Aboriginal/Indigenous stories for children

23 Oct

I thought I would put together a list of some wonderful Aboriginal/Indigenous stories. I love these books!

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Some teaching resource links

http://www.education.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/5261/big_rain.pdf

http://www.education.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/2630/BigRainComing.pdf

http://www.tesaustralia.com/teaching-resource/Big-Rain-Coming-Dynamic-Literacy-Activity-7000566/

http://www.australiancurriculumlessons.com.au/tag/big-rain-coming-activities/

http://www.australiancurriculumlessons.com.au/2014/03/22/big-rain-coming-katrina-germein-integrated-maths-science-lesson-12/

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http://www.thelittlebigbookclub.com.au/sites/thelittlebigbookclub.com.au/files/files/title_resource/lbbclookseelookatme_learningtime.pdf

 

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http://www.leonienorrington.com/resources/bush-holiday-teach-notes.pdf

http://www.leonienorrington.com/bushholiday (Author’s website)

 

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I have this book on another post! Just check out the illustrations!

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Wonderful!

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Children’s books – lesson ideas – resources 2

23 Oct

I have just realized that I have created a post like this about a year ago! Well I guess I can keep going as over the years I have added more ‘favorite’ stories to my collection!

My small collection!

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1. Are we there yet ? (Alison Lester)

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Most of the ones I found were for primary children:

http://www.penguin.com.au/extras/76/9780670880676/educational-text/Teaching%20Notes.pdf

http://teacherfeatures.com.au/lesson_plans_and_activities_for_picture_books_novels_and_graphic_novels (this link has so many wonderful teacher support notes for many books!)

http://www.asla.org.au/site/defaultsite/filesystem/documents/nyrjourneysaroundaustralia-litunit.pdf

http://www.kids-bookreview.com/2009/08/teachers-notes-z-book-titles.html (this is another one with lots of notes for lots of books)

http://www.education.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/2628/AreWeThereYet.pdf

http://www.teachingchallenges.com/2008/11/are-we-there-yet.html

2. A squash and a squeeze (Julia Donaldson)

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http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/asquashandasqueeze.htm

http://www.sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/a-squash-and-a-squeeze-teaching-resources-6109851/ (TES is free to join and the lessons have been created by teachers and for teachers! )

http://www.picturebookplays.co.uk/books/a-squash-and-a-squeeze/

http://youtu.be/-tI0bQ-A-H0 ( youtube song clip)

https://www.pinterest.com/clarkyfreak/literacy/ (Printable word labels for the story)

 

3. Big Rain coming (Katrina Germein)

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http://www.education.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/5261/big_rain.pdf

http://www.education.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/2630/BigRainComing.pdf

http://www.tesaustralia.com/teaching-resource/Big-Rain-Coming-Dynamic-Literacy-Activity-7000566/

http://www.australiancurriculumlessons.com.au/tag/big-rain-coming-activities/

http://www.australiancurriculumlessons.com.au/2014/03/22/big-rain-coming-katrina-germein-integrated-maths-science-lesson-12/

I will keep going over the next few weeks putting up more stories and resources.

 

Narnia activities: Year 3

21 Oct

When I was covering for a teacher in Year 3 for 5 weeks I really wanted to see if the children were into Narnia (written by C.S.Lewis). When I was a young child my mother read the whole series to me and when I was in Year 7 the best part of the day for me was when the teacher pulled out the big Narnia book, turned to the page we were up to and started to read! I loved it. As a mother I read all the stories to my two boys and grew that love of all things Narnia in them as well. I was chatting to my son the other day over coffee and he remarked that he felt that there was no better way to introduce God and what Jesus has done for us on the cross! I agreed! It is so true because as the story develops with Lucy meeting Aslan your heart instinctively knows this has to be God! If you are a Christian it strikes a chord in your heart!
In the class we started with The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and I covered the walls with posters from the scenes found in the movies.

This is the book I read from and I used a few other books as well

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I searched the internet and found some wonderful activities that some kind people had shared and put together a booklet for each child to keep. They were so pleased! The favourite page was the one where they were asked to create their own map of an imaginary world! This was the front cover.

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This was a punctuation page!

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This was the favourite page ‘Create your own imaginary world, with symbols on your map!’

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I also found a game which I laminated and this was hugely popular! It was in this book.

