Gone are the days when a relief teacher can spend time 'connecting' with her class, so to speak. Mostly, we have only 5 mins to get the roll completed, then alas a 'new' class is created, and that combination will, possibly not be seen again. So, when I do have the time, I consider myself very lucky, and we play hangman.
Kids love playing hangman.
I make it ‘purposeful’ hangman
What is my name? Hangman
- - - - - - - - - Ms Harmony
The two letters at front is confusing for all..
We spend a little time on learning that one, understanding all the different alternatives
Someone has to teach them that, cause no-one seems to know!
The harmony bit is fun. Cause then we talk about what it means????
in tune yah!
OUT of tune nah!
If time, fill the board with to overflowing with words
It really gets them thinking ...
Then I add
- - - - REAL (Hangman)
I am real
I want real
You be real
I will be real
Can’t fib when you are real
Let us be honest and real with each other.
And, if I am not real, you tell me!
And, if you are not real,
I will tell you!!!
Our teaching days are memorable, if not for ourselves, for the children. Let's grab those memorable moments and give them momentum. Even the negative are learning tools, and hence useful for us. I am so grateful I have noted these moments, and trust you feel the same. Please send me any moments of yours you would like to share. Happy reading!