Problem Solving; Brainteasers, Riddles and more

I’m planning on introducing a problem solving session each day. This will be a 10 minute session after break or lunch so here are some of the problems/riddles/brainteasers that I’ll be using. I think this session will be great to get children focused after the yard and to develop problem solving skills. The children can […]

Week 3 – a quick review

It’s Friday – at last. I’m feeling very tired and can’t wait for an early night and a lie in tomorrow morning. This week went quickly and we did lots of fun lessons. Here are some that worked well. Literacy We’ve started literacy stations/team teaching with the new special ed model. The teacher that works […]

Ireland

Ireland is a massive section in the Geography curriculum so this blogpost is just putting some useful links/ideas together covering different sections of Ireland. Counties of Ireland Counties of Ireland Poem – children can learn this poem and they will know the counties in each province. There is a great beat to this poem so they […]

Droichead; My Thoughts so far

I’ve just completed Day 2 of the Droichead Training for members of the Professional Support Team and I wanted to share my thoughts of the Droichead Programme. I’m by no means an expert in Droichead – our school will be a Droichead school this year as we have more than 24 mainstream class teachers and any […]

Run Around Europe Challenge

I spotted this challenge on ‘Irish Primary PE Association’ Facebook Page’ yesterday and thought it was a great idea.   We started the challenge today and will continue every day for the next few weeks. Today we managed 86 laps as a class so tomorrow we’re aiming for a little bit higher! After break, we […]

The Marrog

The Marrog is a fantastic poem by R.C. Scriven that we have been looking at over the last few days. Here are some activities that we used and some that I plan to use with the Marrog as inspiration. Rhyming words The children can write a list of all the rhyming words in the poem. […]

Learning Logs

Learning logs are a great way for children to reflect on their week in school. I use learning logs every Friday afternoon. It takes about 15 minutes for children to answer some questions for their learning log.

Literacy Stations

I love using literacy stations in my classroom. This was something I learned about in the U.K. and they have become more popular in recent years in Ireland. I usually have 4 literacy stations at any time. I have experimented with different activities and groupings over the years and my favourite stations are; Reading with […]

The first full week

The first full week of school was tough, very tough. I was exhausted by Tuesday and still had three more days to go. This blogpost is just a quick overview of things that worked well for me this week and things that I need to change. Classroom Layout I started the year with 3 groups (2 […]

Dancin’ Time (A review)

I was recently sent ‘Dancin’ Time’ an Irish and folk dance resource pack for primary teachers. The resource is available directly here. What’s included in the pack There is a DVD of the dances (Infants – Sixth Class). 4 CD’s (Infants, First and Second, Third and Fourth and two for Fifth and Sixth) Booklet with […]

1 2 3 30