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).
English Language Arts/Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.3.c: Recognize one’s own name and familiar common signs and labels (e.g., STOP).
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/Phonological Awareness: Identifies and discriminates between separate syllables in words.
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.
Greeting Song: “Show Us Something You Can Do” #8
ELA Focus Skills: Creative Movement, Follow Directions, Name Recognition, Phonological Awareness
Have children sit in a circle. Tell them that today when you recite “Show Us Something You Can Do,” you will ask them to move a part of their bodies.
Model the procedure.
- Sing the first verse using your name and at the end describe the movement you will do. (“Show us something you can do . . . with your head.”)
- As you move your body, build vocabulary by describing the movement to the group. (nodding, turning, rolling, shaking, tilting)
- Invite everyone to join in for the rest of the chant and copy your movement.
Call out a child’s name at random to do a motion with his or her head, fingers, hands, arms, feet, or shoulders. Always describe the movement before the rest of the children repeat the motion and chant the second verse. (Sam is shrugging his shoulders. Amy is wiggling her fingers. Raquel is stomping her feet.) Continue until each child has had a turn.
Show Us Something You Can Do
Hello, <child's name>.
How are you?
Show us something you can do . . .
with your <part of the body>. (child does a motion)
This is what <child's name> can do. (class copies motion)
We can all do it, too!