Tip – Practice memory skills with your students for spur-of-the-moment fun!.
Play a game by taking turns naming objects in a selected category. Always repeat what has been said and then add your new item. Here is an example of the way it works.
Student – Green cup
Teacher – Green cup, green marker
Student – Green cup, green marker, green chalk
Teacher – Green cup, green marker, green chalk, green paper
Choose great categories. That is your key to this game. Here are some popular ones: green (or any color), round, wooden, hard, soft, big and small. You may think of others.
Name up to five items at any one time and then switch to a new category.
*Adapted from Make Your Own Preschool Games: A Personalized Play and Learn Program by Sally Goldberg, pp. 191-192
October! The Month of Positive Energy
Help your students brush up on some social skills with these stanzas from
The Magic Words of Manners
Friends are great, the best there is.
Each one is like a treasure.
Share a friend with someone else.
That’s a special pleasure.
To do the introduction,
It starts a standard way.
Specific words are what you’ll need.
This is what you say,
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO MEET MY FRIEND
JOHN, THIS IS SARAH
SARAH, THIS IS JOHN
When you hear this introduction
With this very special start,
Get ready with your answer.
It’s your own important part.
NICE TO MEET YOU
Now it’s time to listen.
You can smile in advance.
Here is what your friend might say
When having a good chance.
NICE TO MEET YOU TOO
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