Book Review: Only Eva

by admin on 27/06/2015

only_evaOnly Eva is the latest book from Judi Curtin. It’s about a girl called Eva and her friend Ella. One day Eva and Ella are at school and a new girl comes from Nigeria, called Aretta. When Eva and Ella make friends with Aretta , they want to hang out with her after school but every day she has an excuse and always rushes off as soon as school is over. Eva and Ella are very curious as to why Aretta does this. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Lost Fairy

by admin on 09/06/2015

the_lost_fairyI recently read “The Lost Fairy” by Marian Broderick to my three and half year old sisters. This highly entertaining fairytale follows Flora on a journey as she realises that she needs friends to help her regain her rightful perch on the Christmas tree.

Even though it looks like a “girly” book, the book is easily read by both boys and girls aged 6 and over. It would also be enjoyed as a bed time story [click to continue…]

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ESL Aloud Website

by admin on 02/06/2015

esl_aloudESL Aloud is a new website from an Irish primary school teacher. The teacher creates simple poems in order to teach basic vocabulary to pupils learning English as a second language. The poems are colourful and engaging and would look great projected large onto an IWB. Images pertinent to the vocabulary of the poem accompany the poems. [click to continue…]

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Munster Counties Matching

by admin on 02/06/2015

munster_counties_matchingThis resource is aimed at pupils in middle/senior classes or SEN pupils with speech and language difficulties. It assumes an ability to read. The counties of Munster would also need to be taught in advance. Its aim is to assess whether pupils can match the names of the counties with their location in Munster. [click to continue…]

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Occupations Matching 01

by admin on 02/06/2015

occupations_matchingThis resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils with speech and language difficulties. It assumes an ability to read. The occupations vocabulary would also need to be taught in advance. The occupations teaching cards can be found HERE. Its aim is to assess whether pupils can match the occupations words with the appropriate images. [click to continue…]

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Verb Matching 03

June 2, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils with speech and language difficulties. It assumes an ability to read. The verbs would also need to be taught in advance. Links to the teaching verb cards can be found below. Its aim is to assess whether pupils can match the verb words […]

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Pizza Bingo

May 27, 2015

Educational bingo games are a great way for pupils to learn so many different skills. They help with listening skills, visual discrimination, group work, turn taking and the reinforcement of the learning content of that particular bingo game. This bingo game focuses on the theme of “Pizza” and it features images like a pizza chef, pizza […]

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Smarty Cat Games Competition

May 25, 2015

Smarty Cat Games has recently developed Gaeilge resources to assist with the teaching of Curaclam na Gaeilge. The Chatty Cat Ball (An Cat Cainteach) contains 21 questions and actions to help children develop their oral language skills in a really exciting and fun way. It develops children’s ability to speak about themselves in front of their […]

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New Resource For Childhood Bereavement

May 22, 2015

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) has just published a new resource for primary teachers on how to support a bereaved child in the classroom setting. “Listen With Eyes, Ears and Heart” is an online resource, which aims to empower primary teachers to support a pupil in their class following a death of someone in their lives.

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Book Review: Friend Or Foe

May 22, 2015

Friend or Foe is set in Dublin in the 1916 Easter Rising. The main characters are Emer Davey and Jack Madigan both of whose families are on different sides, Emer’s family being on the side of the Volunteers, and Jack’s family being on the side of the law. The minor characters in the story are […]

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School Matching 01

May 19, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils with speech and language difficulties. It assumes an ability to read. The school vocabulary would also need to be taught in advance. The school teaching cards can be found HERE. Its aim is to assess whether pupils can match the school words with the appropriate images.

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Counting Task 01

May 19, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils, at the beginning of work on conservation of number. It is a form of assessment to see whether a pupil has mastered the concept of the numbers 1-12. Pupils have to count the smiley faces on each card and match the answers with the appropriate […]

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Arts in Education Portal Launched

May 19, 2015

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, today launched the Arts in Education Portal in Dublin Castle. Developed by both Departments, the Arts in Education Charter was launched in 2012. The Charter plays a pivotal role in promoting both Arts Education and […]

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Clothes Matching 01

May 17, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils with speech and language difficulties. It assumes an ability to read. The clothes vocabulary would also need to be taught in advance. The clothes teaching cards can be found HERE. Its aim is to assess whether pupils can match the clothes words with the appropriate images.

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Verb Matching 02

May 17, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils with speech and language difficulties. It assumes an ability to read. The verbs would also need to be taught in advance. Links to the teaching verb cards can be found below. Its aim is to assess whether pupils can match the verb words with […]

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