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 Comprehension – What are Earthquakes? 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
Distribute a copy of the Earthquake – Safety Poster worksheet to the students. Ask the students to design and create a poster, to be displayed in the classroom, informing their classmates of what they should do to keep safe in the event of a major earthquake. Monitor and support the students as they create their posters. When they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their posters with the class.
Numeracy – Number and Place Value
Distribute a copy of the Number of the Day Worksheet and assign the class a four-digit number. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheet. Once the students have finished, correct the worksheet together as a class..
Numeracy – Location and Transformation
As a class, discuss the features of a garden. Distribute a copy of the Garden Design Project to the students. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the garden design project task. Once the students have finished, encourage volunteers to share their gardens 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 – Drama
Choose one of the activities from the Icebreaker Game Cards. Create space inside the classroom, or go outside to the playground to play the game. If time permits, choose multiple games to play.