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Jumaat, Februari 26, 2010

Fingertips dari United Kingdom


Assalamualaikum
Salam Maulidur Rasul
Semalam selepas balik dari mesyuarat Majlis Guru Cemerlang Daerah Kota Tinggi, saya berbaring sahaja di hadapan televisyen. Sekali sekala terlelap sebab sakit kepala. Dalam mamai tu sempat juga saya terlihat tayangan di saluran Octo dari Singapura. Memang menarik siarannya khusus buat kanak-kanak dan memberi inspirasi kepada guru-guru untuk menjalankannya di kelas prasekolah. Saya sempat juga mengingat laman web siaran tersebut. Bila ditulis salah pula. Jadi kena cari pula alamat yang betul. Jom kita tonton bersama.

Klik di sini

Kalau anda ingin tahu apa yang ada di saluran Okto mari layari laman web mereka. Mungkin ada yang boleh anda peroleh di sana. Komen saya memang program di Okto banyak yang boleh memberikan inspirasi kepada kita sebagai guru prasekolah. Siaran ini hanya boleh dilihat di Johor. Nantilah kalau berkesempatan menonton saya akan memasukkan laman web yang sesuai untuk anda layari. Hehe...saya ni bukan selalu menonton tv kerana biasanya tv yang akan menonton saya.

Khamis, Februari 25, 2010

Mesyuarat Majlis Guru Cemerlang






Assalamualaikum
Pagi tadi mesyuarat berkenaan diadakan di Bilik Mesyuarat SMK Laksamana Kota Tinggi bermula pukul 8 pagi. Baru hari ini saya dapat mengenali barisan guru cemerlang daerah Kota Tinggi seramai 42 orang. Jumlah yang amat sedikit berbanding guru cemerlang di Batu Pahat. Hanya saya seorang sahaja guru prasekolah. Selebihnya adalah guru sekolah rendah dan guru sekolah menengah.

Banyak juga yang dibincangkan. Antaranya mengenai pengosongan waktu mengajar pada setiap hari Khamis. Rata-rata guru cemerlang mengajar 24 waktu tetapi saya 36 waktu. Aduhai macam mana nak kosongkan hari Khamis? Ada baki 4 waktu lagi. Tak kan setiap kali ada aktiviti MGC kelas saya tinggalkan begitu sahaja. Saya masih bingung dengan jumlah maksimum guru prasekolah kerana tiada info tentang waktu wajib mengajar.

Di dalam mesyuarat tersebut juga ramai yang terkejut bila saya nyatakan saya tidak dilibatkan dengan Jawatankuasa Panitia Prasekolah Daerah. Apa harus saya katakan? Terlebih cakap nanti ada yang menuduh saya berburuk sangka atau mengada-adakan cerita pula. Itu belum lagi dinyatakan saya juga bukan Jurulatih daerah. Saya hanya dipanggil sebagai bidan terjun sekali-sekala. Tentu ramai yang pelik kenapa saya dilantik menjadi guru cemerlang sedangkan saya tidak dilibatkan dengan mana-mana aktiviti daerah atau negeri.

Mesyuarat ini juga banyak membuka minda saya berdasarkan kesungguhan yang ditunjukkan oleh GC senior. Semoga pertemuan demi pertemuan yang bakal diadakan akan dapat menyuntik semangat untuk saya berkhidmat dengan lebih cemerlang walaupun hanya di alam siber. Semoga blog ini menjadi wadah untuk saya menyalurkan khidmat yang seterusnya.

Pengerusi MGC dan penasihat telah menyampaikan amanat untuk semua GC membina kumpulan GC baru. Bagi rakan-rakan yang ingin menjadi GC...janganlah bertangguh. Selamat mencuba.


Selasa, Februari 23, 2010

How To Teach Mathematic

Assalamualaikum

Saya diminta oleh seorang bakal guru untuk menerangkan cara mengajar Matematik di prasekolah. Inilah video yang dapat saya letakkan di sini untuk memudahkan tugasan kita. Selamat mencuba.

