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!"


Anonymous said...

I can relate to that :-) but still a great idea!

Kim Lehnhoff said...

Maybe they'll parrot you every day until school is out - then you'll have learned YOUR lesson!

Unknown said...

Wish I could have been there to experience that fun.

Donna Volkenannt said...

I wish I had a teacher like you when I was growing up!

Chatty Crone said...

Cute - so you are still in school?

Susan said...

Oh Linda, don't know if this will send. Today Blogger blocked ME from sending comments. Yesterday my Follower box was gone but it has resurfaced. Boy. Gotta have heart (and patience).

LOVED the parrots. GREAT JOB! You are so creative it's not funny. Susan