I’ve decided to start a new series of blogposts for substitute teachers. When I first started teaching, I always hoped that there would be some sort of plan available if I was subbing in a new school/new class because it is very hard to think on your feet when there are so many other things […]
The Marrog is a fantastic poem by R.C. Scriven that we have been looking at over the last few days. Here are some activities that we used and some that I plan to use with the Marrog as inspiration. Rhyming words The children can write a list of all the rhyming words in the poem. […]
I recently started listening to podcasts while driving to work and in the gym. Theres so many brilliant podcasts available mostly free of charge! While listening to one of my favourites ’50 Things that Made the Modern Economy”; I started thinking about how I could use it in the classroom – I think children would […]
When we were completing our ‘Write a Book’ projects last year, there was a number of children in my class who didn’t know where or how to start a story. Some children could happily sit and write for hours and will have tons of ideas and won’t need a huge amount of support from a teacher. […]
I recently completed a course on Social Communication and one of the resources we were given was a list of ‘Semantics Hierarchy’. Semantics is the study of meanings of words and phrases in language. I work with a lot of children who are receiving resource hours for a specific speech and language disorder so this […]
Mothers Day is on the 11th March this year. It can be a difficult day for children and adults who have lost their mothers so its important to be aware of the home situations of the children in your class and maybe instead of the focus on ‘Mothers’ day they could choose a female person who plays […]
There is so much to cover in the literacy curriculum. Literacy plays a massive part in all other curricular areas too. Last year, I used literacy stations and found them very effective. The children loved the different stations and a lot of different areas were covered in a short amount of time.
Novels are a great focus for a reading lesson. In this post, I’ll share some tips and ideas that I’ve used when teaching a novel. Hopefully you’ll find something useful. Reading Teacher reads Students read aloud Students read silently (together in class) Students read at home I usually read the novel as the children enjoy […]
Sequencing Stories is a downloadable PDF from Easy Learn. I’ve been using the resources for the last 2 weeks and have found them really beneficial in the resource room.
So today is the last official day of the Christmas holidays. The thoughts of returning to school on Monday fill me with fear – while I love my job, I also love the holidays and alarm clocks, making lunches, commuting and working are not very appealing at the moment. So instead of planning/changing timetables I […]