There’s no doubt about it. Teachers LOOOOOVE Pinterest! During my first years as a teacher, I spent many loooong nights on Pinterest searching for teaching and learning inspo for my class. I remember coming across these amazing Alphabet Drawers and just knew that I needed a set for my own classroom! They are just perfect for storing little figures for each letter of the alphabet which can then be used for sorting and matching activities.
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’m always on the lookout for engaging, hands on ways to learn sight words. One of the favourite activities in my Prep classroom was always sight word fishing!
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!