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Famous people in history- art and history display

I recently shared the above photograph on Facebook and Instagram. This was a display by one of my colleagues which integrated Art and History. The children chose a famous person in history – wrote some interesting facts about the person and then created an image and background about them. Here are just three examples of […]

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Rory’s Story Cubes

I picked up a packet of ‘Rory’s Story Cubes’ recently and tried them out in the resource room this week. They were a huge hit with the children and they wrote really great stories using the cubes.

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Parent Teacher Meetings; Tricky Questions/Problems

Parent Teacher Meetings are a great chance to meet the parents of the children in your class. The majority of meetings go smoothly and as expected, however sometimes you might get thrown an unexpected curveball. Here are some of tricky questions/problems and sample answers that might help – obviously they will need to be changed/altered […]

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Supplementary Panel 2017/2018

I’m writing this blogpost because I’ve already received lots of questions about the supplementary panel and the criteria needed to access the supplementary panel. What is the panel? There are two redeployment panels for primary teachers in Ireland – the main panel and the supplementary panel for appointments to full time permanent positions. The main […]

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What to do when your class are driving you crazy

There are days and sometimes weeks where your class drive you crazy – almost to the point where you wonder why you ever decided to become a teacher – yet there is an expectation that this is your vocation and therefore you are happy and love every single thing about teaching and every single day […]

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Winter Art Ideas

Winter is here so I’m putting together some winter art ideas that are separate to Christmas. I’ve spent the last few hours looking online for inspiration and here are some of my favourites. The Snowflake is really effective and makes a lovely display in your classroom. They cover the Construction strand and children can work […]

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I’m Very Busy – 17 Month Diary from Ban.do

In case you weren’t aware… I love stationery! I think it would be fair to say that I’m a total stationery addict. I have boxes and boxes, drawers, and full cupboards of stationery – you name it.. I have it! If anyone needs something – they check with me first and 99% of the time […]

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Parent Teacher Meetings

The time for parent teacher meetings is fast approaching – ours will be held in 2 weeks time. I find parent teacher meetings are often very enlightening and help you to better understand some of the children you’re working with this year. They can also be a stressful time for teachers as they do require […]

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The US Presidential Election

So today was the voting day for the US Presidential Election and tomorrow we’ll find out who won. I’ve noticed a lot of children have a real interest in what is happening and can’t wait to find out who the next President of the USA will be. To be honest, I don’t have much interest […]

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