Helping your child to write?

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Helping your child to write?"

Transcription

1 Helping your child to write? Writing should be seen as an enjoyable experience, as a fun activity, not as something to be feared or dreaded. In the early stages what children produce often bears little resemblance to standard writing. A child s idea of writing may be a series of lines and squiggles. It may not look like conventional writing to adults, but we must remember that this writing is not mearly scribble, but their attempt at making sense of a very complicated system of recording that we call writing. It is important to recognise that early mark-making is a vital stage in the process of learning to write. Practise holding writing equipment. Some children enjoy the sheer joy of mark making over and over again. They look for ways to imitate adult writing behaviour. Other children are reluctant even to pick up a pencil, so the following activities are to encourage children to write for enjoyment. The writing is not to be judged or marked for technical achievement but to have a go and not be inhibited by having to think about spellings or handwriting. The activities are based on role play settings and designed to draw on their own experiences of life and extend their knowledge of the world. They seek to develop the child s imagination, fine motor skills and their confidence. These activities also give a range of different styles of writing, different purposes for writing and writing to different people. All of these things will contribute to their development in literacy. When writing with young children remember that they should write with a variety of different implements pencils, felt tip pens, wax crayons, chalk, fingers to name but a few. They also need to write on different surfaces e.g. paper, card, sand, chalkboard (not walls, tabletops!)

2 Celebrations Most people celebrate in one way or another and so the idea of celebration means different things to different people. Celebrations can take the form of birthday parties, festivals, weddings, family gatherings, naming ceremonies etc. Writing opportunities Invitation Design an initiation for your celebration. Think about who is being invited and who is doing the inviting. Think about where and when the celebration will take place and why. Remember the party could be about a real or pretend event. You might want to provide envelopes for the invitation to go in for the children to address. Menu What food will be at the event? Is it real e.g. sausages or made up food e.g. slug juice. Design a menu card listing all the various foods you might choose. Think about the layout of the menu. Place setting cards Make place settings for your guests so that everyone knows where to sit. If unable to write names children could make a shape or a mark in a particular colour, then give a corresponding colour/shape badge to the person. Make a card E.g. birthday card, congratulations card, moving house, thank you etc. Write labels for presents Describe the clothes you might wear for this special occasion. Send directions to your guests to let them know how to get to the event.

3 Holidays and visits These activities can be used in respect of a day out, a visit to grandma or a holiday. The concept of going somewhere different and making preparations for a special time away from home is what is important. Brochure Create a brochure for the place you are going to visit. You might want to provide the child with examples from travel agent, postcards. You could also make an imaginary place. Think about where you want to stay e.g. hotel, caravan, and tent. What will you find at your destinations? E.g. seaside, beach, park, caste, farm etc. Travel ticket template Make tickets for your holiday. Think about what sorts of tickets they will be e.g. bus, plane, space rocket, magic carpet etc. fill in where you want to go; times, dates, price and sign it. Luggage label template Fill in the details on your luggage label you don t want it to get lost. Postcard template Send a postcard to someone telling about your wonderful trip. Did you have fun? What was the weather like? What did you see? Extension activities Make travel agents in your own home. Make posters from old magazines, cutting them up and creating a new holiday place. Make a name badge for your travel agents. Make your own passport. As well as developing their knowledge and understanding of the world, the children will realise that they need to write for lots of different reasons and in lots of different places. You can write about real or pretend things. Your child will start to understand that there is a difference between pictures and print, but that both can be used to explain things to you. By talking about things first, children will get their thinking sorted out and will then be able to experiment with writing it down.

4 In the Garden These activities can be carried out whether you have a large garden, a window box or a yogurt pot with cress seeds. Children may be used to seeing adults labelling their seeds, writing what was or will be planted, both where and when. A gardening project is therefore an excellent place to foster early writing skills, as there is a definite reason for recording and labelling, together with the enjoyable practical activities of digging, watering and generally getting messy. The following activities can all be used to promote early mark making skills, classification, diary work, design and layout of print on paper. Labels Create the labels to be placed adjacent to the relevant plant. Running record Keep a running record of the gardens progress. You could model how to write this. You could also let your child make their own marks to represent what they planted. They could also write about anything else they saw in the garden e.g. slugs and snails or what the weather was like. My garden centre catalogue Use catalogues, newspapers, old cards, children can cut out and make their own catalogue with items which could be sold in a garden centre. They could label the items and price them. My garden design Plan and label your imaginary garden. You might use nursery rhymes as your starting point e.g. Mary, Mary quite contrary. You could think about planting real plants or maybe make up yogurt own plants e.g. a hamburger tree, a pizza plant. Mary Mary Mary Mary quite contrary How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids all in a row.

