Early years

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Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot
Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students conduct an experiment to see which animals live in the school environment.

Early writers – high frequency words
Early writers – high frequency words

A new research study has compiled a list of the 500 most frequently used words written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. What influences their word choices? Are there any gender differences? And, how has the list changed in a decade?

Young students’ perceptions of maths learning
Young students’ perceptions of maths learning

Prep teacher Sarah Ferguson has been working with Australian academics Dr Jill Cheeseman and Dr Andrea McDonough to explore young students’ perceptions of maths learning.

Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring the ocean in Foundation Science
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring the ocean in Foundation Science

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the Foundation students learn more about the ocean in their Science lessons by visiting the local beach.

Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz
Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz

Animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz, which seeks to support the successful transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families, has been recognised at the 2018 Logie Awards.

Teacher Q&A: Early years STEM project
Teacher Q&A: Early years STEM project

June is STEM month here at Teacher. In this Q&A we speak to Sharon de Rooy, one of 300 preschool educators involved in the Early Learning STEM Australia pilot.

STEM learning in the early years
STEM learning in the early years

How early should educators be introducing children to the basics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and engaging them in STEM-related learning activities? An Australia-wide research project is zeroing in on preschool.

Miss Chen’s blog: Recognising our fears
Miss Chen’s blog: Recognising our fears

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students discuss their fears and we learn new strategies to begin to overcome them.

The Research Files Episode 42: Playfulness and class clown behaviour
The Research Files Episode 42: Playfulness and class clown behaviour

Associate Professor Lynn Barnett-Morris joins Teacher to discuss her longitudinal study The education of playful boys: class clowns in the classroom. For the last three years she’s been researching Kindergarten-aged children to determine how playfulness in the classroom is viewed by the children themselves, their classmates and their teachers.

Miss Chen’s blog: Understanding Australia’s animals
Miss Chen’s blog: Understanding Australia’s animals

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website. For today’s activity, her class identified Australia’s native animals.

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