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 […]

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.

ICT and SEN; Some useful websites

I recently completed the ‘Using ICT to support Literacy and Numeracy for Pupils with SEN’ course with INTO Learning. Earlier in the summer I completed the course ‘Beyond 2020; Using Technology in the Primary Classroom’ with INTO Learning too. Unfortunately, the content of both courses was quite similar – both dealt with Pinterest, assessment tools such […]

My Back to School Haul

I love shopping for back to school and started picking up bits and pieces at the end of June. This year I really didn’t need much as I will be working in resource and have lots of things already. However, I decided to pick up a few new bits too.

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 […]

Mr Price; School Supplies

I did a little back to school shop in Mr. Price last July- picking up some essentials like folders and plastic pockets so yesterday I decided to pop in again. Mr. Price is probably my favourite shop for school supplies. They usually have everything I need and more. I have visited most of their Dublin […]

Euro Giant; School Supplies

I’ve picked up a few bits and pieces over the summer for back to school. Yesterday, I met up with a friend who I hadn’t seen in over a year – she’s a teacher too so it was great to have a catch up and do a bit of back to school shopping together. First […]

Søstrene Grene; School Supplies

For all the Dublin/Athlone based teachers this shop is great! Founded by two Danish ladies – Anna and Clara, it is full of cute bits and pieces, stationery, storage boxes, household items and more.