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 Teacher Tip I keep a post it note in the inside cover of the books that I read to classes. I record which classes I've read the book to & which ones I've done an activity with the book too. It's an easy way to keep track of which classes you've done what with! I also have a checklist of activities and classes, that I keep in my folder. The post it notes are just a quick way to check when I'm choosing books to pack for the day!
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