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Nifty Names: Teaching Young Students How To Write Their Name
24 February 2012 - 5 min Read
Teaching young students how to write their name correctly is an important (but time consuming and occasionally frustrating!!) aspect of Early Childhood Education. When I found out that I was teaching Kindergarten this year I went straight to the oracle (AKA Anita!) and.....
Nervous about name writing? Teaching your students how to write their own name.
30 May 2012 - 5 min Read
Nervous about name writing Teaching your students how to write their own name. Are you nervous about teaching your students how to write their own name correctly Learning to recognise and write their own name is an important skill that we have been focusing on in.....
Teaching Kids to Recognise and Write Their Name Independently
22 February 2013 - 5 min Read
One of the most important skills I hope every child in my class masters before leaving Kindy is to recognise and write their name independently. There are many different activities we have been doing to focus on this during the past two weeks. Here's a little.....
The Writing on the Wall!: Collecting Writing Samples to See the Students’ Progress
27 April 2013 - 5 min Read
  We have just finished term 1 over here in WA and I collected an independent writing sample from my Pre-Primary students. Throughout the term we have been completing our writing journals and doing lots of word work activities during our rotations, so I really.....
Guided Reading Part 1: Getting Started
13 May 2013 - 5 min Read
We have heard from a lot of you that you are hungry for more information about guided reading. What is it How do I plan for it How do I fit it into my already jam packed day What do I need to do to get started While we are by no means the guru's of guided reading we.....
Guided Reading Part 2: Let’s Get Reading! (Almost!)
27 May 2013 - 5 min Read
Welcome back to the second part of our guided reading series. This week we are discussing how to structure a guided reading session. Ok, so you've assessed each student and worked out what their instructional reading level is. In doing the running records you also.....
Guided Reading Part 2: Let’s Get Reading! – Part 2
8 June 2013 - 5 min Read
A long time between posts I know! My school has been going through the ERG process, and that coupled with impending reports has meant my brain has been elsewhere! Sorry! - In fact I just re-read that sentence and saw that I wrote my brian has been elsewhere... It's.....
Guided Reading Part 3 ~ Making it work
23 June 2013 - 5 min Read
So how do you make it all work you may be wondering There is no way my class could work independently. Well believe us - yes they can! If your students aren't used to working in rotations, then you may like to start with just rotational activities (see our next post.....
Guided Reading Part 4 ~ What does everyone else do?
25 June 2013 - 5 min Read
Once you have started guided reading rotations in your classroom the next thing to think about is what will everyone else do while you are reading with 1 group. The most important thing when selecting activities for your rotations is that the students can complete.....
Top 10 Classroom Books to Inspire K2 Students
8 June 2018 - 5 min Read
As you continue to guide and teach young minds, it’s important to have tools on hand to inspire and educate your students. Classroom books are vital for teaching children how to think critically, imitate sounds, recognise sight words and develop an.....