Transition Tips and Tricks for Teachers: Prepare Young Children for Changes in the Day and Focus Their Attention with These Smooth, Fun, and Meaningful Transitions!

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2000 - Education - 216 pages
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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 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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Summary: This is a complilation of many short lyrical rhymes. They can be sung and easily memorized. There are a few that are humorous, some can be used to teach ABC's and/or counting, and others can ... Read full review

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Contents

Starting the Day
13
MozartFood for the Brain
14
Greeter
15
SignIn Poster
16
Morning Matchup
17
Hugs Smiles Snakes and High fives
18
Hello Neighbor
20
Everybody Shake a Hand
21
Sing Rhyme and Chant
105
Jukebox
106
Rhythm Sticks
107
Here We Go Round the Days of the Week
108
Im a Nut
109
Twinkling Stars
110
Color Word Song
111
Barnyard friends
112

I Like You
22
Secret Password
23
Brain Sprinkles
24
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
Whats 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
Clean Up Line Up Lets Go
49
FiveMinute Person
50
Twinkle Cleanup
51
CleanASaurus
52
Say I Am
54
Little Red Wagon
55
If Your Name Begins
57
Please Come and Read With Me
58
Dismissal Rhymes
59
Windup Key
60
A E I O You May Be Dismissed
61
Tickets Please
62
Im Ready
63
Marshmallow Feet
64
Put Your feet on the Line
65
Play Time Roundup
66
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
CrissCross Applesauce
77
Ooosha Mama Freeze
78
246810
79
Listen Please
80
We Love Macaroni
81
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
Lets 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
Five Little Fish
113
Five Little Birds
115
Speckled Frogs
116
The Gumball
118
Singing the ABCs
119
I Know an Old Lady
120
Clocks
123
Bubble Gum
124
A Chubby Snowman
125
Heres a Bunny
126
Ten Little friends
127
Mr Turkey and Mr Duck
129
Mr Alligator
130
Nursery Rhyme Time
131
Animal Rhymes
132
Lets 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
A Story for Your Pocket
143
ScoutA TellandDraw Story
144
Tilly the Flying Fish
145
Baby Bird
146
Monkeys Mischief
147
Luckys Surprise
150
The Story of Chicken Little
153
The Case of the Missing Shoe
155
Animal Cookies
156
Felt Fun
158
OneMinute Dramas
159
Imagination Story
160
Story Cape
161
the Picnic Book
162
MiniLibraries
163
Zip It Up
164
Story Wet
165
Tricks for Any Time
167
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
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
GoodBye Book
191
End of the Day
193
Yee Haw GoodBye
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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About the author (2000)

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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