5 Round and round the garden Round and round the garden Like a teddy bear One step, two steps Tickle you under there! Extension Visit a friend s garden, park or a garden centre. Look and talk about the plants, labels, seed packets. Read stories about gardens. Your child will gain an appreciation that writing conveys meaning i.e. there is a purpose for writing. Also that print is everywhere around them.

6 In the Home This is using a familiar setting, showing children how writing is part of their every day life. Writing takes many different forms e.g. helping us to remember things, for fun, helping to be organised etc. Labels Make labels for different objects found in your home. You could write the words out yourself to start with, and then let your child write it themselves. The labels could be blu-tacked on to the object. Don t have more than 10 around at any one time. Memo board Write down a list of the jobs that you need doing, people to see, appointments with the doctor/dentists, what you ve run out of that you need to buy, important dates to remember. Make it as personal to your child as possible. Crossword Writing that is done for fun activities let your child fill in a crossword with letters. Extension Fill in old diaries and calendars. Make pretend shopping lists. Make up recipes real and pretend. Write letters and address envelopes to real and fictious people or characters. Fill in old catalogue forms. Provide notepads, old cards, and envelopes from junk mail. Your child will have gained positive experiences from seeing and using writing in a familiar place. They will have used writing in a range of different way labels, crosswords, list etc. They will have had the chance to use a wide range writing implements and on different layouts. Your child will have had the opportunity to write for different reasons to help them remember something, for fun, for information etc. they will gain confidence in writing and increase their pencil control.

7 Jobs Children have a wide range of knowledge about the concepts of jobs and the worlds of work. These activities are aimed at building on previous knowledge as well as possibly introducing them to new occupations. Children will have an awareness of jobs such as teachers, construction workers (Bob the builder), nurses and doctors, post people(postman pat) fire-fighters (Fireman Sam) We have chosen to highlight one particular job, to give some practical ideas of what you could do. Labels Using old envelopes, address letters to real or imaginary people the school secretary, the queen, miss R Riding Hood, Mr H Dumpty. Make labels for parcels. The parcels could be old boxes and containers which the children could wrap up. This activity helps to develop their fine motor control, which helps with the control of their pencil. Stamps Set up a pretend post office e.g. list of items for sale, stamps, envelopes, cards, TV licence, collection times for letters, make your own stamps for sale. Extension Teacher registers, mark work. Doctor prescriptions, name badges. Hairdressers appointments, lists of what doing to hair, magazines for customers to read. Builder write down jobs, list of things to do the job. Your child will gain knowledge and understanding of the world of work, and how writing is a very big part of it. They will come to see that people write for many different reasons. They will use language and words in a variety of ways and will meet many new words.

8 Shopping Shopping is a familiar activity to most children. Real life experiences can be incorporated into these activities as well as opportunities for pretend play. Use what you have available and what your child is aware of. You don t need to go out and buy specific items. Shopping lists Create a shopping list e.g. for a birthday party, going on a holiday, a celebration meal, buying clothes etc. Signs/labels Make a pretend shop. Create an open and closed sign that can be hung up on a door handle for example, give your shop a name. Produce labels for your produce. You can have any sort of shop shoe, supermarket, jewellers, clothes to name but a few. Templates for cheques Pay for items by writing out a cheque. Extensions Make a list of all the shops you can think of. Design a shopping centre. Design a carrier bag. Go for a walk and discover signs and symbols within your local area. Fill in order forms from old catalogues. Your child will learn that we record things for very practical reasons e.g. the shopping list helps us to remember everything. They will also learn that writing conveys information e.g. the shop is open or closed. They will learn that writing can be about real or pretend experiences.

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY AND NUMERACY BUILDING GOOD PRACTICE MARILYN FLEER AND BRIDIE RABAN

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY AND NUMERACY BUILDING GOOD PRACTICE MARILYN FLEER AND BRIDIE RABAN EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY AND NUMERACY BUILDING GOOD PRACTICE MARILYN FLEER AND BRIDIE RABAN EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY AND NUMERACY CARDS This set of cards has been developed to help you support young children

More information

Activities for Supporting Early Writing Development: Level I

Activities for Supporting Early Writing Development: Level I : Activity One: Making a Writing Box Children who are allowed to experiment with writing during the preschool years will later learn to compose more easily and with greater confidence than children who

More information

Section Nine PROMOTING YOUR PLAYGROUP

Section Nine PROMOTING YOUR PLAYGROUP 109 Section Nine PROMOTING YOUR PLAYGROUP How to Promote Your Playgroup Posters / Pamphlets / Logos National Playgroup Week Shopping Centre Displays Getting Publicity Checklist PROMOTING YOUR PLAYGROUP

More information

101 IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about the Past, Present and Future

101 IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about the Past, Present and Future 101 IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about the Past, Present and Future The most challenging and least likely tasks in the exam are the tasks that are mainly about the future (towards the bottom below), with

More information

Mark-making and early writing

Mark-making and early writing Elementary English Mark-making and early writing Teacher Education through School-based Support in India www.tess-india.edu.in http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ TESS-India (Teacher Education through

More information

There are many ways to help and encourage children through the early stages of learning how to read. How?

