My Classroom

I decided to head into school this week to get my classroom ready for September. We’re back to school next Wednesday for meetings/planning etc. and back fully with the children on Thursday. As many of you know, I’m moving from resource back to the classroom so there was a lot of organising and sorting to […]

Background Music in the classroom

I love Music and try to incorporate it as much as possible into the classroom – listening and responding, song singing, playing instruments are all part of the music curriculum. I also find teaching times tables through song works brilliantly for many children.

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 […]

DIY Whiteboards

This blogpost was written last year.  I love using mini whiteboards in the classroom – I often use them for testing spellings/ irish spellings or phrases/ tables etc. I also use them to practice maths questions before the children work independently in their copies. Making mistakes on whiteboards is no big issue as they can […]

Planning for NQT’s

  Planning is a vital part of being a teacher. Planning and Preparation is one of the criteria for successful completion of your NQT year therefore it is very important.

Displays; My Top Tips

There are so many different ways to organise your classroom and displays can play a big part. Theres so many options for how to display and what to display and it can be incredibly difficult to decide the best things to put up around the room to enhance the learning environment. I like to have […]

Mr Price; School Supplies

I did a little back to school shop in Mr. Price last July- picking up some essentials like folders and plastic pockets so yesterday I decided to pop in again. Mr. Price is probably my favourite shop for school supplies. They usually have everything I need and more. I have visited most of their Dublin […]

School facilities -what does your space look like?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately as I’ll be sharing a room in September. When I worked between two schools as a resource/learning support teacher I had a huge room in one school and in the second school I had a room under the stairs- like a broom closet. I felt a bit […]