Kindergarten is the first step in a child's journey of learning. Usually attended between the ages of 3-6 years old, it is where they learn to play, communicate and interact with others for the first time. It serves the purpose of training the child to be away from the parents as well as enforces ideas of friendship and camaraderie. It also allows the parents to return to their jobs during the day while their children are at school.

In these free video clips you will learn several useful tips and techniques on how to help your child with kindergarten math. This will include many addition and subtraction games, counting numbers, coins and dots as well as learning about shapes and colors which are an important part of the visual aspect of mathematics. Be there for your child and ready to help them when they feel they need it with these free videos.


Teach kids numbers and number identification by making charts with numbers so kids aren't just memorizing number sequences, they'll recognize a number standing alone; get more with tips on teaching kids numbers, in this free kindergarten education video.

Counting household objects is a fun way for kids to learn how to count, kids can count beans, eggs, shirts and socks and soon know many numbers; learn other tips on counting numbers in this free kindergarten education video.


Teach kids how to add dots and learn simple addition in this free kindergarten education video on how to teach kids the basics of kindergarten math.

Isnin, Februari 22, 2010

Gajah


Assalamualaikum
Inilah antara bahan yang terdapat dalam cd buku mini yang telah saya siapkan. Bahan ini boleh dijadikan big book dan mini book. Big book boleh digunakan oleh guru, manakala mini book boleh digunakan oleh kanak-kanak.

Untuk tajuk Gajah ini kita boleh digunakan untuk:
1. Mengenal abjad G.
2. Mengenal haiwan yang bermula dengan abjad G
3. Habitat gajah
4. Saiz dan bentuk
5. Mengira bilangan kaki
6. Menyanyi
7. Kemahiran komputer
8. Membaca

Sabtu, Februari 20, 2010

Tema Jiran

Assalamualaikum
Saya diajukan soalan tentang macam mana nak ajar tema jiran. Soalan saya pula kepada rakan-rakan wajibkah kita ikut tema yang kita sendiri rasa sukar untuk menerangkan kepada kanak-kanak? Kalau tidak ajar tema itu salahkah di sisi undang-undang. Tema adalah fleksibel bergantung kepada keadaan sekitar murid. Kita boleh tukar tema mengikut minat kanak-kanak. Apa matlamat kita mengajar? Ikut syok kita sahajakah atau kita mahu murid minat belajar? Saya nak tanya, kalau ada nazir datang...boleh potong gaji ke kalau tidak ikut tema itu? Kalau mengajar dan murid tiada respon tidak berertilah pengajaran kita. Biar murid seronok dan kita juga seronok membantu mereka. Saya harap rakan-rakan guru jelas dengan apa yang saya maksudkan.

Bagi saya teman jiran boleh diselitkan di dalam tema sekolah, rumah, keluarga dan kawan. Maklumlah murid kita ni bukannya kenal sangat dengan jiran sebelah rumah. Apatah lagi kalau mereka tinggal di bandar. Hehe...saya sendiri pun tidak berapa kenal nama jiran. Rupa mereka saya ingatlah. Apa lagi nak ajar anak sendiri sebab mereka sering berkurung di dalam rumah. Dalam kehidupan moden sekarang ini, ibu bapa menjadi sangat berhati-hati. Anak-anak menjadi seperti anak burung merpati. Terkurung di dalam sangkar. Mungkin kalau murid di kampung, tema ini boleh diajar dengan lebih mudah tapi lebih difokuskan dalam tema keluarga kerana di kampung biasanya jiran murid kita adalah terdiri dari saudara mara mereka sendiri. Oleh itu kesimpulan yang mudah ialah tema jiran boleh diselitkan dalam tema yang telah saya nyatakan sebelum ini... ia sukar untuk diajar dalam secara tersendiri... ia adalah tema yang disepadukan supaya mudah murid-murid faham konteks yang dimaksudkan dengan "JIRAN".

