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Two Activities from

The More We Learn By Doing Activity Booklet

 

by William C. Janiak, MS, RMT, Consultant and Activity Specialist

 -now available on the  www.welearnbydoing.com website-

1.  COORDINATING RHYTHMS 

 

Chant:  Pease Porridge Hot, Pease Porridge Cold, Pease Porridge in the pot nine days old.

Chant:  Thirty days hath September, April, May, and November.  All the rest have thirty- one, except for February.

 

Directions:  Divide the class into two groups; the first group will learn “Pease Porridge Hot,” while the second group will learn “Thirty Days Hath September.”  The following procedure is used:

                  

                    1. Group #1 chants “Pease Porridge Hot”

                    2. Group #2 chants “Thirty Days Hath September”

                    3. Groups #1 and #2 chant their parts at the same time.

 

This process can be reversed as Group #2 learns “Pease Porridge Hot,” while Group #1 learns “Thirty Days Hath September.”  When this is accomplished, you have added to the first procedure the following:

 

                  4. Group #2 chants “Pease Porridge Hot”

                  5. Group #1 chants “Thirty Days Hath September”

                  6. Groups #2 and #1 chant their parts at the same time.

 

Both parts finish their chants at the same time.

 

2.  WOODCHUCK RHYTHM   

 

Directions:  Divide the class into two groups.  The group #1 learns the “Woodchuck Chant” and Group #2 learns the “chuck a” part.  The following pattern is used:

         

          Group #1 - How much wood would a wood chuck chuck, if a wood chuck would chuck wood?

 

          Group #2 - Chucka, chucka, chucka, chucka (continuously said over and over).

 

          Groups #1 and #2 - Both parts are said at the same time.

 

 

 

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER

 

*When a child cannot understand and help himself, it is not bad behavior.

 

*Perception is different in each child.

 

*Teaching reading -- not by reading -- but by verbalizing.

 

 

*Thinking has imagination, precepts, association, and creativity.

 

*Children who have had an adequate amount of  “nurturing” have persistent superior development of  language over lower socio-economic homes where children have not had adequate “nurturing.”

 

*Reading to an 18-month old offers the following result -- a higher increase of sounds.

 

 

 

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