Saturday, June 11, 2011
Parroting your elders
Yes, my school is STILL in session, until June 22nd. Eight more days. I can break it down for you in hours, even minutes if you'd like to know exactly how long. Then I am off until the day after Labor Day. Woo hoo!
Yesterday my students made parrots and learned a little about the rain forest. I slit a toilet tissue roll down the center and hot glued the parrot to the tube and wrapped them bracelet-fashion around the child's arm as a perch for the bird.
I taught the children to mimic. They thought it was the most fun. They laughed out loud as they parroted one another. At dismissal time instead of releasing the children as a group, I released one child at a time and allowed some individual parent/child interaction, instead of dealing with massive noise in the hallway.
Mom/Dad: "Oh, that is such a cute parrot."
Child: "Oh, that is such a cute parrot."
Mom/Dad: "How did you make that?"
Child: How did you make that?
Mom/Dad: Ha-ha-ha, I get it."
Child: "Ha-Ha-Ha, I get it."
Fifty percent of the parents to me: "I WILL get you for this!"