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Concluding the year – 2013

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Concluding the year – 2013 We had a great first year at Kanhas! We completed the year doing lots of fun end-of-term activities and creating a very special memory book for each of the kids. The children completed their reading, writing  and mathematics learning summaries – It was amazing to actually document our learnings of

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Pre-Writing activities

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Pre-Writing activities After 6 months, my students are all at different stages of development where writing is concerned. On the one end I have kids who are writing fairly fluently with familiar spellings, word structure and spacing. On the other end are the younger ones who have just begun to form lines. For the younger

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Revising the alphabet through games

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Revising the alphabet through games Getting children to revise their alphabets – writing and sounds is always tricky. How many of us would want to mindlessly write pages of letters or keep reciting A says, B says etc? I have been doing frequent revision at Kanhas and I had to come up with lots of

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The letter J

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The letter J This time,  I thought I will describe one whole day at Kanhas. The letter J went exceptionally well… so I am sharing how we learnt it. The day, of course,  began with our morning program. Once the children were warmed up and ready for the day – we began with our story.

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Introducing the alphabet

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Introducing the alphabet Kanhas alphabet wall Alphabets are a complex topic. If you really want to experience this first hand, try learning the Chinese alphabet! The reason they are complicated, especially for a child, is that they introduce lots of new (and strange) concepts:  Squiggles (or pictures) on a page are linked to sounds. Not

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