There are many ways to help and encourage children through the early stages of learning how to read. How? Helping your child to read There are many ways to help and encourage children through the early stages of learning how to read. How? If you.... Children learn.... read stories to your child and with your

More information

General Description. How to Support Role Play Readers

General Description. How to Support Role Play Readers General Description Role Play Card 1 Role Play readers show an interest in books and the print they see around them. They imitate the things they see adult readers doing such as holding the book carefully,

More information

More than reading and writing

More than reading and writing Parent Easy Guide 52 More than reading and writing Most parents know that reading and writing are very important for children. However, how words help us understand our world and make the most of opportunities

More information

Using artefacts as evidence

Using artefacts as evidence Using artefacts as evidence Junior Infants Second Class Children sort artefacts into groups of OLD and NEW. Children sort artefacts into groups of NEW, OLD and VERY OLD. Children draw an artefact having

More information

101 IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about people, places, actions, things and times

101 IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about people, places, actions, things and times 101 IELTS Speaking Part Two tasks about people, places, actions, things and times Save each section individually A to Z for future work Although it is impossible to predict the most likely topic for an

More information

Contents. A Word About This Guide... 3. Why Is It Important for My Child to Read?... 4. How Will My Child Learn to Read?... 4

Contents. A Word About This Guide... 3. Why Is It Important for My Child to Read?... 4. How Will My Child Learn to Read?... 4 Contents A Word About This Guide............................... 3 Why Is It Important for My Child to Read?................ 4 How Will My Child Learn to Read?....................... 4 How Can I Help My

More information

Helping your child with Reading Working together the possibilities are endless

Helping your child with Reading Working together the possibilities are endless Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School Helping your child with Reading Working together the possibilities are endless In line with the new 2014 English Curriculum 1 Developing a Reading Community At Gorse

More information

A Party for Teddy. A Party for Teddy. The cover

A Party for Teddy. A Party for Teddy. The cover A Party for Teddy The story The two stories in this book are about Teddy. The children read about Teddy in Little Explorers A. Shopping The first story is about Teddy and Mum going to the shop. Mum has

More information

Curriculum Booklet Early Years Foundation Stage Autumn Terms 2014

Curriculum Booklet Early Years Foundation Stage Autumn Terms 2014 Curriculum Booklet Early Years Foundation Stage Autumn Terms 2014 Oliver s Vegetables Starry Night Term 1 Oliver s Vegetables Personal, Social and Emotional Development To support our developing self confidence

More information

Writing. Language and Literacy in the Foundation Stage

Writing. Language and Literacy in the Foundation Stage Acknowledgements The Early Years Literacy Interboard Group wishes to record its thanks to the following schools for their willing co-operation in the production of this resource. Ballysillan Primary, Belfast;

More information

pbsparents.org/catinthehat/

pbsparents.org/catinthehat/ Doing Science with Young Children 1. Science for young children begins with wondering and questioning. Children are invited to express their innate curiosity about the living things, objects and materials,

More information

AR State PIRC/ Center for Effective Parenting

AR State PIRC/ Center for Effective Parenting Helping Young Children Learn to Read What Parents Can Do Reading is one of the basic building blocks for your child s learning and school success. It is a skill on which most other learning is built. Children

More information

Get road maps for older children.

Get road maps for older children. TRAVEL ACTIVITIES Get road maps for older children. Have each child use a highlighter pen to mark your route as you go. See if children can predict the next city that you will pass. Are you going North,

More information

Welcome to the Reading Workshop. Learning, Loving and Laughing Together

Welcome to the Reading Workshop. Learning, Loving and Laughing Together Welcome to the Reading Workshop Aims for the workshop to encourage reading to be a regular and enjoyable activity to explore the best ways to read with your child to try an activity with your child(ren)

More information

What is the EYFS Framework why do we have one?

What is the EYFS Framework why do we have one? *Publication currently subject to redesign Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework Exciting times ahead for you and your child What is the Early Years Foundation Stage? Welcome to the

More information

Girl Scout Journey FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

Girl Scout Journey FAQs Frequently Asked Questions Girl Scout Journey FAQs Frequently Asked Questions 1. How do we pick which Girl Scout Journey to do? 2. How long does it take to complete a Girl Scout Journey? How long is a typical Girl Scout Journey

More information

Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. What is the EYFS Framework why do we have one?

Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. What is the EYFS Framework why do we have one? Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework Exciting times ahead for you and your child What is the Early Years Foundation Stage? Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (), which is

More information

Preparing Your Child for School

Preparing Your Child for School Preparing Your Child for School The Early Years Foundation Stage was developed from the Foundation Stage which was introduced in September 2000 for children aged three, and continues until the end of Foundation

More information

Week 4 Lesson Plan. Pre-K. Our Neighborhood. Macmillan /McGraw-Hill. Extend. the Unit

Week 4 Lesson Plan. Pre-K. Our Neighborhood. Macmillan /McGraw-Hill. Extend. the Unit Lesson Plan Extend Unit the Unit Pre-K Our Neighborhood Alphabet Time.....................2-3 Book Time.........................-5 Retelling Puppets..................6-7 Content Area......................8-9

More information

New Entrant Parent Information Book

New Entrant Parent Information Book New Entrant Parent Information Book Dear Parents / Caregivers Starting school is an exciting time and an important step in your child s life and also your own. We look forward to working with you and your

More information

Station 1. Buzzwords (Online)

Station 1. Buzzwords (Online) Page 1 of 6 Literacy Stations Teaching Activities Title: Class: Duration: The Rainbow Fish Senior Infants 10/15 minutes per activity Overview of activities: A total of 5 station teaching activities and

More information

Talking and Listening. Language and Literacy in the Foundation Stage

Talking and Listening. Language and Literacy in the Foundation Stage Acknowledgements The Early Years Literacy Interboard Group wishes to record its thanks to the following schools for their willing co-operation in the production of this resource. Ballysillan Primary, Belfast;

More information

Inside the Maize Maze by Sharon Holt, photographs by Anthony Russell. Copyright for the text, illustrations and/or photographs

Inside the Maize Maze by Sharon Holt, photographs by Anthony Russell. Copyright for the text, illustrations and/or photographs The New Zealand Curriculum Reading AT SCHOOL SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD S LEARNING AFTER 2 YEARS AT SCHOOL If your child is meeting the Reading Standard after two years at school......they will be reading books

More information

Trial Copy. Guidelines for the Finance Coach TRAINING 3: PLANNING. Recommended for pupils in Years 7 to 9 (German school system)

Trial Copy. Guidelines for the Finance Coach TRAINING 3: PLANNING. Recommended for pupils in Years 7 to 9 (German school system) Guidelines for the Finance Coach TRAINING 3: PLANNING Recommended for pupils in Years 7 to 9 (German school system) Duration: Approx. 2 lessons (90 minutes) E-Mail: info@myfinancecoach.de Training 3: Planning/Guidelines

More information

everyday s a learning day

everyday s a learning day everyday s a learning day Birth to 3 years Health and Wellbeing, Literacy and Numeracy Give your Child a Great Start Every Day s a Learning Day Page 2 c SThis book for parents and carers of children aged

More information

Helpful Hints for the Bride and Groom

Helpful Hints for the Bride and Groom Helpful Hints for the Bride and Groom In the many years that we have been in business, we ve encountered countless happy brides and grooms. Not all of them were calm. This is the most important and special

More information

Jobs by alphabet... 2 Job webs... 3 Twenty questions... 4 Career worm... 5 Self image... 6 Hang on to your dreams... 7 Scavenger hunt...

Jobs by alphabet... 2 Job webs... 3 Twenty questions... 4 Career worm... 5 Self image... 6 Hang on to your dreams... 7 Scavenger hunt... Career starter activities These quick and easy ideas can be used in any classroom to introduce career-related topics. They can be used as stimulus activities at various times in a lesson. The Kiwi Cards

More information

Citizens Advice financial capability

Citizens Advice financial capability Activity: Budgeting case studies This activity is easily adaptable for group or one-to-one sessions. Three case studies are provided, trainers are advised to pick one that suits the client best, based

More information

Craft Activities for Children Simple art ideas for kids of all ages and backgrounds

Craft Activities for Children Simple art ideas for kids of all ages and backgrounds Craft Activities for Children Simple art ideas for kids of all ages and backgrounds 1. Introduction 2. Pasta Crafts 3. Potato Printing 4. Puppet Making 5. Bubble Blowing 6. Collaging 7. Mask Making 1 Introduction

More information

Language Group Activities Primary (4-10 years)

Language Group Activities Primary (4-10 years) Language Group Activities Primary (4-10 years) This NEPS Good Practice Guide was developed by educational psychologists. It is based on current knowledge in this area. It is intended as a guide only. Not

More information

Sample Parent Education Lessons

Sample Parent Education Lessons PART III: PARENT EDUCATION Sample These sample lessons are based on the concepts presented in the Learning to Read and Write Overview on page III 10. Each lesson can be adapted to the educational needs

More information

Here are the top ten Christmas activities 2009

Here are the top ten Christmas activities 2009 Christmas activity file Here are the top ten Christmas activities 2009 1 Christmas trees A game to be played in pairs or threes. Time: approx 10-15 minutes. This game is for students from the A1:2 to B1

