Maths Partners

I started stations in Maths today and I use mixed ability groups. However, I also use maths partners. Each child has a maths partner who is at the same level as them (where appropriate). To decide on Maths partners, I used the children’s Sten scores from last year and then used teacher observation/assessment to best […]

Gaeilge – Reading, Writing, Oral Language Idea

A colleague shared this idea with me and I tried it today and it worked brilliantly! At the beginning of each week, the children share what they did at the weekend – they try to use as much Irish as possible and as the weeks progress they build up a huge range of phrases they […]

Teaching Fractions 1

Fractions is one of those topics that is pretty difficult to teach. I recommend using a lot of concrete materials first, then pictures and then moving onto abstract. (Following the C-P-A approach is really important). At the beginning of each new topic I get the children to do a brainstorm to see what they know […]

Literacy Weekly Overview

I’ve received tons of messages from teachers looking for advice on how best to organise their literacy lessons weekly. At the beginning of the year, I didn’t have any set topic on certain days but I’m hoping to implement a better system from now on. This morning I made a list of all that needs […]

Comhrá Speech Bubbles – Sa Bhaile

Here are the comhrá speech bubbles for the theme of ‘Sa Bhaile’. My hope for these sets of Speech bubbles is to encourage children to use their Gaeilge and develop their oral language skills too. I put them on display in the Gaeilge area and the children have a reference point when working with a […]

HUE HD Pro Visualiser

I had a visualiser when I was teaching in the U.K. (5 years ago) and it’s one thing I’ve really missed here in Ireland so I was delighted to get the Hue HD Pro Visualiser to review. Over the last few days I’ve been using it in my classroom. View this post on Instagram This […]

Maths Week 2018

Maths Week 2018 is just around the corner – 13th to 21st October 2018. This is a great week to celebrate maths in your school and get involved with some fantastic initiatives too. Firstly the Maths Week website is brilliant as you can register your school and get involved in different activities and competitions. There […]

Comhrá Speech Bubbles – Caitheamh Aimsire

I’ve just created a set of speech bubbles to encourage for oral language (comhrá) in Gaeilge lessons. The next set is based on the theme of Caitheamh Aimsire. I will be creating a set for each theme over the coming days. If there are any other phrases that you’d like included – please email me […]

Comhrá Speech Bubbles Bia

Just finished the Bia speech bubbles which you can download below. My hope for these sets of Speech bubbles is to encourage children to use their Gaeilge and develop their oral language skills too. I put them on display in the Gaeilge area and the children have a reference point when working with a partner […]

Mé Féin Resources

I’ve started putting together some resources for the theme of Mé Féin – you may have seen my comhrá speech bubbles that I created last week.     I’ve put together a document of the Uimhreacha Pearsanta (1-10). Theres a boys only, girls only and mixed version – two numbers per page.     I’ve […]

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