TEACHER TIP THURSDAY
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I told my students they could write tips for first year to fiftieth year teachers and the results DID NOT disappoint! ✨
Our lists included write with colored markers to help kids see steps of a math problem easily, make sure if someone’s in trouble you tell them privately, stay organized, and try to get a @dunkin put into your school! My iced tea obsession and I are totally on board! ✨
We all came together and made this SHAPE family today. We talked about all the different parts of the body we needed , they chose the shapes and colors for me to trace and use, but the best part was when we named them. Introducing, Harvey, Melvie, and Violet😂 Still absolutely loving our Picasso Tiles!! It was a spur of the moment quiet-ish activity that even the littles could join in on. After we were done, everyone went to town colouring! #goldendaysdayhome#learningcolors#picassotiles#learningshapes#preschoolactivities#makelearningfun#inhomedaycare
I’ve always loved making these ⛄️ with my kids.😍 Cut some long strips of blue butcher paper and let the kids make tall snowmen using sponges or cotton balls. We let them dry while we are at lunch and then add the numbers. Some have 8 circles and some have 20! They are really cute in the hall and so simple. Here’s a little tip- have them draw a 🎩 and face on the top one and then start from the bottom. If not, you will definitely have some who forget to leave a circle for the face. It’s such a fun way to practice number order and formation! ❄️⛄️❄️
A little after school scavenger hunt.... Do you have any tips or tricks to getting your kids to read and learn site words? I'd love hear!
I used to give minutes of tablet time for how many site words they got right...but I really hate the tablet so I tried this. They had a kinder egg waiting at end but they loved the hunt!
Pretend play builds skills in many developmental areas. It allows children to experiment with social and emotional roles of life and provides the opportunity to teach them social skills. It often encourages them to experiment with new words and phrases to imitate what they’ve seen in real life situations. It also helps children become better problem solvers. You can encourage pretend play with objects around the house-boxes, old shoes/clothes/hats, restaurant take out menus, dishes, utensils, stuffed animals... #makelearningfun#startearlygrowstronger#aheadstartsc#pretendplay#growingup#earlyintervention#playtolearn
We are working on one-to-one correspondence today. They say this can take months to a year to understand so if you are working on it too be patient.
What are you working on today with your toddler? What have you found useful when teaching one-to-one correspondence?
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What’s your go-to way to teach shoe tying? I find that with most of my kids this is the easiest way. While the teaching of the last few steps is challenging, I find it easier in terms of motor skills for most kids than the two bunny ears method, and more functional and typical as they get older. My terminology is:
1️⃣ cross them
2️⃣ push it under
3️⃣ pull tight
4️⃣ make a bunny ear
5️⃣ wrap it around
6️⃣ push it through
7️⃣ pinch two bunny ears and pull tight
I prefer to work on the steps separately with other tools such as pipe cleaners, shoe laces on a tying board, wiki stix, etc. In terms of teaching the steps together I find with most kids doing backwards chaining is the most rewarding. So I do all but the last step, then as they master that, all but the last two steps, etc. That way they are successfully completing the shoe tying every trial!
Side note - do a lot of you find that parents often want us to teach shoe tying yet they don’t own shoes with laces?!? #peds#pedsot#makelearningfun#learningthroughplay#occupationaltherapist#occupationaltherapy#pediatricoccupationaltherapist#pediatrics#shoetying
The excitement of starting a new IPC topic! Year 3 and 4 lined up outside their classroom to find a warning sign showing an ancient Egyptian curse. Inside, there was a tomb to be uncovered. Our budding adventurers loved exploring the tomb to find treasure! #makelearningfun
MORE HALF-TERM FUN – Beastie Day – 21 February. 🐜
Bug hunting in the orchards, Bug Roadshow's bug man introducing his insects and bug crafts in the learning lab! 🕷
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Forget the brushes, the girls went with the full sensory experience and did some finger painting. As soon as mess is involved, my little ones are instantly hooked.
