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Hellos and Goodbyes

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Hello’s and Goodbyes
Strategies
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Encourage the child's family to bring a comfort item from home, such as a special blanket or stuffed animal.
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Work with the child's family to develop a specific arrival ritual.
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Use Mighty Minutes 03, "Hello Cheer," or Mighty Minutes 29, "Let's Start Our Day," to welcome the child into
the classroom.
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Use Mighty Minutes 40, "Wave Good-Bye," to encourage successful separations and reunions.
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Play soothing music at arrival time.
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Read books with the child about separations and reunions.
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Encourage the child's family to always say good-bye to her before leaving.
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Share Highlights Hello? 19 with the child before leaving. Follow the guidance in Book Conversation Card 19
about reciting the poem "Day and Night."
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Invite the child's family to leave something at the program that clearly belongs to them. Encourage the family to
talk to the child about the plan for the object.
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Use Mighty Minutes 98, "Let's Explore," to give the child something interesting to explore as she arrives in the
morning.
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During the day, find an interesting object (e.g. a leaf from the playground, the child's artwork, etc.) that the child
can share with hers family at pick-up time.
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Ask the child's family what time they will be arriving to pick her up. Shortly before their arrival, talk with the
child about getting ready for hers departure.
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If there is a change in the child's daily schedule, talk with her about any changes and make yourself available to
offer additional support during those times.
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Share Mighty Minutes 86, "Daddy Loves You," with the child's family member at drop-off.
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Use Mighty Minutes 57, "Remember When...," as the child's family members arrive to pick her up. Talk with her
about activities that happened that day.
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When saying good-bye to the child's family members, use Mighty Minutes 40, "Wave Good-Bye," and encourage
the child to wave to hers family member.
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Sing the song on Mighty Minutes 29, "Let's Start Our Day," during the child's morning routines.
Hello’s and Goodbyes
Intentional Teaching Opportunities
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE01 "Actively Listening to Children" throughout the day as you interact
with the child to help her learn to identify hers feelings.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity M03 "Everyday Patterns" to draw the child's attention to your daily
routines and discuss what will come next in your day.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE02 "Let's Try This Instead" when you redirect the child to a more
appropriate activity.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE03 "Good-Byes" to establish a morning routine with the child's family.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity LL11 "Let's Talk" to engage with the child in back and forth interactions
during all routines.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity M13 "What's inside?" as an interesting arrival activity to support the child
as she starts the day.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE07 "Right Where It Belongs" to help the child care for hers environment.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity LL30 "Family Picture Walk" to look at pictures of the child and hers family
on a wall display. Talk with The child about the pictures.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE10 "Hellos and Good-byes" to establish a morning routine with the
child's family.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE11 "Learning a Stop Sign" to help the child learn to be safe by listening
to verbal cues.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE12 "Playful Routines" to encourage the child to actively participate in all
parts of the day.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE14 "Sing the Same Song" to hold the child's interest during daily
routines.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity LL34 "Our Names, Our Things" to help the child learn where hers things
belong in the classroom.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE16 "Baby Faces" during times when the child is expressing strong
emotions. Talk with her about the faces and how each baby is feeling to help her identify hers own emotions.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE17 "Calm-Down Place" to support the child to self soothe when he is
upset during the day.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE18 "Picture Help" to remind the child of how to complete self-care
tasks.
Hello’s and Goodbyes
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity P30 "Flowers in the Garden" to establish a morning routine with the
child's family.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity LL50 "What Do I See?" to support the child in making connections
between language and hers environment.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE19 "Dos and Don'ts Book" to redirect the child to use appropriate
classroom behaviors.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE20 "Conflict Resolution" when you see conflict arise between the child
and another child.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE21 "Big Rule, Little Rule" to remind the child of the expectations of your
classroom community.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE22 "Hello Activities" to establish a morning routine with the child's
family.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity SE23 "Encouragement" to support the child during daily routines.
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Use Intentional Teaching Opportunity LL61 "What's the Problem?" to work with the child to develop solutions
when problems arise.