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Top 10 Classroom Games: That Won’t Cost You a Cent!

Top 10 Classroom Games: That Won’t Cost You a Cent!

How often do you include games in your classroom? Some people may argue that games are a distraction from doing more academic type activities. But games can be highly academic and serve as a vital inclusive activity option that can help all students connect with...

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Inside a Ridgy Didge Resources Writing Unit

Inside a Ridgy Didge Resources Writing Unit

So you might have stumbled across our website when you were doing a quick google search, or you may have been buying our resources for years and have now realised that we sell detailed Australian Curriculum 9.0 aligned Genre Writing units that would save you an...

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Your Classroom

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Your Classroom

NAIDOC Week is a national celebration in Australia of the achievements and culture of First Nations peoples. NAIDOC Week is usually held in July. It invites everyone to embrace the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples....

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Ridgy Didge Resources: Philosophy of Education

Ridgy Didge Resources: Philosophy of Education

Here at Ridgy Didge Resources we are committed to creating unit and lesson plans that are aligned to highly effective teaching pedagogy. Our philosophy of education is centred around our belief in a balanced approach to education. That not one single pedagogical...

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10 of the Best Report Card Writing Tips

10 of the Best Report Card Writing Tips

We know report card writing can be a bit of a dirty word this time of year... so we wanted to help you manage the enormous task, with a few of our best report card writing tips and tricks to make the process a little smoother for you and your students! 1. Start Early!...

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Easter Activities for Upper Primary

Easter Activities for Upper Primary

With Easter around the corner you may be inspired to pull out those Easter basket templates and packets of paper grass and get your kiddos crafting! If you are looking for something a little bit different though... and possibly more age-appropriate for your upper...

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Teaching Children About Life Cycles

Teaching Children About Life Cycles

Teaching children about life cycles is a perfect way to help them understand the world around them and to connect them with nature - as well as obviously fulfilling the Year 2 and Year 4 Australian Curriculum Science content requirements. Children love learning about...

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10 of the Best Back to School Picture Books

10 of the Best Back to School Picture Books

Picture books are a great way to connect with our students. A relatable character’s experiences can provide reassurance or help voice complex emotions. Events in books can generate excitement for what’s to come or be a tool for reflecting on what’s happened. The start...

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Back to School Student Gift Ideas

Back to School Student Gift Ideas

Back to school time is almost here! Get ready for the first day of school or your parent/teacher night with these creative {and sometimes yummy} treats for students. Get Ready to Shine! A multi-pack of Glowsticks from Kmart make the perfect little gift for your new...

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5 Keys to a Successful HASS program

5 Keys to a Successful HASS program

Teaching all of the HASS content in the Australian curriculum can be overwhelming! Particularly as the grades go up. Add in Civics & Citizenship in Year 3 and then Economics in Year 5 and your head can just be spinning with all the different content your students...

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Teaching Puberty the Sensitive Way

Teaching Puberty the Sensitive Way

As a requirement of the Australian Curriculum, Year 5 and 6 students need to be taught about the basics of puberty and the changes this phase of life may impose on an individuals life. Puberty, however, can be a sensitive topic for many primary school students....

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10 Ways to Inject FUN into the Classroom

10 Ways to Inject FUN into the Classroom

Children can't wait to start school. Kindergartners and preschoolers often talk passionately about what they are going to learn and do when they get to school. But unfortunately, with a crowded curriculum, these children can quickly lose their love for learning as...

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