Monday, January 28, 2013

Videos of the Day: Winters Coats and a Pep talk

What do you think about the weather lately?  Here in Chicagoland, we've been getting days that are cold, snowy, and icy while there are other days that are wet, warm, and lots of wind.  It is crazy to have snow one day and then 50 degree weather on the next (like today).

Since we've been back to school, we've been showing our kinders this awesome coat video.  This video shows a cat (Crawford) on how he puts on his coat.  He uses the strategy where you put on your coat by placing it on the floor and flip flopping it on.  I know a lot of OT/PT and preschool teachers LOVE this video because of the floor flip flop strategy.  Does your school use this coat strategy?  Our district does and we now sing it to our kinders every day.  The best part of this video is the catchy Coat Flip Flop song as you do it!  It will be stuck in your head for weeks!

Here is another great video you can share with your friends, co-workers, family, and students.  Have you heard of Kid President? He has many awesome videos that make you think and smile.  This particular one is great to share before the Super Bowl next Sunday.  This video is great to start group discussions and reflect.  I love his little encouragement messages.  If you love this video as much as I do, you definitely need to check out his other videos.  This kid definitely knows how to make you feel good. :)

Stay tuned later this week as I talk more about Chinese New Year and maybe another freebie! In the meanwhile, Laurah at The ESOL Odyssey is having a Chinese & Lunar New Year Linky Party. Go check it out for free and paid products for the upcoming holiday.  Also click {here} for my Year of the Snake freebie I posted a while back.