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Title:
Transition tips and tricks for teachers : prepare young children for changes in the day and focus their attention with these smooth, fun, and meaningful transitions!
Author:
Feldman, Jean R., 1947-
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Publication Information:
Beltsville, Md. : Gryphon House, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
216 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780876592168
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The author of the best-selling book Transition Time brings you more attention-grabbing, creative activities to turn potentially stressful transitions into fun learning experiences. These short, simple activities offer new ways to capture children's attention with fingerplays, chants, songs and games. All of the activities reflect current brain research and reinforce early literacy. Stories are included, as well as patterns for puppets and props. Use it any time of day--from morning activities to group time to snack time to dismissal. These classroom-tested activities are sure to become favorites!


Author Notes

Jean Feldman has been actively involved in education for more than 35 years as a classroom teacher, author, and consultant. Dr. Feldman has a B.A. from the University of Georgia, a D.A.S.T. from Emory University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Chapter 1 Starting the Dayp. 13
Mozart-Food for the Brain!p. 14
Greeterp. 15
Sign-In Posterp. 16
Morning Matchupp. 17
Hugs, Smiles, Shakes, and High Fivesp. 18
Hello, Neighbor!p. 20
Everybody Shake a Handp. 21
I Like You!p. 22
Secret Passwordp. 23
Brain Sprinklesp. 24
Chapter 2 Group or Circle Timep. 25
Hand Hugp. 26
I Like to Come to Schoolp. 27
Choo Choop. 28
Stop and Dropp. 29
Wiggle Wobblep. 30
Teddy Bearp. 31
Sitter Spotsp. 33
Rolly Pollyp. 34
Surprise Sackp. 35
Anticipation Windowp. 36
Question of the Dayp. 37
News Timep. 38
What's Your Bag?p. 39
Teacher of the Dayp. 40
Concept Songp. 41
Flip Your Lid!p. 42
Firecracker Boom!p. 43
Birthday Songp. 44
A Special Birthday Cakep. 45
Birthday Bagp. 46
Roll and Reviewp. 47
Chapter 3 Clean Up! Line Up! Let's Go!p. 49
Five-Minute Personp. 50
Twinkle Cleanupp. 51
Clean-A-Saurusp. 52
Say, "I Am!"p. 54
Little Red Wagonp. 55
If Your Name Begins Withp. 57
Please Come and Read With Mep. 58
Dismissal Rhymesp. 59
Windup Keyp. 60
AEIO You May Be Dismissedp. 61
Tickets, Pleasep. 62
I'm Readyp. 63
Marshmallow Feetp. 64
Put Your Feet on the Linep. 65
Play Time Roundupp. 66
Chapter 4 Attention Grabbers, Puppets, and Finger Funp. 67
Attention Grabbers!p. 68
Wind Chime Timep. 69
Freddie Fleap. 70
Henry Hushp. 71
Paper Plate Theaterp. 72
Big Earsp. 73
Here Is a Turtlep. 75
Caterpillarsp. 76
Criss-Cross Applesaucep. 77
Ooosha Mama Freeze!p. 78
2-4-6-8-10p. 79
Listen Please!p. 80
We Love Macaronip. 81
Chapter 5 Great Ideas for Rainy Days (or any day)p. 83
Crossover Movementp. 84
Jugglingp. 85
Balance Beamp. 86
Row Your Boatp. 87
Jack Be Nimblep. 88
Blue Birdp. 89
London Bridgep. 91
Lassie and Laddiep. 92
Let's Do a Little Twirlingp. 93
There Was a Wise Teacherp. 94
Sunshine Bandp. 95
Ride That Ponyp. 96
Chugga Chuggap. 97
Robotsp. 98
Mother Goony Birdp. 99
Popcornp. 100
Space Ballp. 101
Can Catchp. 102
Paddle Ballp. 103
Chapter 6 Sing, Rhyme, and Chant!p. 105
Songs
Jukeboxp. 106
Rhythm Sticksp. 107
Here We Go Round the Days of the Weekp. 108
I'm a Nutp. 109
Twinkling Starsp. 110
Color Word Songp. 111
Barnyard Friendsp. 112
Five Little Fishp. 113
Five Little Birdsp. 115
Speckled Frogsp. 116
The Gumballp. 118
Singing the ABCsp. 119
I Know an Old Ladyp. 120
Rhymes
Clocksp. 123
Bubble Gump. 124
A Chubby Snowmanp. 125
Here's a Bunnyp. 126
Ten Little Friendsp. 127
Mr. Turkey and Mr. Duckp. 129
Mr. Alligatorp. 130
Nursery Rhyme Timep. 131
Animal Rhymesp. 132
Chants
Let's Make Music!p. 134
Days of the Week Chantp. 135
Color Chantp. 136
The Shape Familyp. 137
Alphabet Chantp. 139
Granny at the Fairp. 140
Cool Bear Huntp. 141
Chapter 7 A Story for Your Pocketp. 143
Scout--A Tell-and-Draw Storyp. 144
Tilly the Flying Fishp. 145
Baby Birdp. 146
Monkey's Mischiefp. 147
Lucky's Surprise!p. 150
The Story of Chicken Littlep. 153
The Case of the Missing Shoep. 155
Animal Cookiesp. 156
Felt Funp. 158
One-Minute Dramasp. 159
Imagination Storyp. 160
Story Capep. 161
The Picnic Bookp. 162
Mini-Librariesp. 163
Zip It Up!p. 164
Story Webp. 165
Chapter 8 Tricks for Any Time!p. 167
Behavior Tips
Eye Canp. 168
Mr. Good for Youp. 169
Relax Bottlep. 170
Positive Feedbackp. 171
Me and the Musicp. 172
Peaceful Sprayp. 173
Peace Talksp. 174
Problem Solverp. 175
Thank Your Brainp. 176
Classroom Management Tips
Masking Tape Messagep. 177
Tooth Fairy Necklacep. 178
Home for Lost Crayons and Pencilsp. 179
Water Breaksp. 180
Tennis Ball Noise Mufflersp. 181
Rule Bookp. 182
Pick Mep. 183
Partner Picksp. 184
Celebrationsp. 185
Help Wantedp. 187
Parent Concernsp. 188
Red and Greenp. 189
Think Buddiesp. 190
Good-Bye Bookp. 191
Chapter 9 End of the Dayp. 193
Yee Haw, Good-Bye!p. 194
On Our Way Homep. 195
What Did You Do in School?p. 196
Recall Roundupp. 197
Paper House Recallp. 198
Memory Bookp. 199
Left at Home and Bring Right Backp. 200
Special Deliveryp. 201
Yearbookp. 202
Timelinep. 203