A Week in Year 2B
Each morning the children come into class and select from a wide range of games, puppets, books, puzzles and writing/drawing activities. When the bell goes, the children all head to the undercover area where they participate in a different daily fitness activity such as dodge ball, scoop ball relays etc (every Friday we have whole school dance which is great fun!).
After 20mins of fitness the children come back to class and we begin our day with a good morning song which asks the children how they are feeling today (social emotional development) and I check the attendance by asking each child how they are feeling.
Next is a shared reading which is usually focussed on our theme (around the World is this term's theme). The kids then split into their levelled literacy groups and complete a range of literacy activities throughout the week such as computer games focussing on grammar, punctuation and spelling and phonics card games and this term we are writing to pen-pals from New Jersey, U.S.A. We also have a parent reading roster for literacy time.
After recess, the children have Mathematics. My maths programme is very hands-on, noisy and fun! I involves a lot of play dough, lollies, and games. We have 5 maths groups which again are split into levels/assortment of needs reflective of assessment. Examples of actvities which the children do is 'jenga' for space and shape, marshmallows on plates for multiplication, 'ten frame games' for subitising and playdough patterning, place value and addition and subtraction.
Throughout the week I integrate the other learning areas for example the kids arewriting 'warm fuzzies' to each other for health and social emotional development, we recently built spaghetti towers for science and technology & enterprise.
I try to ensure each area is addressed each week as a focus with other areas being intergrated. I like to run a classroom where the children are free to express themselves and are independant. I assign 'group leaders'each week and they are responsible for getting materials and addressing issues that other children are having with their work. If the group leader can't solve the issue then I assist the child.
My behaviour management involves giving and taking away group points and this seems to help build team work skills. I believe a good teacher (particularly Early Childhood) should never yell at children so I try to enforce my rules through offering the children choices and modelling positive choices in a calm voice.
I could go on for ever but basically that is a run down of our busy busy year 2B week!
Leave a comment
What others are saying...
No comments to display
You are now logged in.
Refresh the page to continue or wait 5 seconds
|If you created an account prior to the launch of this new website, you may still use your username.|
|Remember me on this computer.|
• $25.00 per year.
• Vote and Rate
• Share Ideas