...sharing strategies for teaching second graders...

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Teacher Always Says... Linky Party

    Mrs. Bainbridge is having a Linky Party!
We've all got those "things" that we say.  What is something you always say to your students?  Maybe it's something cute that you love... or maybe it's something that you heard them start to say to each other that made you go "uh oh!"

  • Bubble! (My way of telling students to put a bubble in their mouths in the hall.)
  • If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!
  • Now where did I put my marker? (I carry them away from the board and leave them at my desk.)
  • I like the way _________ is ______________. (especially when someone else isn't!)
  • Check your vocal chords! (vocal chords don't vibrate when you are whispering)
  • Listen up! 
  • Mind your business.
  • Did you work it out with Kelso? (Our schoolwide behavior frog)
  • If it's not blood, barf, bones, or breathing~sit down!
  • I'm changing my name to Ms. Lambert!
  • Capish?

Something else I do regularly is use my marker as a microphone and sing along with the television. Before morning announcements, our principal plays a song to let students know they should be settling down and getting ready to pay attention. It's a way to release adrenalin (which really rises on the school bus for some reason) in a fun, relaxing way. I turn the T.V. really loud and sing along to You've Got a Friend in Me, Lean on Me, and any other favorites they play. I go around the room trying to get students to sing with me. Some of them are shy and some really get into it with me. Such fun!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who does "I'm glad you're ____" when someone else isn't! :)

    One of my favorite favorite shows is "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"... (LOVE it!) and in one episode he teaches Ashley to say "Mind your business" in a very silly way... and once I read that on your post, all I could picture was saying it to my kiddos like he does! HA!

    Thanks for joining my linky party!