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      Brain breaks for NAPLAN

      We are firmly back in the clutches of Term 2, meaning NAPLAN is just around the corner. How can we, as teachers, help our students through the NAPLAN tests? To keep our students’ brains engaged, motivated and activated, it is important to take little breaks to rest, recharge and focus. These breaks are often called […]

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      Bitmoji in the classroom

      In an increasingly technological world, there are easy ways to incorporate technology into your teaching. One of our favourite, and quick tip—because who doesn’t love a teacher timesaver— is through Bitmojis!   How do I download and use them in my classroom? Firstly download the app via Google Play or iTunes. Next, create your own […]

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      Anzac Day classroom bunting

      It is hard to believe that Term 2 is upon us (spare a thought for our Queensland and Victoria teachers, who are already back with their students). We all know the first few weeks back can be hectic, so invite your kids to take ownership of their learning environment and make their learning purposeful by […]

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      Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

      Earth Day is an annual event dedicated to promoting strategies for environmental protection and restoring the planet’s health. This year’s theme is ‘Ending Plastic Pollution’, with the goal date Earth Day 2020.   Why is ending plastic pollution so important? – There are an estimated 5.25 billion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Discarded […]

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      Mother’s Day STEM activities

      Every day we should celebrate and thank our mothers, but in particular on Mother’s Day! This year it falls on 13 May, and we have created some cute gift tags that your students can give to their mums, along with beautiful STEM projects to try with your class. Get your colouring pens and pencils and […]

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      Freebies to celebrate an Australian Easter – Upper primary

      With Easter just a hop, skip and jump away we have compiled our favourite upper primary activities for you! Simply click on the links below for your free pdf downloads. Easter themed maths – Aussie Easter picnic, A very busy bilby, The mystery egg Easter news – Easter emergency, The great Easter egg debate, The […]

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      Freebies to celebrate an Australian Easter – Lower primary

      With Easter just a hop, skip and jump away we have compiled our favourite early years activities for you! Simply click on the links below for your free pdf downloads. Word sleuths – Easter sleuth Word activities – Word study and Fill this egg with Easter words Rhyming words – The Easter rabbit and Rhyming […]

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      Books to read about Anzac Day

      Anzac Day is such an important date in calendars across the nation. The 25th of April is the commemoration of the many sacrifices made by those who have served Australia in times of need, and those who currently serve in Australia’s defence forces. The centenary of Anzac is from 2014–2018, commemorating the troops that landed at […]

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      Harmony Day: Celebrating cultural diversity

      Harmony Day is held every year on 21 March and is a respectful celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity. The message of the day is everyone belongs. Harmony Day encourages people to participate in the community and foster a sense of belonging for everyone, and to respect cultural and religious diversity. People from many different cultures […]

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      Freebie: Posters and blacklines to support teaching of The Games

      On your marks, get set, go! The 2018 Commonwealth Games kick off on the Gold Coast on 4 April. The games are not just about the sport – they also showcase the beauty of the Gold Coast, and Australia, to the rest of the world. This provides many opportunities to tie the Commonwealth Games into your […]

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