Jean M
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Early Years Educator with a passion for making learning fun and a little bit pretty
Early Years Educator with a passion for making learning fun and a little bit pretty

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Statistics - Year 1
Choose simple questions and gather responses and make simple inferences
Represent data with objects and drawings where one object or drawing represents one data value. Describe the displays
Collect, explore and sort data, and use digital systems to present the data creatively

Students create a glyph e.g. All About Me. Class can formulate questions together and identify how the responses can be recorded (e.g. favourite class activity could be drawn on glyph - teddy bear or pendant for example - in a particular colour or pattern. Using KidPix/other students present class data in a pictorial graph. Students analyse the data and discuss how collected data might influence the class e.g. favourite activities during choice time. Students can brainstorm possible solutions to any possible problems that the data presents.
Similar to many others here, I have recently worked with Year 2 students looking at sequencing with fairy tales. Initially we read the story and students re-enacted the story. Then, in PowerPoint, they identified main events of the story by deleting nonessential slides and ordered the slides in sequential order. This lead to interesting discussions in the classroom as some students interpreted slides differently to others, and therefore ordered them in different sequences. Students then coded their Blue-Bots to retell the story.

Future plans would include to have students story map their own narratives, write their narratives, create images for the Bee Bot mat using peripheral devices and then code their Blue-Bots to tell their original story.

In my school, students have access to a computer lab. We have used the task of walking to and from the classroom as an opportunity to introduce some key programming statements. Students have engaged in discussions around the need to walk through the school quietly so as to consider the needs of other members of the community etc. Then, when looking at the sequence of steps of walking to the class directional cards were displayed and we planned our walk. Students would point in the direction of where we needed to walk. Initially, we would do this step by step - but as students become more familiar with the process, repetition could be included and generalisations made. This has then been applied to other purposes within their school day.

Hi all! I'm Jean and I am working through the extended MOOC at St Andrew's. Looking forward to continuing the learning here....
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Sight Word Paper Planes
I am all about making learning fun and engaging for our little learners! Inspired by the energetic learners in my care, I have combined the age-old art of making paper planes with the learning of sight words!     Simply color and trace the sight word. A sta...
Sight Word Paper Planes
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Almost No Sew Sit-Upons
Back to school is just around the corner here in Australia. I am excited about starting a new year and meeting my new group of kids!   This year, instead of a classroom mat, I have decided to make sit-upons for carpet time. Although I like mats, they can be...
Almost No Sew Sit-Upons
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Christmas Tree Craftivity and Freebie
Christmas really is my favorite time of the year! I love spending time with family and friends and showing my love to them through gifts. I also love celebrating Christmas in the classroom with Christmas Countdowns , Christmas Sight Words  and this Christma...
Christmas Tree Craftivity and Freebie
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Term 4, No Chore!
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friends!   Here in Australia
we have just started our final term of school for the year. In 10 weeks I will be relaxing poolside in my hammock enjoying a good read! Before I can get to that though there's a lot of learning and assessing to b...
Term 4, No Chore!
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End of Year Fun and a Freebie!
The End of Year comes around so quickly! While there are a million things to finish during this time, it can also be such a fun time in the classroom! Disguising education in fun activities is part of the role of a teacher throughout the year, and particula...
End of Year Fun and a Freebie!
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