Sometimes the best ideas are the most simple! I love a quick mental maths game like this one! Games can be a great way to start, break up or end a lesson. I especially like it when they don't require a whole lot of resources either. Tic Tac Toe - Multiples of ____ To play, either choose a number for the whole class to use or have students roll a die to determine the number. Students take turns writing multiples of that number in a grid. The first person to get 3 in a row wins! Students can use scrap pieces of paper or whiteboards to play.
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
Here is a free Boggle game from Teachers Pay Teachers that you can put up on a Smartboard or Data Projector screen. Alternatively, you can draw up a Boggle grid on the board. You can either do a timed challenge, to see how many words students can find in a set amount of time, or leave it on the board all day, for students to work on when they've finished their set work.http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Boggle-for-the-Smartboard-214028