Full Day Plan
Mark the roll and record any absences on the Relief Teaching Day Feedback Form. Identify any students with special educational needs and ensure you are aware of any assistance they may require throughout the day.
Rules and Routines
Establish rules and expectations for the day with the students. Familiarize yourself with the regular routines of the class, as well as any additional activities happening during the day e.g. assembly.
Literacy – Reading Comprehension
Distribute a copy of the Making Predictions – Comprehension Task to the students. Read the text as a class. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the comprehension questions. Once the students have finished, discuss the answers as a class.
Literacy – Writing Task
As a class, discuss some of the events that took place in the comprehension text. Brainstorm a list of ideas as to what might have happened next. Ask the students to independently continue the story of The Forest Path in their workbooks. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their stories with the class.
Numeracy – Multiplication and Division
Provide each student with a game board from the Multiplication and Division – Bingo Game. Pick a question card from the pile and call out the problem. Students put a marker over the corresponding answer if they have it on their game board. When the students have covered five squares in a row, they call out ‘Bingo!’. The first person to call out is the winner.
Numeracy – Number and Place Value
Display the Math Brain Teasers – Upper Elementary problems on the board. As a class, work through each problem. Encourage the students to share their thought-processes before giving the correct answer.
Literacy – Independent or Shared Reading
Allow the students to independently read an appropriate book of their choice. Alternatively, choose a book to read and share with the students.
Design and Technologies – Plan and Create
Display the set of 15 Design and Technology Challenge Task Cards on the board. Ask the students to choose a challenge from the set to work on independently or with a partner. Allow time at the end of the lesson for the students to present their ideas to the class.