Sebagai membantu setakat yang saya mampu di petang ini, saya dapati terlalu sedikit info berkaitan tema jiran. Hanya info di bawah yang saya temui untuk menyelesaikan masalah berkaitan.

Neighborhood Arts, Crafts and Activities

Picture of the Neighborhood
I give the children black paper. They use colored chalk or crayons and draw a picture of a neighborhood at night. Use foil stars for the sky. Attach all of the pieces of black paper together on a bulletin board. It looks just like a real neighborhood at night!

House Book
Supplies: wallpaper books and magazines Cut simple house shapes as large as possible from pages of wallpaper book. Provide several of these to each child. Let the children assemble their pages in book fashion by stapling several house-shaped pages together. Then let the children cut out pictures from the magazines of objects which belong in the different rooms of the house. The children glue the pictures belonging in one kind of room on each page. Make a kitchen page, a living room page, a bathroom page and bedroom pages.

Igloos

Have the children color or paint igloos on dark construction paper. Ask them to draw someone beside the igloo. Have the children tell little stories about their igloos.

Igloo Building
Make igloos using marshmallows & a bit of water to make the m stick together (or marshmallows with icing)

BURR!!
Play with ice at water table

Ice-periment
Ice cubes - two trays - one with blue food coloring, one with yellow food coloring. In a clear plastic cup, pour room temperature 7-up or other clear soda and then drop ice cubes in

Igloo Construction
Use blue and white paper to construct an igloo. Cut or tear the white paper into squares or rectangles. Arrange the squares and rectangles in the shape of a dome on the blue paper. Then glue the pieces into place one at a time. Your child may wish to decorate their picture with crayons and paint to show other things that they learned about igloos. Write your child's description of their picture on the bottom of the page.

Icicle Game
Have the children pretend to be icicles as they move about on the play area. Choose someone to be the sun. When the sun touches someone, he or she must "melt" and fall down, laying very still.

Salt of the Earth
Supplies: 2 cups salt, 1 cup cornstarch, 1 1/4 cups cold water, paper clips. Mix the salt, cornstarch and cold water in a saucepan. Ask an adult to heat the mixture until it is very thick.
Let the dough cool a little. Then squish it between your fingers until it's smooth. Use the dough to form the letters of your name. Press the paper clips into the backs of the letters to make hooks. Let the dough dry until it's hard. Then hang the letters in your room as a reminder to be the "salt of the earth."

Doctor's Bags
Materials: black construction paper, red construction paper, stapler, white chalk items such as band-aids, cotton balls, etc.... Fold the black paper in half & draw a doctor bag on it so that the fold is the bottom of the bag. Cut it out and staple the sides together. Cut a red cross out of the red paper & glue it on the bag. Write Dr. ____ on the other side of the bag. Put cotton balls, band-aids, & gauze pads whatever else you would find in a doctor bag that the kids could play with.

Chef
For a baker or chef make a hat by cutting a strip of white poster board, staple it to fit the size of each child’s head. Then we take one sheet of white tissue paper and staple it to the top of the poster band and fluff up the tissue to look like a bakers hat. The children wear their bakers hat and we bake some cookies for our snack. For art we make pizzas with paper plates for the crust, red paint for the sauce, yellow and white construction paper cut into thin strips for cheese,
brown construction paper cut into circles for sausage.

Profession Sponge Printing
Use various people shapes (available in a variety of school supply catalogs) and let them dip them in skin tone paints and stamp on a piece of paper cut into a house shape.

Baby’s Quilt
Decorate "baby bundle" quilts with scraps of fabric squares....a baby bundle is sort of an oval shape with the top end (the head) a bit wider than the bottom... like the shape of a baby wrapped up in a blanket.... Let them draw a face at the top (or you could supply a circle to be the face and have them draw their facial features then glue on to the "bundle") Fill the remainder of the bundle with fabric squares to be the baby's quilt.

