Last Thursday and Friday we had a blast working with 30 Day Care and K1 teachers (teachers of 2-4 year-olds) from various different nursery schools in Gulu. Over two afternoons we led teachers through 10 different stations focusing on how to make and use play dough; how to make paint and different painting activities; puppet making; storytelling; letter formation and sound identification; weaving; independent play; cutting skills; and a creative gluing and sticking station. We, as well as the teachers, had a great time doing it. We received really positive feedback and are now planning to adapt the training for K2 teachers this week (teachers of 4-5 year-olds).
Teacher Catherine demonstrating using local resources to develop fine gross motor skills.
Nursery teachers making play dough balls.
Nursery teachers making a sunflower with pegs and cardboard to practise developing fine gross motor skills.
Nursery teachers putting ‘washing’ on the line using pegs – under the direction of Teacher Catherine at her fine gross motor skills station.
A nursery teacher practising letter formation skills led by Teach Caroline.
Nursery teachers practising cutting skills for young children.
Nursery teachers practising letter formation and sound identification activities for their classrooms.
Nursery teachers exploring with paint.
Teacher Jody, with her paint smock on, teaching nursery teachers how to make paint from local resources.
A nursery teacher working on her artwork.
Teacher Abby (Peace Corps volunteer) teaching nursery teaches about ideas for storytelling in the classroom.
Teacher Katie (right, with Peace Corps) demonstrating how to develop fine gross motor skills with locally made play dough.