This is a 6 page, detailed plan for Aistear and the theme of autumn. It can last for 1-2 weeks.
It details the areas of:
· Vocabulary needed
· Recommended books on the theme
· List of resources needed
· Suggested Nursery Rhymes and Songs on the theme
· Curriculum Integration
· Socio-dramatic play
· Junk Art
· A pdf of a slideshow entitled “Autumn” for introduction of the topic levelled at Infants ability with oral language activities.
· Vocab cards for the role-play/socio dramatic area of “Time to clean up the Park “
I have included links to any website for videoes, templates etc and a list of all the resources you may need. I understand that Aistear mostly works in a big class of children with often only one teacher or adult helper. I also understand they most classes may not have water stations or sinks so have given a few ideas. I have tried to strike a balance between little preparation and huge preparation.
These are all ideas that can be implemented using a play methodology in any Irish classroom. These are ideas I have invented or seen teachers on the net or schools use. No idea is trademarked, thankfully! I have just compiled them into one document for ease of use.
I am an Aistear tutor and work in the Aistear classroom as a support teacher every day.
Enjoy and have fun playing!