Families
Have available lots of magazines (women's magazines have the best family pictures) and lots of popcicle sticks, glue and scissors. The children can cut pictures out of the magazines and glue on to the sticks for family puppets. Maybe they could make their own family!


Games & Activities

Neighborhood Walk
Take a walk around the neighborhood. Before going, make a list of things that we think we will see. When you return, review the list and make alterations as needed!

Match - Ups
Assemble an assortment of pairs of real objects often used together in or around the house. Some examples are broom and dustpan, paper and pencil, spoon and fork, cup and saucer, shoe and sock, salt and pepper. Discuss how and why each object may be used where we live. Let the children handle the objects. Then mix up all of the objects. Ask the children to find two objects that go together.

Telephone Repair Pantomime
Give directions and let children use motions to silently act out each step of a telephone repair person fixing the broken wire on the telephone line.
1. Get in the truck.
2. Drive the truck to the place needing repair.
3. Haul out all the equipment we will need.
4. Put it on our back.
5.Climb the tall telephone pole.
6. Fix the wires.
7.Climb down the pole.
8. Ooops. We forgot our tools. Climb back up the pole.
9. Get our tools.
10. Climb down the pole.
11. Dial a repair phone to check that the wire is working well now.
12. Get in the truck and drive away.

Salty Scenes
Supplies: 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 2 cups water, 2 cups tempera paint. Mix the salt, flour and water. Divide the mixture into four pie tins. Add 1/2 cup of tempera paint to each tin and mix it in. (Use a different color for each tin.) Paint a picture of the world that will remind you to give to others.

Light of Love
Try one of these ways to spread love...
Bake cookies for a neighbor and deliver them with a smile.
Make your bed--without anyone asking you to.
Help a friend who is hurt or sad.
Send a homemade card to a faraway friend or family member.
Say "please" and "thank you."
Invite a new friend over to play.
Collect some of your old toys and give them to a children's shelter.

people

Waiters
Make place mats. Discuss waiters and use will use our placemats at meal time. Read Stone Soup and then each child is bringing in a vegetable to make soup with. We will talk about cooks and what they do.

Grocery Store
Take a field trip to a Grocery store.

Post Office
Have our mailman come into our room so we can hand him "letters" we have written to send home.

Fire Station
Plan a field trip to a fire station.

Tool Prints
Dip real tools in paint and place them on paper.

Policeman
Invite a police office to talk to the children.

Helper for the Day
For our unit on community helpers we usually designate a day for each helper . For example, for a doctor we had a doctor visit the class and talk about what they do. We played with the stethoscope, played a game naming body parts. Talked about nutritious food/

Postman
We had the postman visit our classroom. Before he came we wrote out letters to our special adults. (Most colored pictures) Explained where the address went. We made mailbags out of paper bags from the grocery store and pretended to go to the post office. When the mailman came we sent our mail to our special adults.

Policeman
We also had an officer come to our classroom. We talked about if we were in an emergency how we would contact help by dialing 911. We acted out this scenario and dialed 911 explaining the situation. (a fire) We showed the children how to call for help out the window, put a cloth by the door and stay low to the ground until a police officer or fire fighter found them. We made badges out of aluminum foil.

Librarian
We made a trip to the library and made our own books. Cut several "9 X 12" sheets of construction paper in half. Use a hole punch to make holes down the left side of the pages. Have children make a wordless book by drawing a story.

Songs, Poems & Finger Plays

Ten Workers
Said the farmer, the miller, the baker,
"We'll give the dear baby his food."
Said the carpenter, glazier, and mason,
"We'll build him a house strong and good."
Said the weaver, the tailor, the cobbler,
"We'll make him warm pretty clothes."
The mechanic said, "I'll fix the auto
When off on a journey he goes."

