First Week Back after Easter

Things have been quiet on the blog front for the last few weeks. I’ve been organising posts by subject so you should be able to find blogposts easier! We will also have a curriculum evaluation in Maths this week so things have been hectic in school. (I’ll let you know how it goes once we […]

Mol an Óige – Prizes and Certificates

I was so surprised and delighted to receive a pack of prizes from Mol an Óige today. Mol an Óige is run by two Irish primary teachers based in Limerick. They have a varied selection of certificates and prizes to suit all primary classes. They often have class packs for events throughout the school year […]

Classroom Management – Ice Cream Challenge

There are only 5 weeks of school left this year. At this stage in the year, the weather is usually nice, there’s lots of exciting activities taking place from school tours and plays to rounders on the green for P.E. and at times children begin to lose their focus. Last year, we had an ‘Ice […]

Group Reward Systems

Group Reward Systems work really well in many classrooms. They encourage team work, working together, encouraging one another and a little bit of friendly competition. Here are some ideas; Whole Class Marbles in a jar Children are rewarded for positive behaviour – when the jar is full they get a reward e.g. a night off […]

Prizes from Mol an Óige

I was delighted to receive some prizes and certificates from Mol an Óige yesterday. Mol an Óige has a huge range of stickers, pencils, badges, bookmarks, certificates, rulers, reward charts, stampers, wristbands, erasers – everything you need for stocking up your prize box! Last year I waited until after the Easter holidays before using prizes […]

Class Dojo; my thoughts

I’ve been using Class Dojo for the last few years and really think its brilliant for classroom management. I use it for rewarding children for working hard, being persistent, showing kindness, group work, being ‘on task’ etc. How I used it previous years; I rewarded children 1/2 points for a variety of different reasons (see above). […]

Classroom Management Strategies for 3rd/4th Class

Here are some of the strategies I use for classroom management which you might find useful. Clap my rhythm Teacher claps a rhythm and children clap it back. For example Ta Ta TiTi Ta Ta Ta Ta Ta TiTi Titi Ta Ta Ta TiTi TiTi Ta TiTi TiTi TiTi Ta This ties in with the […]