HOLDING HANDS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY 2013

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HOLDING HANDS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>652</o:Words> <o:Characters>3722</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>31</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>7</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>4570</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FNUCTh8bSfQ/Ui-MZFTftHI/AAAAAAAAFYA/IpUJqbCQso8/s1600/bittman-158x75.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FNUCTh8bSfQ/Ui-MZFTftHI/AAAAAAAAFYA/IpUJqbCQso8/s1600/bittman-158x75.png" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">Sutter’s Creek might not have much gold any more, but the fields around Merced, CA, have another kind of gold…fruits, vegetables, almonds, grapes…as far as the eye can see!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Although I live thousands of miles from there, I bet my grocery store is full of their bounty!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">T</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">he central valley of California is also an special place for children to "grow." &nbsp;I was impressed by how the</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 3px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 3px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;MCOE (County office of Ed), First 5 Merced, GAEYC, Merced City Schools, Atwater Elementary School, and Head Start collaborate to make it a better world for children! &nbsp;It's a reminder to all of us that the only way we can</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;really make a difference</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;is to hold hands and work together!</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aFoPb4-GuXE/Ui-MfO1ZPvI/AAAAAAAAFYI/HH-pnNE6lA0/s1600/images-1.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aFoPb4-GuXE/Ui-MfO1ZPvI/AAAAAAAAFYI/HH-pnNE6lA0/s1600/images-1.jpeg" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u><br /></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Kiss Your Brain</u>(Deana Abraham)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><i>Mar Harmon wrote this song several years ago.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Deana has come up with some great motions.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>She says they always sing this song before testing to get the children “pumped up”!</i><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Kiss fingers, touch head, hand in air.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s something you can do.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Point to students.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Kiss your brain!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When you feel proud of you!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Arms up like muscles.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You’ve done something you’ve never done before,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Shake head and shrug.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You’re feeling good about it.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hug self.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P4CYEHgem4U/Ui-M7EXyrNI/AAAAAAAAFYQ/4vDRM6zzF7Q/s1600/kiss_your_brain100.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P4CYEHgem4U/Ui-M7EXyrNI/AAAAAAAAFYQ/4vDRM6zzF7Q/s1600/kiss_your_brain100.jpg" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">You are thinking, “Good job, me!”<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And you want to shout it.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hands over head and wiggle fingers.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">So…Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Etc.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You wrote a book all by yourself.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Open palms like a book.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You learned on the computer.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Wiggle fingers as if typing.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You played checkers with your mom,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Pretend to move checkers on a board.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And you beat her!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Fist up in air.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">So…Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Etc.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You can kiss your brain ‘cause you feel good.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hug self.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You can kiss your brain ‘cause you’re smart.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Finger to head.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You can kiss your brain ‘cause you’re learning.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You can kiss your brain with a happy heart!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Hands to chest and extend.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">So…<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u><br /></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Family Pages</u></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"> (Dana Hale)</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Provide each family with a file folder (cut to the size of the laminating machine).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Send it home with a note asking parents to make copies of special family pictures (such as people, pets, events, mom and dad at work, etc.) and glue them to the folder.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Ask them to label the pictures. (No glitter or puffy paints, please.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Laminate these and use them throughout the year to talk about their home, relate to community helpers, develop oral language, etc.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Time for Lunch</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Linda Marvin)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">(Tune:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>“Frere’ Jacques)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Time for lunch.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Time for lunch.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let’s get ready.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let’s get ready.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I’m getting very hungry.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I’m getting very hungry.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">How about you?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">How about you?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Shout Out</u> (Lynn Stapp)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When you work on a letter, do a “shout out” for the child whose name begins with that sound.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>For example:<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Aubrey says…<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Give me an A (class responds A)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Give me a U<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(class responds U), B…R…E…Y<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">What’s that spell?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(class responds Aubrey)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Aubrey, Aubrey, give a cheer.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">We’re so glad that Aubrey is here!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Yah!!!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V1hI2rCVXfQ/UjDLsBln0_I/AAAAAAAAFYk/93_PPz_Ok_g/s1600/photo.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V1hI2rCVXfQ/UjDLsBln0_I/AAAAAAAAFYk/93_PPz_Ok_g/s200/photo.JPG" width="200" /></a><br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Secret Hands</u>&nbsp;(Melinda Ainslie)<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Melinda said that when her daughter started kindergarten she came home from school and asked, “Mama, can you keep a secret?&nbsp;&nbsp;When you put your hands together like this (cross your fingers), it’s MAGIC because you can see better and hear better!”