Next Monday, November 16th, marks the beginning of Library Ireland Week. The theme of the week this year is “A Library Holds a World of Ideas” – that libraries and books are a portal into a world of ideas and opportunities: a world of imagination and creativity, of study and travel, of new opportunities in all areas of life.
The week is an opportunity for teachers to focus on the positive benefits of libraries, be it the school library, [click to continue…]
Like many good ideas nowadays that have their genesis on social media, this idea began with a conversation on Twitter. Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher), a teacher in St. Peter’s Primary School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, was suggesting a common hashtag for schools to share all of the class work they were doing in connection with the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
Ciara suggested using #Rang1916 for this purpose. [click to continue…]
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 hot and cold food/drink. It would also be suitable for a class working on a restaurant Aistear theme. [click to continue…]
This resource is aimed at giving pupils practice of ordering words by alphabetical order. It has a fruit and vegetable theme. There are four different sets of words to place in order, based only on the first letter of the word.
Laminate all pages in the resource. Leave page 1 intact and cut up the words on pages 2-5 into cards. [click to continue…]
I recently read “The Midnight Carnival” by Erica Mc Gann. It is a very detailed book about six teenage girls, all of whom study the art of witchcraft. The girls’ names were Grace, Jenny, Delilah, Adie, Una and Rachel. The story is mainly about the girls going to this new carnival in town and not knowing what they were getting themselves into. The carnival was very creepy. At the carnival the rides were all rusty and rickety. Something strange was going on there.
It turned out that an evil sorceress, Murdrina, gave the carnival a straw doll. The doll looked normal until you went near her; then it looked like a bunch of wriggling worms. [click to continue…]