Boma is coming to visit from Luxembourg and we are able to meet her at the airport. A sign seemed like a great idea.
I wrote “Welcome Boma” in large letters for the girls to decorate.
For Daisy this involved using different patterns and colours to fill in the letters. She had a plan and only time was her limitation.
Rose began with marker and this is the first time I have seen her trying and succeeding with marker control. She was very proud to be able to contribute to the project like her sister. Peeling, removing and then positioning stickers was the second task, a great way to develop fine motor control.
Making signs are a valuable way to illustrate a message.
Ideas to include signs in the classroom:
- Illustrate dramatic play areas
- Promote bulletin boards and sharing areas
- Share positive messages
- Analyse what makes a good sign: clear, easy to read, bright colours
- Collect familiar logos and discuss what they are. How do we read them (brands)?
- Labels drawers and boxes
I love these Jingle Bells available from Quality Classrooms:
But I only have two children to equip with sound making equipment so I decided we could make our own.
We started with:
I decided stems would probably be easier to thread the bells onto.
We were at our local folk festival and sat on our blanket making these bracelets. Daisy threaded her bells on and I helped her to twist the stems together and tuck a bells over the ends.
The stems do have a wire center and so have sharp ends. Adult supervision is required for making and wearing. The bracelets should be lose enough to get a finger comfortable between the stem and skin.
She was very happy with her bling.
Rose preferred to play with the stems.
Little friends from neighbouring blankets joined in the fun and made bell shakers as well as their own bracelets.
Even the adults had a go.
I have to say walking, running and dancing with a jingle is fun!
Some great finds. Click on the pic to follow the link.
Aboriginal elders have called education the “new buffalo.”
A great vision of school time for 2020. Should we have to wait until 2020 is my question?
Playdough letter printing – early writing!
High school coach fired for Facebook photos.
It is officially festival season! The count down to Folk fest 2012 has begun!