Okay, I just googled Hap Palmer and it says he has been making songs for over 20 years. Well, he needs to update his web page because I KNOW I was using his records (yes record albums) in 1978.
Anyway, back to PARTNERS. I love having the kindergarten students work in partners. Since many of my students need work on communication skills - a partnership is a fantastic way to encourage and practice communicating. Partnerships allow the students to try out different roles - leader, follower, writer, talker, . . . Partnerships also give the students an opportunity to be heard. Partnerships tend to take pride in their accomplishments. Believe it or not partnerships have more perseverance than a single child. Partnerships expand a child's point of view. Partnerships allow a child to be a teacher - the best way to really develop understanding.
|Working together to find Sight Words he, she, be, we, and me.|
A student says, "Will you be my partner?" The classmate replies, "I'd be delighted." and off they go. Rarely any complaints. We do it so much that they know they'll always have another partner.
|Pairing up to build shapes.|