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Illustrated by Terry Allen. © Ready-Ed Publications - 2002. Published by Ready-Ed Publications (2002) P.O. Box 276 Greenwood W.A. 6024 Email: info@readyed.com.au Website: www.readyed.com.au COPYRIGHT NOTICE Permission is granted for the purchaser to photocopy sufficient copies for non-commercial educational purposes. However, this permission is not transferable and applies only to the purchasing individual or institution. ISBN 1 86397 450 4


Relief TTeacher eacher Report Sheet Date: ____________________

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Year level: _________

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Relief teacher name: _______________________________________________________________ Hello ___________________________________________, I was assigned to your class during your absence. Here is a summary of the day:

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Contents Living or Non-Living? ........................ 32

Introductory Notes .......................... 4, 5

Things That Move ............................. 33

Names ............................................... 6

Where Does Food Come From? .......... 34

Language Activities Three Billy Goats Gruff Story ............ 7, 8

How to Grow Plants .......................... 35

Pets

Three Billy Goats Gruff 1 ..................... 9

All About Dogs ................................. 37

Three Billy Goats Gruff 2 ................... 10

Dog Word Search .............................. 38

Three Billy Goats Gruff 3 ................... 11

Cats .............................................. 39

Detective McMorse ........................... 12

Society & Environment Activities

Alan the Alien .................................. 13

On the Island ................................... 40

Following Instructions ........................ 14

Colour in the Easter Bunny ................. 41

On the Farm ..................................... 15

Health Activities Healthy Eating and Drinking .............. 42

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Making Food .................................... 43

The Senses ...................................... 44 © R e a d y E d P u b l i c a t i o n s Word Search ..................................... 18 Brushing My Teeth ............................ 45 Animal Word .......................... •Search f or r evi ew19pur p oses onl y • T echnology & Design Activities Driving Around.................................. 17

Parts of a Book ................................. 20

Design Your Own Super Bed .............. 47

Maths Activities Colour In .......................................... 21

Art Activities Easy Art Lessons 1 ............................ 48

Mental Maths ................................... 22

Easy Art Lessons 2 ............................ 49

How Many Are Coloured In? .............. 23 Odd and Even................................... 24

Physical Education Activities Sport Match-Up ................................ 50

What Comes Next? ........................... 25

What Can You Do? ............................ 51

Shapes ............................................. 26

P.E. Games To Play 1-5 ................ 52-56

What Shape Is It? ............................. 27

Music Activities Guess This Sound 1 .......................... 57

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Science Activities Mystery Object ................................. 28

Guess This Sound 2 .......................... 58

On the Beach ................................... 29

Classroom Activities & Games 1 ........ 59

What Is It Made Of? ......................... 30

Classroom Activities & Games 2 ........ 60

Count the Sea Creatures.................... 31

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The Relief Teachers’ Survival Handbook for 6 to 8 year olds Thank you for purchasing The Relief Teachers’ Survival Handbook for 6 to 8 year olds. This book is written for the teacher who needs an emergency lesson and for the relief teacher who has been asked to cover for an absent regular teacher. On many occasions, work may already be set for the relief teacher. However, there may be other occasions where not all of the day is accounted for. As the relief teacher, you may be expected to fill these times with your own lessons. This book covers every subject, so you can feel confident about meeting the expectations of the school or teacher you are relieving. The lessons require a minimum of preparation but are educationally meaningful, and can be adapted to suit particular lesson goals and abilities.

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The real motto of the consummate relief teacher is to be prepared. You can help yourself by:

y Arriving early. If you’re going to be late, phone ahead. There’s nothing worse from the school’s point of view than not knowing when, or indeed if, they have a relief teacher for the day. y Bringing your own materials. Items might include: red, blue and black biro, correction fluid, pencil, rubber, scissors, glue, ruler, permanent marker and whiteboard marker.

