I am a qualified Aistear Tutor and work in the Aistear room every day. This is my own A 2-page plan for integrating the Pig in the Pond book by Martin Waddell into play or Aistear framework. It lasts for a week. The 2-page plan is a condensed version of my normal 6-page plan.
- The 2-page lesson plan has sections on
- Play topic
- resources needed
- book suggestions
- socio-dramatic play
- small world
- sand/water area
- junk art.
- 2 socio-dramatic vocab sets. One is from the Farm play animal masks(You will have these if you downloaded my Farm play pack) and the second is based on the book, Pig in the Pond. There are three labels for this socio-dramatic area.
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!