Imaginative Role Play is an important part of early childhood development. As children engage in imaginative and dramatic play, they are developing a range of skills including oral language, cooperation and problem solving. Today I’d like to share a really engaging doctor themed imaginative play corner that I set up for my toddler!
Ahh Christmas is just around the corner so my toddler and I have been working on her Santa Letter!
At 2.5 years old, she is just beginning to understand Christmas and all things Santa. It’s a stark contrast to last year where she couldn’t get away from the bearded man in red quick enough! Miss 2.5 obsessed with waving to him each time we pass Santa’s stall in the local shopping centre. But she’s always stumped when asked what she wants him to deliver on Christmas Eve!
If you’re looking for a simple End of Year writing task, you’ve come to the right place!
As the end of the school year quickly approaches, you might be starting to think about how far your Little Learners have come over the year with you as their teacher. You’ve taught your little Preppies how to line up and walk quietly through the school. They’ve learnt how to sit on the carpet and show respectful listening. You’ve taught them how to read and how to count to 20 (and beyond). I’m sure you’ve taught hundreds if not thousands of valuable lessons during their time in your class!
I often hear teachers talking about how they organise the rest of their class while they are doing guided reading with their students. In my classroom, we used the Daily 5 which worked beautifully! I’m going to write about how I introduced each part of the Daily 5 with my Preps so that you can see how it worked in my classroom.
As some of you may know, I taught Prep for two years with my very own class and absolutely loved it! That is until I fell pregnant and my contract wasn’t renewed (is that even allowed?!) so I started some relief work in 2014. I was offered a two week contract in Year 1 at the most beautiful little country school. By the time I had finished the contract, I decided that Year 1 was my new favourite year to teach EVER!