Termly Plans for 5th Class

I’ve been busy working on these termly plans since the beginning of the holidays, in between catch ups, shopping trips and trips home to Waterford. This blogpost is a quick overview of each plan, the books I used and other relevant information.

Don’t Give Up

I just got a Facebook reminder that this day 3 years ago I moved back to Ireland after a year in Brighton. We planned on moving to Dublin but I had no job, house and moved back home to Waterford. I had been applying for jobs since April/May – both by email and I also sent […]

Sample Interview Answers 3

Preparing for interviews can be very daunting – here are some sample answers to help you to get started. As I’ve mentioned before, there is no such thing as a perfect answer as this differs from school to school depending on the needs of the school. I think it’s important to write your own answers with […]

Summer Course with Ranganna.com (A review)

Michelle from Ranganna got in contact with me just before the summer holidays and asked me to review one of their online summer courses. I was delighted as I had planned on doing an Irish course this summer as I’ll be moving to 5th class in September. Since graduating in 2011, I have taught 5th class, […]

Sample Interview Answers 2

I’ve been asked for more sample answers for interviews so here are some of the recent questions I’ve been asked. There is no such thing as a perfect answer – as this will differ from school to school depending on the needs of the school. I think it’s important to write your own answers with […]

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Irish Primary Teacher 2017/2018

It’s the summer at last! The last year was very tough for our school community and we definitely need a break to recharge the batteries. For the past year, I’ve been working in resource with 3rd class. Since starting in my school in September 2014 I have worked in 3rd class; twice as a resource […]

Primary Tin Whistle – A Complete Course; A Review

Over the past 3 years, I have been teaching tin whistle to children in my school – both in the classroom and as an extra curricular activity. I have used lots of different resources and books as well as teaching by  ear. I received this book by Denis O’Toole last week and really like it.

Appointment and Reappointment Form

Woohoo congratulations you have secured a job for next year! Well done! Now you have the delightful task of filling out the ‘Appointment/Reappointment Form’ which you will receive from the principal or you can take a look at it here. This document has so many parts and can be a bit confusing to fill in […]