ECE/PPY

ECE/PPY

PPY 6 Dispositions

Today’s Topic: 6 Dispositions

Presenters: Nestor, Sama and Diana

Target Audience: Teachers and Parents

 

Recap from previous week: 

Mathematics (MA) is the second learning area in the PPY Program.

Value theme: Honesty ( Tommy tells the truth)

What is honesty? 

Honesty is when you speak the truth and act truthfully.

Example, mother ask Tom and Sam about her missing purse. Tom answered mother and said, he put it in the kitchen.

Most children think honesty means you “don’t tell a lie to anybody”.

The link between honesty and addition and subtraction is:

  • The children will think how many times do they tell the truth?
  • How many times do they tell lies?

Symbols of Addition & subtraction.

 In the previous lesson we learn about Addition & Subtraction. How to use the symbols to represent numbers and emerging concepts.

What is Addition & Subtraction?

  • Addition is taking two or more numbers and adding them together, that is, it is the total sum of 2 or more numbers. Examples; Ben brought 2 apples for his teacher, Mary also brought another 2 apples. When the teacher put the apples together, they total up to 4 apples altogether.

The symbol used to indicate Addition is +

Subtraction is the process or skill of taking one number or an amount away from another. Example, Anna put 4 balls together in the field ready to play games. Tany went to take away 2 balls. There were only 2 balls left in the field.

The symbol used to indicate subtraction (-)

Today’s Session:

What are the 6 dispositions in PPY program?

The 6 dispositions in PPY Programs simply refers to the capabilities or ways in which all students in this year level (PPY) need to acquire in order for them to have a life or living that is acceptable in their family, school, community and society.

 

  1. Critical Thinker: Problem solver, self-directed, self-discipline, logical, reasons, thinks
  2. Communicator: Understand and communicate ideas, confident and resilient caring, honest and actively involved
  3. Collaborator: Can work with others, engage and actively contributes, concerned citizens, strive for unity.
  4. Creator: Excellent, produce high quality work, has original ideas, very creative
  5. Good character: Good character, demonstrating love, integrity, perseverance, respect and gratitude
  6. Good citizen: Responsible citizenship through Solomon Islands identity, unity in diversity, caring for the environment and always willing to learn.

 

How are these dispositions incorporated within the activity times in the PPY programs?

  1. CRITICAL THINKER

Learning area: Mathematics

Activity time – “Think or try time”

using the symbol + plus

Addition Story:

John had 2 bananas on the table and wants to share them with his sister Anna. Mother came with another 2 bananas and put them together on the table. John and Anna count all the bananas together before they share them equally. Counting the bananas together, total up to 4 altogether.

Why does this activity come under critical thinking?

  • John and Anna count all the bananas together before they share them equally. Counting the bananas together, total up to 4 altogether.
  • In this regard, the children are using their sense of thinking to think critically to get the correct answer of the total amount of bananas before sharing them equally amongst themselves.

2. COMMUNICATOR:

 Learning activity time – talk time: Morning News

Story:

Emma briefly shares her story about when she attended a birthday party at the beach. She played with other children with balloons, swam in the sea and ate varieties of nice food such as birthday cakes, fish, chicken, pork and coconut drinks.

Mark asked a question to Emma:

What was the weather like when you were at the party at the beach? Is it windy, rainy or sunny?

Emma answered: “It was fine and the sun was very hot.”

Samantha asked Emma: “What type of transport did you use to go to the picnic?”

Emma answered: “We travelled by bus. Myself, mum, dad, and our baby mark.”

 

Why does this activity come under communicator?

Emma briefly shares her story about when she attended a birthday party at the beach.

 

3. COLLABORATOR

Learning activity; think time.

Activity: matching animal pictures correctly with and their names.

In this activity Romano, Tany, Steven and Etuana are working together in a small group, and share ideas and help each other peacefully. The teacher is pleased to see them working cooperatively.

Why does this activity comes under collaborator?

Romano, Tany, Steven and Etuana working together in a small group, and share ideas and help each other peacefully

 

4. CREATOR:

learning activity; try time

In this activity, learners are asked to cut different shapes and paste them on/against their correct names.

Jayden, Florence, and Noel work together in a group to identify the shapes and paste them to their correct names.

When they finished their activity, they paste it on the wall without waiting for the teachers to direct them for display of their work.

Why does this activity come under creator?

When they finished their activity, they paste it on the wall without waiting for the teachers to direct them for display of their work.

 

5. GOOD CHARACTER:

learning activity; move time

Teacher involves the children in games such as passing the ball over the head and under between their legs. There are two groups of children to play, but before the game begins, there was a reminder of rules in the game, such as;

  • No pushing
  • No grabbing
  • No noise
  • No bulling
  • Stand in straight line and must behave well.

Why this activity is under good character?

  • There are reminder rules in the game that all children must abide with.

 

6. GOOD CITIZEN:

learning activity: Talk time

Children understand and practice the 12 values in PPY, including:

  • Respect others
  • Work cooperate with others
  • Sharing things to other children
  • Live in peace and harmony
  • And be a good citizen.

Why does this activity come under Good Citizen?

Children Learn the 12 values in the PPY program such as:

  1. Unity
  2. Peaceful
  3. Responsible
  4. Fairness
  5. Caring
  6. Respect
  7. Honesty
  8. Obedience
  9. Well-mannered
  10. Truthful
  11. Purposeful
  12. Prayerful

The above values are part of children to be reminded each time when they are in the class.

 

Resources that needed in the learning areas:

Here are required resources to support the teaching the lessons:

Local resources such as soil, sticks, seeds, coconut shells, stones, varieties of shells, sand, water, corals, pandanas fruits, local baskets, hats, fans, mats, paddles, canoes, chalk, blackboard, colored papers, varieties of charts, blocks, puzzles, empty containers, bottle tops,  unused utensils , paints, pencils, crayons, flash cards, reading books, balls, bats, pencils colors, play dough, and others

Parents roles at home:

Parents must always encourage and support children the following areas:

  1. Critical thinker:
  • Play a riddle game for example….

Riddle mi wanfala big man taem mi bon kam mi wearem calico but taem mi grow bik mi no save wearem calico, who na mi:

  • Ansa: Bamboo
  1. Communicator:
  • Custom story
  • Involve in sharing stories with others.
  • Ask them to share what their experiences.
  1. Collaborator:
  • Invite another families to go together for a picnic
  • Children play and interact together with another children.
  1. Creator:
  • Encourage children to do free play.
  1. Good character:
  • Provide home rules and reminds them every day.
  1. Good citizen
  • Children must know their cultures, where they come from, their identities, their relationship with their relatives

 

Recommendation part for parents: how do parents support children at home in building these dispositions? 

Spend time disciplining our children about what is right to do and what is not accepted to do.

 

Re- emphasis the  covid19 rules or practices:

Good teachers, during this time of COVID 19 pandemic, children must always be reminded of the following COVID 19 rules in the classes and also at home or where ever we go or stay:

  • Always wash your hands with running water, soap or sanitizer
  • Always sit in social distance 1.5 meter apart.
  • Cover mouth and cough with your elbow and tissue or face towel.
  • Wear mask to prevent any droplets from nose and mouth
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