Tanz Mit Mir!

Today I'm excited about two things. The first is a Concentration guidance game (based on the television game show from my childhood) we made yesterday that was sparked by an awesome idea I saw over my morning coffee at Plug-N-Plan.  My IT Department (John and Kaitlyn) helped me create our own deck of Synonym Toast Crunch cards using our school family's character words of the week.

I'm going to put them (face-side hidden) into a pocket chart and let kids pick two cards, looking to reveal a pair of words that mean the same thing. We'll talk about what the cards mean and process what they look like, sound like, and feel like. If they match, they stay out of the game.  YAY!  If they aren't similar, they go back into the chart and kids work to remember which pocket the matching word came out of as the next turns ensue. I'm dancing for joy about this creative idea!

This lucky student found trustworthiness and honesty!

The second thing is my guest post today at our PreK and K Sharing collaborative celebrates meaningful movement and purposeful play. To whet your appetite, here we are dancing to my favorite German polka, 
The Fliegerlied.  

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  1. I love your Synonym Toast Crunch game! Too cute!


  2. Synonym Toast Crunch, BRILLIANT!! How cute are those toast! I love it!

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  3. We loved the Fliegerlied when you shared it at your sectional at the character conference last year. We actually used it in guidance class in several grades to "get the wiggles out." I was totally surprised when the other day I was walking by a classroom and the teacher had it on her smart board and the kids were all dancing with her!

  4. Your blog is wonderful! I love your character ideas. I just gave you the Liebster Blog Award! Come on over to my blog to pick up your award. :) Hope we can be followers!

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice


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