Welcome back to the new school year! This blog has been quiet, as I spent last year getting my head around teaching Primary 5 (it was my first year teaching outside the Infant Department). I'm teaching P4/5 this year, so hopefully I'll have more time to share what is working well and not so well in my class.
Like many of you, we are back to school here in Scotland. And one of the early
I've done this in different ways in the past, and the Rights Respecting Schools website has some great ideas and resources available. This year, I've put almost all of the different Rights onto individual cards. There are 45 Rights in the Convention - I've made cards for 39 of them. The cards have put the rights into child friendly language as much as possible.
At the end of this blog post, you can see a screenshot of one of the pages of cards I've made, and at the end of the post, there is a link which will take you to the file, if you'd like to use them yourself.
I have 6 tables in my class, so I think I'll give each table 5 different cards (weeding out 9 of the cards that aren't relevant to school...probably the ones giving governments' responsibilities, etc). I'll ask each group to eliminate any cards they think aren't relevant to school, and then rank the remaining cards in terms of which ones are most important in our classroom context.
Each group can then feedback to the class as a whole, and we'll work as a class to narrow down our class choices to 3-4 Rights that we want to focus on.
If anyone would like the individual cards in PDF format to use in your own class, you can click here.