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 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. You can also grab the download by signing up for The Helpful Counselor updates!
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 woodwork 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!!!
Manners: Magic Words Printable
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