Repetition And Rhyme: Years 3 & 4 Italian Puppet Shows

“La ripetizione è la madre della memoria” (Repetition is the mother of the memory.) Rhyme and repetition are key features of children's stories. We used stories to reinforce language learning in Years 3 and 4. Year 3 students learnt to read, speak and understand the script for the story of “The Little Red Hen” – … Continue reading Repetition And Rhyme: Years 3 & 4 Italian Puppet Shows

“Learning is fun!”: Year 5/6 Italian Restaurant Experience

Setting: Learning in Year 5/6 Italian lessons, Term 3: “The Italian Restaurant” The students worked in groups, researched how many dishes are served in a typical Italian meal, created names for their Italian restaurant, wrote menus and wrote invitations to the Principal, APRE, Librarian and their class teachers. Students presented their learning in their groups, … Continue reading “Learning is fun!”: Year 5/6 Italian Restaurant Experience

“Learning should be fun!”: Lessons From The ECTA Conference 2017

When I attended the annual ECTA (Early Childhood Teacher’s Association) Conference on the 24th June 2017, I listened with much interest to the Keynote speaker: Professor Pieter Roussow as he presented his address on “Building brain capacity – the implications of the new paradigm in neuro-science.” Later, that day, I attended his workshop: “The neuro-science … Continue reading “Learning should be fun!”: Lessons From The ECTA Conference 2017