Quick and Easy Lesson Ideas

Relief teaching can be stressful at times! Some days you show up and no work has been set or resources haven't been left for the lessons planned. Relief teachers often need to think on their feet and come up with lessons on the spot. This booklet of ideas came from a competition we ran on our Facebook group. To enter, members posted their favourite activity that required little to no resources or preparation. You can download it here: Relief Teaching Ideas to the Rescue We were blown away with how many people responded! Thank you to all of the RTI members who contributed to this booklet. There were so many fantastic ideas shared. We will be trying a lot of them ourselves! I have decided to keep this as a free download. The ideas all came from our members who wanted to contribute to the book. This book belongs to all

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Textured Landscapes

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***Editor's Note: Thank you to the lovely Emma Hessel for writing this post. Emma is an admin over on our Relief Teaching Ideas Community Facebook Group. She is always sharing fantastic ideas and things that she has used in the classroom. I loved the Textured Landscapes that she shared on the Group page and she very kindly agreed to write up how she does them in the classroom.*** This is one of my favourite art lessons! I originally saw this idea here. Textured landscape drawings are lots of fun, and can be quite relaxing. I've used this lesson across several year levels. The drawings above were created by a year 5/6 class, and those below were kindergarten! Textured landscape drawing is a perfect art lesson for relief teachers as it only requires minimal materials - A4 paper and coloured markers. Usually students will have their own set of textas, or

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Folded Paper Bookmarks

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My year 2s made these folded paper bookmarks on Friday.   We followed the directions found on this page: http://www.ctbakerintheacres.com/2012/02/14-lovely-days-day-2.html I made some examples to show them first. These would be handy to have on hand in your relief teaching folder too! All you need is paper, scissors, and pencils for decorating. There is no need for photocopied templates which makes it easy. They had to really read and follow the directions carefully but they were all able to make them by themselves. I think they did a fantastic job!