Book Review: Brian and the Giant

by admin on 29/08/2015

brian_and_the_giantThis book was written by Chris Judge and Mark Wickham. I really liked the cool pictures in this book. These were drawn by illustrator Mark Wickham. The story was about a giant who was really smelly. He wanted to take a bath so he broke up the villagers’ houses. Then he made a dam out of their houses. Nobody knew what was going on so Brian and his brothers tried to uncover what had destroyed their village. [click to continue…]

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List of Class Novels

by admin on 29/08/2015

novelsTeachers are always seeking advice and recommendations for novels suitable for particular class standards. There are many lists out there, but few are lists recommended by practising classroom teachers. So, in an attempt to compile a list of novels suitable for use in Irish classrooms, I’m asking teachers to complete this short form, based on their classroom experience. [click to continue…]

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Coin Fans

by admin on 11/08/2015

coin_fansCoin fans give pupils the opportunity to answer oral money problems visually. The teacher asks the pupils to calculate the price of an item and the pupil holds up the correct coins on the fan.

The resource consists of fans with all eight coins available in Euro currency. They should be printed out, laminated and cut individually. A hole should then be punched [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Butterfly Shell

by admin on 08/08/2015

butterfly_shellThe “Butterfly Shell” by Maureen White is an interesting book, full of emotions. The main character Marie has just moved into secondary school and is having trouble adjusting. She spends her days at school being bullied by the “Stupid Six”. She foolishly reveals to them that her friend, Stella, is allergic to peanuts.

When Marie suffers a tragic accident her friend Stella forgives her and comes to visit her daily. [click to continue…]

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The Year in Numbers

by admin on 08/08/2015

the_yearSimple, on-page poster for the maths corner in the classroom, reminding pupils how the year is split up into days, months, weeks and seasons.

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Leabharmharc 13

August 8, 2015

Leabharmharc, chun spéis a chothú sa léitheoireacht, leis an frása “Tá am agam i gcónaí don léamh”. Má tá na leabharmhairc ró-mhór, cuir dhá bhileog le chéile nuair atá tú ag priontáil iad. (comhad .pdf 198 KB)

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Countries of the EU Word Mat

August 5, 2015

This word mat contains the names of all 28 countries in the European Union to assist pupils when they are learning about the EU. They are listed alphabetically for easy learning. Countries which are members of the Eurozone are also indicated using the € symbol. The mat also contains an explanation of the EU flag.

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Dolch Loop Cards 04

August 5, 2015

Dolch words are a list of 220 “service words” developed in the 1940s by William Dolch. They consist of a series of sets of words which are considered to be vocabulary which occurs most frequently in children’s reading material. Although some of the words in the lists can be sounded out phonetically, they really should […]

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Bookmark 19

August 5, 2015

Printable bookmarks with the motto “Reading Is Magic!” Bookmarks are a good incentive for reading for pleasure. There are two bookmarks per page. If you find that the bookmark is still too large, set your printer options to print two pages per page. (.pdf file 148 KB)

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Bookmark 18

August 5, 2015

Printable bookmarks with the motto “My Head’s in a Book!” Bookmarks are a good incentive for reading for pleasure. There are two bookmarks per page. If you find that the bookmark is still too large, set your printer options to print two pages per page. (.pdf file 165 KB)

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Dates For Your Diary For The New School Year

July 27, 2015

Many thanks to Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher on Twitter) for compiling this great 3rd annual list of dates to keep in mind when doing lesson planning for the forthcoming school year. All of these dates give teachers great opportunities to celebrate special occasions in school and to see how they can be integrated into the curriculum […]

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Dolch Loop Cards 03

July 22, 2015

Dolch words are a list of 220 “service words” developed in the 1940s by William Dolch. They consist of a series of sets of words which are considered to be vocabulary which occurs most frequently in children’s reading material. Although some of the words in the lists can be sounded out phonetically, they really should […]

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Road Signs Matching 02

July 17, 2015

It is important that pupils become aware of road safety as early as possible in their school lives. This resource focuses on learning about road warning signs. Warning signs are typically diamond in shape with a black border, and contain black symbols or letters on a yellow background. They warn road users of an upcoming […]

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Road Signs Matching 01

July 17, 2015

It is important that pupils become aware of road safety as early as possible in their school lives. This resource focuses on learning about road warning signs. Warning signs are typically diamond in shape with a black border, and contain black symbols or letters on a yellow background. They warn road users of an upcoming hazard.

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Counties of Ireland Word Mat

July 16, 2015

This word mat contains the names of all 32 counties in Ireland to assist pupils when they are learning the physical geography of Ireland. They are arranged alphabetically, province by province for easy learning. The mat also contains provincial crests. (.pdf file 202 KB)

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