Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Haircut (video)

A few years ago I wrote this on a piece of paper to post on my desk:  Be the kind of teacher who notices new shoes.  I want to be that teacher.  New shoes, lost teeth, and haircuts are worth noticing.  They notice when we notice.

When someone shows up with a new do, we sing them a little song.  Most often the boys are the ones we serenade.  Unless a girl tells me she got a haircut or gets a drastic cut, it's not easy to tell.  Unfortunately, I don't remember who this idea came from, although I'm guessing it was the creative Dr. Jean.  I wish I could show you some faces, but I don't have permission.  At least you can see their haircut.


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Be the kind of teacher who notices new shoes. 


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16 comments:

  1. I pride myself on being the kind of teacher who jumps up and down about a lost tooth. They laugh and stand taller. It's lovely. Thanks for the reminder and the support that it's the right way to be!

    Kimberley

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    1. Kimberley, It doesn't surprise me that you're that kind of teacher. Your kids are lucky.

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  2. When I taught first grade, we would sing this song. I do believe it is a Dr. Jean song. We also sang her new shoes song and who lost a tooth song.
    First graders really enjoy these special songs. They feel extra special when everyone sings to them. I just wish I could sing half as good as you!
    Connie Anderson:)
    Welcome To First Grade Room 5

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    1. Connie, I figured it was Dr. Jean. She's great!

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  3. Just too cute! If we started this I'm afraid everyone would want a haircut! :)

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    1. Miss Trayers, they probably will! :)

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    1. Tara, thank you. It's a great idea to borrow.

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  5. Love your haircut song :) and your kids are so lucky to have the kind of teacher who notices new shoes :)

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    1. Susanna, I can always do better at noticing the little things that really aren't so little to them.

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  6. So cute! Your students are blessed with a teacher who notices the little things in their lives that mean a lot to them. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thank you Lori. It's one of my many goals.

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  7. Tammy, I love this. I want to be the teacher who notices new shoes. You are so right they certainly notice when we notice:)
    Lyn

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    1. Lyn, I bet your tiny ones would love this song. :)

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