<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><br /><br /><br /><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>To Peel a Banana</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Anabella Felber)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Flip over a banana and pinch the brown part on the end.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Then you can easily peel the banana.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Finally, eat and enjoy!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Waiting, Waiting</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Anabella Felber)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When children need to speak to an adult, but the adult is speaking to someone else, try this technique.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The child places her hand on the adult’s arm and then the adult touches the child’s hand to acknowledge them.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>When the adult is able, she will speak to the child.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Treasure Box</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Tyra Toney)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Put a mirror in the bottom of a box.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Pass it around during circle time and tell the children to open the treasure box to see something very special.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Have them open it up.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It’s them!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u><br /></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>3-D Movie Glasses</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Carissa Stewart)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Save 3D movie glasses and use them for games and dramatic play.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Name Game</u> (Shirley Winzer)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kDj7LgQTEgo/UjH5syyNAwI/AAAAAAAAFY4/S8jG4qNwFu0/s1600/0-3.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kDj7LgQTEgo/UjH5syyNAwI/AAAAAAAAFY4/S8jG4qNwFu0/s1600/0-3.jpeg" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">We are going to play a game by using your name.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When I point to you just introduce…<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">(Point to the child and say..)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>What’s your name?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">(The child says his or her name.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><u>Shirley</u>!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let’s say <u>Shirley</u>.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Shirley, Shirley, bo birley<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Bonana nana foe farley<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Fee fli mo mirley, <u>Shirley</u>!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u><br /></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Another One</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Shirley Winzer)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Say, “I’m going to see if I can trick someone!”<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*Keep going faster and faster.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Little Gray Pony</u>(Juanita Burns)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The little gray pony looked out of his barn.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">He wants to gallop and play.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The little gray pony looked out of his barn.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">He wants to gallop and play.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And gallop and gallop and play.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(clap, clap)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And gallop and gallop and play.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(clap, clap)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The little gray pony goes back to his barn.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">He wants to sleep on the hay!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Lay head on palms.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><!--EndFragment--><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>652</o:Words> <o:Characters>3722</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>31</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>7</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>4570</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FNUCTh8bSfQ/Ui-MZFTftHI/AAAAAAAAFYA/IpUJqbCQso8/s1600/bittman-158x75.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FNUCTh8bSfQ/Ui-MZFTftHI/AAAAAAAAFYA/IpUJqbCQso8/s1600/bittman-158x75.png" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">Sutter’s Creek might not have much gold any more, but the fields around Merced, CA, have another kind of gold…fruits, vegetables, almonds, grapes…as far as the eye can see!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Although I live thousands of miles from there, I bet my grocery store is full of their bounty!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><br /></span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">T</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">he central valley of California is also an special place for children to "grow." &nbsp;I was impressed by how the</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="-webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 3px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 3px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;MCOE (County office of Ed), First 5 Merced, GAEYC, Merced City Schools, Atwater Elementary School, and Head Start collaborate to make it a better world for children! &nbsp;It's a reminder to all of us that the only way we can</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;really make a difference</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;is to hold hands and work together!</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aFoPb4-GuXE/Ui-MfO1ZPvI/AAAAAAAAFYI/HH-pnNE6lA0/s1600/images-1.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aFoPb4-GuXE/Ui-MfO1ZPvI/AAAAAAAAFYI/HH-pnNE6lA0/s1600/images-1.jpeg" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u><br /></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Kiss Your Brain</u>(Deana Abraham)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><i>Mar Harmon wrote this song several years ago.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Deana has come up with some great motions.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>She says they always sing this song before testing to get the children “pumped up”!</i><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Kiss fingers, touch head, hand in air.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s something you can do.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Point to students.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Kiss your brain!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When you feel proud of you!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Arms up like muscles.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You’ve done something you’ve never done before,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Shake head and shrug.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You’re feeling good about it.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hug self.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P4CYEHgem4U/Ui-M7EXyrNI/AAAAAAAAFYQ/4vDRM6zzF7Q/s1600/kiss_your_brain100.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P4CYEHgem4U/Ui-M7EXyrNI/AAAAAAAAFYQ/4vDRM6zzF7Q/s1600/kiss_your_brain100.jpg" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">You are thinking, “Good job, me!”<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And you want to shout it.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hands over head and wiggle fingers.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">So…Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Etc.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You wrote a book all by yourself.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Open palms like a book.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You learned on the computer.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Wiggle fingers as if typing.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You played checkers with your mom,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Pretend to move checkers on a board.