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 Compare and Contrast – 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, brainstorm arguments for getting a cat or dog as a pet. Using some of the arguments suggested by the class, ask the students to independently write a letter to their parents requesting to get a cat or dog as a pet. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their letters with the class.
Numeracy – Number and Place Value
Distribute a copy of the Number Puzzle with Solution – 2 to each student. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheet. Once the students have finished, correct the worksheet together as a class. If time permits, encourage the students to make their own number puzzle using the Number Puzzle – Blank.
Numeracy – Multiplication and Division
Place the students into small groups. Provide each group with a set of problems from the Math Word Problem Cards (Division and Multiplication) – Upper Grades. Allow the students to work together in their groups to solve each of the problems, recording their working in their books. Rotate the problem cards through the groups as required. Encourage the students to share their solutions and thought-processes with the class.
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.
The Arts – Visual Arts
Display the example of the Piet Mondarian Inspired Art from the 8 Classroom Art Activities Inspired by Famous Artists blog on the board. Provide the students with the materials to create the artwork. Monitor and support the students as they create their Piet Mondarian inspired artworks. Encourage volunteers to share their artworks with the class.