Comhrá Speech Bubbles – Ar Scoil

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 Ar Scoil. I will be creating a set for each theme over the coming days. I put up the ‘Mé Féin’ speech bubbles today and the kids loved it […]

Weekly Planning for SET Teachers

I’m a member of the Professional Support Team in my school and we are following the Droichead Induction programme. This year, many of our newly qualified teachers are in SETeacher positions and we felt that the planning guides online were not very user friendly so we created our own. These are not official templates but […]

Comhrá Speech Bubbles – Mé Féin

I’ve just created a set of speech bubbles to encourage for oral language (comhrá) in Gaeilge lessons. The first set is based on the theme of Mé Féin. I will be creating a set for each theme over the coming days.   I think these will be really helpful when doing a new theme/topic and […]

Irish Primary Teacher Planner

I went to school last week and I couldn’t find the planner I got at a launch night for new school books last April. While procrastinating and avoiding the endless to do list for organising myself for school I started making my own planner including everything I thought might be useful. In the past I’ve […]

Things I’m planning to do differently this year

I had a great year with my class last year but there were a few little things that I think I’ll change or try differently this year. Class Dojo While Class Dojo worked really well for me last year – it was a lot of hassle as I had a sort of class dojo shop […]

Fashion Friday 1 (Blanchardstown Centre)

I’m not a fashion blogger and I’ll never be one but I’m going to put together a few nice bits and pieces that I’ve seen in different shops that would be suitable/comfortable for school! Each school is different – we don’t have a set policy on teacher clothes in my school but I have taught […]

Assessment at the beginning of the school year

I always do a few assessments at the beginning of the school year to see where I should start and what the children might have forgotten over the summer. I usually stick to the core subjects (English, Irish and Maths). Some assessment is written while most is through teacher observation/on whiteboards/ chats with the children. […]

Working with an SNA

This has been a much requested blogpost so hopefully this will give you some ideas when working with an SNA. I have been fortunate to work with a lot of brilliant SNA’s in the past and I will have a full time SNA this year (We don’t find out who our SNA will be until […]