1st Grade Classroom Guidance

September

Listening to Learn

Learning Target: I can demonstrate the Listening Rules.

Why This Lesson Matters: Listening is a fundamental Skill for Learning that helps students focus and pay attention. Learning the Listening Rules helps students to listen to their teacher and improves their ability to listen and pay attention during class discussions.

Activity: Today we read a story about "Howard B. Wigglebottom" and how he learns to listen. We discussed our Listening Rules-eyes are watching, ears are listening, voice is quiet, and body is still. During our lesson we listened to another story of a student who wasn't demonstrating the Listening Rules and our students were able to pick out how he wasn't being a good listener. We ended the lesson on a fun game called "My Turn, Your Turn" where the students had to follow my directions and WAIT for their turn. They did a great job in doing this!!

Application: Have your child show you the four Listening Rules with motions-eyes are watching, ears are listening, voice is quiet, and body is still. Also, don't forget to ask them the three body parts they need for listening-eyes, ears and brain.

ASCA (American School Counseling Association) Standard: PS:A2:7 Student knows that communication involves speaking, listening and nonverbal.