Another Trip to Recreate

I visited Recreate last August and was really impressed with the range of products they have. Here’s the blogpost I wrote about Recreate and how to join. You can read it here.

Daily stations

I was thinking of some new ideas that could be used in January and thought about stations. These would be fun, minimal prep activities that could be used daily/weekly that might give a focus to a certain time in the school day (first thing in the morning/after break/after lunch/just before hometime or just add something […]

I’m Very Busy – 17 Month Diary from Ban.do

In case you weren’t aware… I love stationery! I think it would be fair to say that I’m a total stationery addict. I have boxes and boxes, drawers, and full cupboards of stationery – you name it.. I have it! If anyone needs something – they check with me first and 99% of the time […]

Maths Week 2016

Maths Week will run from 15th – 23rd October. There are tons of ideas online and you can find out more from Maths Week Ireland here. We had a quick meeting after school the other day and put together a list of suggestions – some ideas below – with examples of how to integrate it […]

Card Game

A child taught me this card game which is really great fun and requires children to really concentrate. He didn’t have a name for it but I’m going to call it King, Queen, Jack, Ace. The good thing about this game is that its all about luck and the luck can change very quickly.

Weaving Well Being; A Review

I got these books from Outside the Box last year – they were sending sample books to schools. To be honest, it was near the end of the year so I didn’t even look at them and only spotted them the other day and I was delighted as they will be brilliant for some of […]

Teaching Packs; A review

I bought a Teaching Packs membership two years ago and thought it was brilliant. When my membership was up, I had just moved back to Ireland and had no job so decided to wait. Then when I started working, I forgot to renew my membership. I continued to follow ‘Teaching Ideas’ on Facebook and regularly […]

Times Tables Jenga

Today I made my own set of ‘Times Tables Jenga’. I was in Smyths last Friday picking up a birthday present when I wandered to the games aisle. I’ve been looking at buying Jenga for a while to make different games for use in the classroom but thought it was a bit too expensive. So […]

Board Games in the Resource Room

I was in Smyths today picking up a birthday present for a four year old when I came to the board games/puzzles area. I think board games are brilliant for the resource room for social skills (turn taking, winning and losing etc.) as well as language and communication and problem solving skills. It helps children […]

Some maths equipment for the Resource Room

I try to have lots of different concrete materials in the resource room for Maths. This makes the learning more enjoyable and fun for the children. Many children learn best when they are doing hands on activities but these materials can be very expensive. Most of the items I use are inexpensive and some are […]

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