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When we had time in class we watched the whole of The lion the Witch and the Wardrobe as well as The Voyage of the Dawn Treader!

 

 

Where is the Green Sheep? Classroom Pet!

21 Oct

This year  in a Kindy class I read the story of the Green sheep to the children. And then I had a mad idea! I was going to be in the class for 5 weeks as the teacher was on going on long service leave and travelling in Europe so we hatched a plan! I have 2 soft plush toy Green sheep so she took one with her and I kept one here in Perth!

I read the story and we talked about all the usual things like text going left to right/where we start reading and then as you do we went on to rhyme and repetition and sequence and so on and so on. Then I took the little green sheep out of a bag and introduced him to the class. They all had a hold and we placed him where everyone could see him. Then the plan went into action! Over the weekend the teacher, who was travelling, sent photos of the green sheep in London. I hid our green sheep away. So come Monday morning the children started looking for the green sheep and I showed them a photo of the green sheep in London!

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You should have seen there faces! What! How did he get there so fast? Did he fly? Did he grow wings? What? How did that happen?

I had to have my wits about me as we had one group who came on a Monday and Tuesday and one group who came on a Thursday and Friday! It was tricky to say the least!

The next time the children came there was the green sheep back in Kindy! And so we kept going with our sneaky plan!

Off the green sheep went to Paris and was seen having fun in Disneyland!

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And of course when one goes to Paris one must visit the Eiffel Tower!

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The teacher returned to Perth although her long service had not finished so on our big pin up board of all the green sheep’s travels we had photos of him landing in Perth and  from then on he stayed in the classroom! Although he did sneak out one weekend and visited my house!
He is so tricky!

The children were very surprised the green sheep was so strong!

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I shared his secret to his strength! Weight lifting!

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The green sheep did so enjoy meeting Humpty and Miffy!

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Nothing like a good game of chess!

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Green sheep was very excited to see that he was famous! He didn’t know!

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I found these resources and used them with the children. The great thing about the resources is that there was one for every child to come and place on the whiteboard! They are a set of pictures of the green sheep for each page of the story. You know the near and far sheep/ the train sheep etc etc!

http://www.kizclub.com/stories4.htm

Aboriginal activities: Primary children : Musica Viva :

20 Oct

I have to say this Musica Viva production incursion we had at our school was one of the best I have seen!

http://www.musicaviva.com.au/education/liveperformanceplus/performers/datiwuydreaming

 

Gromit: Take home pet: Kindy

20 Oct

In 2013 I covered a Maternity Kindy Relief position. I was on the lookout for a take home pet for the class. When I was in Sydney the previous year I went to the Power Museum and I found a Gromit toy in the Museum shop! So of course Gromit’s adventures had to begin! Much to my adult son’s horror Gromit was included in many of our photos! I think he thought I was barking mad!

So Gromit was introduced to the class. Many of the children knew him already from the DVD’s. I said of course Gromit was a movie star!! I never fail to be amazed at children’s imagination. From day one Gromit was part of the class!

Gromit needed his own backpack. I attached a London Key ring, as of course he traveled  quite extensively! I also attached some Paris Disney tickets and a Melbourne Tram key ring!

 

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He went to Melbourne with my husband and I in the school holidays and had lots of fun at my house and of course he sometimes stayed at Kindy and played while everyone was at home!

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My son just about disowned me when I took Gromit out of  the bag and strapped him into a nearby seat on our plane flight home!

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This was awkward as there were so many people watching me take this photograph! The things you do!

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Gromit was known to be quite an avid reader!

Gromit playing in Kindy when the children had gone home!

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Gromit at my house trying to beat my husband at chess!

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Here are some of the children’s beautiful drawings and writing about Gromit’s adventures at their homes!

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Mouse Shapes

16 Oct

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I absolutely love this book! I am also delighted that Kindy children love this book! I have found it doesn’t always work out that way! Recently I was in a Kindy for a long service leave relief position and we were looking at shapes! What a great fun book to use! I am always searching for only creative projects that children can do themselves so that no one picture ever looks the same!

Don’t you just love these! The first one is my all time favourite!

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I thought I would add some amazing links! People are so clever!

http://www.digitalpencil.org/Projects_AllGrades/MouseShapes/MouseShapes_Geometrics.aspx

http://firstgradealacarte.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/mouse-shapes.html

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/ellen_stoll_walsh.php

Have fun with this! We did!

 

 

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