Transition Tips and Tricks for Teachers: Attention-grabbing, Creative Activities That Are Sure to Become Classroom Favourites!

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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 ...
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Overview


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!

Jean Feldman is the author of several early childhood books for teachers including Transition Time and Rainy Day Activities. She lives in Dunwoody, Georgia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876592168
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Starting the Day 13
Mozart-Food for the Brain! 14
Greeter 15
Sign-In Poster 16
Morning Matchup 17
Hugs, Smiles, Shakes, and High Fives 18
Hello, Neighbor! 20
Everybody Shake a Hand 21
I Like You! 22
Secret Password 23
Brain Sprinkles 24
Chapter 2 Group or Circle Time 25
Hand Hug 26
I Like to Come to School 27
Choo Choo 28
Stop and Drop 29
Wiggle Wobble 30
Teddy Bear 31
Sitter Spots 33
Rolly Polly 34
Surprise Sack 35
Anticipation Window 36
Question of the Day 37
News Time 38
What's Your Bag? 39
Teacher of the Day 40
Concept Song 41
Flip Your Lid! 42
Firecracker Boom! 43
Birthday Song 44
A Special Birthday Cake 45
Birthday Bag 46
Roll and Review 47
Chapter 3 Clean Up! Line Up! Let's Go! 49
Five-Minute Person 50
Twinkle Cleanup 51
Clean-A-Saurus 52
Say, "I Am!" 54
Little Red Wagon 55
If Your Name Begins With 57
Please Come and Read With Me 58
Dismissal Rhymes 59
Windup Key 60
AEIO You May Be Dismissed 61
Tickets, Please 62
I'm Ready 63
Marshmallow Feet 64
Put Your Feet on the Line 65
Play Time Roundup 66
Chapter 4 Attention Grabbers, Puppets, and Finger Fun 67
Attention Grabbers! 68
Wind Chime Time 69
Freddie Flea 70
Henry Hush 71
Paper Plate Theater 72
Big Ears 73
Here Is a Turtle 75
Caterpillars 76
Criss-Cross Applesauce 77
Ooosha Mama Freeze! 78
2-4-6-8-10 79
Listen Please! 80
We Love Macaroni 81
Chapter 5 Great Ideas for Rainy Days (or any day) 83
Crossover Movement 84
Juggling 85
Balance Beam 86
Row Your Boat 87
Jack Be Nimble 88
Blue Bird 89
London Bridge 91
Lassie and Laddie 92
Let's Do a Little Twirling 93
There Was a Wise Teacher 94
Sunshine Band 95
Ride That Pony 96
Chugga Chugga 97
Robots 98
Mother Goony Bird 99
Popcorn 100
Space Ball 101
Can Catch 102
Paddle Ball 103
Chapter 6 Sing, Rhyme, and Chant! 105
Songs
Jukebox 106
Rhythm Sticks 107
Here We Go Round the Days of the Week 108
I'm a Nut 109
Twinkling Stars 110
Color Word Song 111
Barnyard Friends 112
Five Little Fish 113
Five Little Birds 115
Speckled Frogs 116
The Gumball 118
Singing the ABCs 119
I Know an Old Lady 120
Rhymes
Clocks 123
Bubble Gum 124
A Chubby Snowman 125
Here's a Bunny 126
Ten Little Friends 127
Mr. Turkey and Mr. Duck 129
Mr. Alligator 130
Nursery Rhyme Time 131
Animal Rhymes 132
Chants
Let's Make Music! 134
Days of the Week Chant 135
Color Chant 136
The Shape Family 137
Alphabet Chant 139
Granny at the Fair 140
Cool Bear Hunt 141
Chapter 7 A Story for Your Pocket 143
Scout--A Tell-and-Draw Story 144
Tilly the Flying Fish 145
Baby Bird 146
Monkey's Mischief 147
Lucky's Surprise! 150
The Story of Chicken Little 153
The Case of the Missing Shoe 155
Animal Cookies 156
Felt Fun 158
One-Minute Dramas 159
Imagination Story 160
Story Cape 161
The Picnic Book 162
Mini-Libraries 163
Zip It Up! 164
Story Web 165
Chapter 8 Tricks for Any Time! 167
Behavior Tips
Eye Can 168
Mr. Good for You 169
Relax Bottle 170
Positive Feedback 171
Me and the Music 172
Peaceful Spray 173
Peace Talks 174
Problem Solver 175
Thank Your Brain 176
Classroom Management Tips
Masking Tape Message 177
Tooth Fairy Necklace 178
Home for Lost Crayons and Pencils 179
Water Breaks 180
Tennis Ball Noise Mufflers 181
Rule Book 182
Pick Me 183
Partner Picks 184
Celebrations 185
Help Wanted 187
Parent Concerns 188
Red and Green 189
Think Buddies 190
Good-Bye Book 191
Chapter 9 End of the Day 193
Yee Haw, Good-Bye! 194
On Our Way Home 195
What Did You Do in School? 196
Recall Roundup 197
Paper House Recall 198
Memory Book 199
Left at Home and Bring Right Back 200
Special Delivery 201
Yearbook 202
Timeline 203
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