A very warm hello to all Teacher’s Pet users new and old!
Just wanted to first of all thank everyone that participated in last month’s Monday Maths Madness via Facebook and Twitter, another great success! We had some inspiring maths resource requests and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing your ideas and bringing them to life. I do have a couple of outstanding ones to finish off (as we snook off for a few days and enjoyed the Jubilee in Anglesey), so if you’re still waiting for your request to go online, fear not, it’s on its way
I seem to have become a bit addicted to this whole weekly resource request scenario so in the spirit of keeping the ball rolling I’m wasting no time in starting our new one!
It all kicks off tomorrow evening @7pm – if you’re new to how this works then make sure you read on to find out what it is and how to get involved.
We had lots of fun on our Facebook page last week as I let people guess the title of the resource request night based on Dexter’s new outfit – One of our community members got it in the end…it is of course… Funky Phonic Thursdays.
What is Funky Phonic Thursdays?
This will be your opportunity to help me fill our displays website and our activities website with lots of creative resources for your phonics teaching.
I will take your requests via Facebook or Twitter on a first come first served basis and create a resource from your request. Your request will then be uploaded within the week so you wont have long to wait.
Please don’t feel that this is aimed purely at Early years and KS1, I’m all up for a bit of KS2 ‘dropping the e and adding ing’ phonics so if you have a request please do share it!
How do I get involved?
To get involved, simply head over to our Facebook page at 7pm on Thursdays and write your phonics resource request on our Facebook page wall…it’s that simple.
The only thing I ask (to help me ensure that what I create is useful to you) is that your idea is clear and well formed, with as much detail as possible.
Please may I request an independent card game to help children to blend and segment CVC words
Could we have a set of phase 3 grapheme fans for the children to use and also a larger set of fans for the classroom adults to use?
Basically, the more information I have, the better chance I have of producing something useful for you and it just means I can sit at the computer with a clear idea of what I’m creating and what the end result should be.
Don’t Forget Twitter
I will be taking 5 requests and they do go rather quickly so don’t hang about. My advice would be to get on our Facebook page a few minutes early and type your request ready to press ‘POST’.
You can of course also use Twitter to tweet your request to us @TeachersPetUK and again, make sure you are ready with your tweet at 7pm to ensure you don’t miss out.
So all that’s left for me to say is…see you on Thursday and as always, if you do have any questions regarding Funky Phonic Thursdays then do get in touch.