More information

English Oral End of Primary Benchmark 2014 Page 1 of 63

English Oral End of Primary Benchmark 2014 Page 1 of 63 TEST 1 Task 1: Task 2: Task 3: Task 4: Warmer Interview: Helping at home Food and drink Free time and entertainment Pets and animals Inverted Interview Visiting an exhibition Thematic Picture At the hospital

More information

EKOLA Junior High School Bilingual Programme Entrance Test (1h15) Sample Paper. Result:

EKOLA Junior High School Bilingual Programme Entrance Test (1h15) Sample Paper. Result: EKOLA Junior High School Bilingual Programme Entrance Test (1h15) Sample Paper Name: Result: Task 1 Which notice says what? For questions 1 5, match the correct letter A H. 1. You do not have to pay extra

More information

Junior Cookie CEO Badge Activity Plan 1

Junior Cookie CEO Badge Activity Plan 1 Junior Cookie CEO Badge Activity Plan 1 Badge Purpose: When girls have earned this badge, they ll know more about how to run all parts of their cookie business. Program Essentials Link: Financial Literacy

More information

VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire

VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire Student Services Study Skills Student Development and Counselling VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire Circle or tick the answer that most represents how you generally behave. (It s best to

More information

Activity Pack The Jolly Postman

Activity Pack The Jolly Postman World-class theatre for children Activity Pack The Jolly Postman Warm up game This exercise needs a clear space! The centre of the room is called home. When the group hear the word home all pupils must

More information

homework and revision

homework and revision Create a space for homework Help your child plan their studying Deal with exam stress Helping your child with homework and revision AT A GLANCE Helping your child with homework and exam revision Take an

More information

Girl Scout Juniors have three Skill-Building Badge Activity Sets available including:

Girl Scout Juniors have three Skill-Building Badge Activity Sets available including: What will you find in the Skill-Building Badge Activity Sets? The Skill-Building Badge Activity Sets offer girls activities to build fun and relevant skills they can use on their leadership journey. Each

More information

Backseat A-B-See A CLEL Silver Bell Award Book for READ

Backseat A-B-See A CLEL Silver Bell Award Book for READ Backseat A-B-See by Maria Van Lieshout ISBN-13: 978-1452106649 Chronicle, 2012 From the backseat, what do you see? Backseat A-B-See showcases a different road sign for each letter of the alphabet as a

More information

Practicing Science Process Skills at Home

Practicing Science Process Skills at Home Practicing Science Process Skills at Home A Handbook for Parents By Debbye Vitti and Angie Torres May 2006 Handbook Objectives After reading this handbook, you will be able to: 1. Name the major science

More information

Pre-Reading and Reading Activities for Preschoolers. Presentation courtesy of WCESC Preschool

Pre-Reading and Reading Activities for Preschoolers. Presentation courtesy of WCESC Preschool Pre-Reading and Reading Activities for Preschoolers Presentation courtesy of WCESC Preschool Read to your child. This is the most powerful thing you can do to prepare your child to become a reader. Read

More information

Inspection report for early years provision. Unique Reference Number 300100 Inspection date 04 April 2006

Inspection report for early years provision. Unique Reference Number 300100 Inspection date 04 April 2006 Inspection report for early years provision Unique Reference Number 300100 Inspection date 04 April 2006 Inspector Jill Lee Type of inspection Type of care Childcare Childminding ABOUT THIS INSPECTION

More information

Strategies for Fostering Emergent Literacy Skills

Strategies for Fostering Emergent Literacy Skills Emergent Literacy through Storytime and Play Strategies for Fostering Emergent Literacy Skills 3955 East Fort Lowell Road, Suite 114, Tucson, AZ 85712 Phone: (520) 721-2334 Fax: (520) 881-0669 www.makewayforbooks.org

More information

Before writing your press release sit down and think about what you want to say and who you want to say it to.

Before writing your press release sit down and think about what you want to say and who you want to say it to. TEACHER'S NOTES ACT NOW CONTENTS KS3/KS4 Press release guide How to be a good interviewee Photo call PRESS RELEASE GUIDE INTRODUCTION Media coverage of a citizenship event you have organised can be very

More information

Main receptive language

Main receptive language Unit 1 Look at me! Key language Focus language fingers nose tummy toes eyes ears one three blue Concept: big/small Recycled language Hello Bye-bye Main receptive language We love you! A kiss for you What

More information

Circle or tick the answer that most represents how you generally behave.

Circle or tick the answer that most represents how you generally behave. VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire Circle or tick the answer that most represents how you generally behave. (It s best to complete the questionnaire before reading the accompanying explanation.)

