This exciting new series of practical and easy-to-use ideas have all been tried and tested by teachers in their own classrooms, and selected to enhance your classroom activities - most can be used with little or no preparation. The activities are grouped according to age appropriateness, and the clear layout shows the skills required and aims of each activity, along with preparation and running times, as well as any materials needed. However, all activities can be modified to meet your own needs - use the series as a favourite group of recipe books to be adapted as you see fit. This series will quickly become a quick and essential reference that you will refer to time and again. The activities are designed to help pupils understand concepts and build skills through a variety of approaches. And remember - if the activity is in the book, it is because another teacher has used it successfully! These practical resources are suitable for both trainee and more experienced teachers, as well as classroom assistants.
Whether you are an experienced teacher or just starting out, this indispensable source of quick, easy and tried-and-tested activities will help you organise and manage your classroom. The activities are presented clearly so you can see at a glance their purpose, the prep time and materials necessary, and come with some added tips from teachers who have been there! Many of the ideas are simple everyday solutions that can make life in the classroom go smoothly. Issues addressed include behaviour, routines, pupil recognition, silent reading, creative writing, stress reduction, family communication, goals & progress and health.