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y It is also useful to have paper of various types available for emergency use.

y Last but not least, bring your copy of The Relief Teachers’ Survival Handbook!

your room, the toilets, the staff room, look over the lessons and make any necessary photocopies.

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y Find out if you’re on duty. If there’s an incident in the playground and you’re not there when you should be, you can be held responsible. y Familiarise yourself with the classroom timetable and try to keep to it as much as possible to minimise disruptions. Alterations to routines can unsettle children’s learning patterns and are best avoided. y Calling the class roll usually takes place first thing in the morning, and perhaps again for the afternoon session. Use the correct marking key and check for any difficult names to pronounce. y Don’t leave a pile of unmarked work on the teacher’s desk, especially work you have set yourself. To ease your own workload, perhaps you may get the children to mark their own work during the day. At the very least you should see every child’s work and leave a tick with your initials on the work to say it has been seen. y Leave the teacher’s desk and the room as tidy as possible. Better still leave the room tidier than you found it. y Leave a note to the teacher on what work you covered. There is a photocopiable sheet on Page 2 of this book for this purpose. Page 4

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Managing the Lessons - Getting the Most out of the Children It can be difficult for a relief teacher to build rapport with children, given the limited time frame. Children will naturally feel you out to get an idea of the boundaries they can work to. Here are some points to help you manage the classroom effectively and get the most out of the children: y Stand at the class entrance, smile and say good morning to each student that enters the class. This creates a positive energy and builds the right atmosphere for learning right from the start. y Get to know children’s names - not the easiest of tasks since you are there for a short time. However, children respond better when they hear their name, so it’s worth the effort. Ask children to write their names on a name tag and tape it to their desk. Use the template on page 6.

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y Motivate children from the very start. Research shows that children’s interest is highest at the beginning of each lesson, so take full advantage of this and begin your lesson brightly and get straight to the point.

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y Write the learning objectives of each lesson on the board. Research shows a higher level of achievement if the object of the lesson is known before it starts. y Be polite. Ask children what you want them to do, e.g. “Could you please get your science books out?”; rather than giving them directions all the time. y Check how the classroom teacher normally expects work to be done and parrot the preferred way. This lessens confusion and provides a greater sense of continuity for the children. For example - how is the page set out, what coloured biro is allowed, what work books are to be used? etc.

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y Given the above, be wary of allowing children to take over the class by telling you throughout the day how things usually operate. Remind children that it’s OK to do things a little differently sometimes, after all, you are the teacher. ‘get away’ with things they normally would not be permitted to do. One way to handle this is to preface the day by stating to the children you expect them to follow their normal classroom procedures and routines. If children ask you questions you don’t know the answer to, ask them in turn: “If your teacher was here today, would that be permitted?”

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y Find out what the school policy is on discipline. Excluding children from learning is detrimental to your own purpose and is not recommended. Usually subtle reminders to children can be effective, e.g. wait for students to be silent, make eye contact and engage children in conversation if they appear to be off task. You may also consider isolating and shifting some children who appear to be disruptive influences.

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y Don’t threaten children. It’s a sign you don’t really feel in control and children will pick up on this very quickly. Remain calm and remind children of the importance of completing tasks. Use positive reinforcement at least once every minute. y Children love stickers. Used as reward for task completion, they become extrinsic motivators. Instead use them as a surprise acknowledgement for a job well done. y Most importantly, keep your sense of humour!

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Three Billy Goats Gruff Story The story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff is about three billy goats wanting to cross a bridge to get to the other side of the river where there is more grass to feed on. But first, they have to get past the mean old troll who guards the bridge and wants to eat them. Read the story and answer the questions that follow.

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“What shall we do?” asked Middle Billy Goat Gruff. “Let’s cross the bridge to the other side of the river where there’s lots of grass,” replied Little Billy Goat Gruff. “But there’s a mean old troll guarding the bridge,” said Big Billy Goat Gruff. “I am not afraid of the mean old troll, I will go first,” said Little Billy Goat Gruff. So, Little Billy Goat Gruff walked across the bridge.

