There seems to be an immense interest in the thematic units I have created. For the 422 new readers of my blog this week, you are very welcome! I will give some more information on the themes here for you newcomers!
Basically, I am big into my thematic planning. I always thought I wouldn’t bother with it after teaching practice, but now it is the only way I can teach. I am a tad neurotic about linkage and integration.
Thematic teaching/learning/ planning really is the best approach. The children are always so much more interested when all lessons are connected, in my experience anyway.I usually use a theme for a week, sometimes two if I can get a lot out of it. As a result of my love of themes and thematic planning, I have a wide array of resources and plans available.
Here is an example of what is included in my Space pack:
1 English (oral language)
Plus links to resources online to save you researching time, and my own self-created resources.
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NEW PRIMARY MATHS CURRICULUM - MY RESERVATIONS & CONCERNS
Just over two weeks ago, I published a post entitled My Reservations about the New Primary Mathematics Curriculum. That post generated such publicity and discussion that I decided to follow it up with a second post, both to clarify some of the points in the first post, and to add some new information that has come to my attention.
I must say, I have been amazed by the responses that I have received from teachers, all of whom have very supportive of my position and my views. Míle buíochas as bhur dtacaíocht!
Most interesting of all, were the private messages that I was sent from some teachers whose schools are involved in the piloting/consultation phase of the new curriculum. These were unwilling to be quoted as they feared there might be repercussions. Suffice to say that they agreed with the points expressed and they felt that their concerns were also not being taken on board.
Read on here:
Please share and tag fellow teachers. Míle buíochas.