The students are beginning to take more pride in their learning and documentation books. They have started to share them with one another.
Reporting to Parents using the EYLF
It's nearing the end of term 3 here in Western Australia so our thoughts are turning to updating our portfolios with this term's work. Over the years we have modified our portfolio to make it less time consuming to put together and more informative for parents. We use an A3 plastic sleeve display book to put the children's work in. It has a pocket on the cover so that we can include a page there. We put a picture of the child on the cover. This helps to identify which child the portfolio…
Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities
2nd Annual Early Years Symposium Play-Based Approaches to Literacy and Numeracy Saturday, October 13th, 2012 This past weekend, I participated in a professional learning opportunity entitled "Play-Based Approaches to Literacy and Numeracy." It's hard for me to know where to begin, as I found the entire day to be very insightful... So, I decided to make a "wordle" using my notes: Here a few key points about play-based learning: Charles Pascal would like for "this way of learning (play-based…
How to write child observations, reflect and forward plan.
Writing child observations, reflections and linking everything together doesn't need to be confusing or complicated. Try these simple tips for educators!
Pin 1. This pin depicts the principles, practices and outcomes in the Belonging, Being and Becoming; Early Years Learning Framework. Each of the principles, practices and outcomes support educators in providing quality education in the early childhood sector. Educators are able to use the framework as a guide when planning and programming activities and routines for children.
Working with the Framework Learning Outcomes – Part 1 LINKING - The Empowered Educator
Let’s have a chat about linking the EYLF outcomes and your programming cycle. Because from what I can see the often misunderstood ‘requirement’ to link EYLF outcomes to every activity using numbers or complicated codes is causing educators an awful lot of unnecessary angst at the moment! I have received some really heartfelt messages and emails lately from…
Child Portfolios in Early Years Education - How to make them effective.
Save time and ensure the work you do on child portfolios is an effective method of early years documentation. Ask these questions before 'doing' folios!
Interest Area Posters - Aussie Childcare Network
Interest Area Poster with info on how specific interest area benefits children while they play. It also links the EYLF Learning Outcomes and QIAS principles.
Emergent Literacy Stages Poster
a free poster to display in your writing center explaining the various emergent literacy stages with photo examples. Would also be suitable to use in bulletin board displays showing students progress. ...