Organising Resources

Since qualifying I have spent a small fortune on resources from books to markers and mini-whiteboards. I really enjoy going to Mr. Price, Dealz, Tiger and any other stationery or teaching related shops and picking up bits and pieces for school.

Art Supplies

Usually if you are working in a mainstream classroom you’re given an art budget which is typically between 5 and 8 euro per child. So in a class of 28 children you will have approximately 150 – 200 euro or more to spend on art supplies for the year.

Give Me 5; An approach to job applications and interviews

I’ve written a number of blogposts about applying for jobs and interview questions. I’ve spoken to countless newly qualified teachers or teachers who don’t have a permanent job yet and will face the application process again this year so I’m writing this blogpost to share something I have used in the past to help me […]

Language Box

  While working in my first job as a shared learning support/resource teacher I created a language box using a variety of different resources. I spent hours cutting, laminating, organising and labelling the resources. The following year, I got a job as a mainstream teacher and didn’t use the language box at all so when […]

Maths – Working Wall

I’ve been working on my Maths display for the last few days. I find Maths displays difficult/annoying as they need to be changed with every new topic (which at times can mean every week). However, I spent some time on Pinterest and remembered using a ‘Working Wall’ in the UK for a Maths display.

Early Finishers – Maths (some ideas)

  The children who are finished before others even start …. It can be incredibly difficult to have enough work/ things ready to challenge the early finishers or to get them to practice a new skill in maths. Some children in my class literally gobble up the Maths problems and its impossible to have enough […]

Gaeilge – short story

Following on from Briathra na Gaeilge and sentence structure, the children will now be able to write a basic short story. Last week, we wrote a short story together, we will write a further story and then the children will write their own.

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