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Water Theme

Water Theme

'Water' is always very popular as an overarching theme on teaching practice and for lesson plans in general. I myself haven't used because I much prefer narrow more focused themes. I will share some ways 'water' can be integrated as a theme for the Arts subjects for...

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A May Giveaway!

Hello everyone, So the bank holiday is over again, why do they go so fast?! I had a busy one, with a very special holy communion, lots of visiting, and moving house! Upon moving, I noticed (thanks to Tom's giving out) that I have A LOT of books. I mean a ridiculous...

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Book Review: Poetry Skills- Upper Classes

I have finally found it- a helpful poetry resource book. This book is published by Prim-Ed. It is called 'Poetry Skills- Learning Language through Poetry'. It is a real find, and I am delighted I took the plunge and finally ordered it! Once I started the dip, I found...

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Minute Challenges

Hello everyone,As promised, here is a post to share my newest resource with you. I bought these challenge cards a few weeks ago one of those Christmas pop up shops which was closing down. I am sorry, I can't remember the name of it! They were reduced to two euro! The...

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Jumpstarting Literacy in your Classroom

Hello everyone,I mentioned a book on my Facebook page yesterday. It is called 'Jumpstart Literacy' , by Pie Corbett. I use it daily. I use one lesson per day as a warm up to my main English lesson. I promised to start sharing some of these lessons with you, so here is...

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Fine Motor Skills- Junior and Senior Infants

Hello everyone,  I will be doing a series of reviews of resources for the junior classes this week. I will be teaching 5th and 6th class until the end of the year, so many of my posts may focus on these classes for the next while. So, I will do a few reviews of...

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The Big Book Sorting!

Hello everyone,I was faced with a tremendous task this evening- trying to decide which books to bring with me when we move, and which to leave at home. Tom insists our apartment isn't big enough for all my resource and themed boxes. I guess he has a point considering...

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