Week 6

2 weeks to mid-term; not that I’m counting! Just a quick overview of what worked well this week/ things we enjoyed. Literacy In Literacy, we covered procedure writing. We began on Monday with stations – these included; How to make a cup of tea (independent writing) How to make a ham sandwich (independent writing) How […]

October

I can’t believe it’s October already. September was a very busy month for me. I have to be honest and admit that it took me a good few weeks to get used to being back in the classroom; I had forgotten/blocked out the memories of corrections and photocopying and laminating and being really organised so […]

Worry Plaque from the Irish Fairy Door Company

I was delighted when I was contacted by the Irish Fairy Door Company about their worry plaque and was even more thrilled to receive my very own Worry Plaque in the post. Here are my thoughts about the worry plaque and why I would definitely recommend one for the classroom.

Problem Solving; Brainteasers, Riddles and more

I’m planning on introducing a problem solving session each day. This will be a 10 minute session after break or lunch so here are some of the problems/riddles/brainteasers that I’ll be using. I think this session will be great to get children focused after the yard and to develop problem solving skills. The children can […]

Week 3 – a quick review

It’s Friday – at last. I’m feeling very tired and can’t wait for an early night and a lie in tomorrow morning. This week went quickly and we did lots of fun lessons. Here are some that worked well. Literacy We’ve started literacy stations/team teaching with the new special ed model. The teacher that works […]

Ireland

Ireland is a massive section in the Geography curriculum so this blogpost is just putting some useful links/ideas together covering different sections of Ireland. Counties of Ireland Counties of Ireland Poem – children can learn this poem and they will know the counties in each province. There is a great beat to this poem so they […]

Droichead; My Thoughts so far

I’ve just completed Day 2 of the Droichead Training for members of the Professional Support Team and I wanted to share my thoughts of the Droichead Programme. I’m by no means an expert in Droichead – our school will be a Droichead school this year as we have more than 24 mainstream class teachers and any […]

Learning Logs

Learning logs are a great way for children to reflect on their week in school. I use learning logs every Friday afternoon. It takes about 15 minutes for children to answer some questions for their learning log.

Literacy Stations

I love using literacy stations in my classroom. This was something I learned about in the U.K. and they have become more popular in recent years in Ireland. I usually have 4 literacy stations at any time. I have experimented with different activities and groupings over the years and my favourite stations are; Reading with […]