Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Is that a frog in your throat?
Last night my voice started to get scratchy. This morning, it was almost inaudible.
How do you teach with a frog in your throat?
Get the children to assist.
The children rose to the occasion.
At morning gathering Gabe read, More Parts.
There are 3 books in this series by Ted Arnold. Parts, More Parts, and Even More Parts. It is about a child who misunderstands language and thinks he is going to lose part of his body. For instance: when his father asks him to: "give him a hand", the boy thinks his must literally give his hand to his father. These books have more than 100 body part idioms. Very humorous.
No problems with quiet reading and writing. I could go around and whisper to children about their work.
After lunch, it was story time. Kit and Andrés, each read a few pages of our current chapter book:
Ramona and her Mother by Beverly Cleary.
Thank you to all the children for their cooperation and help in making it a pleasant and productive day.