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The mean old troll popped his head out from under the bridge. “Who’s that crossing my bridge?” roared the mean old troll. “It’s me, Little Billy Goat Gruff,” said the little goat in his little voice. “Then I am going to eat you,” said the mean old troll. “Oh no, I’m way too small to eat. Wait for my brother, Middle Billy Goat Gruff, he is bigger and much more tasty than me.” “Very well,” said the mean old troll, “I will wait for your bigger brother.” So, Little Billy Goat safely crossed the bridge to the other side of the river. Next, Middle Billy Goat Gruff crossed the bridge.

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The mean old troll popped his head out from under the bridge. “Who’s that crossing my bridge?” roared the mean old troll. “It’s me, Middle Billy Goat Gruff,” said the middle goat in his middle sized voice. “Then I am going to eat you.” “Oh no, I’m too small to eat. Wait for my brother, Big Billy Goat Gruff. He is bigger and much more tasty than me.” “Very well,” said the mean old troll, “I will wait for your bigger brother.” So, Middle Billy Goat safely crossed the bridge to the other side of the river. Next, Big Billy Goat Gruff crossed the bridge.

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The mean old troll popped his head out from under the bridge. “Who’s that crossing my bridge?” roared the mean old troll. “It’s me, Big Billy Goat Gruff,” said the big goat in his big voice. “Then I’m going to eat you for crossing my bridge.” The mean old troll jumped up on the bridge. He licked his lips and was getting ready to eat Big Billy Goat Gruff up. But Big Billy Goat Gruff was having none of that. He lowered his head and charged at the mean old troll. He hit the mean old troll with his long sharp horns so hard that the troll went flying into the air and splashed into the river. The mean old troll was never seen again. The three Billy Goats Gruff lived happily ever after.

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Draw the three parts of the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Write a sentence for each picture.

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Alan the Alien and his Space Dog have landed on planet Earth. Colour Alan and the Space Dog the right colours. Draw a lead for the Space Dog. Alan has green eyes Alan has purple arms Alan has orange feet

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On the Farm

Look at this map. Complete the tasks and answer the questions. 1. Colour the barn red. 2. Draw two ducks in the pond. 3. What is next to the tree? __________________________________

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The teacher will pass around a mystery object in a bag. Place your hand in the bag and feel it.

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Things need energy to move.

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1. Colour in the ears green. 2. Colour in the eyes blue. 3. Colour in the tail red.

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Healthy Eating and Drinking

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Making Food

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The Senses

We have five senses. The body uses these senses all the time.

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Computers

Computers are very useful and can be used for many different things.

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Design Your Own Super Bed

If you could design your very own super bed, what would it look like? What would you like to place on it? How about a: TV, mini-fridge full of chocolates, games table, extra pillows?

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Outcome: Children illustrate a reading passage. You will need: paper, coloured pencils or crayons, selected text passage Lesson outline: 1. Read out a short selected passage that describes a complete dramatic scene. For example; a fox hiding from hunters, a ship riding rough waves, an athlete attempting to win a race. 2. Children use imagination to help recreate the scene on paper. Remember that because people hear and see things differently, no two pieces of work will be the same, and so this is not an exercise in ‘listening accuracy’. It’s all about artistic interpretation based on own individual experience. 3. Colour in once completed. Select colours to reflect atmosphere of the passage. Talking point: Compare each others’ work. Are any two the same? Is anyone’s work ‘incorrect’? Page 48

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Outcome: Children draw a self-portrait depicting blowing the nose. You will need: paper, crayons, firm card, scissors, tissues, glue Lesson outline: 1. Children draw a facial portrait. Follow these basic rules: a) Draw an oval shape for the head outline; b) The eyes are about half way down the head; c) Ears are in line with the eyes; d) Draw in the hair. 2. Select colours that reflect life colours. Put to one side. 3. Place hand and part of the arm over firm card. Trace and cut out. 4. Glue a tissue over the nose of the completed self-portrait. 5. Then glue the cardboard hand and forearm out over in front of the tissue. Position so it looks like the nose is being blown.

