A great news for those students who are looking for some resources for completing their Albums!
Sharlet had put together sets of notes for students to purchase. Each set will cost $10-$20 and please inquire Sharron Reece for more information.
Make up class will be rescheduled next week.
Music Conference Registration
Space is limited. Early registration is recommended.
MTP of WA is hosting an exciting music conference from March 8-9 2019 with a world renowned educator /musician Frank Leto. All is welcome to register and enjoy the two day workshop that will add a new groove to your classroom!
Location: Newport Presbyterian Church
4010 120th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
Dates: Friday & Saturday, March 8-9, 2019
Schedule will be posted soon.
HOW TO DO IT IN A MONTESSORI SCHOOL
A. Find a public library with a good children’s book section
a) “This is my turn.” You read the line, then put out both hands to the children and say, “Your turn.”
b) Proceed through all four lines three times each day for three days.
c) On the fourth and fifth days, say the poem aloud in its sequence without stopping.
B. Purchase a book that you prefer. (This is a good investment for your future.)
II. Guidelines for Reading the Book
A. Read the book aloud several times and become so familiar with the story that you can almost tell it from memory. Ask a friend to critique you.
B. Clip together, with a large paper clip, any pages that you do not want to read to the children.
C. Notice which pages show two pictures at once and remember to cover one picture with a blank piece of paper while you read the opposite page.
D. Practice reading the book aloud.
III. Ways to Vary the Reading of a Book: Note: Always sit in the middle on the long side of the ellipse, not at the end, so that the children can see you, or bring a small group of children to an inside ellipse for reading books.
A Dramatic voices: Use your voice to imitate the voices of adults and or children in the book.
B. Discussion: After you read the book, ask the children, “I wonder what this was about?” Let them summarize and explain without commenting on their accuracy.
C. Open-ended questions:
D. Continued story:
E. Using a puppet or object with the story: Ask your assistant to show/move a puppet/object as you read the story. At that time close the book so that the children are not asked to look at two things at once.
IV. How to Show a Book That a Child Brought to Circle
i. Say to the children, “When I call your name, please come and take your book to your place.” When they get there, say, “Please stand up and show us your favorite page.” Then say, “Why is it your favorite page?”
ii. If you have small group of children, you may say, “Please show your favorite page to each child at circle.” When one child has shown four children, you can call another child’s name to follow behind. This is so that the children do not have to sit too long at circle.
iii. When each child is finished, he may put his/her book back into the basket so that you may return the books to the parents on that same day. (Children are often very worried about getting back their own book.)
V. Story-telling to Children:
VI The Value of Reading Books to Children:
Origin: Unknown, Edited by Sharlet McClurkin
HOW TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE WHO IS BUSY “GAME”
Materials: Two teachers and a child
HOW TO GET A TURN ON THE MERRY-GO-ROUND OR TIRE SWING “GAME”
Materials: A teacher, acting like a child. Children on the merry-go-round
HOW TO INTERRUPT A TEACHER “GAME”
Materials: Two Teachers and 1 child
Variation: After a child has placed his/her hand on the teacher’s shoulder, the teacher taps the floor to her right, thus indicating that the child may sit there and wait while she finishes her lesson.
SAYING THANK-YOU “GAME”
Materials: Two teachers, a ball in a basket (change items at each lesson to a tissue, mixing colors’ bowl or another item in the classroom), two small chairs
Variation at Circle: The demonstrator looks into the eyes of the child on her left and gives the ball to him/her. That child says, “Thank you.” That child turns to the next child on her left, looks into his/her eyes, and gives him/her the ball. That child says “thank you.” If any child does not say “thank you,” the teacher whispers it for the child.
Control of Error: Not seeing the eyes of the person to whom you give the ball; Not seeming appreciative when receiving the ball.
Direct Aim: Feeling confident in a social situation; gaining independence and cooperation.
Age of Introduction: All children, ages 2 ½ to 6, at circle.
Extensions: Presenting other social graces, such as “Excuse me,” etc.