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Who Do You See?

This activity adapts a favorite children's book (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., to create a fun "Welcome to Our School" activity. Prepare for the activity by creating a binder to help children get to know the adults at school. First, take a picture of all the adult helpers children will encounter each day at school. Mount a picture onto each page and add that person's name and job. Then write the following rhyme next to each picture.

Little one, little one,
Who do you see?
[Mrs. Brown, the principal,]
Is looking at me.

and so on. Share the binder with children at circle time. Invite them to repeat the reply from each page. Children will love taking part in the rhythm and rhyme and will soon know who everyone is.


Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing poems for young children. She especially enjoys writing rhymes that make children smile. Susan lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy. She has written fun rhymes to fit many themes. Visit her archive of rhymes for early childhood classrooms.

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