Lots of ideas for making discovery bottles for children to make and/or observe.
Saw this post and it reminded me of what the early years (0-2 years) section of the Nursery, have in one of their sensory boxes. Not quite the same, but has given me a few ideas of what kind of sensory bottles to add :D
Some inspirational photos for some Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night / Fireworks poems!!
the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why
Should ever be forgot!”
Credit: Play. Learn. Dream
Taken: Chicago & New York, USA & North Yorkshire, England.
— I’m off to my local Bonfire Night celebrations tomorrow evening, which this year, or so I’ve heard..is being set to Music!! Can’t wait to discuss this with the children on Monday!! Especially as Monday (5th November) is the official day of celebration/remembrance.
Random Fact: The day before the 5th November (4th November) is known as Mischief Night, as this was the day when the Gunpowder Barrels were planted in the Houses of Parliament.
- I’m not sure where this comes from but this night is commonly known in my area and others throughout the country. Guy Fawkes was born and educated not to far from where I reside and I have visited the city where he grew up, the church where he was baptized and the school that he attended (Yes, the School is still open and flourishing to this day). Guy Fawkes also has very strong links to the town where I live, due to his parentage and therefore… we made a big deal about this day!! ENJOY and STAY SAFE!!
A simple matching game to teach children upper- and lower- case letters.
Attacking your Tumblr, other educational Tumblr’s, Tumblr itself and the entire Internet because you need a creative phonics activity for an interview.
Note: UK Phonics system, Phase 2-3 but any ideas welcome!
Parking-Garage Sight Word Study: This is a really fun way to assess sight word retention. Each student gets a parking garage paper. The words inside the parking spots should be different and vary per-child. Each student gets a matchbox car. Say a word on the list of sight words and have students place their car on the correct word. If you are smarter than me, laminate the parking sheets!!! :-)
Boggle!! Great to use in phonics sessions, especially with small groups of children. Rules remain the same (although often I disregard the letters must be adjacent to each other) and the children have a minute to try a find as many words they can.
Just keep an eye on the children trying to turn the dice without you looking!!
Oh, and when the children shake the dice be wary of inappropriate words. Spotted one a bit late once. The sounds were all correct, just the last letter was incorrect. On the school’s opening day. As a group of parents walked in….
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