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.

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 […]

Copies

I had lots of different copies last year and by the end of the year there were a few that had very little in them. Literacy We call the copies ‘Personal Writing’ – which includes all the writing genres – stories, recounts, procedures, explanation as well as the childrens response to stories/poems etc. ‘Functional Writing’ which […]

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 […]

Søstrene Grene; School Supplies

For all the Dublin/Athlone based teachers this shop is great! Founded by two Danish ladies – Anna and Clara, it is full of cute bits and pieces, stationery, storage boxes, household items and more.