Roll a 6!

Did you ever play the Chocolate Game? It was a very popular birthday party game when I was at primary school. You would take turns rolling a die. If you rolled a 6 you would dress up in a silly costume & then use a knife & fork to cut & eat from a block of chocolate. It was a noisy, fast paced game, and we all loved it! This is NOT that game but reminds me a little of it. Roll a 6! Equipment Each group will need: - 1 piece of paper - 1 die - 1 pencil How to Play - Divide class into groups of 4 or 5 - Hand out equipment needed - Students sit in a circle - Students take turns rolling the die - If they roll a 6 they start writing the numbers 1 - 100 on the piece of paper. -

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The Black Book of Colours

The Black Book of Colours by Menena Cottin is the most unique picture book I've come across. Unlike traditional picture books about colours, this book invites readers to imagine colours through the perspective of a blind person, using a person's senses to describe each colour, rather than using bright, colourful pictures. "Red is sour like unripe strawberries and as sweet as watermelon. It hurts when he finds it on his scraped knee." All of the illustrations are black and raised on a black background, and the text is written in both English and Braille. The descriptions of each colour are sweet and childlike, and you can't help but to touch all of the beautifully designed illustrations and Braille on each page. There is even a full Braille alphabet on the back page for you and your students to have a look at and touch. Kathy, one of the members of

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Rainbow Squiggle Line Drawing

By Emma Hessel When I saw this idea on Relief Teaching Ideas, I just had to try it in the art room! The beauty of this activity is that it’s adaptable to most year levels. I’ve delivered this lesson to students between year 1 and 6 with success. The younger years may not be able to achieve quite the same impact as years 5 or 6, but they sure give it a red hot go! I start this lesson by telling the children we will be doing a line drawing, and show them my own drawing I had prepared earlier. Their faces light up as they take in the psychedelic colours and patterns produced by a simple squiggle! Students only need an A4 piece of paper and a marker to draw their squiggle, followed by twistable crayons or pencils for the colouring. I demonstrate the technique on the board, drawing

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