These are good topics to cover this week in the lead up to St. Patricks Day and during Seachtain na Gaeilge. The Irish Flag Questions and areas for children to investigate: Who designed the Irish flag? Complete a project on Thomas Francis Meaghar. When was the flag designed/first flown? What do the colours symbolise? When […]
Ireland is a massive section in the Geography curriculum so this blogpost is just putting some useful links/ideas together covering different sections of Ireland. Counties of Ireland Counties of Ireland Poem – children can learn this poem and they will know the counties in each province. There is a great beat to this poem so they […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve been using Class Dojo for the last few years and really think its brilliant for classroom management. I use it for rewarding children for working hard, being persistent, showing kindness, group work, being ‘on task’ etc. How I used it previous years; I rewarded children 1/2 points for a variety of different reasons (see above). […]
This blog post was written last year when I was setting up my classroom for 3rd class. I spent some time at the beginning of the summer holidays and last Friday setting up my classroom. Its not perfect but I’m happy with the results so far.
A friend completed the course ‘Game based learning’ with CPD College – she put a list of useful websites together which you might find useful.
I headed to the Square in Tallaght yesterday as I wanted to go to Debenhams. I had to go to Dealz while I was there. The shop was packed – there was barely enough space to walk around as everyone was grabbing bargains. The ‘Back to School’ aisle was manic with people picking up everything […]
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.
I was looking through files on my computer this morning when I came across my DIP plans for 5th Class – my first set of mainstream class plans. I still vividly remember writing them – tearing my hair out wondering if they would be good enough for the inspector (who was known to be very particular […]