July 26, 2017

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Repeat every three minutes

1. Notice issue/need.
Say child’s name
Repeat twice.
State request/instruction.
Repeat.
Repeat slower.
Clarify.
Repeat clarification.
Answer question about clarification.
Repeat request.
Grit teeth.

2. Do action.
Answer ‘what’ question about action with, “What does it look like I’m doing?”
Acknowledge correct answer.
Answer ‘why’ question with, “Why do you think I am (action)?”
Acknowledge correct answer.
Go back to 1.

Example:
“Joe.
Joe.
JOE.
Are you done with the scissors? Please put the scissors away.
Those scissors.
The ones by your hand.
Those. Scissors.
The. Scissors. In. Your. Hand. Put. Them. Away.
Yes. Those.
What are you doing? Are you going to cut some more? No?
Put the scissors away.

What does it look like I’m doing?
Yes, I am checking off who’s here.
Why do you think I’m checking who’s here?
Yes, so we’ll know.

Why are these scissors still here? JOE.”

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    sounds fun . . .

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July 26, 2017

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Repeat every three minutes

1. Notice issue/need. Say child’s name Repeat twice. State request/instruction. Repeat. Repeat slower. Clarify. Repeat clarification. Answer question about clarification. Repeat request. Grit teeth. 2. Do action. Answer ‘what’ question about action with, “What does it look like I’m doing?” Acknowledge correct answer. Answer ‘why’ question with, “Why do you think I am (action)?” Acknowledge […]

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July 25, 2017

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Prayers for Brad

Hey, I know our readership overlaps 100%, but please pray for Brad. He is sick and on an island. Poor guy. Prayers would be wonderful. Please get well, Brad.

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July 24, 2017

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“I’m a cartoon!”

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A cartoon with mind powers. “Pet my belly” eyes and mind powers. Laying-right-in-your-path with her big eyes and squishy belly. Dang cartoon wizardry.

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July 23, 2017

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A stunning amount of not moving.

I have a mattress story to tell, but I don’t want to right now. Instead I’ll tell you about the glorious afternoon hours spent here: I binge-watched a television show. I slept through parts of some episodes and did not care one bit. It was glorious. Then, someone at work told me they would be […]

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July 22, 2017

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Um, it’s gone.

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I went to some thrift stores in Lincoln today, and coming back home I thought I’d zip by our old apartment on Columbia Avenue. You know, the house where we rented the first floor? It had a diamond-shaped window in the front door? Thirteen different kinds of wallpaper? No level floors? A window to the […]

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July 20, 2017

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Good enough.

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Long ago, when the building was being built and I was thinking about our move, I envisioned making a great parody video – walking down that long hallway and belting out my best Elsa, asking parents to JUST CALL if something different was happening with their child. *sigh* A paper on the door will have […]

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