Relief Teaching Ideas

Sharing ideas to help make relief teaching fun, enjoyable, and meaningful.


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Paper Cube Construction

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Look at what you can do with just paper, scissors & glue!

– great 3D construction!

http://www.dentonisd.org/Page/25076 


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A Duck Craft That Really Quacks!

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So we tested out making one of these yesterday. It works! & so cute!
I wouldn’t always keep the supplies for this craft in my Relief Bag but instead have them on hand if I ever get an early morning phone call to come in for a junior class.
This craft matches up really well with the 5 Little Ducks Song & also these picture books:
-‘Quack! Daisy, Quack!’ by Jane Simmons
-‘Splat the Cat & the Duck with no Quack’ by Rob Scotton
-‘Duck on a Bike’ by David Shannon

Here are the instructions: http://preschoolbookclub.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/five-little-ducklings.html?m=1
More specific instructions on making it quack:
http://pennycarnival.typepad.com/penny_carnival/2008/08/a-duck-craft-th.html

Here’s one that we made!

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Popstick Jigsaws

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Yesterday I found these wide popsticks at The Reject Shop – $2 for a pack of 50!
Today we used them to make some simple jigsaw puzzles.*
Normal popsticks would work just as well.
In the classroom students could:
-Draw a character or scene from a book
-Write out spelling words
-Write out times tables
-Draw and label a diagram for science (eg: life cycle, cross section, experiment)

*Tip – Sticky tape the popsticks to the table when drawing. Makes it MUCH easier!

To make self checking jigsaws, add a picture or line design to the jigsaw. If they match up, the student knows they have put the puzzle together correctly!

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Grumpy Cat

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Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup

Simple text & illustrations. Great for junior primary.

After reading students can:
– Write what made the cat so grumpy, what makes them grumpy & what they would do to cheer the cat up.
– On a simple cat head shaped piece of card, they can make a 2 sided picture of the cat – 1 side grumpy, 1 side happy.
-Can create either a mask or a puppet with their 2 sided picture.
– Discuss how ignoring or leaving someone out can make them sad. What can they do if they see someone sad or by themselves in the playground.
– Role play using puppets/masks