By: Molly Luke, of www.cciu.org/mollyluke
Salutations Choosy friends and family!
Do Choosy Kids songs get stuck in your head just like me? They are addicting! Music is a natural mnemonic device for the brain…for television commercials, pop 100 songs, acronyms for an exam, etc. I always start off my year with the token “I’m Moving, I’m Learning” Choosy song. It’s a great way to get the jiggles out before settling students for a circle time activity, AND… of course to incorporate new vocabulary. Spatial reasoning concepts for preschool age children are tough enough since they are learning body awareness, but Choosy makes learning free and easy. After dancing and singing using the vocabulary action and spatial words (fast-slow, high-low, forward-backward, twist-turn), I then continue the skill in action activities to place objects as well as give directions during our handwriting curriculum. These are every day terms and independent skills that students need to succeed and apply to situations outside the classroom.
Choosy provides a song for almost every theme or special event covered in our classroom. Click and hear what we listen to when we are cooking and trying foods or covering Community Helpers and visiting the dentist. Choosy has it all!
thanks” each and every day!
About the Author: Hello! I have been teaching for about 10 years now, ages preK through 8th grade…needless to say, I am a life-long learner and always looking for new thing to challenge my body and brain to do in a classroom! Outside of the classroom, family comes first! My husband Dan, baby Marshall and basset hound Penelope enjoy my naturally caffeinated personality on a regular basis. The whole family enjoys traveling, and I personally have a goal of visiting all 7 continents! 2 more to go! Wishing everyone out there in cyber land a safe and merry holiday season!