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New in the Documentation Made Simple series: Christmas Album (Group Learning Journal), Bundled with Christmas curriculum plans

Enabling Educators Build a Resource to Support the Emerging Interests of Children.

We are delighted to bring you the Christmas Album Pack which combines a learning journey from the “Documentation Made Simple Series” and a bundle of curriculum ideas to give you inspiration on Christmas activities. We encourage you to take a step back and ask yourself the question, Is the child at the centre of this process? Let’s re-evaluate some common practices and in partnership with children and families make Christmas an inclusive and meaningful time for all.

About the Group Learning Journal

This open-ended A3 journal with a traditional Christmas cover illustrated by Oliver Moore and Stephanie Morley is aimed at providing a convenient tool to record the festivities within your service at this magical time. It has a page dedicated to the Aistear Themes and learning goals making it easier to link these to its content. It has one page where children can say happy Christmas in languages around the world and it has plenty of blank pages to document group observations, photographs and children’s own work.

Features

  • Open-ended style allowing you to respond to children’s own unique interests
  • A3 allowing lots of space for recording
  • It displays the Aistear themes and goals to make linking easier and more meaningful
  • The first page is dedicated saying Happy Christmas in languages from around the world
  • It has 24 blank sheets
  • It will provide an excellent record for inspection purposes

About the Curriculum Plans

Christmas is a wonderful time of year! We have a large collection of curriculum plans, with a huge range of activities. Learn about Christmas as it’s celebrated around the world, play fun Christmas-themed games, create a reindeer restaurant, make Christmas stars and many many more, all with references to learning areas for Montessori and relevant Aistear themes.

The activities are designed to be flexible and adaptable to the varying types of Early Childhood Care & Education settings in operation within an Irish context. The suggestions in this resource pack are just that & educators will take ownership over the lessons and apply them as they feel appropriate to meet the needs of their cohort of children.
The themes and principles of both Aistear & Siolta have informed the ethos of the lesson plans.

This huge Curriculum Plan Pack may be our biggest ever, containing many activities and printables:

  • Clothes Peg Rudolph
  • Frosty Left and Right Game
  • Reverse Advent Calendar
  • Snowball Throw
  • Felt Tree
  • Junk in the Trunk
  • Roll a Christmas Tree
  • Story Stones
  • It Was a Starry Night
  • Christmas in China
  • Christmas in Denmark
  • Christmas in Germany
  • Christmas in Hungary
  • Christmas in Jamaica
  • Christmas in Mexico
  • Christmas in Poland
  • Christmas in France
  • Christmas in Hawaii
  • Ginger Bread House
  • Paper Bag Pinata
  • Pierniki Polish Spice Cookies
  • Polishing Shoes
  • Sugared Mice
  • Where in the World
  • Christmas Cards
  • Decorate Tree
  • Pretty Parcels
  • Wrapping Instructions
  • Toy Shop Number Stockings
  • Numbered Stockings
  • Santas Helper Gingerbread House
  • Gingerbread Playdough
  • Gingerbread Man Play Mat
  • Gingerbread Woman Play Mat
  • Gingerbread Man Recipe
  • Gingerbread Man Story
  • Christmas Dancing
  • Christmas Star
  • Christmas Theatre
  • Cornflake Coals
  • Elf Antics
  • Elves Wanted
  • If Santa Got Stuck
  • Jingle Bells
  • Lost Reindeer Noses
  • Magic Dust
  • North Pole
  • Reindeer Restaurant
  • Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
  • Santa Comments
  • Santa Home
  • Santa Name O
  • Santa Salon
  • Santa Stuck Song
  • Bauble Painting
  • Bean Bag Bells
  • Christmas Home
  • Christmas Countdown
  • Dancing Christmas Trees
  • Reindeer Facts
  • Christmas Fireplace
  • Flying Santa
  • Mistletoe Kisses
  • Reindeer Tracks
  • Santa Sack
  • Spider Web Christmas Tree
  • Santa’s Workshop
  • Toy Creations
  • Wrapping Station
  • Decorations Printables