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Is this suitable?

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by maggieDD, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. maggieDD

    maggieDD New commenter


    I have an interview for a teaching assistant post on Wednesday and have
    been asked to plan an activity for a group of six children, either
    relating to numeracy or literacy.

    I have decided to do a matching game. I have printed 12 lily pads, with
    different amounts of water drops on them and 12 frogs with numbers on

    I was going to give each child two frogs each and then when I hold up a
    number between 1 and 12, get the child with the corresponding number to
    hold it up (perhaps say 'ribbit?) and then match it with the lily pad
    with the same amount of water drops.

    I then thought, (as it's 15 mins I've got) if there's time, to then get
    the children to add their frogs numbers together, by counting the water
    drops on one pad and adding on.

    I haven't had any experience of working with this age group (usually year 4 and up)

    Will this be a suitable activity for this age group?

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. picsgirl

    picsgirl New commenter

    Which age group are the 6 children?
  3. I'm not sure which age group this is for, but it is very similar to something I would do with my reception groups, if that helps.
  4. maggieDD

    maggieDD New commenter

    Sorry! Forgot to add, it's for reception :)
  5. A puppet is always good to engage children just make sure that you use it consistently.
    Could you sing five little speckled frogs and get the children to be the frogs?
    Good luck.

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