More information

Parent Education Activities

Parent Education Activities PART III: PARENT EDUCATION Parent education sessions need to be planned and should follow a similar sequence each time. The suggested sequence is listed here and is explained later in this article. Also,

More information

Teddy s Big Day. Teddy s Big Day. The cover

Teddy s Big Day. Teddy s Big Day. The cover Teddy s Big Day The story The two stories in this book are about Teddy. He always makes a mess and today is no exception! Teddy at school It is Teddy s first day at school. He has lots of things in his

More information

Previous Letterland at Tweetsie Railroad Motivation and reward Letterland at Tweetsie Curriculum Guides

Previous Letterland at Tweetsie Railroad Motivation and reward Letterland at Tweetsie Curriculum Guides Previous Letterland at Tweetsie Railroad Each May since 2007, children from all over North Carolina (and Texas and Georgia) have come to Letterland at Tweetsie Railroad, where we have transformed our theme

More information

Lesson Plans K-3. Bullying Response Lesson Plan Grades K-3

Lesson Plans K-3. Bullying Response Lesson Plan Grades K-3 Lesson Plans K-3 Bullying Response Lesson Plan Grades K-3 Estimated Time of Completion: Two to three classroom periods, or stretched out throughout the school year. Each activity will take between 15-30

More information

Getting School Ready in Iowa

Getting School Ready in Iowa Getting School Ready in Iowa I want to be ready for kindergarten. How can the kindergarten be ready for me? A guide for families and early care, health, and education providers caring for children who

More information

Reading. To meet the standard your child will be learning to: If your child is meeting the Reading Standard by the end of Year 4 AT SCHOOL

Reading. To meet the standard your child will be learning to: If your child is meeting the Reading Standard by the end of Year 4 AT SCHOOL Reading If your child is meeting the Reading Standard by the end of Year...they will be reading at curriculum level 2. They will be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction stories to support their

More information

Project Based Learning First Grade: Science- Plants and Animals By: Nikki DiGiacomo

Project Based Learning First Grade: Science- Plants and Animals By: Nikki DiGiacomo Project Based Learning First Grade: Science- Plants and Animals By: Nikki DiGiacomo How do plants and animals live? Essential Question Sub Questions What are plants? What are animals? What are the basic

More information

Event Kit An event planning guide for Playgroups and community organisations

Event Kit An event planning guide for Playgroups and community organisations Event Kit An event planning guide for Playgroups and community organisations National Playgroup Week Serious fun! Discover Playgroup 25 March 1 April 2012 National Playgroup Week is an annual celebration

More information

Children s participation: the Child-to-Child learning process

Children s participation: the Child-to-Child learning process P A R T Children s participation: the Child-to-Child learning process 1. INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVITY TOPICS Being inclusive of all children The activities in this section are intended to include all children

More information

Singing and Motions. one year old

Singing and Motions. one year old Singing and Motions inging simple songs to and with your child can help her learn and remember words. Pick a simple child s song and sing it to your child throughout the day and week. Sing it slowly and

More information

Co-authored by: Michelle Frechette Ames, MBA. Marketing Diva www.marketedbymichelle.com

Co-authored by: Michelle Frechette Ames, MBA. Marketing Diva www.marketedbymichelle.com Michelle Frechette Ames & Christine Baker Marriage Co-authored by: Michelle Frechette Ames, MBA Marketing Diva www.marketedbymichelle.com Christine Baker Marriage, LMT Business Mentor for Bodyworkers and

More information

The Writing Process: Planning an Imaginative Recount. Reviewing the Text Type

The Writing Process: Planning an Imaginative Recount. Reviewing the Text Type Fiction Imaginative Fiction The Writing Process: Poster Kit #2, Part 1 Modeled Writing / Shared Writing Teaching Focuses Understand the specific purpose and structure of a imaginative recount Discuss the

More information

CREATIVE S SKETCHBOOK

CREATIVE S SKETCHBOOK Session Plan for Creative Directors CREATIVE S SKETCHBOOK THIS SKETCHBOOK BELONGS TO: @OfficialSYP 1 WELCOME YOUNG CREATIVE If you re reading this, it means you ve accepted the We-CTV challenge and are

More information

Cookie University for Brownies: Learning Has Never Been So Tasty

Cookie University for Brownies: Learning Has Never Been So Tasty Cookie University for Brownies: Learning Has Never Been So Tasty Dear Girl Scout Volunteers, As you may know, the Girl Scout Cookie Sale is the largest girl-led Business & Entrepreneurship program in the

More information

The fostering information pack

The fostering information pack The fostering information pack Welcome to Dudley Council s fostering service Dudley Council s fostering service, meeting children s needs through high quality care. Our fostering service plays an essential

More information

Barter vs. Money. Grade One. Overview. Prerequisite Skills. Lesson Objectives. Materials List

Barter vs. Money. Grade One. Overview. Prerequisite Skills. Lesson Objectives. Materials List Grade One Barter vs. Money Overview Students share the book Sheep in a Shop, by Nancy Shaw, to learn about choice, making decisions, trade, and the barter system. They complete worksheets on comparing

More information

Foster carers teenage children

Foster carers teenage children Foster carers teenage children My family are fostering what do I need to know? Why do I need this booklet? This booklet is for you. The family placement social worker who is working with your family will

