Sounds Good Phonics – Books 1 and 2 (A review)

I met with Gill and MacMillan last week. It was a really interesting meeting and I got some new books to review. The above are part of the ‘Sounds Good Phonics’ range. There are 4 books and they have very similar layouts but at different levels of ability. (Book 1 is for Junior Infants, Book […]

New Wave – Pre Writing Patterns

Another 2 fantastic resources from Prim Ed Publishing. The book and write on posters prepare children for letter formation. The posters – There is a collection of 12 A3 sized laminated posters that you can write on and wipe off using whiteboard markers. They would be perfect in a writing station in Junior/Senior Infants or […]

Developing Cutting Skills from Prim Ed Publishing

These two books from Prim Ed Publishing are fantastic for developing cutting skills with children in junior classes and also for children who need support with their cutting in senior classes. They are perfect for resource settings! The books are extremely well laid out with a teachers section at the beginning – explaining the different […]

New Wave; English in Practice from Prim Ed

This is a new series of books from Prim Ed here for only €5.99. It is available for 1st – 6th Class.  It is a daily practice workbook to develop children’s literacy skills. There are 10 questions each day based on the areas of spelling, word study, punctuation and grammar.  There is a pupil record sheet […]

Book Review; Comprehension Lifters from Prim Ed

I’ve been working as a resource teacher since September and have used a variety of different books to cater for the needs of the children I work with. I was delighted to get these books from Prim Ed last week. Comprehension Lifters are a series of 4 books which are high interest for students with […]

Book Review; Fine Motor Skills from Prim Ed Publishing

The above two books go hand in hand to support the development of gross and fine motor skills. This review is on the ‘Fine Motor Skills’ Book.  The first section gives information about fine motor skills and a short summary and key activities to support children with the development of skills in the areas of […]

Bua na Cainte – Updated Review

I was very impressed with the Bua na Cainte programme when I attended the launch night a few weeks ago so I contacted EDCO Ireland for further information about the programme, the cost involved (for the interactive resources) and the teachers books. The lovely people at EDCO sent me copies of the teachers books and […]

Book Review; Fine and Gross Motor Skills from Prim Ed Publishing

Gross Motor Skills; Development Activities When a child gets a diagnosis of dyspraxia/dcd there is usually a list of different recommendations and ideas – however it often requires a huge amount of research on the part of the teacher to figure out what different phrases and ideas mean. The start of this book gives a […]

Maths Time (More EDCO Publications)

When I attended the launch of Bua na Cainte last week, they also had other books available including Maths Time for 1st – 6th class.This book could be used in addition to the main maths book. It is based around mental maths.The book is colourful and child-friendly.  This is the second class book. Each day […]