English Language Arts/Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.1a: Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (e.g., taking turns in talking, listening to peers, waiting to speak until another person is finished talking, asking questions and waiting for an answer, gaining the floor in appropriate ways).
Head Start Outcomes:
Social Emotional Development/Self-Regulation: Follows simple rules, routines, and directions.
Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
Literacy Knowledge/Print Concepts and Conventions: Recognizes print in everyday life, such as numbers, letters, one’s name, words, and familiar logos and signs.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Language 1: Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (taking turns in talking; listening to peers; waiting until someone is finished; asking questions and waiting for an answer; gaining the floor in appropriate ways).
English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 12: Listen to, recite, sing, and dramatize a variety of age-appropriate literature.
English Language Arts/Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.3.c: Recognize one’s own name and familiar common signs and labels (e.g., STOP).
Greeting Song: “Show Us Something You Can Do” #6
ELA Focus Skills: Creative Movement, Name Recognition, Phonological Awareness
Have children sit in a circle. Turn to the child on your left and chant the first verse.
Have the child do a motion. (tap, hop, clap, etc.) If he or she is uncertain about what to do, prompt by asking a question, for example, Matthew, what can you do with your feet? Prompt the other children to do the same motion rhythmically as they chant the second verse.
Give each child a chance to lead a motion.
Show Us Something You Can Do
Hello, <name of child>. How are you?
Show us something you can do. (child does a motion)
This is what <name of child> can do. (class copies motion)
We can all do it, too!
Adaptation: For very young children, chant one line at a time, then ask them to repeat it.