Saturday, 10 December 2011

Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes are a great way to introduce children to the joys of reading. As these are often a child's first experience with written language, their first impressions of reading will be built on the relationships they observe. Spending quality time in a positive atmosphere can help our children develop a love of reading early in their lives.

As with any "literature," nursery rhymes introduce children to new vocabulary and expand the world of their understanding (and imagination). Children can learn about places and things they have never seen before. They can also begin to understand different cultures.

Since most nursery rhymes contain several rhyming words, they have the added advantage of helping children make predictions about how each line will end. This also helps children learn to memorize.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Creating Classroom Library

Opening the classroom library at the beginning of the school year.

We need to be selling books to our children! The classroom library should be an interactive part of our classroom.

Some pictures of classroom libraries.

Lesson Plan

Consonants, Colors, and Pictures Gymnastics
The pupils will be able to identify certain consonants (B, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T), produce their sound, identify the color of the said consonant, choose animals and things that start with the said consonants, identify other words starting with the said consonants, practice their spelling and writing skills, and ability to use those words in sentences.
Language Arts

60 Minutes
Students will be able to:
  1. Recognize the cutout consonants (B, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T) from the box and be able to produce their sounds.
  2. Identify the color used in the said consonant.
  3. Choose from the cutout pictures of animals and things that start with the consonant taken from another box.
  4. Name other words that start with the said consonants and should be able to write them properly with the correct spelling.
  5. Use one of these words effectively in a sentence.
1. One small box with the cutout of consonants (B, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T) using colored papers.
2. Chalk board
3. Box containing cutout pictures of animals and things starting with consonants B, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T
4. Small pieces of paper (to write more words)
5. Sticky tack or masking tape
6. Strips of papers (to write sentences)
1. Children will name the consonants they picked from the box and stick them on the board using the sticky tack.
2. Children will produce the sound of the said consonant.
3. Children will identify the color used for the said consonant.
4. Children will choose from cutout pictures of animals and things the one that start with the consonant that was picked from the box and put them on the board under the said consonant using the sticky tack.
5. Children will think of other words that begin with the said consonant.
6. Children will take turns writing the words on the small pieces of paper provided and stick them on the side of the consonant and pictures that are already on the board.
7. Children will write a sentence on the strip of paper provided, using a word that was already identified and stick the said paper strip on the side of the said word. 
Children will be evaluated on the quality of their participation (identifying the consonant picked from the consonant cutouts from the box, produce the sound of the said consonant, and identity the color used for the said consonant cutout), on the neatness of their writing on the pieces of paper, correct spelling, and the accuracy and neatness of their written sentences. 
Home Work Extension
1. Think of words starting with vowels A, E, I, O, and U.
2. Cutout pictures of animals and things that start with the said vowels.
3. Use the enumerated words in a sentence.

Guided Writing

Guided Writing uses effective guided instruction methods to build the strong scaffolding needed for students to learn, master, and enjoy the craft of writing.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Puzzles and Crossword

Puzzles and Crosswords are kids most played and enjoyed activity for time pass. Word search, word arranging, word matching and other puzzles activities make little kids and children mind more sharp, alert and imaginative.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Classroom Decorations

It's always fun to have a decorated classroom no matter which grade you are studying or teaching in. Who likes to study or attend classes in a classroom which doesn't have color and pictures to make it interesting? In every school, it is always encouraged, that a classroom should have charts, pictures, stories, sayings and many other things which are educative as well as decorative. You too can come up with many such classroom decoration ideas for your class, either alone or with a few class friends. To help your creativity boost, there are some great classroom decoration ideas mentioned in the coming up paragraphs so, take a look!