The US Presidential Election

So today was the voting day for the US Presidential Election and tomorrow we’ll find out who won. I’ve noticed a lot of children have a real interest in what is happening and can’t wait to find out who the next President of the USA will be. To be honest, I don’t have much interest […]

Mind Maps – Tony Buzan

I’ve used Mind Maps/ Brainstorms since I was in secondary school – I found they helped me with studying and having all the information on the page was great for revision purposes too. When planning I always use a mind map and when thinking of ideas for blogposts I do the same. While reading some […]

Social Media and the Classroom

In recent years there has been a huge amount of schools/ classes setting up blogs and social media accounts. I have worked in different schools that used social media in different ways. I was asked to write this blog post about the advantages and also some things to consider. Advantages Blogposts/Updates on Facebook/Twitter about what is […]

My Desk Essentials

A follower recently asked about my desk essentials so this blog post will detail some of my favourites. As a stationery addict, I have way too much of everything – I like to have one of everything and have boxes filled with pencils and pens.

Assessment Folder – Resource

This is a quick overview of my assessment folder for working as a resource teacher. I bought the assessment folder in Mr. Price for 2.99. Each child has their own section; I just added a label where the childs name and class teacher will be written. There are then 5 different tabs; Literacy Numeracy Targets […]

Literacy Weekly Overview

  I have had a number of messages from people looking for advice on how to fit everything in Literacy. There are 5 hours allocated to Literacy so roughly 1 hour per day. The strands are; Oral Language Reading Writing

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 […]