More information

Supporting your child's number development

Supporting your child's number development THE YEAR 2 DIAGNOSTIC NET Supporting your child's number development Number Learning About Number some notes for parents Number is a fundamental area of the primary mathematics program and a major focus

More information

101 IELTS Speaking Part Two Topic cards about sports, hobbies and free time A- Z

101 IELTS Speaking Part Two Topic cards about sports, hobbies and free time A- Z 101 IELTS Speaking Part Two Topic cards about sports, hobbies and free time A- Z As the topics of sports, hobbies and free time are easy ones that tie in with IELTS Speaking Part One and students like

More information

Letters and Sounds, Phase 1, Aspect 2 General Sound Discrimination Instrumental Sounds Tuning into Sounds

Letters and Sounds, Phase 1, Aspect 2 General Sound Discrimination Instrumental Sounds Tuning into Sounds Tuning into Sounds Main Purpose: To experience and develop awareness of sounds made with instruments and noise makers. Organise an area so that the children sit facing a screen. Ensure there one set of

More information

Ice-breaker and Team-building Activities

Ice-breaker and Team-building Activities Ice-breaker and Team-building Activities Professional Development is offered at the cluster level, school level, local government level, state level and national level. Educators come together to discover

More information

Junior Business Owner Badge Activity Plan 1

Junior Business Owner Badge Activity Plan 1 Junior Business Owner Badge Activity Plan 1 Badge Purpose: When girls have earned this badge, they ll know the basic steps to plan and create a new business. Program Essentials Link: Financial Literacy

More information

Junior Soldiers. Unit 4 : Lesson 8

Junior Soldiers. Unit 4 : Lesson 8 Junior Soldiers Unit 4 : Lesson 8 One body: many parts! PURPOSE : For children to explore and understand that even though those who follow Jesus are all different in some way, God loves each of us and

More information

ABBOTT PRESS MARKETING GUIDE

ABBOTT PRESS MARKETING GUIDE ST ND OUT ABBOTT PRESS MARKETING GUIDE From Digital Spaces to Bookcases It started as a document in your computer and finally it became a published book. Its journey isn t over. With the right kind of

More information

Making spelling fun! Ravenstone

Making spelling fun! Ravenstone Ways for you and your children to enjoy spelling together and so help improve your children s spelling skills. The English language is spoken by people all over the world but it s not an easy language

More information

USING SAMPLE PROMPTS WRITING

USING SAMPLE PROMPTS WRITING USING SAMPLE PROMPTS WRITING In addition to developing topics to assign students and encouraging students to develop their own topics, teachers may assign topics from the sample prompts listed on the following

More information

Handwriting What is Continuous Cursive Handwriting? What are the benefits of Continuous Cursive Handwriting? Helping left-handed children to write

Handwriting What is Continuous Cursive Handwriting? What are the benefits of Continuous Cursive Handwriting? Helping left-handed children to write Handwriting We have adopted a Continuous Cursive Handwriting scheme throughout the school. This scheme has been realistically adopted in order to benefit children in the areas of both spelling and writing.

More information

SECTION A. Question 1 (20 marks) A down C across. B into D for. 1. We had an... day at the seaside. A enjoyed C enjoying. B enjoyable D enjoys

SECTION A. Question 1 (20 marks) A down C across. B into D for. 1. We had an... day at the seaside. A enjoyed C enjoying. B enjoyable D enjoys PE 2006 ENGLISH SETION Marks Question 1 (20 marks) For each item, circle the letter which shows the correct answer. Example: Malini is looking... the book she lost. down across into for 1. We had an...

More information

L2LPs Teacher Assessment Checklists

L2LPs Teacher Assessment Checklists L2LPs Teacher Assessment Checklists Being able to set goals for learning Set learning goals, e.g. by the end of this week I will finish my book Create a learning plan which includes the necessary steps

More information

A World of Girls uses stories to help girls find clues about how they can create positive change in the world change that affects girls.

A World of Girls uses stories to help girls find clues about how they can create positive change in the world change that affects girls. The First 8 Meetings A World of Girls uses stories to help girls find clues about how they can create positive change in the world change that affects girls. What You Need: Amuse girl book: Each girl needs

More information

Junior Social Butterfly Badge Activity Plan 1

Junior Social Butterfly Badge Activity Plan 1 Junior Social Butterfly Badge Activity Plan 1 Badge Purpose: When girls have earned this badge, they ll know how to act at many types of events, from picnics to weddings and parties. Program Essentials

More information

Putting on an exhibition about your research

Putting on an exhibition about your research Real Life Methods Part of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Toolkit #02 Putting on an exhibition about your research Hazel Burke, Real Life Methods, University of Manchester July 2008 About

