Don’t know what a “murmuration” is? Just watch this. Seriously….watch it.
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Called Children’s Services today about a student. My husband tells me I am not allowed to bring this child home but my heart hurts for this wee thing tonight.
Living with a dog is like having a furry drunk person following you around all the time.
Feeling like you’ve got a target on your back?
Does it seem like certain people are trying to drag you down?
Maybe that means you’re in the right place doing the right thing.
"If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them." —Unknown
NARWHALS NARWHALS SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN
CAUSING A COMMOTION
BECAUSE THEY ARE SO AWESOME
Double-double-jump-jump! (The students chose the name.) To play, a students stand at either end of the rug (at the middle line) looking at ‘their’ numbers, either white or blue. I pull a doubles fact card, and the kids try to be the first to jump to their answer space. The winner stays in that spot, the other student goes to the back of the line, and the next player goes to the middle line of the vacated side.
We play it whole-group to start, but once they get the hang of it I make it a math center for a couple of weeks. They love it! The only hard part is that this is the same rug we use to sit on for floor time, and while the kids really are very good at leaving the tape alone, I still have to repair it pretty often.
I’ve done a similar game, but instead jumping, I project it onto the board. One kid on each side of the screen, and they both have a fly swatter. I give the fact, first to swat the right square earns a point for their team. Both kids go to the end of their lines, next pair comes up. This works for so many math facts - equivalent fractions, facts to 12, multiplication facts, division, etc. I’ve played it as review game for other subjects as well (noun, verb, adverb, adjective).
Dad gets his attention, and says, “If she’s not having fun, you have to stop.”
He is two. He needs to hear this now, and so does she. And again, and again, and again, so that like wearing a helmet on the bike it is ingrained.
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Parents, siblings, carers, cousins, teachers, tutors, mentors, aunts, uncles, etc, of young children: we have a chance to mold the gender relations of the future.
Such great advice.
I’ve done this with my kids since the moment they could each sign “more” and “all done” around 8 months old. More tickles? Or all done? More kisses? Or all done? More bouncing? Or all done?
When they’re old enough to play with others, you teach them to constantly check in with each other. Are you having fun? Or do you want to be done?
Is the shrieking laughter or fear? ASK.
Is the giggling from joy or nervousness? ASK.
Do you like being smacked with pillows? ASK.
Are you having fun wrestling? ASK.
And keep asking. What was fun five minutes ago might not be fun now.
Both kids know the moment something stops being fun, they need to stop. And they know that their wishes about what is fun and what’s not will be respected by their parents and by each other. They’ve known it since 8 months old.
This truly isn’t a difficult concept. It’s easy to teach it by example and it’s incredibly simple for children to do.
Are you having fun? Or do you want to stop?
Fucking teach it, parents. Please. ~JJ