Relief Teaching Ideas

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


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Beanbag Scavenger Hunt

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Equipment:
As many cones as you can find!
Beanbags (15-20)

– Try to set up without students watching you (send them for a warm up run around the oval!)
– Place cones scattered on playing field/court.
– Hide beanbags under the cones (you will need more cones than beanbags).
– Split class into groups of 3 or 4.
– Groups line up along the edge of playing field.
– One person from each team will run out onto playing field & choose a cone to look under. If there is a beanbag they take it back to their team & tag the next player to run to a cone.
– If there’s not a beanbag under the cone they return to their team & the whole team has to do 5 jumping jacks (this is optional – you can decide if you want them to do this) & then the next player in line can run out to choose a cone to look under.
– Game ends once all beanbags are found. Team with the most beanbags wins.

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Wacky Web Tales

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An interactive, online, build a story resource; asks students to use parts of speech (adjectives, nouns, verbs, etc..) to fill in the blanks.

You could use this on a Smartboard or Data Projector as a whole class activity before or after a writing or grammar lesson.

*Tip – Do up a practice story beforehand & print out for your own reference so you can guide the class in the right direction. This avoids any possible inappropriate phrases!!

Here is the link…

http://www.eduplace.com/tales/index.html


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FREE Shoe Printable Craft

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Print off on card for students to decorate & colour. Use wool or string to lace up.

If you have a junior class see if you can buddy up with an older class so they can help the little ones lace & practice tying up the shoes.

You can find the original source & printable here:
http://krokotak.com/2013/03/tie-the-shoe/


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Jigsaw Pairs

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There are so many things you could do with these! Here’s a few ideas:
– lower case/upper case letter matching
– sight words
– antonyms
– synonyms
– math sums
– shape names & pictures
– analogue/digital time
– subject area questions & answers

I’ve also handed out blank sheets of these to older kids to make up their own revision questions before a test. After writing the questions & answers on the pairs they cut them out, put the pieces into an envelope & swapped with another student to complete.

When making your own puzzles you can either add your own print using text boxes, print onto card & then cut out OR print them off blank & laminate so they can be changed to suit your needs. If you need more than 14 pairs you can print another sheet on different coloured card.

You could probably find some better quality jigsaw pairs than these ones I made using just Paint! But you are more than welcome to print them off onto some card & use if you would like to. 🙂

Click here to download & print:

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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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