Today at circle time I introduced a new activity. Each child drew a slip of paper and then we decided “thumbs up” or “thumbs down”. I’m trying to reinforce good manners, the rules, and using better words, etc.
This went over *very* well and the kids contributed to the conversation with suggestions and examples. My plan is to keep adding to the jar as I see things we need to address as things come up. The plastic jar was about $2.00 from Jo-Ann Fabrics.
I also added things like “Give Stacy hugs.” “Asking for help in the bathroom if you need it.”
Before going out to play, we reviewed the rules:
“Throwing snow at friends” Thumbs up? or thumbs down?
“Playing with everyone?”
I hope this continues to be as positive as it is today!