I read this great post about creating an activity to go with books that you read with children. Cassi at the Crafty Crow has created a great guest posting series where she invited people to submit books and a linked craft they have shared with children. I am sad that I missed this and wanted to share my own and invite anyone to share with me their book and activity (craft or other activity) to let me know and I will post it up.
I will create a master list in this post and link up all the books and activities for you all to refer back to.
I will start with a book and activity I recently did with my children at school. I read them Please, Mr Panda and did a drama activity.
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Our topic this term has been imagination. This is a round of the best picture books which link to Imagination, I have read ALL these books with my kinder kids and they loved them!
The children loved looking at Quest and Journey, they could retell the story and not worry about getting it right as there are no words. It really encouraged them to think and imagine what story the pictures are telling.
Not a stick or box really helped them imagine what everyday items could become.
The children gave the story machine a big thumbs up! They love how the letters made pictures.
It might be an apple was a great book and we talked about lots more things that an apple might be.
This book just ate my dog was a funny book that had the kids laughing and wanting to help shake out the lost characters.
We loved reading all these books and they really helped us improve our imaginations.
So I am taking up the three days, three quotes challenge as passed on by Meg from DrMegSorick, who write a great blog about writing and sharing her journey to self-publishing.
The idea is to post between 1-3 quotes a day for three days challenging a new person each day.
So here is day three. We are all constantly a role model and more so those of us who teach. I have children who mimic me and then one day turn around and it’s like a small version of me as they chastise their friend. A little scary!
This quote resonates with me for that reason, Never give up.
Only one quote today as this, I feel, stands alone.
So today’s challenge goes out to the wonderful Lynz at Lynz Real Cooking. She constantly inspires my taste buds with her recipes. She also gives some interesting insights into life in Saudi and some beautiful pictures. Maybe some food based quotes will be coming our way?
I read a lovely blog post over at live 🙂 Life about a book called Please, Mr Panda.
A panda has a tray of Doughnuts to share and goes around asking some creatures if they would like one. A variety of responses are given but only one gets the doughnuts. Continue reading “Please, Mr Panda”→
I have used some of the ideas to create my own resources which I will share with you for free here.
We have made our own Ginger Bread Man Class book using this template. Each child was given a page to write his or her name on and then decorate the gingerbread man. I have stapled the altogether and will put it in the book corner.
We talked about how you could stop the gingerbread man from running away and created this little book showing our techniques. They will keep them in their daily 5 reading bags to practise reading.
I modelled this activity with the class first using this big we made.
I printed these templates out for the children to use while they retell the story to each other.
Each day we share a poem together which the children can take home in their poem books. This is the one (below) for Monday which I loved as it ties in with our weeks theme. Normally I just use a selection of nursery rhymes for the week. I have a class poem book in which I stick a copy of each days poem as well. The children can read it and I will start to invite some children to colour a page in each day and sign it.
For maths, we used the Roll a Gingerbread man game and the children made their Gingerbread men on the sheet from the same website. Which they loved so much I went onto Pinterest to find some more roll a dice activities for them to do.
We have been using some milk bottle tops to practise putting our numbers in order and learning to recognise number patterns to 10.
The role play area is very popular and I will have to remove the little pigs hats so they will act out the other stories instead. However, I’m glad they enjoy it that much.
Some more exciting ideas for a year 0 classroom can be found here
This week, Monday was a public holiday so we had the day off. Then on Friday i had an induction day so my class was split. So not as much learning has gone on as I would have hoped. We were basing it around the little red riding hood story. We have watched a whole range of video’s on You Tube.
We used a variety of activities from this wonderful set by 123 homeschool 4 me. You can download a whole set of worksheets for a range of skills including fine motor skills, ordering and maths.
We have used the cutting practise sheets, story sequencing sheet, size ordering sheet and the continuing a pattern sheet.
I have done a LOT of testing as well this week to get it all done before my reports are due in next week. Hopefully, now that is out of the way we can get on to some really great learning, rather than me setting tasks they can do without my supervision so I can test children.