Sunday, January 16, 2011
Working with "typical" kids too
Today in our primary, my daughter gave a talk and so my husband was in there to help. My partner was a little late so I was alone with 7 five year olds for about 15 min. Three weeks ago this would have been a HUGE issue but now it's no problem. The class behind me was having an exceptionally rowdy Sunday and afterward my husband came to me and asked what the difference was between the classes. The only thing I can come up with, is that I am prepared with plans for creating good bahavior. The kids actually come to me and say hello and then ask if we are doing the "check marks today?". While all the techniques I use are NECESSARY for children with special needs, they work wonders for typical kids too. In a "normal" classroom situation, behaviors can vary week to week. But if the teacher has a behavior plan, kids will rarely act out. As a result, the entire primary becomes more teachable and a happier place to be. My goal for this blog, and the Primary Angels DVD, is to help teachers make primary a happy, enjoyable and educational environment. Primary IS a child first introduction to religion classes.
Posted by Annie at 6:47 PM