Outcome: Children draw a picture with a shadow. You will need: paper, pencil, coloured pencils or crayons Lesson outline: 1. Discuss concepts of shadow. Shadows are shapes created by light. 2. Do this in partners or with one volunteer to stand in front of class. 3. Draw model as realistically as possible. Observe the lines carefully. Start with the outline, then fill in the finer details. Colour using life colours. 4. Once completed, draw a matching shadow to the body just drawn. This is done by drawing a mirror image. Start with the outline first, then colour in with a dark crayon or pencil. Talking point: Can you make shadow shapes just using your hands? Can you see a shadow at night?

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Sport Match-Up

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Here are some activities to try. Tick what you can do: Activity

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P.E. Games To Play 1 Duck, Duck, Goose

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Equipment: Marked circle, perhaps with cones or even chalk. How to play: y Mark a smaller circle in the middle of the room. y Children walk around the circle without touching anyone. y When they are called to ‘squeeze’ they converge into the centre of the circle without touching anyone else. The object of the game is to see how tightly the class can squeeze into the circle. Page 54

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P.E. Games To Play 4 Walk This W ay Way

Comment: Stretching and exploring body movements. Equipment: No equipment needed. How to play: y Children find own space in a defined area. y Children walk: giant steps high knees tip toes backwards side steps change direction tiny mouse steps

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Equipment: No equipment needed. How to play: y Half the class sit crossed-legged on the floor. They are the traps. y The other half roam around, flapping arms, pretending to be flies. y When teacher calls out ‘catch’, the flies stop. The traps reach out and try to touch the flies. If they do, the fly becomes a trap. y Continue until there is one fly remaining. Ready-Ed Publications

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How to play: y Sit children in a circle. y Teacher starts. Whisper a simple phrase in the ear of a child sitting next to you. E.g. Lunch or play time or home time. y The phrase is whispered to the next person, and so on all around the circle. y The last child says out allowed to the rest of the class what they hear. y If a player does not hear what is whispered into their ear, they are permitted to ask again to clarify. y Watch out for the children who try to spoil the game by calling the word out aloud!

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Comment: Develop imagination and role play. How to play: y Pass around a bean bag or other appropriate object. Pretend it is: sharp - how would you handle it? hard - how would you handle it? soft - how would you handle it? fragile - how would you handle it? light - how would you handle it? heavy - how would you handle it? smelly - how would you handle it? fragrant - how would you handle it? big - how would you handle it? tiny - how would you handle it? hot - how would you handle it? cold - how would you handle it? unusual - how would you handle it? time bomb - how would you handle it?

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Music & Games

Classroom Activities & Games 2 News Time

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Comment: Improves listening and oral speaking skills. How to play: y Sit children on the carpet. y Explain rules of news time. They are: a) Sit quietly and listen. b) News tellers tell their news (time limit may be necessary). c) Three questions by the audience are permitted at the end of the news. y To start news child says “Good Morning” to the class, and at the conclusion they thank the audience for listening.

Comment: All time classic and lots of fun. How to play: y Children face the teacher y Call out ‘Simon Says’, then follow with an instruction on what to do. E.g. “Simon Says ... stand up”. y At intervals drop the phrase “Simon Says” but continue with instruction or an action. This is the signal for the children to ignore the instruction. Any child that follows the instruction without the phrase “Simon Says” is eliminated. y Continue game until one person is left. y A variation of the game is to use the phrase “Do this” followed by the action. Children are eliminated if they follow instruction after the phrase “Do that” is uttered.

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How to play: y Arrange seats in a circle. y Teacher calls out who is to swap seats, e.g. Swap seats if: your first name begins with A, B or C. your first name begins with A, B or C and you are wearing a jumper. your first name begins with A, B or C, you are wearing a jumper and you have blue eyes. Page 60

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