Tuning into interesting words helps kids listen closely to their reading, and the reading of others. There is now a display available in store to help them build on their vocabulary. I've started us off with the word voracious! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tuning-into-interesting-words-display-2315676
This space pack is now available in store. Full of fun learning for junior, primary school aged kids! The littles love creating planets using play-doh in this exploration through space ⭐️ https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Space-Pack-Exploring-Space-2312752
Morning chit chat has become a favourite daily event for the kids. We use them in the morning during our circle time to help them practice effective speaking and listening skills. They focus on looking people in the eye when speaking and not at the floor, out the window, to the rubbish bin. Along with focusing on their body language and ability to listen to other opinions. These are available in store now. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Morning-Chit-Chat-2430568
The kids are learning a European language and as part of the cultural study component they have decided to buddy up with a pen pal. They are encouraged to apply their growing understanding of the language to the letters they write throughout the year. Today we drafted our first letter which included: 1. Saying hello, their name and description of themselves 2. A bit about their hobbies and interests 3. What they enjoy at school 4. Questions they would like to find out about their pen pal
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What we are loving at the moment - our Writers' notebooks! They are personal and fun and the kids are just loving making them that way. Today we filled up two A4 sides where the kids focused on '50 things that make you, you!'. I loved ending the day reading all their unique responses. https://www.instagram.com/_littlethinkers_/
I challenged the kids to a weekend free of digital technology. Initially they looked at me blankly, then enthusiastically accepted. They only had one condition. That I did it too. So this weekend I'm putting the phone and laptop down and spending it outside soaking up its awesomeness. See you next week! https://www.instagram.com/_littlethinkers_/