Money (Ideas for 5th class)

This week we covered money in Maths. The main focus on this topic in 5th class is unitary method and finding the best value so we spent most of the week doing this. Here are some ideas that worked well in my class. (It also happened to be the week we had a maths curriculum […]

Maths Curriculum Inspection

Last week we had some visitors from the Department of Education. We had been notified of a visit during the Easter holidays and they came on Monday and stayed until Wednesday. This blogpost is just a quick overview of what the inspectors looked at/asked about in my classroom. I think it’s very important to note […]

First Week Back after Easter

Things have been quiet on the blog front for the last few weeks. I’ve been organising posts by subject so you should be able to find blogposts easier! We will also have a curriculum evaluation in Maths this week so things have been hectic in school. (I’ll let you know how it goes once we […]

Maths: Area and Perimeter

I’ve decided to do a few blogposts on various areas of the Maths curriculum – sharing some ideas that I use in my classroom. I love teaching Maths, I try to make it as practical as possible – some concepts lend themselves to practical hands on tasks and lessons, while others need lots of drills […]

The Irish Flag and the National Anthem

These are good topics to cover this week in the lead up to St. Patricks Day and during Seachtain na Gaeilge. The Irish Flag Questions and areas for children to investigate: Who designed the Irish flag? Complete a project on Thomas Francis Meaghar. When was the flag designed/first flown? What do the colours symbolise? When […]

Number Facts (A review)

Last Monday, I attended the EDCO Primary Publications event in the Clayton Hotel. I attend at least one of these events each year as I like to hear about the new programmes/resources that are available to teachers and I love getting free things! One new publication that caught my eye was the Number Facts series […]

Mol an Óige – Prizes and Certificates

I was so surprised and delighted to receive a pack of prizes from Mol an Óige today. Mol an Óige is run by two Irish primary teachers based in Limerick. They have a varied selection of certificates and prizes to suit all primary classes. They often have class packs for events throughout the school year […]

Just Grammar – A review

Just Grammar is a new grammar book from Educate.ie. There is a book for 1st – 6th class. One grammar topic is covered each week with a learning outcome at the bottom of each page which is very handy for planning. The books are appealing and child friendly while also full of activities to ensure […]

Snow Days – Some of my current Netflix favourites

I’m a massive Netflix fan and what better way to spend the unexpected snow days than a Netflix marathon.   Here are some of my current favourites; Line of Duty The Sinner Designated Survivor Marcella The Crown Grace and Frankie Jane the Virgin Marvel: Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil

SNOW!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying the snow days – 3 unexpected days off – hopefully we won’t have to make them up over the Easter holidays. Here are a few ideas on the theme of ‘snow’ for next week.

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