The Works; School Supplies

I first visited ‘The Works’ while working in the UK and was really impressed with┬átheir offers!┬áThere are now 3 stores in Ireland (Republic) – one in Killarney and two in Dublin – in the Square in Tallaght and Omni Park in Santry as well as a number of stores in Northern Ireland.

Dealz; School Supplies

I headed to the Square in Tallaght yesterday as I wanted to go to Debenhams. I had to go to Dealz while I was there. The shop was packed – there was barely enough space to walk around as everyone was grabbing bargains. The ‘Back to School’ aisle was manic with people picking up everything […]

Penneys and Dunnes; School Supplies

I’ve been taking a few pictures of bits and pieces that I think would be suitable for school. This weekend, I was at home in Waterford and went into town with mam. We popped into Dunnes and Penneys and I thought these were some nice things for school.

Back to School with Twinkl

Twinkl offered me a 6 month membership to try out and share my thoughts on their resources. The 6 months are nearly up now and I’m devastated. When teaching in the UK, I bought a Twinkl membership while teaching Year 1 and thought it was brilliant – such a time saver and the quality of […]

What is involved in creating resources?

My blog was initially a place where I shared ideas, tips and advice. It now also has a store where I upload documents that I’ve made. This blogpost is to show how long it takes to make each individual resource and the amount of work that goes into it.

My love/hate affair with Ebay

I have a love/hate relationship with Ebay. There are so many fantastic products at half the cost of the shops. The only downside is that a lot of the products come from China and therefore shipping times can take up to 3 weeks.  I could happily spend hours looking at resources. Sometimes, I get caught […]

Stop trying to reinvent the wheel!

During teaching practice and when I first qualified I felt I needed to make everything from scratch. I made countless notebook presentations, powerpoints, worksheets etc. I soon realised I was wasting time concentrating on making resources and not on the actual teaching.There are fantastic websites with free resources which you can easily download and then […]