This week, we are talking about whole body listening in kindergarten classes. Being the best listener you can be takes more than using your ears to hear. It takes your whole body to truly listen. As part of our lesson, we read the story “Whole Body Listening Larry at School,” by Elizabeth Sautter and Kristen Wilson. We then reviewed the phrase, “Give Me Five,” which is a reminder many teachers around school use to get the attention of their students. The five parts of “Give Me Five” are:
- Eyes on speaker
- Mouth closed and quiet
- Body still and calm
- Ears listening
- Hands in lap and free of materials
If you have a moment, please ask your child to tell you what it means when a teacher asks them to “Give Me Five.” You can even use it as a way of getting your child’s attention at home.
Thank you for your help reviewing this important lesson.
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