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by Maltesers
Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: GCSE's
Replies: 8
Views: 4037

Maizie- many of the teachers you refer to are ex-classroom assistants
Really? Where DO you get this information from?
by Maltesers
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: b and d confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 8041

I made these posters, just scroll down the page a little. I photographed my daughter's hands. If you click on the image, you can right click and save them to your computer.

http://hltastaffroom.blogspot.com/2008/ ... usion.html
by Maltesers
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: Spelling list generator
Replies: 3
Views: 11122

Spelling list generator

http://random.brendenisteaching.com/wordlist/

I use this quite a bit and find it really useful
by Maltesers
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: 9,000 decodable words
Replies: 3
Views: 10920

That is so useful

Thankyou! :grin:
by Maltesers
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Scotopic Sensitivity
Replies: 23
Views: 9457

Maizie and I had quite a conversation about eye tracking on my forum. I found this website that helps children with eye exercises. It might be useful to you. Scroll down to the tracking exercises


http://www.eyecanlearn.com/#Peripheral
by Maltesers
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Letter forming 'patter'
Replies: 4
Views: 5446

I have just made some posters for SEN children to help them remember which way b/d go. My daughter helped by allowing me to photograph her hands ;-) Also one of the TAs on the HLTA forum asked for something to help a child remember g/y If you think they may be useful to you just click on the image a...
by Maltesers
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Discipline
Replies: 23
Views: 9553

I agree but how do you do that when the behaviour gets in the way of learning? As I said in a previous posting I took a group of 4 children for several weeks daily and got nowhere due to spending most of the time dealing with behaviour. I am no pushover and am very strict, with clear boundaries but ...
by Maltesers
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Discipline
Replies: 23
Views: 9553

We can't say for certain. We can only make an assumption on what we can see, what we experience in the classroom and our dealings with parents. In the majority of cases in my experience it's down to parents. A conflict between expectations at home and expectations at school. Most parents want to do ...
by Maltesers
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Discipline
Replies: 23
Views: 9553

Seems like I am not the only one who thinks the same.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7308909.stm

The children I am talking about are not children with specific problems they are children spoilt by poor parenting.
by Maltesers
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Discipline
Replies: 23
Views: 9553

Yes they do, they have problems in all areas of the curriculum not just reading. They struggle to learn because they want to do their own thing, they want to play. They don't have any support from home and we don't have enough adults to teach them on a one to one basis. Getting a statement is virtua...
by Maltesers
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Discipline
Replies: 23
Views: 9553

I have been bitten, thumped and kicked by children aged 5 and 6 because they can't get their own way. Bad parenting is the key issue here. There is too much pressure to be your child's friend instead of a parent. Too many parents daren't say no incase their kids dont like them anymore. Clear boundar...
by Maltesers
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'the' and 'said'
Replies: 14
Views: 6498

I agree that they are very easy to teach and most children 'get it' straight away.
by Maltesers
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Too much phonics is not good for you
Replies: 13
Views: 5885

Yes I agree it is a difficult transition. I have observed with the little boy I am working daily with at the moment, that he will sound out every word in the book but at the end of the Jelly and Bean book they have all the words in the story printed on the last page. When he reads these he does most...
by Maltesers
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Download a summary of L&S
Replies: 2
Views: 2256

Thank you that is so useful I will be putting the link to that on the blog.
:grin:
by Maltesers
Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: link to an audio of the 44 phonemes
Replies: 7
Views: 3554

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/local/ ... e_two.html

There is a link to a video clip down the right hand side of the page.