I had a great time tonight with Laurie’s plan of the mini story and the (Burger King) crowns and the (Alaska Airlines) wings. My kids loved filling in the blanks in the story, and I saw lots of kids walking around with crowns on. I need to hit a dollar store for inexpensive gold paper crowns when I’m Outside…here I could only get a few.
The best part of the night was overhearing what kids said. One seriously told others that “This is the only teacher I know who nobody complains about.” Another boy kept explaining, over and over, how if you don’t understand, all you have to do is ask. They told other kids how they sing songs, tell stories, and have fun in class. I posted the message from the earlier blog on this subject, and the kids seemed to support it. The table was mobbed most of the night. One parent saw me and said, “Now what would you say if your teacher weren’t standing there?” I walked away for a bit. The kids said he questioned my teaching technique at length and they tried to explain the brain theory behind it.
I knew there was a reason I explain this stuff from time to time!
Fun evening. I’m a little bit high on happiness. I do understand that the kids who chose to come advertise our class were self-selected…still, it was heart warming.