This Powerpoint resource explains in simple terms each of the food groups and what benefit they are to the growing body. It contains lots of information on proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins, water and lots more.
Source: Jenny Mc Carthy
(.ppt file 1.75MB) [click to continue…]
Thanks to South Dublin County Council Libraries (SDCC) for providing me with this resource. It consists of a list of novels and books to help children cope with life’s challenges. A lot of research has obviously gone into the selection of these novels and it is a great list for teachers and schools who have to deal with an “issue” with which a pupil may be confronted. It could also be used to recommend a particular book to parents of such pupils. Issues covered include bullying, being different, racism, friendship, refugees, new baby, sibling rivalry, adoption/fostering, death, divorce, disability and lots more. [click to continue…]
This week is Catholic Schools Week, and as part of that week, Wednesday January 30th has been designated Grandparents’ Day. It is great to celebrate grandparents in school and this resource gives details of how to organise pupils to do a project on one of their grandparents, either living or deceased. The cross-curricular project covers aspects of SPHE & History with curricular links to English, IT, Art, Music, Geography and Religion.
Source: Kathleen Byrne [click to continue…]
This short Powerpoint presentation explains the history of the Special Olympics and Paralympics.
Source: Edel Horan
(.ppt file 365KB) [click to continue…]
This Powerpoint presentation looks at the life of the Irish Traveller. There is information on the reputed origins of Irish travellers, the numbers of travellers in the population, their particular language, accommodation, celebrations and work . Famous travellers are also mentioned. [click to continue…]