The Ginger Teacher

3 Ideas for Teaching a Materials Science Unit

3 Ideas for Teaching a Materials Science Unit

Teaching children about materials can lead to lots of fun lessons. Kids love performing experiments; and experiments on materials are some of the easiest to do in class. I have a complete unit of work in my store that has six different material lessons and can be found here.  If you want to give your kids a fun materials unit here are my favourite ideas: How materials are made: Make your own paper A great way to help children understand how different materials are made is to let them make some of their own. The best to start with is...

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Three Ways to Incorporate Positive Mental Heath in Your Classroom

Three Ways to Incorporate Positive Mental Heath in Your Classroom

It is important to be aware of our students' mental heath. We need to promote a happy and healthy classroom environment. With this in mind here are my three favourite ways to promote a positive mental health classroom 1- Make talking about feelings and mental health normal Making time to talk about how everyone is feeling, creates a safe space in school. If children are used to expressing their feelings it will feel normal to discuss the more uncomfortable topics.  Having boards with the different emotions on can help, as well as anonymous feelings boxes where children can tell you...

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Five fun and practical ways to teach kids the Ancient Egyptians

Five fun and practical ways to teach kids the Ancient Egyptians

The Ancient Egyptians are always such a fun topic to teach, as they are surrounded in mystery and interesting culture. In my store I have a big bundle of Ancient Egyptian lessons which take children through many different aspects of the Ancient Egyptian life. Apart from the written and text driven lessons Ancient Egyptians, really lends itself to practical and fun lessons!  Here are my favourite practical Ancient Egyptian lessons: Mummify toy animals  After teaching children about the mummification process, it can be a great idea to then practice on toy animals. The kids love the practical nature of the...

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Teaching Children Kindness

Teaching Children Kindness

We have lots of jobs as teachers, not only do we have to help children understand the world and facts around them, we also have to shape their character.  Teaching children to be kind to others is an on going tasks, it doesn't only need to happen in the early years!  Here are some ways you can teach and promote kindness in your classroom. Awards Giving your class awards for kindness is a great way to encourage them. It creates a respectful environment and children loved to be noticed doing the right thing!  Diaries Encouraging your kids to keep diaries...

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Lets celebrate Earth Day

Lets celebrate Earth Day

  Earth Day started in 1970, on the 22nd of April. Every year on this date we celebrate our wonderful planet and think about ways to protect it. As teachers it is important that we ensure future generations are aware of the dangers facing our planet, we need to look after it! This why it is so important to teach them about Earth Day.  With Earth Day just around the corner here are some fun ways to get children excited about protecting our planet. Plant a tree Kids love being part of something big! Planting a tree and explaining that...

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