Monday, January 16, 2012

inside recess

Winter time in Louisiana can be pretty messy.  Going outside would mean either tracking mud in or being too cold to play.  We're not used to the cold temps. So.....
i drag out our Rainy Day Recess toys .
It's a treat because it's things they don't usually get anywhere.  I get them from retiring teachers, thrift store, yard sales .... They're all manipulative so it keeps them busy in new ways.  they have to think of different things to do with them.  Blocks are just self explanatory.

I spread them all around the room and nobody has a problem with rules of how many people can be there and sharing is seldom a problem.  they know if they don't play "nice" I may not take them out the next day and that means a boring recess of just coloring or nothingness.  I don't know what that is because we've never had to do it.

And of course, Dr. Jean and Jack Hartman, along with any other cd's or dvd's that involve lots of moving.  We always end with Tooty Ta.  They never get tired of it since this isn't an everyday occurance.


  1. My kids LOVE Tooty Ta! I don't know what it is about that song but it never gets old for them. :)

    Loving & Learning in Pre-K

  2. I don't have the CD for Tooty Ta-but I know the song so I taught it to them. That is my go to for getting their wiggles out before music class. They LOVE it! When we got a new kiddo they were so excited to teach him the song! They never get tired of doing it and I never get tired of watching them while we dance around-I always keep my eyes open because it is just too funny!