Hands On – Crafts for the Classroom

Ultan the editor of ‘Hands On – Crafts for the Classroom’ got in touch with me before we went back to school about this publication. Art is certainly not my strong point so I was excited to read about the books and delighted when the hard copies arrived in the post. My first impression was […]

Recreate Ireland; Creativity through Reuse

Last week as I was browsing Facebook a post from Recreate Ireland popped up on my page – I had previously liked the page and I knew my school had a membership but that was about all I knew so I clicked onto their page and was really interested in learning more about them. I […]

Summer Course; The National Childrens Choir (A review)

I completed this course with the National Childrens Choir during the first week of the summer holidays. I haven’t done a face to face course in 3/4 years so was looking forward to something different. Getting up on the first morning was extremely difficult as I was in holiday mode.

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.

Crazy Hair Art

  We are nearly finished our ‘Crazy Hair Art’ which we’ve been working on since we came back from the Easter Holidays. This was a fun, creative project which the children really enjoyed and which turned out very well. This is a quick blog post on the lesson.

Adding Monsters (Art)

This link popped up on my Facebook page the other day so I had a quick browse and decided it would be a nice lesson. We are currently covering the strand of drawing so this lesson was perfect. I showed the children some of the pictures from the above link.

Tin Whistle in the classroom

Last summer I completed Tin Whistle and the Music Curriculum in preparation for teaching tin whistle this year. I have really enjoyed teaching the tin whistle this year and am so delighted with the progress that children have made – in performing, composing and reading music. We practice for about 10-15 minutes every day and the children […]

Gorgeous Glasses – Art lesson from Primary Art

Although I enjoy teaching Art, I sometimes find it difficult to come up with ideas. A friend of mine has agreed to do some art posts for Irish Primary Teacher. She has also set up a Facebook Page – You can like it here. Below you’ll find 3 lessons for infants it also includes integration ideas! […]