Jul12

Building a Classroom Community

Categories // Teacher Resources, Teaching Aids

Building a Classroom Community

Why build a classroom community…

Children in Cambodia want to feel loved, just like all children. Although, parents in Cambodia often work long hours to provide for their families, therefore finding the time to give their children undivided attention becomes difficult. Cambodian children might often act-out because their needs are not being met at home, of course like all children they crave attention. Building a classroom community not only increases learning but also improves behavior. Children who feel part of a classroom community are more likely to learn in school and less likely to interfere with the progress of others.

Jul12

Superhero Theme

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Superhero Theme

Cambodia has experienced decades of conflict. Surprisingly, children commit many crimes, mostly because older children force younger children to steal. Believe it or not, if a child is caught committing a crime such as stealing, they are charged as an adult. I know it seems shocking, but it doesn’t matter how young a child might be, but they will be immediately detained and separated from their family. This is a serious problem in Cambodia. To find out more information please click on the link www.everychild.org.

Jul09

Arts and Crafts for Kindergarten

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Arts and Crafts for Kindergarten

Fine Motor Skills

Art activities help children gain fine muscle control and strengthen eye-hand coordination. By holding paintbrushes and learning how to control paint, crayons, scissors, and other art tools, children gain the skills necessary for later writing activities.

Jul06

First Day of School

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First Day of School

This is a very exciting day for Cambodian families! Not every child in Cambodia gets to go to school therefore education is extremely valued. Some children might be scared to leave their parents, but most children will be extremely excited for the opportunity to go school. As a teacher you have to create an interesting classroom for your children. The first time you see your Cambodian classroom, you might feel a since of emptiness. Make this your classroom! This your chance to decorate and get your children excited about learning! The children of Cambodia need a place to feel a sense of belonging, a place to express themselves, and a place to feel safe and loved.

Jul06

How to Teach Young Children How to Write

Categories // Teaching Aids

How to Teach Young Children How to Write

Writing Stages

  • The first stage of writing is scribbling.  
  • The second stage of writing is making lines, markings, and shapes.
  • The third stage of writing is making a continuous series of letters
  • The fourth stage of writing begins when a child makes some letter/ sound matches; for example he may write the letter “c” next to his picture of a cat.
  • The fifth stage writing begins when a child uses more conventional spellings of words.
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