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And you beat her!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Fist up in air.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">So…Kiss your brain!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Etc.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You can kiss your brain ‘cause you feel good.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hug self.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You can kiss your brain ‘cause you’re smart.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Finger to head.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You can kiss your brain ‘cause you’re learning.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You can kiss your brain with a happy heart!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Hands to chest and extend.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">So…<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u><br /></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Family Pages</u></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"> (Dana Hale)</span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Provide each family with a file folder (cut to the size of the laminating machine).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Send it home with a note asking parents to make copies of special family pictures (such as people, pets, events, mom and dad at work, etc.) and glue them to the folder.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Ask them to label the pictures. (No glitter or puffy paints, please.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Laminate these and use them throughout the year to talk about their home, relate to community helpers, develop oral language, etc.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Time for Lunch</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Linda Marvin)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">(Tune:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>“Frere’ Jacques)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Time for lunch.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Time for lunch.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let’s get ready.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let’s get ready.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I’m getting very hungry.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I’m getting very hungry.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">How about you?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">How about you?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Shout Out</u> (Lynn Stapp)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When you work on a letter, do a “shout out” for the child whose name begins with that sound.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>For example:<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Aubrey says…<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Give me an A (class responds A)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Give me a U<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(class responds U), B…R…E…Y<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">What’s that spell?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(class responds Aubrey)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Aubrey, Aubrey, give a cheer.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">We’re so glad that Aubrey is here!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Yah!!!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V1hI2rCVXfQ/UjDLsBln0_I/AAAAAAAAFYk/93_PPz_Ok_g/s1600/photo.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V1hI2rCVXfQ/UjDLsBln0_I/AAAAAAAAFYk/93_PPz_Ok_g/s200/photo.JPG" width="200" /></a><br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Secret Hands</u>&nbsp;(Melinda Ainslie)<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Melinda said that when her daughter started kindergarten she came home from school and asked, “Mama, can you keep a secret?&nbsp;&nbsp;When you put your hands together like this (cross your fingers), it’s MAGIC because you can see better and hear better!”<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><br /><br /><br /><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>To Peel a Banana</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Anabella Felber)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Flip over a banana and pinch the brown part on the end.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Then you can easily peel the banana.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Finally, eat and enjoy!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Waiting, Waiting</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Anabella Felber)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When children need to speak to an adult, but the adult is speaking to someone else, try this technique.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The child places her hand on the adult’s arm and then the adult touches the child’s hand to acknowledge them.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>When the adult is able, she will speak to the child.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Treasure Box</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Tyra Toney)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Put a mirror in the bottom of a box.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Pass it around during circle time and tell the children to open the treasure box to see something very special.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Have them open it up.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It’s them!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u><br /></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>3-D Movie Glasses</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Carissa Stewart)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Save 3D movie glasses and use them for games and dramatic play.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Name Game</u> (Shirley Winzer)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kDj7LgQTEgo/UjH5syyNAwI/AAAAAAAAFY4/S8jG4qNwFu0/s1600/0-3.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kDj7LgQTEgo/UjH5syyNAwI/AAAAAAAAFY4/S8jG4qNwFu0/s1600/0-3.jpeg" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">We are going to play a game by using your name.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When I point to you just introduce…<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">(Point to the child and say..)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>What’s your name?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">(The child says his or her name.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><u>Shirley</u>!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let’s say <u>Shirley</u>.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Shirley, Shirley, bo birley<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Bonana nana foe farley<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Fee fli mo mirley, <u>Shirley</u>!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><u><br /></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Another One</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Shirley Winzer)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Say, “I’m going to see if I can trick someone!”<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*Keep going faster and faster.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Little Gray Pony</u>(Juanita Burns)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The little gray pony looked out of his barn.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">He wants to gallop and play.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The little gray pony looked out of his barn.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">He wants to gallop and play.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And gallop and gallop and play.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(clap, clap)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And gallop and gallop and play.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(clap, clap)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The little gray pony goes back to his barn.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">He wants to sleep on the hay!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Lay head on palms.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><!--EndFragment--><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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