Ask A Question 01

by admin on 25/03/2015

Ask A Question 01This literacy resource consists of twenty-four cards, each containing a statement. The object of the resource is to get the pupil to ask a question about that statement. If the pupil is able, they can read the statement for themselves. If not, the teacher/SNA can read it for them. [click to continue…]

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Peg Match the Letters 04

by admin on 25/03/2015

Peg Match the Letters 04This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of literacy work on letter recognition. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twenty-six separate cards. Pupils should firstly look at the lower case letter at the top of the card. They should then try to identify its match at the bottom of the card from the four options. They should then place a clothes peg on the correct answer. [click to continue…]

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CESI Conference Revisited

by admin on 24/03/2015

CESI 2015 ConferenceIt’s been almost a month since the great Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) annual conference in Galway. It was a whirlwind of tips, ideas, links and resources from the workshops, presentations, keynote addresses and the excellent TeachMeet on the previous night. I’m only now getting around to looking back at some of the ideas I picked up over the weekend. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: Rugby Rebel

by admin on 23/03/2015

Rugby RebelBook title: Rugby Rebel
Main characters: Eoin, Brian, Dylan, Mr Finn, Kevin Barry, Mr Carey,Rory
Author: Gerard Siggins
Setting: Castlerock

When Eoin and Dylan go to a rugby camp at school, they notice that their phones have gone missing. When they are searching the room they heard a phone ring coming from under the bed. [click to continue…]

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Peg Match the Letters 03

by admin on 23/03/2015

Peg Match the Letters 03This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of literacy work on letter recognition. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twenty-six separate cards. Pupils should firstly look at the upper case letter at the top of the card. They should then try to identify its match at the bottom of the card from the four options. They should then place a clothes peg on the correct answer. [click to continue…]

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Restaurant Sorting

March 23, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Categorisation is an important skill for younger/SEN pupils to develop. This resource aims to develop categorisation skills as well as to encourage oral language. This sorting activity focuses on foods that make up the different courses in a restaurant […]

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Peg Match the Letters 02

March 18, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of literacy work on letter recognition. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twenty-six separate cards. Pupils should firstly look at the lower case letter at the top of the card. They should then try to […]

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Peg Match the Letters 01

March 18, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of literacy work on letter recognition. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twenty-six separate cards. Pupils should firstly look at the capital letter at the top of the card. They should then try to identify its […]

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Peg Body Parts

March 15, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior/middle classes or SEN pupils who are beginning to learn the names of various body parts. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twenty-four separate cards. Pupils should try to recognise the body part in the image on the left of the card and, […]

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Twitter Wall

March 15, 2015

If you run a class Twitter account, this resource may be of interest to you. It consists of three Twitter speech bubbles on an A4 page. The page could be printed out numerous times to allow pupils to compose Tweets and to display them in the classroom. This could give pupils practice in composing a […]

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What is She/He Doing? 06

March 15, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Its aim is to encourage oral language, especially verbs, and sentence structure. The focus can also be on the pronouns he, she and they. The teacher can start with the question at the top of each card: “What is/are […]

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Signs of Spring 2015 Twitter Project

March 12, 2015

Although later than usual due to unforeseen circumstances, it’s time for our Signs of Spring Twitter Project 2015. This will be our 4th year of this event and it gives teachers and pupils a chance to look about and observe the signs of Spring in their environment. We’ve done a Signs of Autumn (#anfomhar) and Signs of Spring (#antearrach) […]

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Science Day For Primary Teachers

March 10, 2015

An inaugural Science Day for Primary Teachers will be run in parallel with the Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA) Annual Conference for Second Level Science Teachers on Saturday 28th March 2015. The ISTA is a voluntary organisation run for teachers by teachers. Organised by the ISTA in association with Lifetime Lab, Cork, this event will be […]

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Songs in Irish

March 6, 2015

I’m always delighted to learn of new resources websites or sites that I hadn’t heard of before – and this is especially true when such a site is to assist with the teaching of Gaeilge in schools. So when a substitute teacher in our school informed me of the Songs in Irish website, I knew […]

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Heart Numbers 1-20

February 9, 2015

This resource consists of the numbers 1 to 20 on red hearts to tie in with a Valentine theme in the classroom. They could be used for a display in the classroom. Alternatively, they could be used to get pupils to order them on the ground; play a “missing” game eg. remove a number/series of […]

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