Dentist
If I were a dentist (point to yourself)
I know what I would do.
I'd tell all the children, "Brush your teeth." Imitate brushing
"Keep a smile like new." (Smile)
And if a tiny hole should show, (Make circle with fingers.)
I'd say, "Climb into my chair."
I'd make my little drill go buzzzzzzz,(Make bzzzz sound.)
and put a finger there. (Point to teeth)

Teachers ( Tune: "Mary Had A Little Lamb")
Our teacher comes to school each day,
School each day, school each day.
Our teacher comes to school each day,
To help us learn and grow.
She smiles and helps us learn all day,
Learn all day, learn all day.
She smiles and helps us learn all day,
We're glad we come to school.

Smokey the Bear.
Smokey the bear, smokey the bear,prowlin and a snifin the air,
He can smell a fire, be--fore it starts to flame, That's why they call him
smokey, and that's how he got his name.

Traffic Light Song
Red says stop ( hold up left hand in "stop" gesture )
Green says go. ( right arm motioning )
Yellow says wait. ( Hold up index finger )
You'd better go slow.
When I reach a crossing place (cross arms at wrist )
To the left and right I turn my face.
I walk, not run across the street. ( Use fingers )
and use my head to guide my feet. ( point to head and feet)

I'm A Big Red Fire Truck (Sung to the tune of I'm A Little Teapot.)
I'm a big red fire truck long and stout,
when I am needed I roar and shout,
people love to see me rush about,
Just turn me on and head me out.

I'm a big red fire truck stout and long,
here is my ladder, tall and strong,
when I get a call you'll hear my song,
Just climb aboard and turn me on.

songs

If I Were
If I were a baker (pretend to put on a hat and apron)
What would I do?
Bake lots of cookies (make a circle with thumb and forefinger)
For me and you. (point to self and a friend)

If I were a secretary, (pretend to type and write on a notepad)
What would I do?
Answer the phone, (hold pretend phone to ear)
"How do you do?"

If I were a veterinarian, (pretend to put a stethoscope in ears)
What would I do?
Care for your pet (pretend to examine a cat or dog)
It's special to you.

If I were a dentist, (look in mouth of friend)
What would I do?
Check those teeth (pretend to drill or x-ray friend's teeth)
That's good for you!


Police Officer
Police officers are helpers wherever they may stand. (Stand with feet apart, hands on hips.)
They tell us when to stop and go by holding up their hands. (Signal stop by holding up hand and go by pointing index finger.)

Cowboy
Home on the Range
Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam,
And the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.
Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Firefighter (tune: "Eensy Weensy Spider")
The firefighter helps us learn our safety rules.
Playing with matches is only for fools.
If you see a fire, "Help," you'll scream and shout.
Dial 911. The firefighter will put it out.

Farmer
First the farmer sows his seeds. (Imitate planting seeds.)
Then he stands and takes his ease. (Stand with hands on hips.)
He stamps his foot. (Stamp foot.)
He claps his hands. (Clap hands.)
And turns around to view his lands. (Turn around with hand across eyebrows, looking.)

Jumaat, Februari 19, 2010

CD Mini Books






Assalamualaikum
Alhamdulillah saya berjaya menyiapkan cd terkini. Memang amat memenatkan tetapi inilah usaha yang termampu saya buat dan akan mengusahakan yang lain-lain lagi dimasa yang akan datang. Kalau biasa saya kumpulkan sehingga 4 set tetapi kali ini saya lepaskan 1 sahaja sebab kalau menunggu 4 keping cd siap akan mengambil masa. Ramai rakan-rakan guru sudah bertanya jadi saya fikir eloklah saya keluarkan cd ini untuk digunakan bersama. Untuk melihat apa yang terkandung dalam cd ini, anda klik sahaja pada gambar kerana di situ ada tercatat bilangan file yang terdapat dalam setiap folder. Bagi file PDF anda yang belum mempunyai Adobe Reader boleh dapatkan di internet secara percuma.

