Week 1 with 3rd Class

I wrote this blogpost last year after my first week with 3rd class. I survived – woohoo! Week 1 complete – oh my goodness I’m exhausted! So what did we do/learn this week? I spent the week getting to know the children – we spent a lot of time learning classroom procedures, laying out our […]

Setting up a Resource Room

To be honest, I haven’t been into school since the start of the summer so I have don’t have my room set up yet. As I mentioned before, I’ll be sharing a room this year so we’ll have to do most of the set up together.

Fine Motor Skills; Some activities using inexpensive materials

One of the challenges of working as a resource teacher is sourcing resources suitable to the needs of the children you’re working with. Most resource teachers will have 6-8 children in their care, all of whom might have very different needs and need different equipment. When I worked as a resource teacher two years ago […]

Sponsored Content/ Ad’s

I follow lots of different bloggers from beauty and fashion to fitness and food. Some bloggers have been able to make blogging a full time career. Ciara O’Doherty shares a great post explaining how bloggers earn money which you can watch here.

TK Maxx; School Supplies

I went to the Carrickmines Retail Park today to go to Heatons and decided to have a look in TK Maxx while I was there. Thankfully, I managed to leave without buying anything but they had so many brilliant offers for school supplies.

Stationery; Why I invest…

I love stationery and struggle to get through stationery shops without picking up something. I spend way too much money on stationery and notebooks and probably have 1 (or 10) of everything at this stage.

Moving Schools; The Benefits

Teaching has always been seen as a ‘permanent, pensionable job’. Many teachers left college, got a job, got made permanent and are still teaching in the school 20/25/30 years later. This is no longer the case. Many teachers leave college, apply to hundreds of schools, get a maternity/short term contract and then move on when […]

Tiger; School Supplies

I went into town yesterday and popped into Tiger for a look. They always have so many bits and pieces that could be used in lots of ways in your classroom. I took photos of some of the main products that I liked. Below you’ll see some pictures of the products along with a description […]

So you want to be a teacher?

I’ve wanted to be a primary school teacher since I was three years old (or so my mam tells me!). I used to spend so much time teaching my teddies and dolls and I had a little blackboard with chalk. I was the oldest child in the housing estate so I spent a lot of […]