I love new books and trying out new resources. I’m very difficult to impress and usually have 4/5 books that I dip in and out of but this years Irish publications are really excellent.
Béal Beo is a new Irish language programme from EDCO for 3rd – 6th class.
The book is broken into each of the themes – Mé Féin, Sa Bhaile, Ar Scoil, Bia, Siopadóireacht, Éadaí, An Aimsir, An Teilifis, Caitheamh Aimsire, agus Ócáidí Speisialta.
Each theme has 3 weeks worth of work. The start of each week has ‘Feidhmeanna Teanga; Eiseamláirí where the key phrases are listed. These phrases are then used throughout the weeks work. This provides repetition which enables the children to learn the phrases.
There are also different activities for éisteacht, labhairt, léitheoireacht agus scríobhneoireacht.
There is also an interactive component of this resource which you can trial on the EDCO website.
Overall this is a colourful, interactive and interesting resource for children and for the teacher too. There is a collection of characters which the children can relate to. There is a range of activities to support the children’s learning.