Did you know there are so many developmental advantages to making mess and painting with fingers? Think about all those benefits if you are thinking this is crazy 😉
88 91010:48 AM Oct 24, 2018
In honor of flower week on @get.creative.with here’s a #tbt to the time when Little C and I made these gorgeous giant sunflowers. 🌻
We made the stems by squirting various shades of green paint on a poster board, then scraping the paint across our canvas with old credit cards.
For the flowers, we started off by cutting circles and petal shapes out of a thick card stock paper. Then we painted two separate pieces of bubble wrap with yellows, golds, and browns and pressed the flower shapes on top. I can’t get over how pretty these flowers turned out.
We are getting ready to hang these back up in our art window this year, along with our leaves from a few days ago to create a beautiful autumn scene. 🍁🌻😍 Scroll through for pictures and videos of 2.5 year old Little C in action. She was so cute!
To see more of our flower projects check out #cll_flowers and feel free to add our hashtag to your flower projects too! We are always looking for more fun flower ideas! 😍 🌸
58 6732:09 PM Sep 27, 2018
Thank you so much @cathwilliams05 for this quote... it is such a timely reminder. I learn so much from you all, and my teaching practice has improved so much as a result. Let’s continue to encourage and inspire one another 💪🏼 #teacherssupportteachers
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I love this quote to remind me that our job as parents is to share our calm, not join in their chaos. I count to 10, reconnect with my boy, and try and bring him some new experiences to help him grow, play and have fun ❤️
What’s your favourite quote to keep you going?
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One of the most used open ended toys in our playroom would be our magnetic tiles 🤩 We recently received these Australian branded tiles from @jccreativetoys and the little ones have been busily creating and building #magnetictiles
These are called Playmagers and are compatible with the other brand tiles. I was super keen to try them being a local Australian brand and they haven’t disappointed so far 😊 They make a lovely sun catcher against windows and if you are lucky you can catch the colour reflection on the floor 😍 #whatcanyoucreate
If you would like to try the Playmagers I have a $10 off code for the 60 & 100pc sets from @jccreativetoys. Just enter the code: LEARNINGATHEART at checkout to claim the discount 💕 #whodoesntloveadiscount I’ve put a story highlight called DISCOUNT, so you can easily swipe up and find the store.
Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? #christmascountdown2018
31 61410:14 AM Nov 8, 2018
The weather sure has warmed up (expected temp tomorrow is 35 degrees 🔥) so it was the perfect day to whip out these amazing frozen pom-pom ice cubes. To make these, you simply need to place pom-poms into ice cube trays, fill with water and freeze. #easypeasy
My little ones were busting to get their hands in and start playing. Once they did, the fun and learning began. I set up the coloured cups for optional colour sorting as well as some scoops. Scooping and pouring is a lovely hand eye coordination activity and helps develop wrist control (important for self feeding and dressing tasks amongst other things). #developingthewholechild
👀Check out the video at the end (swipe across 👉🏻) Would this be your little one too?
This idea is from Lycie @the_paige_diaries who has just released her very first and very amazing ebook called “Simple Sensory Play!” (Swipe across) A resource packed with 30 sensory play activities that use just FIVE sensory play bases: rainbow rice, oobleck, water/ice, pom poms and playdough. It includes all the recipes and a list of the suggested materials so you are ready to dive into the world of sensory play. #timetotry
If you are ready to try some wonderful sensory play, this is the perfect place to start. Plenty of ideas for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and beyond. Added bonus...sensory play is often a fabulous sibling inclusive activity so no need to think of separate ideas #mumwin
For a link to find out more, head to my stories or over to @the_paige_diaries ❤️ #tpd_sensoryplaybook
P.S if you are reading this from the Northern Hemisphere and thinking it’s too cold for pom pom ice...click save so when your weather heats up you’ll know just what to do 😉 #beingprepared