Vocabulary Cards from 4schools.ie

I received these vocabulary cards from 4schools.ie last week and I really like them. The cards come in packs based on different themes including; Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Christmas, St. Patricks Day and Easter.

Loop Cards

I created loop cards for Maths and Geography last year and they were a great success in the whole class setting. Here are some ideas for using the loop cards in your classroom.

Mothers Day Ideas

Mothers Day is on the 26th March this year. It can be a difficult day for children and adults who have lost their mothers so its important to be aware of the home situations of the children in your class and maybe instead of the focus on ‘Mothers’ day they could choose a female person who plays […]

Mindfulness in the Classroom – A review

Mindfulness is a word that we hear a lot about. From mindfulness colouring pages and books to mindfulness CD’s. I’ve completed a summer course in mindfulness and I’ve read countless articles and blogs promoting the use of mindfulness in the classroom and I’ve tried a few bits and pieces from various sources but never felt […]

Literacy Stations; Some Ideas

There is so much to cover in the literacy curriculum. Literacy plays a massive part in all other curricular areas too. Last year, I used literacy stations and found them very effective. The children loved the different stations and a lot of different areas were covered in a short amount of time.

Number Books from Easy Learn – A review

Number books from Easy Learn is a series of books covering the strand of number. There are 7 books in the series. Number Book 1 Number Book 1; counting, reading, writing and ordering numbers to 10 This book covers; Reading and writing numbers 1 to 5 Counting objects 1 to 5 Number order 1 to […]

Group Reward Systems

Group Reward Systems work really well in many classrooms. They encourage team work, working together, encouraging one another and a little bit of friendly competition. Here are some ideas; Whole Class Marbles in a jar Children are rewarded for positive behaviour – when the jar is full they get a reward e.g. a night off […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge runs from 1st – 17th March 2017. It is an international festival to celebrate Irish language and culture.  Here are some ideas for integration across different subject areas;

Another Trip to Recreate

I visited Recreate last August and was really impressed with the range of products they have. Here’s the blogpost I wrote about Recreate and how to join. You can read it here.

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