Teaching 5 yrs olds

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Teaching 5 yrs olds

Unread postby mariacole » 28 May 2004, 16:50


Need help. Have the chance of a job but need to prove myself by teaching 5 yr olds about transport. Anyone with ideas or suggestions to fill hr and half? I´ve very little experience in this area but would really like the chance to work with young children. Would love to hear from anyone who can help. Thanks, M.

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Unread postby Susan » 28 Jun 2004, 15:21

Dear Maria,

As you haven't had any replies, you might want to look at Auntie Lucy's forum. She answered a question similar to yours.

Best of luck

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Unread postby ForumAngel » 01 Oct 2006, 15:31

There are lots of games you can use to teach the vocabulary first. Here is one that would work well to help them learn the vocabulary.

For five-year-old students, you probably want to stay away from writing activities. One thing you could do is get a variety of transportation toys and have them in a basket (or two sets of each toy if it is a large class so that you can have groups). Have the students line up and call out a name of one of the vehicles. Have the first student go to the basket and find the correct vehicle. If you have two groups, you can try making it into a race or just use the multiple groups to have more students participate at one time.

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