Guest teacher author, Aoife, has shared some tips to help make the start of the new school year go well. Here are three of her ideas.
Implementing teacher-led, small group work, such as guided reading, can be a challenge in a busy classroom. It can be useful to develop an array of related activities around chosen texts that other students can partake in without having to be closely monitored.
Making a solar still is a great summer activity to help learners understand the science of the water cycle. You can harness the power of sunlight to purify water using some easy to find items and some kitchen ingredients.
Butterfly feeders are a fun way to introduce young learners to the importance of flowers and insects in Earth’s ecosystem. This video features four different, but simple, designs to suit different ages and abilities.
Exploring animation and stop motion is hugely engaging for children. How about a quick activity that you could use to introduce a bigger movie making project or just to provide a fun practical task?
Some ideas are just too nice not to share! The children at Mandy's school enjoyed a neat activity for World Book Day that could be adapted to work anytime of the school year or for different topics. They turned their classroom doors into book covers!