Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Learning to listen!

My class is super wiggly and energetic this year! They don't stop moving! I love using Erica Bohrer's learning to listen packet at the beginning of the year. It really helps them learn what it means to listen with your whole body. We always begin the year with a discussion and labeling lesson about whole body listening. I love Erica's posters from this packet - I always have one on my easel, my front board, and last year, I even had them taped down to everyone's individual desk. Whatever works!
Click this picture to visit Erica's TpT store to download her free packet! 

Here's our whole group lesson for today. We read "Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen" by Susan F. Cornelison and "label a listener" as a class. Excuse the strange legs on my first grader in the picture :)
I love this book for this lesson. Click the picture to visit Amazon to order one of your own!

Here's a photo of Erica's poster in my classroom. This one is on my front board. I love how straight forward they are! She updated this packet recently. It's still free on TpT! 

How do you teach your kids to listen? :)


  1. OK--I'm heading over there RIGHT NOW! My class will NOT stop talking and wiggle ALL over the carpet. This may be just what we need! Thanks!

    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten