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 teacher and once as a class teacher. This has meant that the blog has been primarily focused on third and fourth class and there’s tons of blogposts relating to these classes. From September, I’ll be moving to 5th class and I’m really looking forward to it. I had fifth class once before for my dip and I really enjoyed it!
I don’t have any major plans for the summer. We are moving house – thankfully staying in the same area – so this week will be a lot of moving and organising bits and pieces. I’ll head home to Waterford for a while and I’m really looking forward to lots of catch up with friends and family. Hopefully we’ll get a last minute holiday somewhere too and take a few day trips around Ireland. We recently visited Newgrange which was incredible.
I also have a few summer courses – with Blackrock Education Centre, Ranganna and Anokha Learning too. As for the blog, I’ll continue blogging throughout the summer about interviews and job applications, some planning and classroom management ideas for senior classes and I hope to make more resources for the blog as I haven’t made a huge amount of new resources in the last few months.
I will make a start on my termly plans for 5th class over the coming weeks. Hopefully I’ll have them all finished by the start of August. These will then be available from the IPT Store. (If you are looking for 3rd class termly plans – these are available from the store now)
I have a few blogposts planned for the next few weeks. These include;
- Sample interview answers
- Reviews (I’ve been sent some brilliant resources that I didn’t get a chance to review yet)
- _____ School Supplies (Last year, I went to my favourite school supply shops and wrote blogposts on all my favourite things – so I’ll probably do something similar this year too!)
- Literacy Stations/Maths Stations in 5th class
- Classroom Management and Organisation
If I think of anything else, or indeed if you have any requests for blogposts – please private message me on Facebook, comment on this post or email me – firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get writing.
Highlights of 2016/2017
- I got made permanent in my school.
- I reached over 20,000 followers on Facebook.
- There has been over 500,000 views of Irish Primary Teacher and we are also approaching 250,000 unique visitors.
As always, I just want to say thank you to everyone who reads, comments, likes, and shares my blogposts and social media posts. Its so amazing to watch it grow and go from strength to strength. It’s incredible to think that this all started just over 3 years ago as one teacher who wanted to keep track of good ideas and now has a following of over 20,000 teachers from all around the world.