I am a qualified Aistear Tutor and work in the Aistear room every day.
This is a 5 page, detailed plan for Aistear and the theme of the season of pirates. It can last for 1-2 weeks.
It details the areas of:
· Teaching Pack introduction to Aistear and how to use
· 5 page lesson plan with sections on:
o Display ideas
o Full list of resources-broken up into what you need to buy/find and should have in the classroom.
o List of books to suit theme
o Suggested Weblinks-videos and organisations to help your class learn through the theme.
o Nursery rhymes, songs and poems to suit theme.
o Socio-dramatic ideas
o Small world ideas
o Construction ideas
o Sand/Soap table ideas
o Water ideas
o Play-dough ideas
o Junk Art ideas
· Vocab cards for the role-play/socio dramatic area of “On Board the Pirate Ship”
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!