Daily Archives: August 17, 2009

Introducing the Venn Diagram to Preps (5 Year Olds)- Toys: Push, Pull or Both

Today my intern ( 4th Year Teaching Student) taught a lesson from the Primary Connections- ‘On the Move’ book. This lesson looked at toys and how they move. She had a collection of different toys that the students played with to see how they moved. Could they be pushed or pulled or both? 

After ‘hands on’ play with the toys the students discussed how each moved. They then put the toys into groups according to how they moved. ‘Hula’ hoops became the outline for a large Venn Diagram which was explained to the children. A Venn Diagram is a fantastic tool because it is very visual and clearly displays differences and commonalities.


I’m still working on my Language Experience posts which will be up shortly. Cheers Nina

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