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October 30, 2013
Halloween Games

Halloween is almost upon us!Here is a list of Halloween games Triona and I played with the children during our Halloween camps. Here is a list of the top five games the children enjoyed most. 1. Top of the list would have to be the game Mummy Wrap. All you need for this game is […]

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October 30, 2013
Happy Hallowe'en!

Happy Hallowe'en everyone! Hallowe'en is one of my favourite holidays. In fact,my sister and I enjoy it so much we decided to run a Hallowe'en Camp. It was so much fun. Here's some examples of what we got up to at our spooktacular camp. First of all we made some Halloween themed arts and crafts. […]

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October 18, 2013
Halloween Fun Day

Hi everyone,The Ballyconneely Fun day and The Roundstone Fun Day will both be going ahead this Halloween. Myself and my sister Triona will be running it. Thanks to all the parents so far for all the support!Please find details below, and a timetable for the day.Ballyconneely Fun Day:Location: Ballyconneely Community HallDate: 27th of October Time- […]

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October 16, 2013
Teaching Practice- Displays/ Early Finishers Table

Siopa/ early finishers table. 2d and 3d shapes table 2d and 3d shape wall. SPHE Rules Chart [pb_builder]

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October 14, 2013
Lines and Angles

  The children in 4th, 5th and 6th class made 2d shapes out of straws and various angles out of lollypop sticks. This was a great starter activity to assess their prior knowledge of the shapes and angles. The activity included active learning, collaborative learning, skills through content, and use of the environment. That's a […]

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October 14, 2013
Maths Display for Shape and Space

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October 14, 2013

5th and 6th Class Hessian The above are samples of an art activity I did on teaching practice. The object was to express your personality on a wall-hanging made from hessian. This was really fun, but lots of children found it quite difficult to weave the wool through the fabric. Once they got through this […]

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October 7, 2013
Dioramas in Art Class- 4th, 5th and 6th Class

 Rang a ceathar, cuig agus a sé made these dioramas in art. We had a great variety of different diormas, ranging from a cow shed, to a scene from The Hunger Games, to a forest and many more in between! [pb_builder]

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September 16, 2013
Song Singing!

I cannot wait to do this song on teaching practice! It's such a fun song and it should go down well. I don't know how happy the pupils will be about singing it as gaeilge though!Grease forever! And this one is very inspiring.. the boys will love the rapping! [pb_builder]

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September 4, 2013
Prop Box:

Hi everyone! All is busy here preparing for teaching practice two. Of course, instead of working on my modular plan, I am knee-deep in creating my newest DIY job..which is.. A PROP BOX! A"Prop Box" is essentially a box full of materials related to the same theme or topic, which help students to enter into […]

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August 17, 2013
Writing Stimulus.

Hi everyone, photographed above are some ideas I took from one of my Art classes in the Gaeltacht. Our teacher used these as a stimulus for drawing pictures or for creating a piece of work in Art. I myself would prefer to use these as story stimulus' in English. There are loads of ideas for […]

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August 16, 2013
So here's what we did at Summer Camp!

We had our last day of Summer Camp today. It was so much fun! We watched the movie ‘Wreck it Ralph’ and had a little party, and our awards ceremony.  We have been keeping a diary all week of the activities we did. We have been very busy indeed! I would like to thank Carragh […]

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July 29, 2013
Hibernia, tips on what to buy before you start!

Hello there!I have been talking to a friend who is starting Hibernia in September and she gave me the idea for this post. It's just to give you an idea of what you may want to purchase before you start. These are things I found useful when I started.  A really good printer. I bought […]

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June 27, 2013
Ballyconneely Summer Camp.

Ballyconneely Summer Camp: Hello everyone,  I am a trainee primary school teacher and I will be running a Summer Camp this August in Ballyconneely. This is my second summer running the camp. I also held an Easter Camp, a Christmas Camp this year, so I have lots of experience! Location: Ballyconneely Hall, Times:  10-2, Monday to […]

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June 17, 2013
Early Numeracy Pack.

Early Numeracy Pack: Hi everyone! Sorry it has been a while since my last post. I have been up to my eyes with college assignments! I love working on projects on the side however,  when I have the time and this is my latest venture: It is an Early Numeracy Pack. It is aimed mainly […]

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June 10, 2013

How do you store your resources? My study area is overflowing with teaching resources from teaching practice. I am a resource addict! I will need to take over another room in the house soon!I am always on the look out for handy storage boxes. I came upon a perfect one in LIDL today. It is […]

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June 10, 2013
Hibernia Interview.

Hi guys,Sorry you couldn't access that link. I will get one of my tech savvy friends to sort that out. In the mean time I have copied and pasted a sample of the document below. I hope it's not too long!These questions came up the most often when I was preparing for the interview last […]

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June 9, 2013

 Hibernia Interviews: https://drive.google.com/?authuser=0#folders/0ByoOTonhRgqfSlFhZ3FTT0VDNlE This is a link which may come in use for candidates applying for the Hibernia interview for primary school teaching. I hope the link works, still not too sure on how to use it! The document contains some sample questions which have been asked in the past. I have supplied answers too. […]

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