I am a Aistear Tutor and use Aistear as a framework and methodology in my Senior Infant classroom. This is my own 5-page plan for integrating the Owl Babiesbook by Martin Waddell into play or Aistear framework. It lasts for a week. .
- The 5-page lesson plan has sections on
- Play topic
- resources needed
- book suggestions
- socio-dramatic play
- small world
- sand/water area
- junk art.
Powerpoint or slideshow(PDF) of the topic “Owls” which has been written and used for an Infant class in Ireland as it makes specific references to the long-eared owl in Ireland.
I have 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 either 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.
Enjoy and have fun playing!