Friday, 25 May 2018

A Beginning of a New Chapter

This year has been crazy!  I can't believe it is nearly June.

The reason why I have been so busy is that at the beginning of the year I took on a new adventure.  After being out of the classroom for just over 4 years I decided to leap right back in into a totally different kind of post.

The taught of going back to work has been on my mind for a while and although I think I had probably forgotten why I stopped in the first place (there was not time in the the day for my own children after all the prep, sport coaching and grading) I still kept my eyes open for the 'perfect post!'

Then one day I saw it advertised on Facebook - of all places!  I emailed the employer, went for an interview and got the job - yippee!

So you might be wondering what exactly it is that I committed my self to...  I am a facilitator to a first grader.  He struggles with concentration, dyspraxia and had been assessed and found to be highly functioning autistic.

And so it has been five months and we are loving working together.
This opportunity has given me a chance to use my special needs training and think out of the box when assisting with all forms of learning.

Many of my posts to come will be focusing on our journey together.  Watch this space!

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Learning the Alphabet with Digital Task Cards

With my daughter starting to read, my son has become more and more interested in learning the alphabet and heading in her direction.

You may have heard about Boom Learning™.  It is a platform for Digital Task Cards.  You can read about it here.  I decided to create a set of Alphabet cards for my son to play around with.

They have worked really well!  The variety of activities included in the deck has kept him engaged and encouraged him to complete the deck.  The different activities required him to select, move and type in answers.  The repetition of the sound and letter built his confidence with each card.

Each deck includes the following activities:

  •   Finding the picture that starts with the letter
  •   Matching Upper and Lower Case letters
  •   Finding Upper and Lower Case letters
  •   Finding pictures beginning with the letter
  •   Sorting pictures according to their beginning sounds
  •   Building a 6 piece puzzle of the letter and corresponding letter.
  •   Completing words by typing in the letter.
You can try out Letter C for FREE here.

And view the bundle here.

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