Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ready, Set, Teach............................

I love going to my kids sporting events and cheering on my little men and all their teammates.  All across the United States cheer leaders are becoming more and more popular in all sporting events-- there is someone in every bleacher who is cheering someone on!  Cheering can be very uplifting and reinforcing!  I remember as a young girl playing softball-- I was running from 3rd base and ready to steal home-- and everyone was yelling-- but one voice was heard above them all and it was from my dad-- who was cheering me on like no other!  I heard his voice yelling for me to go the whole time I was sliding under the catchers legs-- with her glove coming right at my face!  Before I could even realize I was safe-- I again heard my Dad's voice yelling-- "That's my girl"!   It still gives me chills thinking about that moment! 

So, why not bring cheering and more positive reinforcement into the classroom and make it a highly engaged classroom?  I am always looking for ways to positively engage all the kids in my class (even when they are not making good choices) hopefully if they keep hearing me ring in their heads they will automatically start doing the right choice!  LOL!!!  I was introduced this past summer to whole brain teaching and I fell in love with the WHOLE idea!  I loved the cheering and all the chants!  I saw in the videos all the students in the classroom actively engaged!

I never actually sat down and wrote all the chants and cheers that I use on a daily basis with my classroom, until last night.  I was making flash cards to place in my sub folder-- and I decided to type them up-- WOW!  I did not realize how many I actually used!  So today-- I am at home with sick kids-- and I am taking advantage of having some down time-- and here they are!

Toad-a-ly Cool Chants!

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Blogger Miss DeCarbo said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about the cheers. :) Send me your e-mail and I'll send you a copy of my Blubber Busters experiment on TPT. :)

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January 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM  

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