Feeling Overwhelmed

I found this week incredibly long and couldn’t get on top of my never ending to do list. I just couldn’t kick myself into gear and the workload was growing incredibly big – both in terms of school work, the blog, and other commitments. Yesterday and today I took some time to think how next […]

Prizes from Mol an Óige

I was delighted to receive some prizes and certificates from Mol an Óige yesterday. Mol an Óige has a huge range of stickers, pencils, badges, bookmarks, certificates, rulers, reward charts, stampers, wristbands, erasers – everything you need for stocking up your prize box! Last year I waited until after the Easter holidays before using prizes […]

Growth Mindset – Olympians

I spent the evening down in Dun Laoghaire celebrating the homecoming of Annalise Murphy – the olympic silver medallist. Growth mindset is something I used a lot in my classroom last year and is a huge skill for children to learn. It’s important for children and adults to realise that we will experience failure and […]

Recreate Ireland; Creativity through Reuse

Last week as I was browsing Facebook a post from Recreate Ireland popped up on my page – I had previously liked the page and I knew my school had a membership but that was about all I knew so I clicked onto their page and was really interested in learning more about them. I […]

Assessment Folder

This blogpost was written last year as I was preparing for teaching 3rd class. I’m in the process of making my assessment folder. Every teacher needs an assessment folder for their class.

Restricted Dip

Many people worry about working in Resource before being fully qualified and usually more experienced teachers take up Resource posts, however this doesn’t mean that you can’t work as a resource teacher if you have just finished college. When I qualified in 2011, I worked as a resource teacher from January – June and it […]

The First Day

This blogpost was written last year. So what do you do that first day? I’m going to break the day into 3 chunks – Morning, After Break, After lunch.

Classroom Management Strategies for 3rd/4th Class

Here are some of the strategies I use for classroom management which you might find useful. Clap my rhythm Teacher claps a rhythm and children clap it back. For example Ta Ta TiTi Ta Ta Ta Ta Ta TiTi Titi Ta Ta Ta TiTi TiTi Ta TiTi TiTi TiTi Ta This ties in with the […]

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 […]

Euro Giant; School Supplies

I’ve picked up a few bits and pieces over the summer for back to school. Yesterday, I met up with a friend who I hadn’t seen in over a year – she’s a teacher too so it was great to have a catch up and do a bit of back to school shopping together. First […]