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Hi all

 

In September our head wants us to do a daily or weekly challenge for the children when they come in in the morning.... e.g. how many things can you find that are yellow, how many words can you find in the word....

 

They need to be simple enough for the children to on their own- reception class and a few sen year 1s.... we have 10 mins or so for the children to be dropped off and at present they choose an play activity off one of the table tops to do......

 

As its only me in the classroom and I am usually busy talking to parents or dealing with children who need help coming in..... the activities are going to have to be achievable without adult guiadance.

 

Any ideas.

 

Thanks

 

L :o

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I'm not sure this would work in my class! If you're talking to parents how will the children know what the day's challenge is? I can't see what's wrong with the children socialising and accessing play activities when they come in... (let's face it, the first thing I do is socilalise when I get to school :o )

I guess if you have to set challenges they will have to be along the lines of those you mention.

How about writing their name, measuring the classroom (in footsteps), building the tallest tower with cotton reels, sequencing numbers, drawing things that begin with a particular sound...

 

Good luck :D

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I also think this is hard for Reception, especially like you say, we are often chatting to parents and registering children. Could you possibly do it via the register e.g. When I say your name today I would like you to..... tell me a word beginning with..., a rhyming word, a 2D shape,etc

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We set different challenges when children self-register. i.e. put your name in the box with a triangle/ number/coulour etc. We are a pre-school and parents have to read the instruction. At register time we talk about it. We use this method to ask a variety of questions i.e. favourite activities at pre-school and use it for the next weeks room plan. I use laminated pictures from catalogues for this. The other day one of the children bought in Noddy and was referring to Noddy as "SHE" so next day we asked the children at register time. Most thought Noddy was a girl!!!!!

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My son was always convinced Noddy was a girl. Even when he knew that he was a boy, he still referred to him as her!

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