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    R.I.C. Publications is an Australian educational publishing company that have been publishing high-quality primary resources for over 30 years. This blog is for teachers who love to share, create and inspire. Have brilliant ideas of your own? We'd love to hear from you!
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      Christmas around the world

      Before we know, it will be Christmas again. Cards will adorn classrooms and Christmas music will be played. All over the world there are similarities and differences in how Christmas is celebrated, from one continent to another. Each celebration should be appreciated for its geographical and cultural uniqueness. Kwanzaa In 1966, Maulana Karenga established a […]

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      Hands-on Christmas Advent calendars

      Is it really that time of year again? The Christmas spirit will come flitting into your classroom in no time, and students will be hanging out until the holidays and that all important evening when the man with the stuffed sack comes down the chimney; but we don’t have to wait until the twelfth month […]

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      Teaching Christmas across the Curriculum

      Wow, where has this term gone? It’s hard to believe we are rapidly approaching the end of another school year. After the chaos of report writing time it is time to relax and enjoy the last few weeks of the year. We have put together a list of fun ideas and activities to link teaching […]

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      Remembrance Day craft

      On 11 November each year at 11 am, we remember people who have fought in the world’s wars. People wear poppies on this day as a symbol to show that they have not forgotten. This week’s Freebie Friday is a poppy craft to download and try with your class. For more Remembrance Day resources, view […]

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      Top tips for end of year reports

      Wow, how fast is this term going?! It’s hard to believe we are just over the halfway mark; the holidays are so close! But before you can relax and enjoy the break, you have to get through that dreaded report writing time. We have compiled a few short tips to help you organise your end […]

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      Freebie Friday – Handwriting Today – NSW Foundation Font

      Research shows handwriting assists with the preparation for early literacy, increases creativity and productivity, improves learning difficulties and enhances auditory learning. This week’s Freebie Friday is sample units from our new Handwriting today series for you to try with your class. It’s a great way to reinforce the importance of handwriting while covering key curriculum areas […]

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      Be a relief teaching superstar!

      You’ve had the call and secured your first relief teaching day—don’t panic! Sit back, take a deep breath and read through these short tips to being a relief teaching superstar! Documentation: Make sure to bring copies of your anaphylaxis certificate, e-number form, e-emergency form, Tax file number, bank account details and Working with children check. […]

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      Freebie Friday – Melbourne Cup Day play script

      Melbourne Cup is just around the corner—it really is the race that stops the nation! Teaching students about the Melbourne Cup opens up a world of cross-curricular activities, including HASS (learn about the history of the race), Mathematics (statistics about the horses and the probability of certain horses winning) and Health and Physical Education (learn […]

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      Handwriting: using a whole-school approach

      A whole-school approach is vital to maintaining a consistent approach to the teaching and learning of handwriting from Kindergarten to Year 6, with the emphasis in Kindergarten on pre-writing skills, such as patterning. For a whole-school approach to be effective, certain documents need to be prepared prior to implementation. These include: a handwriting policy outlining the […]

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      Growing things: Cross-curricular activities

      Growing things, I’m told, is one of life’s greatest pleasures, whether it be nurturing a plant, an animal or *gulp* a human (I’ll get there one day). But growing doesn’t have to be physical – you can grow as a person, in confidence, happiness … the list is endless! It is one of the greatest […]

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