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NPR — In one first-grade classroom, puppets teach children to ‘shake out the yuck’

NPR — In one first-grade classroom, puppets teach children to ‘shake out the yuck’

| November 15, 2022

Teacher Leticia Denoya stands at the front of her classroom, at Natchaug Elementary in Windham, Conn. Her first-graders sit criss-cross applesauce on the reading rug.

“Do you remember last week, we worked with our puppets and we learned a new strategy?”

One little girl raises her hand: “Belly-breathing.”

That’s right, Denoya responds, to help with “heavy” feelings. She asks the students to name a few.

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