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.

Ways to Help the Children in Your Class to Stay Safe Online!

A couple of months ago, we had a visit from Zeeko Education – I was really impressed with the internet safety workshop they gave to the pupils in our school and asked them to write a guest blogpost with some tips for teachers.   Start and keep the conversation going: Talk to the children in […]

Spot on Sports Gaelic Football

I was recently sent a Spot on Sports Gaelic Football to try out with my class. This is a new Gaelic football which has recently been launched by Spot on Sports in Co. Kildare. The footballs will be used by the LGFA and GAA development officers nationwide this year.

Water Explorer – an online Water Conservation Initiative

WATER EXPLORER is a fun & interactive online educational resource that engages 8-15 year olds across 11 different countries to learn and ACT on global water issues. Students navigate our custom online platform to complete a series of WATER CHALLENGES, and benchmark their progress interactively with their national and international peers. This highly competitive programme is FREE for schools/youth […]

Maths in my class

There is a huge amount to be covered in the 5th class Maths curriculum and a lot of tricky concepts to be taught. I’ve received a lot of messages from teachers asking about how I teach Maths, differentiate and what I use for early finishers, groupings etc. so I thought I’d share some ideas/ things […]

Novels that deal with difficult concepts/themes

I’ve been reading a few great novels with my class over the last few months and I’ve spotted a lot of stories that deal with themes and concepts that can be difficult to explain or difficult for children to relate to. With a book, children can understand and walk in the shoes of the characters […]

Glasnevin Cemetery: School Tour Location

I spent  last Saturday morning exploring Glasnevin Cemetery – it was a place I always wanted to visit but never got around to but after a fantastic tour by a very knowledgeable tour guide (Niall) – I’ll definitely be back. Glasevin Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the country. It was also the first non […]

Preparing for a TP Student

Many teachers will have student teachers in their classrooms over the next few weeks so here are a few tips and ideas for preparing and supporting a student in your classroom. For some students, this could be their first time in a classroom setting since their own days in primary school, while others may have […]

Catholic Schools Week

I can’t believe January is nearly over. I’m looking forward to brighter mornings and longer evenings. This week is Catholic Schools Week so here are a few ideas to tie in with this years theme ‘Called to be a Family of Families’. There are lots of ideas and resources available from the Catholic Schools website.