Hi guys! Chantelle from Miss Jacobs' Little Learners here!

I'm pretty pumped to be contributing to this new monthly Linky where teachers come together to share their little TIME SAVERS and TEACHER HACKS that they have discovered over the years!
This Linky will be posted here, on the Australian Teachers Blog, on the 26th of each month. 
If you have a teaching blog, make sure to link up your Teacher Tips post each month and join our Linky! (Leave a comment below if you would like to contribute but are unsure how to).

If you DON"T have a teacher blog, but want to learn some ways to make your life in the classroom a little bit easier, be sure to follow our blog and come back each month. All of the contributors to the Linky are featured below. (I hope you have made yourself a cuppa!)


Grip Mats for Dice Games!

EVERY classroom has dice in it right?! There are soooo many awesome math games that you can play with your students to assist them in learning number concepts and many of them require dice. But...if there's one thing I can't stand, it's that 'CLUNK CLUNK' sound of dice being thrown across every table in the room. Maths sessions in my grade can be super noisy at the best of times, adding that hideous noise of dice banging on tables is a sure recipe to send you home with a headache!

So, I eliminate the problem using these.... Grip Mats! 
These are actually drawer liners that can be found in your local $2 shop (cheap store). They usually come in a roll like this.

Simply roll it out and cut it into squares using scissors. I cut mine around 20cm X 20cm.

You will then need to MODEL using the gip mats and demonstrate to your children how to use them properly. The dice should be rolled on the grip mat and your hand can be used to catch it (like a soccer goal) at the other end.

I hope this handy Teacher Tip eliminates the headache factor in your grade!

If you have your own Teacher Tip, Link up below from your blog!

Hello everyone!  As some of you may know, or not, I'm (Stephanie) originally from the USA and moved over to Australia this past year.  I have been working as a relief teacher, but I'll be starting as a FULL-TIME teacher in a Year 3/4 classroom starting term 3!

I started blogging as a teacher after moving to Australia and I found a few of my favourite Aussie bloggers, but I'd like to find more!

Down Under TeacherDown Under Teacher

This was the FIRST blog I came across that focused on the Australian teacher.  Since I knew nothing about teaching in Australia and knew no teachers at the time, so I read up on her blog to get a taste of what it's like to teach in Australia.  From there I found more and more Australian teacher bloggers!

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