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Novel Study – Holes

Hi everyone, If you are a regular reader you will know that I am a huge fan of the humble novel. There's such an excess of resources available now for English, when really I think we need to pull back and stick with the basics. When I had fifth and sixth class I...

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Anokha Learning- Calm Boot Camp

Calm Bootcamp   Hi guys, This summer I chose to do all my summer courses with Anokha learning. Lara was born in June so I didn’t know if I would have the time to do all three courses as I normally do. I did though, by the skin of my teeth! The fact that the courses I...

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Novel Study-Chapter One

I used to love reading novels with 5th and 6th class. You can get so much out of one novel and the opportunities for linkage and integration are endless. In this post I will include some generic teaching ideas you can use with any novel to get you started. This is all...

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Parent Teacher Meetings

I think we all remember our first parent teacher meeting! I always dread the long day (working until five!) Here's some things I do to make this time of year easier! Have a thermal cup for tea on your desk. Have a selection of your favourite chocolate treats in your...

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Teaching Placement Tips 2018

Teaching Placement:   Hi everyone,   This post is especially for those on various teaching placements around the country at the moment and here are some things I remember finding useful as I progressed through TP getting advice from various class teachers.   Set a...

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My name is Valerie. I am a primary school teacher. I teach in a rural school in North Dublin. I hope you find my website a useful source of information and resources. Thanks for stopping by!

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