things to do the first week of kindergarten is to teach a classroom full of kids how to walk in line with some semblance of order. I try all the tricks, a hair stare line, a lollipop line, hips and lips, I model, model, model! Sometimes they catch on quickly, sometimes they don't. I'm thinking this is a "don't" year. I have a class of wanderers. 
Today we had a fire drill where walking in line is really really important. The trick is  to keep them together and quiet, while trying to reassure them that it's only noise and not a real fire. One little girl yelled, "we're all going to die!" Try to calm THAT down and not laugh at the same time.
I could have used a few of these for my little lambs...












It's going to take some work, some practice and some serious diligence and patience on my part, but I am confident and determined that I will go from this..

















To this...

5 comments:

www.startswithanx.com said...

The next time there's a fire alarm at work I'm screaming, "We're all going to die." Ya know, just to experiment.

Jen W said...

1) What the heck is hips and lips???

2) "We're all gonna die!" That's just hilarious!

Lisa said...

Hips and Lips...
One hand on your hips, one finger on your lips. Keeps your hands off other kids and reminds you to be quiet!

IamDerby said...

ah the dreaded line, I am so pleased my job no longer makes me practice that! There are perks to being the science teacher.

jennai said...

Those are paintings are real objects so amazing work thanks for sharing