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    Term 4, Week 6

    November 1st, 2010

    Level 1

    In the classroom this week: Continue with the assessments started last week. 

    If you have an interactive whiteboard in your classroom then you can enjoy this online talking story about bugs – it ties in nicely with this week’s theme story about “Goggas”: BUG BUZZ

    In the computer lab this week:

    Talking Story – Level 1 Advanced, “Goggas” continued.

    Level 2

    In the classroom this week: Continue with the assessments started last week. 

    If you have an interactive whiteboard in your classroom then here is a super online talking story in keeping with this week’s theme of maps:
    THE TREASURE MAP

    In the computer lab this week:

    Talking Story – Level 2 Advanced, “Maps” continued.

    Level 3

    In the classroom this week: Activity 2 of this week’s Talking Story focuses on alphabetical order.  This is an important concept for children to learn.  Here are more activities you can use to re-inforce this:
    INTERACTIVE ABC ORDER – easy
    WHAT’S THE MISSING LETTER? - a bit harder
    DRAG AND DROP WORD ORDER – good for use on an interactive whiteboard
    WORKSHEET 1
    WORKSHEET 2
    WORKSHEET 3 - difficult

    In the computer lab this week: 

    Talking Story – Level 3 Advanced, “The flood” continued.


    Football World Cup 2010 Resources #4

    May 26th, 2010

     How many of these African countries are taking part in the World Cup?

    How many African countries can you name?

    Test your knowledge with this wordsearch!
    African Countries Wordsearch


    Term 2, Week 6

    May 16th, 2010

    Level 1

    In the classroom this week: Re-assess alphabet sounds for every child.  Use the same Alphabet Assessment Sheet that you used before – just add a new date and remember to assess ALL the sounds, even the ones that were recognised last time.  Sometimes children forget!  Send home a copy of the assessment.  It’s important that you and the parents know which children have not yet mastered the alphabet.  NO CHILD WILL MAKE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN READING UNTIL THEY HAVE LEARNT TO SOUND OUT EVERY LETTER OF THE ALPHABET.

    Here’s an excellent PowerPoint presentation you can use to revise initial sounds using your interactive whiteboard:
    Initial Sounds

    This week’s Talking Story focuses on all the things that one small child is learning to do.  You can make your own I am special book in class.  Click on the link to download the lovely photocopiable sheets. 

    In the computer lab this week:


    Talking Story – Level 1 Core, “I can jump”

    This story is about things we can do.  One of the activities is about rhyming words.  You can teach more about rhyming words using this animated poem about a king who loved to have butter for his bread.  It is written by A A Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh.  I think you and your class will find it very funny!
    The King’s Breakfast

    Level 2

    In the classroom this week: This week’s Talking Story is about animals and where they live.  One of the activities helps children to recognise rhyming words.  Why not take this further by playing this beautiful video of that famous animal poem, The Owl and the Pussycat.  This works particularly well on an interactive whiteboard.

    Here is a worksheet you can use:
    Animal Homes
    Here is a printable book:
    Animal Moms and Babies

    In the computer lab this week:


    Talking Story – Level 2 Beginner, “Can fish live in the desert?”

    Level 3

    In the classroom this week: This week’s Talking Story is about a country hen who takes a trip to the city.  Here is another animated story about the same theme.  It is particularly suited for using on an interactive whiteboard:
    Country mouse and city mouse
    Follow-up worksheet comparing and contrasting country and city life

    In the computer lab this week: 


    Talking Story – Level 3 Core, “Helga goes to the city”

    Helga goes on a big adventure when she takes a trip to the city.  Here’s another story on a similar theme:
    Teddy’s Adventure
    Use it as an extension activity in the computer lab or play it on your interactive whiteboard at story time.


    Football World Cup 2010 resources#1

    May 4th, 2010

    I promised you some World Cup 2010 resources to use in your classroom.  Here they come!  Keep watching the blog for more.

    Here’s a project that is suitable for Intermediate and Senior Phase children.  There are fifteen pages of worksheets, tasks, all the participating countries’ flags and lots more…

    This is a brilliant resource.  Share it in your school.  The file size is quite large to download (2MB) so download it just once and save it (Common on K for Khanya schools).  Enjoy!

    World Cup Project

    This resource comes to you from www.sunderlandschools.org