“Where have the holidays gone?”
Although not full-time teaching any more, it’s still exciting for me to hear friends, parents and colleagues ‘talking teaching’ – to hear of their hopes, plans, ideas and concerns for beginning another school year.
In response to requests and encouragement from Early Years teachers, I will re-publish over the next 14 days, my Seven Part ‘Starting School Series’ of blogs for ‘old’ and new teachers of Prep, Year 1 and Year 2, in particular for Early Years teachers in Australia, who are busy preparing for their new school year.
I have revised and enhanced the series; clarifying, simplifying and reorganising each of the seven parts. A scanned photo from my Doctoral Thesis of the physical layout of a previous classroom, has been inserted in Part 1 of the series. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, all the photos have been edited and enlarged for easier viewing.
Here’s what you’ll find in the new Seven Part ‘Starting School Series’…
Part 1: Organising the physical environment
Part 2: Sorting materials and starting the calendar wall
Part 3: Gathering hands-on materials and books
Part 4: Finishing touches – in preparation for the first day
Part 5: Reading and writing on the first day: morning session
Part 6: Reading and writing on the first day: afternoon sessions
Part 7: How many ways did I read today? A child’s perspective
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