Do you use the expression"Cris cross apple sauce"?

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  1. mandagap06

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    It means the same thing as indian style. I was subbing in a kindergaten class the beging of the year and the teacher asked every to sit cris cross apple sauce and I said to myself what is that? LOL! I sound old im only 21. Are there any other funny things that they do that you called it something different when you first started teaching or when you were in school? OR is there something new you find funny?
     
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  3. Proud2BATeacher

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    I used it a lot 2 schools ago when I taught in Georgia. All of the teachers used it.
     
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    I say 'pretzel legs'.
     
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    i stick with criss cross apple sauce ....because some students will hear criss cross and immediately know what to do, some kids need time to process the direction, while some will wait til im done talking to do the direction....this gives opportunity to all.

    however sometimes they simply are too talkative ,,,, usually about something i just did with them and as good as that makes me feel as a teacher, quieting them down to discuss what was sooo amazing is a task so i said criss cross pizza sauce, criss cross bean sauce....gets there attention because it isnt what's expected.
     
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    I say "Criss cross applesauce with a spoon (or straw- depending on the kiddos and how they eat their applesauce) in the middle." That means they not only cross their legs, but they also fold their hands together and make a hole in the middle of their palms and set it in their lap.

    They think it's so funny!
     
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    I also use "Pretzel legs"
     
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    I like the spoon bit.
     
  9. mandagap06

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    Maybe I have not seen these expressions since its been over 10yrs since I have been in elem. school. They come up with new stuff every yr or so. I mean I subbed last year in a 4th grade class and they were getting ready to go to computer class and they had a jump drive that they had to bring with them and if they did not they got points off there computer grade. I had my 1st jump drive last semester in my computer class at our community college and im 21 yrs old. I don't think they made or had jump drives when I was in 4th grade. If they did I did not know what they were. This makes me feel old! HAHA!!
     
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    I say criss-cross and the students reply apple sauce. They can only say apple sauce if they are sitting criss cross. They move pretty fast to be sitting right by the time I'm done saying criss-cross because they love to say apple sauce. :)
     
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    I learned the saying when I subbed and we say criss cross applesauce pockets on the floor hands in your lap and say no more for our circle time on the rug
     
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    "bottoms and pretzels" - bottoms on the floor and legs like a pretzel.

    However, I'd go with whatever they understood the most.
     
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    Criss Cross apple sauce for me too.
     
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    Me too ;)
     
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    I say Criss cross applesauce, pockets on the floor. :)
     
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    I started saying saying it back in 1994 when I worked in a kindergarten classroom half a day.
     
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    I say criss cross applesauce hands in your lap : )
     
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    Yep! We say sit Criss Cross Applesauce, and Sit on Your Pockets! :)
     
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    Yes, we say it too. Several years ago "Mother Goose" came to visit & used it. The kids loved it so I keep using it.
     
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    We say criss cross applesauce, spoons in your bowl.
     
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    I say criss cross applesauce eyes on me (or sometimes eyes on teacher if we have a guest teacher in the room)
     
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    we use cris cross applesauce. I think i'll add the spoon bit! if i want their attention i say 1,2,3 eyes on me
     
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    Love the idea about the spoons- thanks!
     
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    I use clap,clap, clap hands in lap.
     
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    I always use cris-cross applesauce, but have also used pretzel legs and clap, clap, hands in your lap...it try to mix it up so we don't all get bored;)
     
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    I hate saying this....but, I cringed every time I heard that last year! I haven't heard it yet this year. And of course, I don't even use that; just tell them to cross their legs as they sit.
     
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    Sorry sandra another cris cross applesauce, but I also let's get in active listening positioning. We also use zip(your lips) and flip(your arms) when walking in line.
     
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    It's ok; :hugs: Obviously, I'm not the "norm". :)
     
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    I'm not a criss cross applesauce person either. We sit in chairs so I'm always repeating "Feet down on the ground".
     
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    I also use sit on your seat not your feet.
     
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    Ooooh, I like this! I also say criss cross applesauce, or I'll say sit properly, or sit on your bottom hands in lap. Whatever I feel like saying at the moment.

    My partner teacher uses a lot of funny little sayings or songs for everything. I'm not too much into that sorta thing. It's hard to remember the words for everything!!!!!
     
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    Not to sound rude, but who eats/drinks applesause using a straw? Just wondered lol!! That's a new one!!
     
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    Criss Cross Applesauce-- Spoons in your bowl. :)
     
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    I wondered the same thing :) I imagined some kid trying to suck applesauce through a straw and it got stuck. :D
     
  35. MissB

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    Haha! I've had plenty of kids who liked to eat (or drink?) applesauce with straws. They would poke them right through the foil on the individual-size containers! Probably they did that with the mini "school" apple juice and OJ containers and figured it would work with applsauce.

    Kindergarteners are so funny!
     
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    That is funny haha!! Kids are funny little people!! I love my job!
     
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    I say: bottoms down on the ground, wrap your legs round and round.

    The kids think it is super silly, and love that I wiggle around like jello when I say round and round.
     

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