During a recent group session, I heard, “Mrs. Thomas, do you know what a fox says?” immediately followed by a chorus of “ring ding ding da ding ding ding” or something to that effect…
It didn’t take the my kiddos long to realize that I needed to be caught up to speed. “Mrs. Thomas you need to watch the fox song on Youtube.” Ummm…ok…
Honestly, I don’t get it. Maybe it’s a generational thing…However, given the way my students lit up just by the mention of the song I felt that I might be able to use their delight in the silliness to my advantage.
With the song as inspiration and a few snow days to plan my next few group sessions, I came up with several coloring puzzling pages and a game based on the goals of my positive behavior/social skills groups. You can check out the whole activity pack at my TPT store here or by clicking on the image below to download a free sample of my activity pack.
In an effort to boost parental involvement, I encourage my students to take their puzzle home and assemble it with the family. Many of my parents are thankful when I send home activities with their child, as it provides them an opportunity to be a part of the process.
My “The Fox Says” bulletin board has been a great conversation starter in my buildings. To be honest, I’ve never really thought about how powerful a bulletin board was until I started having students coming out of the wood work to talk about the fox using good manners.
I definitely see the advantages in changing my boards more often than 2-3 x’s a year!
Do you maximize your bulletin boards or are you of the “set it and forget it” variety? Leave your bulletin board confessions in the comments below!!!