The main characters are Alice and Megan who are best friends. Alice and Megan like hanging out together. Alice lives in a small apartment and Megan lives in a big house. Alice and Megan’s moms are both obsessed with something. Alice’s mom is obsessed with everything having to be clean and Megan’s mom is obsessed with organic foods.
When Alice’s mom wants to throw a party it becomes a disaster. Megan has to step up and help her out by helping to organise and calm her down. However, when Megan was asked to go to Lanzarote her mom declines because she has a health and safety issue. [click to continue…]
Adorning many book bag, library shelves, and homes around the country, teachers and parents will be familiar with the adventures of Biff, Chip and Kipper as young readers grapple to improve their reading skills.
Millions of children have learned to read and love these fabulous, entertaining and educational books. Hundreds of thousands of parents trust and are guided by them, indeed the much love characters help spark many conversations with young children with the delightful stories, fun settings, and fantastic illustrations. [click to continue…]
Many thanks to Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher on Twitter) for compiling this great 2nd 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 for educational purposes. If any occasions/dates have been omitted, please email me to let me know and I’ll update the list – alternatively leave the date in the comments section below. [click to continue…]
“Finding a Voice” by Kim Hood is a story of friendship and has many themes relating to it such as feeling lonely and not fitting in. It is also about the assumptions people often make about people with disability. The main character in the book is teenage girl Jo who faces two main difficulties in her young life. Her mother is unwell for much of her time and Jo worries about her mum but tries to keep her head down and remain strong. Jo doesn’t like to ask for help as she fears that ‘help’ might mean that her mother could be taken away from her. [click to continue…]
The centenary of the start of World War 1 occurs around this time and RTE have put together a website to commemorate the ‘Great War’. The website contains information on different aspects of the conflict from an Irish perspective. [click to continue…]