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Minibeast Interview activity help/advice!!!

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by BevEllacott, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. I have an interview on Monday in a private nursery. I have been told I can carry out my activity either indoors or outdoors and that I have 15-20 minutes with approximately 5 chidlren to do my activity. The staff told me that they have been doing minibeasts and that it would be good to do something on that.

    I
    have thought of a few ideas but am unsure as of yet if I will use any
    of them as some seem to be more 'independent activities' as opposed to
    teacher-initiated which I have not done before in an interview:
    - minibeast hunt with magnifying glasses and an observation sheet with pictures

    -
    fill a big container with soil, twigs, leaves etc and put some
    minibeasts inside (or small plastic bugs if I cannot get real ones!!) -
    basically the observation activity but inside. Children can use
    magnifying glasses. Focus on observation and speaking and listening
    skills.

    Any advice you could give me would be much appreciated - this job would be perfect for me if I can manage it!!!!
     
  2. I have an interview on Monday in a private nursery. I have been told I can carry out my activity either indoors or outdoors and that I have 15-20 minutes with approximately 5 chidlren to do my activity. The staff told me that they have been doing minibeasts and that it would be good to do something on that.

    I
    have thought of a few ideas but am unsure as of yet if I will use any
    of them as some seem to be more 'independent activities' as opposed to
    teacher-initiated which I have not done before in an interview:
    - minibeast hunt with magnifying glasses and an observation sheet with pictures

    -
    fill a big container with soil, twigs, leaves etc and put some
    minibeasts inside (or small plastic bugs if I cannot get real ones!!) -
    basically the observation activity but inside. Children can use
    magnifying glasses. Focus on observation and speaking and listening
    skills.

    Any advice you could give me would be much appreciated - this job would be perfect for me if I can manage it!!!!
     
  3. rosiecg

    rosiecg Occasional commenter

    Sounds good! How about linking it to PSRN with counting legs/wings etc? Sorting them into groups - bugs with 4 legs, bugs with wings, stripey bugs etc? Still lots of interaction but let them choose the groupings.
    Or you could do a colouring game - picture of a bug split into sections, each with a number (1-6). Take turns to roll a dice and colour in the section that corresponds to the number you landed on.
    There are loads of different things you can do - stick with one you know inside out so you can talk about why you chose it.
    Good luck, I'm sure you'll be fine!
     

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