Why lesson plans must be flexible

Earlier this week, I pulled out a rabbit puppet to use in a mini-lesson about prepositions. My kindergartners were absolutely enthralled, and because I was feeling a little silly that day, I put my hand in the puppet and said: "Hello! My name is Roger Rabbit!"
 
Amidst squeals of delight, one little kindergartner looked right into the rabbit's little button eyes and replied: "Hello! My name Julie!!!" and finished with an enthusiastic wave.
 
I totally lost it in a fit of giggles. And because these kinds of social skills are important after all, I decided in the spur of the moment that we could all use a little bit of practice introducing ourselves (especially remembering the "is" in "My name IS ____")!
 
So thanks, Julie, for the rabbit trail ...

6 comments:

Brittney said...

so cute :)

Charlotte said...

That is what makes you a good teacher. I love when teachers can go with the flow and dynamics of a classroom instead of getting caught up in "the plan."

Miss Teacher said...

aren't those spontaneous lessons sometimes the best? so cute. love those "i love teaching right now!" moments!

Bethany said...

It always surprises me the things that kids decide to love. A rabbit puppet, Yo Gabba Gabba, Gogurt...

Anonymous said...

Sweet! I love when kids are completely swept up into the imaginary! :)Brenda

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