## Fractions Decimals and Percentages (Matching Game)

We’ve recently finished the topics of fractions, decimals and percentages so I’ve put together this matching game for the children to practice and match the ones that go together. I plan on using this resource for an independent station to revise fractions, decimals and percentages. This would also be perfect for a display – there is […]

## Maths Fear 2

I’ve already written a blogpost on Maths Fear (which you can read here) and the damning effect it can have on children in relation to their achievement in Maths but I’ve been tackling maths fear in my own classroom this year and I’ve found some strategies have worked really well. Stress – Out the Window […]

## Why do I blog?

I’m writing this blogpost to share some of the reasons why I blog – the blogpost is more a reflection for myself at the end of the 4th year of Irish Primary Teacher than a piece for others to read but here it goes. Reflection I blog to reflect on lesson ideas, activities that have […]

## Reasons Why I’d Recommend a Twinkl Membership

I’ve had my Twinkl membership since I started teaching in England – 7 years ago and over the last few years here in Ireland Twinkl have kindly given me free membership to review the service and to share some of my favourite bits and pieces that I use in my classroom. The majority of my […]

## Guest Blogpost – Dip Advice I Would Give Myself

A guest blogpost by Caoimhe Quinn who runs the Instagram – Ms Quinns Classroom Now well into my third year of teaching since finishing college, my dip seems like a distant memory! Not long enough ago though that I can no longer remember the long days (and nights) spent lesson planning and resource making! I […]

## Guest Blogpost: Junk Art

What is Junk Art? Junk Art is open-ended, child-led and creative.  Children create their own art using items you might put in your recycling bin.   “Creative play involves children exploring and using their bodies and materials to make and do things and to share their feelings, ideas and thoughts. They enjoy being creative by […]

## A bit of perspective…

What would happen if… I think the key message of this blogpost is to pose the question – what would happen if? I’ve received hundreds of messages from teachers who are struggling with teaching and very close to burn out. Many teachers have never ending to do lists, some have unsupportive work environments (staff and […]

## Self Care on the Weekends

It’s Saturday morning which is when I get some free time to do blogposts etc. This week (and all of January to be honest) has been so busy! I have great intentions to finish mini projects I’ve started, organise things in my classroom, organise my house etc. every day but there just seems to be […]

## Wireless Mouse – Ways to use it in the classroom

I recently purchased a wireless mouse for my classroom on Amazon as I was looking for a way to use powerpoint or other interactive material but not have to sit at my desk on the laptop. Initially I was looking for a clicker but lots of people recommended the wireless mouse instead. (I also got […]

## Guest Blogpost: Working in a special class/ ASD unit and working with children with autism.

This guest blogpost is written by a friend who has worked with children with additional needs for a number of years. When I first starting teaching children with autism and/or children with special needs, I always remembered something one of my lecturers said: ‘Every child is first and foremost a child’. This is so important. […]