29 September, 2015
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Home Journals – Getting Parents Involved

I read this excellent article from Shelley Gray regarding home journals. The idea is for students to summarise their weeks class experiences during the last week in their journal, and parents writing a written response to their child in the same … Continue reading

22 July, 2015
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Class Participation using Playing Cards

One of the joys of relief teaching at the moment is the privilege of visiting many different classrooms and seeing a variety of classroom management techniques. Today I saw a great idea for choosing students to participate in class discussions. In this … Continue reading

18 June, 2015
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Subtraction Rap and Maths Hunt

I was in a fantastic Year 2 class yesterday afternoon who remembered their subtraction and regrouping with the Subtraction Rap. After revising the subtraction with the rap, the teacher had left me 9 problems on small cards with a lion … Continue reading