The Ginger Teacher

Games to Play in the Classroom

Games to Play in the Classroom
Games are a great way to help children learn a concept. I play lots of games with children to encourage the idea that learning is fun and enjoyable. 

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Ways to Encourage Reading From a Young Age

Ways to Encourage Reading From a Young Age

We know that the best way to teach children to read is to start early. Some people don't realise that you can start reading to babies straight away. Many people think that it is a bit pointless to read to new born babies as they don't understand but babies are taking in information straight away and the more vocabulary they hear form early on the better. They also come to associate reading with cuddles and undivided attention.   Once babies become toddlers books are even more important. Being used to handling and enjoying books gives children an edge over their peers...

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Teaching Letter Writing

Teaching Letter Writing

  One of my favourite lessons to teach is letter writing. It really is great to get kids writing with a real purpose. I love that it can tied into other activities like researching the recipient and even a trip to the local post office. Writing with a purpose has been proven to encourage reluctant writers, and gives them a chance to put themselves into their work. With this in mind here is my list of The best people to write letters to from your class.  1- The Royal Family     Writing to the royal family is a great...

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Encouraging Children to Edit and Rewrite

Encouraging Children to Edit and Rewrite
Do your children struggle to revisit pieces of work? I have come across this problem time and time again, where they write a piece of work and they consider it finished. Getting the class to edit and rewrite their work with improvements is incredibly difficult, particularly with elementary age students. 

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The Difficulties of Discussing Black History Month in the Classroom

The Difficulties of Discussing Black History Month in the Classroom
It can be difficult, particularly in younger or special needs settings to educate children about the struggles faced by many black people in history. We don't want to keep the truth from you children but as a parent myself I know that some aspects of history which are too disturbing and we need to shield our children from some of these parts. 

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