Bagi anda yang ingin memiliki cd ini bolehlah memasukkan RM10 ke dalam akaun saya Maybank 1010 7545 0308 dan menghantar sms ke talian 019 755 6032 beserta alamat penuh. Kos ini adalah untuk penghantaran seluruh negara menggunakan pos ekpress. Sokongan anda amat saya hargai kerana hasil jualan ini akan digunakan di kelas saya. Selebihnya akan dibelikan buku-buku cerita yang boleh dimanfaatkan oleh murid-murid lain di sekolah saya. Semoga usaha ini akan diberkati Allah s.w.t hendaknya.

Khamis, Februari 18, 2010

Now I Know My ABC

Assalamualaikum
Subhanallah. Saya terjumpa blog yang sangat menarik ini untuk dikongsi bersama. Hehe rasa tak sabar nak buat di kelas...Bagi guru-guru yang tengah praktikum cepat jangan lepaskan peluang ini. Tentu pensyarah korang teruja tengok hasil kerja korang tu nanti.

Jom ke pautan berikut:

http://totallytots.blogspot.com/search/label/Now%20I%20Know%20my%20ABCs

Home Grown Hearts: Alphabet Fun: Letter A

Home Grown Hearts: Alphabet Fun: Letter A

Home Grown Hearts: Shape Beginnings: Shape Viewers

Home Grown Hearts: Shape Beginnings: Shape Viewers

Home Grown Hearts: Austin's Dinosaur Book is COMPLETE!!

Home Grown Hearts: Austin's Dinosaur Book is COMPLETE!!

Home Grown Hearts: Rylee's ABC Book...

Home Grown Hearts: Rylee's ABC Book...

Selasa, Februari 16, 2010

Buku Mini


Assalamualaikum
Cuti Tahun Baru Cina ini banyak dihabiskan di rumah sahaja. Banyak juga kerja-kerja untuk bahan bantu mengajar dapat saya siapkan. Seronok juga menyiapkan buku-buku mini yang menggunakan MS Power Point ni. Setakat ni banyak jugalah bahan yang sudah saya siapkan.
Ada di antaranya masih belum diedit sepenuhnya. Seronok sangat menyiapkan bahan ini sehingga rasa seolah-olah macam tak cukup hari. Semoga rasa seronok ini juga akan dirasai oleh murid-murid saya. Insya-Allah.

Cerlang Minda Prasekolah


Assalamualaikum
Ramai yang menelefon bertanyakan cd interaktif cerlang minda prasekolah: diri saya. Untuk makluman guru-guru dan ibu bapa sekelian, anda boleh memesan secara terus ke alamat berikut :
http://www.kedaidbp.my/cms/index.php?33,cemerlang-minda-prasekolah-diri-saya

Untuk makluman anda juga di sini saya petik penerangan yang terdapat di laman web tersebut agar anda dapat memahami dengan lebih jelas berkaitan produk...

CERLANG MINDA PRASEKOLAH ini mengandungi enam menu utama yang sesuai untuk kanak-kanak parasekolah berumur 5-6 tahun. Gabungan kesemua komponen pembelajaran peringkat prasekolah seperti komponen perkembangan bahasa, perkembangan kognitif, perkembangan estetika, dan daya kretiviti serta perkembangan kerohanian dan moral melalui pelbagai aktiviti dan cerita pastinya merupakan aktiviti yang menyeronokkan untuk kanak-kanak. Antara aktiviti yang terkandung dalam judul ini adalah bercerita, mewarna, belajar menulis, mengira dan membaca.

Kanak-kanak juga tidak ketinggalan dapat berhibur bersama rakan dengan bernyanyi diiringi muzik dan video untuk menarik minat adik-adik.

Dalam aktiviti bercerita, adik-adik akan mendengar cerita menarik beserta gambar beranimasi yang menarik di samping dapat mengambil nilai-nilai yang terkandung di dalamnya. Adik-adik boleh memanfaatkan masa yang ada dengan melakukan aktiviti mewarna di mana adik-adik boleh mencurahkan daya kreativiti adik-adik dengan bermain dengan warna.