More information

Submission from Border Counties Childcare Network

Submission from Border Counties Childcare Network Submission from Border Counties Childcare Network Early Literacy and Numeracy recommendations- Implementation plan of Aistear with resources for ECCE. Emergent Literacy and Numeracy should be under the

More information

All Saints (or All Hallows) Celebration

All Saints (or All Hallows) Celebration All Saints (or All Hallows) Celebration Bible base: Mark 10:46 52 Aim: To present an alternative focus to the Hallowe en events that dominate this time of year. Note to leaders Our focus this week will

More information

Junior Soldiers. Jesus = truly human! Consider & Prepare. Unit 3 : Lesson 3

Junior Soldiers. Jesus = truly human! Consider & Prepare. Unit 3 : Lesson 3 Junior Soldiers Unit 3 : Lesson 3 Jesus = truly human! PURPOSE : For children to explore and begin to understand that Jesus was both truly human and truly divine at the same time. The purpose for this

More information

Running a STAR English conversation class

Running a STAR English conversation class Running a STAR English conversation class A guide for STAR volunteers who are leading English conversation classes. The pack contains: 1. Tips and advice for running a class 2. Ideas for classroom activities

More information

Make maths fun!! Give your child lots of praise and encouragement!

Make maths fun!! Give your child lots of praise and encouragement! Make maths fun!! Give your child lots of praise and encouragement! Talk to your child about how you work things out. CALCULATION The maths work your child is doing at school may look very different to

More information

The Winchester School Family Learning Newsletter (FS 2) March 2015

The Winchester School Family Learning Newsletter (FS 2) March 2015 The Winchester School Family Learning Newsletter (FS 2) March 2015 Area of learning Focus Home activities/how can you help your child at home Useful website Prime Area Personal, Social and Emotional Development

More information

Be the Sentence Literacy Skills / Concept of Word

Be the Sentence Literacy Skills / Concept of Word Be the Sentence 1. Large index cards 1. Create a short sentence, such as Today is Monday. 2. Write each word from the sentence on a large index card. K.5, 1.5 3. Give index cards to children and provide

More information

Functional Skills English Assessment Reading Level 2

Functional Skills English Assessment Reading Level 2 Learner name Learner registration number Learner signature Centre Assessment date Functional Skills English Assessment Reading Level 2 NOCN USE ONLY Question Mark 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Instructions

More information

Checklist. You can use this free printable 12 month wedding checklist as a general guideline to plan your Wedding.

Checklist. You can use this free printable 12 month wedding checklist as a general guideline to plan your Wedding. Wedding Planning Checklist You can use this free printable 12 month wedding checklist as a general guideline to plan your Wedding. Every wedding is different, so please go through this checklist and add

More information

A GIRL SCOUT YEAR. If the answer is YES, we want to do all the activities an earn the A Girl Scout Year patch, put the date you decided here:

A GIRL SCOUT YEAR. If the answer is YES, we want to do all the activities an earn the A Girl Scout Year patch, put the date you decided here: A GIRL SCOUT YEAR Dear Girl Scouts, Are you ready for a year of fun, friendship and adventure? Do you want to learn how to do new things and be a leader in your community? Then let s get started! Every

More information

My Mum is a Marie Curie Nurse

My Mum is a Marie Curie Nurse My Mum is a Marie Curie Nurse EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (UP TO 5 YEARS OLD) To care means to look after. Some of the most important people who work for Marie Curie are the nurses. Nadine is a Marie

More information

WORDS THEIR WAY. Thursday- FREE CHOICE: See the attached page with Free Choice options and assist your child in completing this activity.

WORDS THEIR WAY. Thursday- FREE CHOICE: See the attached page with Free Choice options and assist your child in completing this activity. WORDS THEIR WAY Dear Parents, Your child will be bringing home a collection of spelling words weekly that have been introduced in class. Each night of the week, your child is expected to do a different

More information

Literacy across learning Principles and practice

Literacy across learning Principles and practice Literacy across learning Principles and practice Language and literacy are of personal, social and economic importance. Our ability to use language lies at the centre of the development and expression

More information

The Fruit of the Spirit is Love

The Fruit of the Spirit is Love The Fruit of the Spirit is Love Pre-Session Warm Up (Galatians 5:22-23) Today we are going to learn more about the fruit of the Spirit called, Love. What do you think of when you hear the word love? A

More information

Kindergarten Newsletter

Kindergarten Newsletter Kindergarten Newsletter September 2015 From the desk of: Mrs. Bomann Welcome to Kindergarten at Classical School! Welcome to Classical and to the 2015-2016 school year. My name is Mrs. Bomann and I will

More information

SAY IT BETTER IN ENGLISH

SAY IT BETTER IN ENGLISH PHRASE GUIDE FOR THE BOOK SAY IT BETTER IN ENGLISH Useful Phrases for Work & Everyday Life Directions for use: This guide contains all the phrases included in the book Say it Better in English. If you

More information