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THE WA KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM GUIDELINES

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  1. What a lot of work you have put into this. I’m not from WA but can still see the benefits and similarities across all areas. Are you planning on selling the planners – they look great from the sample you have put up. Thank you for this.

    • Thanks, Brenda. Yes, it took me about a week to finish it. I’m not planning on selling them but a few people have told me they that I should sell my planning documents. I am considering putting a donate link on the relevant pages and then if people have found something useful and would like to donate they can. The plan would be to use the donated money to fund an iPad for my classroom to use with the children.

  2. Wow Linda you are amazing! I was just looking at the WA curriculum today to start getting organised.
    Thanks heaps for this. I love your idea of the learning areas planner too.

  3. Hi Linda – these documents are amazing. Thank you for making these available – I am new to teaching Kindy and am trying to get my head around all the different documents so this helps me a great deal. 🙂

    I just wanted to ask where all the wording in the learning areas is from? I know you mentioned the Australian Curriculum but when I look at that for Foundation, it doesnt match. Am I missing something or not looking in the right place? The Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines just seem to connect back to the EYLF.

    Thanking you in advance, Lucy

  4. Oh! I am a bit embarrassed; I think I have worked it out now. Wow – you really did spent a great deal of time sorting all of that out. Thanks again 🙂

    • Hi Lucy,
      Yes what I did was look at the guidelines and the Australian Curriculum and then try and sort all the guidelines according to their best fit with the Australian Curriculum outcomes. Some seemed to belong to more than one area so I put it in more than one unless it was a broad one that pretty much could be used in any subject area. In that case I put it in the Integrated document. Yes, it took me a few hours a day for about a week to get my head around sorting it out. I think I was overthinking a lot of them and getting a little frustrated so would do a few hours then leave it and come back to it the next day.
      The guidelines are just that…guidelines, but this gives you a place to start from. You could write your own guidelines but I am of the theory “why reinvent the wheel”. If you’re following them you know you’re getting through the EYLF and in this format I think you can also show how you’re moving kids towards the achieving the AC outcomes to the powers that be.
      Thanks for your support of the documents 🙂
      Regards,
      Linda.

  5. They sure are amazing and thank you so much for sharing! I will sure donate if you get that going as this saves me hours of work and it is so appreciated.

  6. Hi. I recently purchased your term planners from your Teachers Pay Teachers Store. They are great and really help with linking the Kindy Guidelines to the EYLF. I was just wondering if they were available in a word document? At my school I have to electronically hand in my term planning showing links to the Kindy Guidelines and the EYLF and your term planner would be a great way to do this if I was able to highlight what I had covered.

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