Para ibu bapa pastinya tidak akan melepaskan peluang untuk melihat anak-anak belajar menulis dan membaca. Dalam judul ini, turut disediakan ialah aktiviti membaca dan menulis untuk mendedahkan kanak-kanak kepada aktiviti pembelajaran dengan bantuan ilustrasi yang menarik dan menghiburkan.

Sehingga kini saya masih belum memperolehi stok bahan tersebut walaupun saya penulisnya dan memegang hakcipta. Terima kasih atas perhatian yang anda berikan. Semoga anda dapat menyokong terus usaha murni ini di masa yang akan datang.

Rabu, Februari 10, 2010

Experiment: The sky in a glass

Globule wonders...
Why is the sky blue?

Experiment: The sky in a glass


Hypotheses:
Have children tell you why they think the sky is blue. You may even push them to think further and ask them why they think the sky turns red when the sun sets.

Material:
A glass or other transparent container with straight sides
1 to 2 cups of water
½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of milk
A flashlight
Manipulations:

Pour water into the glass until is ¾ full.

Add the milk and stir well.

You will need your imagination for this experiment. Imagine that the water in the glass represents the air which surrounds you and that the milk represents tiny dust particles found in the air. These particles are so small you cannot see them...but they exist! The flashlight will play the role of the sun.

Go to a dark room with your daycare worker and friends. Bring the glass.

Once you are in the dark, your daycare worker will place the flashlight over the glass, directing the light onto the water's surface. Watch from the side of the glass (see diagram, first observation). What colour do you see? Look closely it is a very light colour!

For the second observation, your daycare worker will place the flashlight in front of you. This will demonstrate the position of the sun when it sets. What colour do you see?

The sun continues its descent for the third observation. You should see the same colour as in the second observation, only darker.
Explanations:
The white light produced by the flashlight is really a combination of all the colours of light. When the white light hits the small particles of milk suspended in the water, the blue colour separates itself from the others to the side. That is why you see blue when you observe from the side.

The same principle exists in air only the light from the sun hits dust particles. This is why the sky seems blue when the sun is over your head. When the sun descends to your eye level, the sky seems red. You can longer see the blue which is off to the side since the beam of light is directly in front of you.

Source: http://www.educatall.com/page/63/The-sky-in-a-glass.html

Isnin, Februari 08, 2010

Friendship songs


The More We Get Together

The more we get together,
together, together.
The more we get together,
The happier we'll be.
'Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together,
the happier we'll be!


Ahad, Februari 07, 2010

Friends Theme

Assalamualaikum
Next week my preschoolers will learn about friend. Here is some suggestion that I think can be include into the teaching session. Hehe...I hope I can access through the internet to teach my little kids about friendship.





I love you
You love me
We're a happy family
With a great big hug and
A kiss from me to you
Won't you say you love me too?

I love you
You love me
We're best friends
Like friends should be
With a great big hug
And a kiss from me to you
Won't you say you love me too?

This will be my worksheet on Monday for the English session. We will recite the song and colour the picture. Do you think this will be enjoyable session? I hope so.

English oh English

Assalamualaikum
I really need to improve my English skills. The new preschool curriculum really make me feel miserable. I don't know how to teach English for 8 hours per week. My teaching was like rojak now. When I am in the mood of English then I will try my best to teach in English. But the problem is all the children don't participate with it. They still "melopong" keeping their mouth wider and wider until they yawn and turn to close their eyes. Haha... what a day!. I really need to do something to attract them. When I sing and ask them to sing with me...the class turn to be like the angles passing by.


Sabtu, Februari 06, 2010

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Script For Teaching Mathematic and Science

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I accidentally found this website that can help us to speak English during the Mathematics session. Here are some of the example to teach numbers 0-10.

“Children, look at these picture cards”.

e.g. 3 birds, 5 bees, 6 chicks

“Let’s us make sound ”.

