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Early Childhood Educators

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Started by Sharryn Clarke. Last reply by Jo Barker Jun 6, 2010. 3 Replies

Hi there everyone,I have had a few emails from people wanting me to post my presentation and have spent quite some time trying to work out how to do this on here, so I am sorry about the…Continue

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Started by Sherry Hutton. Last reply by Sharryn Clarke Jun 6, 2010. 11 Replies

I thought I might get some discussion up and running re 15 hours access. At my kindergarten we currently have 54 children attending the 4 year old sessions and 44 attending the 3's. This is 98…Continue

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Comment by Sharryn Clarke on June 5, 2014 at 14:46

Is this page still up and running?

Comment by Louise Fitzpatrick Leach on April 15, 2012 at 19:55

Amanda, it's not just noise makers, but the light and movement of CDs or paper plates with streamers that put the birds off. Have fun!

Comment by Amanda Morris on April 15, 2012 at 13:19
Thank you Louise. It's for a project for university/placement. Have modified proposed plan to include more literacy approaches allowing students to construct their learning experience. Thanks for your advice though. Will see what the students think, but the noise makers are a good alternative to the scarecrow approach
Comment by DC on April 13, 2012 at 11:23

Hi Everyone, I would like to share with you a prep literacy e-book of classroom activities developed by Victorian prep teachers -

Comment by Louise Fitzpatrick Leach on April 4, 2012 at 8:47

Hi Amanda

I don't know any others off hand but there must be books about scare crows which you could act out - or you could have crows, and worms movement according to rhythms tapped out on a drum - the scarecrow thing lost its interest in terms of real learning for my children when they discovered that scarecrows in fact are hopeless at keeping the birds off the seed beds and hanging up bird scarers like Cds (you can decorate them with stickers etc for finemotor and individual patterning ideas) or paperplates with streamers (ditto as above) worked much better - but the scarecrow thing is fun!

Comment by Amanda Morris on April 3, 2012 at 12:33

Does anyone have any activities based on movement/scarcrow activities?? 

I can only seem to find "im a dingly danglyscarecrow" and am wanting another form of movement activity for 4 year olds

Comment by Amanda Morris on March 28, 2012 at 17:55

Looking to implement scarecrow building with placement setting at 4 year old kindergarten. Has anyone done this approach before to collaborate with the centres vegetable patch and environment conscious approach to recycling, compost and rubbish waste?? 

Any ideas on experience set up, what worked previously, implementation strategies?? 

Comment by Anne Mirtschin on October 6, 2011 at 9:38
Here is an interesting and quite simplePumpkin Seed global project. Please follow the link to learn more about this project organised by Jen Wagner from USA.
Comment by Louise Fitzpatrick Leach on August 8, 2010 at 14:14
I am wondering if anyone has used the Class - Mon software that is being currently promoted (publicised by the Union) or any other package for documentation/administration? I think that Donna said that she and Sherry don't but maybe someone has some useful tips? just to save us all reinventing the wheel!
Comment by Anne Mirtschin on May 22, 2010 at 22:29
Dont know if any of you are on twitter, but I have just started to follow a preschool in USA who tweet. So they keep you up to date on what they might be doing in class. Might give you ideas or expand your network further! They are

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