Relief Teaching Ideas

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


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Book Week Dress Up Reminder Stickers

Here is a little freebie for teachers who would like to stick a reminder into their students’ diaries, about the upcoming book week dress up day.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Book-Week-Dress-Up-Day-Reminder-Labels-838449
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These Reminder Labels have been designed to fit a sticker label size of 99.1mm x 34mm.
I bought PPS Laser/Inkjet Copier Labels (16 per A4 Sheet) from Office Works. Avery Inkjet J8162 are also the same size.
Simply choose the page you would like, place your label paper in your printer and then print off as many as you need!
I hope you find them useful!

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The Terrible Suitcase Activity

BOOK WEEK Activity
The Terrible Suitcase by Emma Allen has been nominated for Early Childhood Book of the Year.

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Here’s an idea to do after reading the book.

Students can make a suitcase with some coloured & white A4 paper, scissors & glue. Inside have them write or draw what they would pack if they were going into space. Instead of “The Terrible Suitcase”, they can give their suitcase a different name & write it on the front.

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After they finish you can play the “I’m Going Into Space” game.

Quick Game – I’m Going Into Space

Packed up a little early? Have a spare 5 minutes? Here’s a game that requires no equipment & can be adapted to suit the class.

Tell the students that you’re going into space. You have an empty rocket that has room to fit them all but they need to bring something special on board if they want to be allowed to come along.
This something special fits a special rule, that you have predetermined, but cannot reveal. They need to guess what it is!

Some Example Rules:
– needs to start with the letter ‘D’ “Can I bring dog?” “Yes you can come in my rocket into space.”
“Can I bring icecream?” “Oh! I love icecream! But no, you cannot come in my rocket!”)
– needs to start with the same letter as their first name
– has a double letter in the word
– has only 3 letters
– is something you can eat

If they get stuck you may need to give them a few examples of what they CAN bring, to see if they can work out the pattern.


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Reading Across the Universe – Book Report

This year’s Book Week theme is ‘Reading Across the Universe.’

Here is a rocket themed book report outline that you can print & photocopy for your students.

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I recommend enlarging to A3 size because the rocket is on the small size! You can also cut the rocket out, add some cellophane or steamers to the bottom to make flames & then create a bulletin board display with stars, the moon & planets! The stars could be book recommendations students write for their peers.

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I have made two basic outlines. One with lines that could be used for ‘beginning, middle & end’ summaries or to write about the setting, characters, problem & resolution of a story. The other I have left blank spaces for students to simply draw and label characters, setting & a favourite part of the story.

rocket book report

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rocket book report junior

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