Teaching the children grace and courtesy in the classroom.
Looking away before you begin yawning.
2 1/2 – 3 1/2
Awareness of their body and control of their movements.
Invite 3-4 children to come participate in your lesson. Show each child where exactly to sit. Once the children are seated, you sit so that you can see them all, they all can see you, and yet you are not in front of them.
- Tell the children that sometimes when we are tiered, we yawn.
- Ask if they know what yawning is. If some do not, show them by fake yawning. (Face them without your hand in front of your mouth so they can clearly see you yawn.)
- Tell them that we are all going to practice what we should do when we yawn.
- Ask the children if they are all ready to watch.
- Turn your head to the right a little away from the children.
- Place your right hand about an inch away from your mouth.
- Exaggerate a yawn.
- Once finished with the yawn, close your mouth.
- Remove your right hand from in front of your mouth.
- Turn your head back to face the group.
- Ask the children, “Shall I show you it again?”
- Repeat what to do when you yawn.
- Invite each child to practice what to do when they yawn.
Tell the children that they now know to cover their mouths when they yawn.
Excuse them one at a time, making sure each child has thought of what he would like to de next.