PD DAYS WITH SCHOOLAGERS


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WHAT EXACTLY IS A SCHOOL AGER?

So, when we speak of school age children, who are we talking about? THINK of children 6-12 years of age with these general social characteristics who like to, and can:

       Learn to cooperate in group settings and group games; dislike playing alone
       Spend a lot of time talking with peers and can develop lasting friendships and begin to handle peer pressure

       Enjoy group activities and group games that focus on a common interest

       Demonstrate growing independence, leading to concern with rules that can lead to bossiness. 

        Use problem-solving, negotiating and compromising skills with peers

       Develop interest in long-range projects

    
           From:  How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.  Government of Ontario.  2014

         HOW TO KEEP SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMMING IN LINE WITH HOW DOES LEARNING HAPPEN?




HDLH FOUNDATIONS
HDLH GOALS FOR CHILDREN
HDLH EXPECTATIONS FOR PROGRAMS
SCHOOL AGE ACTIVITIES
(listed in our coming pages)

Belonging


Every child has a sense of belonging when he or she is connected to others and contributes to their world.


Early childhood programs cultivate authentic, caring relationships and connections to create a sense of belonging among and between children, adults, and the world around them.


·          Group time
·          Read aloud storytime
·          Creative idea journals
Well-Being

Every child is developing a sense of self, health, and well-being.

Early childhood programs nurture children’s healthy development and support their growing sense of self.

·          Board games and cards Reading

·          Pipecleaner stories
·          Provocations


Engagement

Every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind, and senses.
Early childhood programs provide environments and experiences to engage children in active, creative, and meaningful exploration, play, and inquiry.

·          Inquiry and provocations

·          Loose parts exploration

·          Pipe cleaners and beads

·          Plastercine and play dough

·          Lego construction

·          Beads and jewelry

·          Robots, gears and pulleys

Expression
Every child is a capable communicator who expresses himself or herself in many ways.
Early childhood programs foster communication and expression in all forms.
·          Reading Journals
·          Write out Loud Journals
·          Art Journals and Sketch Books
·          Garden Journals
·          Mandalas, circles and scribble art
















                                                                                                                                                                                                                           WHAT A FULL DAY SCHEDULE CAN LOOK LIKE

Insert and allow time for snack, morning outside time, and other program specific activities according to individual teachers and programs.

7:00 – 9:30 am        drop off – free exploration

9:30 – 11:30 am      group time

11:30 – 12:30 am lunch

1:00 – 3:30 pm       free exploration

3:30 – 5:00 pm       outside

5:00 – 6:00 pm       group reading /storytelling
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With ideas on how to:

Start and maintain a genius hour

Set up great provocations and inquiries

Maintain interesting group times