Pupils make sound like birds “chirping …”; like bees “buzzing …” ; frogs “croaking …..” and count according to the number of animals shown.

Repeat by tapping knees or hopping.

more

You can print all these script. There also a script to teach Science. Just click this link.

Jumaat, Februari 05, 2010

Letih

Assalamualaikum
Lama tidak membuat entri di blog. Rata-rata saya lihat ramai blogger di kalangan guru prasekolah juga mengalami sindrom yang sama seperti saya. Blog-blog kelas prasekolah bersawang semuanya. Hmm bila nak buat housekeeping ni? Sebenarnya terlalu banyak nak dikongsi dengan rakan-rakan di sini...tapi minda sudah terlalu penat membuatkan fizikal turut sama...ingin bermalas-malasan di katil selepas seharian berada di sekolah.

Sekarang ini fenomena facebook dilihat banyak mengambil ruang guru prasekolah seluruh negara untuk berinteraksi. Semua meluahkan rasa. Kurikulum baru paling banyak disentuh. Rata-rata guru menyatakan letih. Bayangkan 4 jam setiap hari di kelas melayan kerenah kanak-kanak yang 25 ragam itu. Belum lagi disentuh bab penilaian murid. Untuk menyediakan rancangan pengajaran harian sahaja cukup memeningkan. 50% masa diperuntukkan untuk pengajaran Bahasa Melayu dan 50% lagi untuk pengajaran Bahasa Inggeris.

Pengajaran Bahasa Inggeris benar-benar membebankan ramai guru prasekolah. Maklumlah kami tidak pernah dilatih untuk mengajar Bahasa Inggeris, tiba-tiba diminta berbuat demikian. Rata-rata guru yang saya temui mempunyai kelulusan Bahasa Inggeris di peringkat SPM yang amat minima iaitu 7 dan 8 aggregate. Ada juga gagal dalam matapelajaran tersebut. Kalau guru sendiri tidak mahir berbahasa Inggeris mana mungkin pencapaian murid mencapai objektif yang maksima. Saya sendiri yang mendapat kredit semasa SPM juga tidak terkecuali. Mengajar mengikut sesedap rasa sahaja. Ada juga saya terdengar suara-suara yang menyatakan: Alah mudah sahaja nak mengajar Bahasa Inggeris pada kanak-kanak prasekolah.

Mudah ke? 8 jam seminggu untuk berkomunikasi dengan kanak-kanak adalah satu jangkawaktu yang sangat panjang. Takkanlah setiap hari kami ingin menunjukkan kad gambar dan menyatakan skrip yang sama seperti : This is a ....... thank you .... how are you... Asas Bahasa Inggeris dikalangan guru yang lemah memburukkan keadaan. Apatah lagi kami diminta bertutur dalam Bahasa Inggeris semasa aktiviti luar, circle time atau rutin dan semasa rehat. Aduhai... perbendaharaan kata yang terbatas dan masalah menyebut perkataan di dalam bahasa berkenaan turut membuatkan kami tertekan apatah lagi sekiranya pemantauan dibuat. Kelemahan-kelemahan ini sepatutnya dikaji sebelum pelaksanaan. Tapi siapalah kami untuk membantah setiap arahan yang dikeluarkan. Ramai guru mengharapkan agar Kementerian Pelajaran menyediakan latihan intensif untuk kami menguasai Bahasa Inggeris. PPSMI dah dihapuskan tapi kami pula menjadi sasaran ujikaji pihak atasan.

Kami benar-benar letih sekarang ini...tertekan dengan situasi penguasaan bahasa, kehendak kementerian, memahami kurikulum yang baru.. belum lagi dengan urusan pengkeranian, aktiviti ko-kurikulum dan ko-akademik. Waktu 36 masa seminggu juga membebankan malah adakalanya kami tiada masa untuk berehat pun. Bukan nak mempertikaikan tapi kebajikan kami seolah-olah tidak dipedulikan.

Salahkah kami bersuara?