Can you spell your name? 🌈🔤 We have been practicing spelling our names using Chunky Alphabet Beads this week! 🌈🔤 These beads are perfect for name spelling because there is uppercase AND lowercase letters 👍 As we engage in this experience we are learning to spell our names, learning that our names start with an uppercase letter and then follow with lowercase letters, and, developing fine motor skills and hand eye coordination! 👍🌈 Chunky Alphabet Beads and Flower Sorting Tray from @modernteaching 🌈🌈🌈 #learningthroughplay#earlyliteracy#finemotorskills#gifted
Our alphabet beads are something we have been playing with almost everyday lately! 🌈 We use them to spell our names, match up lowercase and uppercase letters, make 'necklaces' and practice our patterning 🌈 Practicing our patterning skills is probably the most favourite way they are being used at the moment - a great reminder that literacy resources can also be used for numeracy experiences! 🌈 Chunky Alphabet Beads from @modernteaching 🌈 #learningthroughplay#earlyliteracy#earlynumeracy#gifted
SIGN IN AREA ✍🏻 Our sign in area is located at the entrance of our classroom so children can sign in each morning after they put their bags away 🎒 Each child has a card where they can either trace or independently write their name ✍🏻📝 This sign in process is a way for children to feel a sense of belonging in the classroom, they are engaging in literacy for a real life purpose, as well as developing their writing skills, pencil grip and learning how to write their names ✍🏻📝 It is OPTIONAL and many of the children are on their way to independently writing their name before they start Prep ✍🏻📝
I was able to get into my new school on Thursday for the first time. It's brand new and there is still lots of work to be done before we open. Here is a photo of my cozy reading corner. Just missing some books! They must be in one of my 25 boxes! 😬
We have been busy making bridges for The Three Billy Goats Gruff this week 🐐🐐🐐 We added these puppets to our block area to use for storytelling and constructing bridges 🐐🍃 My class love reading this book and putting on the different voices - especially the trolls 😂 Three Goats Gruff Story Set from @modernteaching 🐐🍃#learningthroughplay#storytelling#earlyliteracy#gifted
Can you spell your name? 🌈 We love using tactile materials for literacy experiences in our kindergarten classroom as children learn best through hands on activities! 🌈 I love how the uppercase and lowercase bricks are different colours to reinforce that names need to start with a capital letter 🌈 Capital Letters Educational Bricks and Lowercase Letters Educational Bricks from @theplayroomwa 🌈 #learningthroughplay#earlyliteracy#handsonlearning#gifted
Today we said goodbye to our cheeky elf but that wasn't the saddest goodbye of the day. Singing our goodbye song to each other this afternoon for the last time as a class was a bit of a tear jerker!! I've loved this class so much this year and am sad to see them go. 😭😭😭
Our final artworks for the year were these beautiful directed drawings on calendars to give our families for an end of year gift. 🐬💕
“ABC...it’s as easy as 123” 🎵 Lovin’ our new addition to the lift-the-flap series! Such a fun way for kids to learn their letter sounds! (Swipe to see a sneak peek of the inside) #DecemberNewRelease#UsborneLiftTheFlap
This month’s theme over @kidlitpicks book club is Embracing Our Differences. Books 📚are such a wonderful way to learn about and celebrate our differences and encourage inclusive behaviours. Our first pick for this wonderful theme is WHOEVER YOU ARE by Mem Fox 💛. No matter where you're from, no matter how you look or what language you speak, we all love the same, laugh the same, cry the same and feel pain the same. An excellent reminder that smiles and hearts are the same "wherever they are, wherever you are, wherever we are, all over the world". Diversity is what makes this world a beautiful place 🌎❤. Let’s embrace and celebrate our differences 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻. What’s your favourite book that celebrates diversity?
#kidlitpicks_diversity @scholasticinc @scholastic_au
We are working on asking questions BEFORE reading a story, DURING reading a story and AFTER reading a story. Doing this task orally with your child will help them get their mind focused on the story and allow for deeper comprehension as they are listening for the answers to their questions. Swipe through the pictures to see what questions your child had about the story. #emergentcurriculum#earlyliteracy#earlylearning101#readingstrategies#askingquestions
|| ACTS OF KINDNESS || No act of kindness, however small, is EVER wasted!! This year I'm deciding to get Oli involved in spreading kindness ❤️ and understanding that Christmas 🎄 is not just about gifts 🎁 but about family👨👩👦👦, happiness and the spirit of giving without the thought of getting! So I have created 12 "Acts of Kindness Sticks" for Oli to enjoy and explore each day with us before writing his letter to Santa. 🎅 Its amazing how quickly children grow so for me, these acts of kindness sticks are important! It allows Oli to explore the sweet feeling of spontaneous gestures of goodwill towards someone!
I wanted to share with you all this cute print out, so keep your eyes peeled tomorrow as I will be uploading this freebie on my site! 😁
So my favourite elf trick of all has been one given to me by my incredibly creative friend and colleague @elo12e - you get someone to put the @classdojo app on their phone (my sister was our lucky helper) and they give random dojo points out throughout the day and the kids are all "BUT IT'S IMPOSSIBLE!" and "IT'S MAGIC!" 😂👍🌟I obviously knew what was going on and even I got excited by the random pinging especially when I was on the other side of the room! 😂😂😂 #elfontheshelf#elfontheclassroomshelf
There are heaps of details in the illustrations and a hole in the page to allow you to play peepo / peek a boo. The catchy rhymes keep the story moving along and shows a working class family enjoying normal daily routines in post war Britain.
This is a constant in top 10 lists of books for babies.
Peepo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
This is one example when I use the 'tortoise, giraffe and monkey' letter terms (in case if you wonder what am I referring to, yesterday I shared the posters. 😊😊) .
Saying things like:
"Look, the first letter is a giraffe letter. That is the first clue. 😊" .
made him easy to understand and think which word goes to which box. .
Try it! It's fun! 😍