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January 8, 2014
Teaching Practice Pictures

Pupil of the Day blackboard- 1.99 from Aldi Both books down to e3 in Easons Christmas present- Monty the Monster Reward certificates- 1,29. I'll be spending a lot of time here for the next five weeks! [pb_builder]

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January 8, 2014

It's not educational and it's irrelevant to my blog, but how amazing it Lea? She is so inspirational.I love this song. RIP Cory. X[pb_builder]

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January 8, 2014
Oral Language Games

Hello everyone,These are some oral language games I copied directly from the PPDS website, they look really useful for a quick ten minute discrete oral language lesson. Telephones § For this game you will need two telephones and some hats§ The teacher begins by telling A that s/he will hear good, bad, worryingor infuriating news […]

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January 6, 2014
Teaching Practice.

It has begun my friends. The headaches, the sore neck from staring at a laptop all day, and the regression into childhood, where I find myself happily playing with toy cars as I set up my garage for next week's theme. The descent into the mayhem of teaching practice, and it is not for the […]

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January 4, 2014
Road Safety Websites

 Hi guys,I will be doing road safety during teaching practice in SPHE and it links very nicely to my travel and transport theme thus far.Here are a few useful websites I found along the way. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-games/road-safety-run http://www.mynrma.com.au/media/ROAD_SAFETY_SNAKES_AND_LADDERS_1_.pdf http://www.mynrma.com.au/media/Bike_Safety.pdf http://talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/cycling-safety.php  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2YuHKSZJi4 [pb_builder]

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January 4, 2014
Excavation in a Box

http://www.itsabouttime.ie/Modules/Module-3--Excavation-in-a-box-%281%29/ModuleThree.aspxI have been wanting to do this activity for so long, and now I will get the opportunity to do it on teaching practice. I can't wait. I would have loved this when I was in school, it would be so thrilling! I'll post on how it goes! http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Working-Vehicles-Listen-and-Read-Information-Book-246[pb_builder]

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January 4, 2014

This website is amazing! It contains power point presentations on every theme and topic imaginable. http://transportation.pppst.com/index.html[pb_builder]

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January 4, 2014
Songs for Infants- theme- travel and transport

Such a great song if you are doing travel/transport with infants. [pb_builder]

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January 2, 2014
Happy New Year Readers!

Hello there,I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year! It is still hard for me to believe that my little blog has actual real readers! For months I suspected my sisters of constantly refreshing the page just to give me views, but after all the […]

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December 22, 2013
Ballyconneely Christmas Camp

Hello everyone, Today we had the last camp of the year. It was in Ballyconneely,  where the very first camp started off. It was a fun day. There is nothing like being in the company of children around Christmas, the excitement is just palpable. It really gets you in the Christmas spirit.! We made three crafts […]

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December 15, 2013
Christmas Craft Camp

Hello everyone.I hope you had a great weekend. I did, because I submitted my last ever assignment for Hibernia. Happy days! I also held the Roundstone Christmas Craft Camp today. It was great fun, with lots of festive cheer. Well done to all the children for attending, it wasn't easy getting out of bed on […]

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December 13, 2013
Christmas Party Games

Hi everyone,I hope you are all getting in the festive spirit, it's only ten days until Christmas eve after all! I have put together a list of games I found on line which may be useful to some, perhaps if you are hosting a Christmas party in school or at home. I will be using […]

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December 5, 2013
The Puppet Family

Hello everyone.I would like to introduce you to the puppet family. Pierre the parrot tends to accompany me to every classroom I go to. I think it is a comfort thing. He both fascinates and frightens children in equal measures. Pierre came all the way from a school in France. He still goes back to […]

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December 5, 2013
Christmas giveaway.

Hi guys,Sorry I haven't posted in a while. This pedagogy three portfolio is keeping me very busy!So the Facebook page has reached the coveted 300 likes and you know what that means...a giveaway!This little giveaway comprises of a series of eight lesson outlines based on the theme of Christmas. If you would like a copy […]

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November 27, 2013
Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Practice.

Here is a list I have put together of the do's and don'ts of teaching practice. Enjoy! 1. Base your lesson plans solely on the curriculum documents! Make sure your lesson fits into a strand, strand unit and an objective. It's so easy to find what seems to be a great lesson ( particularly in […]

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November 24, 2013
Bargain Books

Hi everyone,I have been shopping again! I started my Christmas shopping early, and so decided to treat myself to a few books while I was at it. An odd treat for some, but there's nothing I enjoy more than finding a big book 2nd hand for two euro!The excitement as I entered the charity shop […]

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November 15, 2013
Tips for Teaching in a Multi-Grade Classroom

Hello everyone,I received a couple of emails asking for advice on teaching in a multi-grade classroom setting. I am not an expert by any means, I have only done two teaching practices after all but I will share what I have gathered so far!1. I would highly recommend trying a multi-grade setting on teaching practice. […]

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November 7, 2013
Teaching Practice.

Hello everyone..Somehow, I made it through teaching practice in one piece! I was very lucky to have an absolutely lovely class in a helpful and supportive school. This above anything else makes a world of difference. I miss the children I was teaching, but it is a relief to be finished with the paper work […]

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