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- 4th May: The Importance of Playing
- 11th May: Talking and Listening
- 18th May: Caring
- 25th May: Caring (Continued)
- 1st June
- 8th June
- 15th June
- 22nd June – Reading and Telling Stories to Our Children
- 30th June – Literacy and Language Development
- 10th August
- 17th August: PPY Maths
- 24th August: PPY Science
- PPY Social Studies
- PPY Sensory Motor and Health
- PPY Social and Emotional Skills
- PPY Maths: Addition and Subtraction
- PPY 6 Dispositions
- PPY Sample Day
25th May: Caring (Continued)
This is the fourth session of the Student Learning Continuity Program for ECE/PPY.
Theme: Caring (continued from last time)
Presenters: Sama, Nester, Sambe and Emily
Introduction and Recap
Our Value Theme is caring. What does caring mean?
It means looking after ourselves and others.
So how do we look after ourselves? Here are some things we learnt last time:
- First we look after ourselves through proper hand washing with clean water, soap and dry up the hands with clean clothes.
- We always cover our mouths with a tissue, an elbow or a clean piece of cloth when we sneeze or cough.
- We brush our teeth properly, three times a day.
- We spit in the right places such a rubbish bin or cover it in the ground or sand.
- We eat a balanced meal.
- We keep our homes clean and tidy at all times.
Caring is important and children need to take care of themselves during this time while playing or helping parents to do house cores or work.
Poem – Two Little Dicky Birds
Two little dicky birds sitting on a deck
One name Diana, one name Don
Fly away Diana, fly away Don
Come back Diana come back Don. 2 x
Story: The Dog Who Tricked the Pig
1.Name the two animals in the story?
2. Who was left in the hole?
3. Which animal care for the other animal?
Activity: list of words.
Introduce the letter ‘D’ sound. D D D
Ask the read children to read the D sound.
Now listen to one poem called Two Little Dicky Birds. We take the D letter of Dog and learn the sound because he did something good and CARED for his friend.
Clap once if you hear words that begin with different letter at the beginning, clap twice for words that begins with letter “d” at the beginning.
pet cat man dog dig
top duck sat dot mug
dip has to at doll
fat pig hot dress gap
do dad pig did day
Information for Parents:
Topic: Everyday Activities (routines) Count as learning opportunities
- Children attending the formal school activities is important, but there are plenty of everyday activities that count as learning too.
- The Environment is our children’s classroom. Learning is everywhere and can happen anywhere. For these early years learners, the time is right.
Whether children are with teachers at school or at home, for this age group (3 – 6) we wish to share this topic with you.
- The reality is that it is hard and challenging for our children to attend formal class as before.
- A child spending 1-2 hours a day on schoolwork is not just learning for 12 hours a day
- Children learn through play. They learn through talking with their families. They learn through cooking with their mother. And they learn through simply staying safe and alive through a global pandemic.
- We’re learning differently these days, and that’s okay – e.g. Radio, TV, Send Print by MEHRD
- As parents and Teachers, we need to honour all the other ways Children learn.
Rethink Family Routines: Opportunities for Learning
- Routines are important for adults, and they are also important for children
- Children learn continuously through every first-hand experience that touches their lives.
- Routines: Morning, Lunch, Evening, what happens on Saturday, Sunday etc… offer opportunities for learning
- When routines are seen and understood as important within the lives and learning of children, they become a natural part of the learning environment
In our daily Routines/daily Activities – the child is:
- observing things, watching faces and responding to voices
- listening to sounds, making sounds and singing
- exploring – for example, putting things in her mouth, shaking things and moving things around
- asking questions – for example, ‘But why?’ where
- Doing things using their senses – touch, taste, smell, vision and hearing.
Examples of Learning:
- Talk about time to get ready for school and so forth
- “Good morning my son” (Manners) build good relationship
- Morning Prayer to teach values
- Talk about the recipe/ingredients using terms like more, less, how many, how much
- Count the pieces of food for each person
- Set the table, copy a model setting
- Prepare and share out food – “two for me and two for you”.
- Ask, “How many for each of us?”
- Peeling potatoes using blunt knives –development of fine motor skills
- The number of potatoes mounds? Numbers, size
- The different tools use: knife, fork, pick, hoe, mattock, axe
- Time for Planting and Harvesting – teach words like rainy, sunny, months, moon
- Allow them to wash own clothes
- Difference between clean and dirty
- Caring for belongings
- Count the number of heaps of potato, kumara, etc.
- The colors, the cost and quantity/quality
- Food names
- The number of people in the market, noisy, the smell etc.
Arrival and Departure
- Farewells and greetings
Toilet/Washing Face and Hands
- talk about parts of the face and body
- repeat words for children to copy (e.g. ‘wash, wash, wash!’ during washing hands
- sing or talk about why we wash our hands and face: a good time to teach for Personal hygiene COVID 19 situation.
- Talk about food colours, textures, smells, number, size, shapes food.
- Count items of food/drink as children are given them.
- Table manners: (Prayer) excuse, please, may I ?
- Encourage children to comment and discuss their food/drink
- Children talk about their preferences and favourites.
- use songs or nursery rhymes, bed time Maths, custom story, bible story
- Help children to develop socially, spiritually, physically and mentally
- Development of skills: Mathematics, Literacy, Health, Social science
- Build children self-esteem – Positive esteem helps them for new learning
- Help to build good manners: love, caring, sharing respect for other…
- Help build good responsible citizens for the nation.
- Point out signs that have the same letters as your child’s name
Finally, our children may not be in the classroom for some time now, however, Everyday Activities (family routines) count as learning opportunities for our children.