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 […]

Just Grammar – A review

Just Grammar is a new grammar book from There is a book for 1st – 6th class. One grammar topic is covered each week with a learning outcome at the bottom of each page which is very handy for planning. The books are appealing and child friendly while also full of activities to ensure […]

Card Game

A child taught me this card game which is really great fun and requires children to really concentrate. He didn’t have a name for it but I’m going to call it King, Queen, Jack, Ace. The good thing about this game is that its all about luck and the luck can change very quickly.

Teaching Packs; A review

I bought a Teaching Packs membership two years ago and thought it was brilliant. When my membership was up, I had just moved back to Ireland and had no job so decided to wait. Then when I started working, I forgot to renew my membership. I continued to follow ‘Teaching Ideas’ on Facebook and regularly […]

Times Tables Jenga

Today I made my own set of ‘Times Tables Jenga’. I was in Smyths last Friday picking up a birthday present when I wandered to the games aisle. I’ve been looking at buying Jenga for a while to make different games for use in the classroom but thought it was a bit too expensive. So […]

Week 1; Working as a Resource Teacher

We returned to school last Monday – no children just meetings, classroom set up and handover of information. The children arrived on Tuesday and by Friday I was exhausted. Overall it was a successful week, we did a lot of setting up in the resource rooms, organising resources for the children we would be working […]

Some maths equipment for the Resource Room

I try to have lots of different concrete materials in the resource room for Maths. This makes the learning more enjoyable and fun for the children. Many children learn best when they are doing hands on activities but these materials can be very expensive. Most of the items I use are inexpensive and some are […]

Working as a Resource Teacher; Useful links

I think its true to say that you don’t get a huge amount of training in college to work as a resource teacher. We had a lecture once a week and learned a few bits and pieces about working with children with additional needs. It was an interesting class and gave a broad overview of […]

Lidl; School Supplies

Special buys in Lidl this week are school supplies. Unfortunately the early bird catches the worm and I was too late so lots of things were sold out by the time I got there. Here are some of the offers.