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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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June 9, 2013

Charity Shop Book Haul! Hello again!Are there any other book fanatics out there? I absolutely love buying children's books. I will have the best stocked classroom in Ireland when I get a job! I have attached a photo of my most recent haul. I bought these from a charity shop. You'll never guess how much […]

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June 8, 2013

Extra-curricular Activities for the Summer Months Hello there!Isn't this weather great?! We don't know ourselves here with it!This is just a post for teachers/student teachers who want to enhance their CV's. I have been speaking to a few teachers and I have picked up some tips.It is my opinion from researching jobs etc that principals […]

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June 7, 2013

Field trip to the Beach! For those lucky teachers who live near the coast, isn't it the perfect weather for a field trip to the nearest beach?I went on one with a school a couple of weeks ago. We gave the children template sheets to identify the different types of seaweed. Who knew there were so […]

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June 7, 2013

   Hello everyone!These are submarines I made with junior infants- second class on teaching practice.The theme was the seaside/beach. The children loved this theme, lovely one for this time of the year too!We cut up a large piece of cardboard to make the submarines.I divided the children into groups of four and they painted them. […]

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June 6, 2013

I love Usborne books! They publish them for almost every subject, and they are so useful! They are such good quality too. The Art books are particularly useful, I took all my art lessons for teaching practice from the '365 Things to Make and Do' book. They come in hardback editions too which is handy […]

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June 6, 2013

Here is a picture of the pirate flags I made on teaching practice with the children in Ballyconneely NS. Our theme for the week was pirates (believe it or not!) .The children loved it. I was wary at first as I thought only the boys would like learning about pirates but the girls were equally […]

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June 6, 2013

Roundstone Homework Club-Birthday Party! So, we had a little party today for one of the children in HW club because it was his birthday.The children were really excited, it was hard to get them to concentrate on their homework!I love having parties in school or in my various kids clubs. It only takes 20 minutes […]

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June 6, 2013

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather we are having here in Ireland! I know I'll be working with kids outdoors as much as possible these days!Here are some fun ideas for teaching outdoors whilst still meeting the curriculum objectives. : ) Go on a nature trail! This can be done […]

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