At teaching college they hammered into us that it was essential that
the classroom and indeed the school should be a text rich environment.
Everything should be labelled, and writing displayed. Its all part of
the ethos behind making children into readers.
For some unknown reason a collection of first gloves and now dirty
socks has been building up on the table outside my class. After nearly
a week of three dirty white girls socks lying there I decided to act.
Socks? This time of year? Yes I hung them up. I put a notice up ..
" Dear Santa, we have been good girls this year" and it then went on to
label each sock with the names of three teachers ( myself included).
It worked, all the children have had a read at it....and a laugh. But
thats not all, all day long the socks have been mysteriously filling up
DIRTY SOCKS! but it is sweet.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005