New Year Activities

So today is the last official day of the Christmas holidays. The thoughts of returning to school on Monday fill me with fear – while I love my job, I also love the holidays and alarm clocks, making lunches, commuting and working are not very appealing at the moment. So instead of planning/changing timetables I […]

New Room

As many of you know, I moved rooms this week. I had been sharing with two other teachers since September but the noise levels were too much for the children I was working with so we had to come up with a different arrangement. I spent most of the last week organising my resources and […]

The never ending to do list

I’ve been finding my to do list never ending recently. I’ve found that I’m in school before 8 and leaving after 4 and still seem to be getting nowhere in terms of tackling the to do list. This week I was trying to finish my IEP’s and reading a lot about having SMART Targets. So […]

Copies

I had lots of different copies last year and by the end of the year there were a few that had very little in them. Literacy We call the copies ‘Personal Writing’ – which includes all the writing genres – stories, recounts, procedures, explanation as well as the childrens response to stories/poems etc. ‘Functional Writing’ which […]

DIY Whiteboards

This blogpost was written last year.  I love using mini whiteboards in the classroom – I often use them for testing spellings/ irish spellings or phrases/ tables etc. I also use them to practice maths questions before the children work independently in their copies. Making mistakes on whiteboards is no big issue as they can […]

Assessment Folder

This blogpost was written last year as I was preparing for teaching 3rd class. I’m in the process of making my assessment folder. Every teacher needs an assessment folder for their class.

First Day Powerpoint

This is a powerpoint which I made and used on our first day last year. It was really useful as it covers all about the school, the teachers in our year group, some of the main procedures in the classroom, class rules, all about class dojo, important times during the day etc.   You can download […]

Setting up your classroom

This blog post was written last year when I was setting up my classroom for 3rd class. I spent some time at the beginning of the summer holidays and last Friday setting up my classroom. Its not perfect but I’m happy with the results so far.

Worry Monster; How do I use it in the classroom?

I’ve been looking to get a worry monster for a while and was delighted to pick this one up yesterday in Euro Giant. I’ve had a worry monster/worry box in my classroom for the last 5 years and really like the idea. The Worry Monster You can either buy a worry monster like above or […]

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