Book Review – Animal Crackers

Book Review – Animal Crackers

“Animal Crackers” has a striking purple cover. It is light-weight and easy to bring with you to pass the time on long journeys. This book is written by Sarah Webb and illustrated by Alan Nolan. We have several of Sarah Webb’s books (e.g. “Blazing a Trail” and “A...
Book Review – Have You Seen the Dublin Vampire?

Book Review – Have You Seen the Dublin Vampire?

‘Have you seen the Dublin Vampire?’ by Úna Woods is a wonderfully exciting and colourful picture book that deserves a place in all school and home libraries. This hardback picture book tells the story of a Vampire who travels around the various sights and well known...
Picture Books in Senior Classes

Picture Books in Senior Classes

Picture Books can often be associated with younger pupils in the primary school but there are also many suitable picture books which can be used with senior pupils. This video shows examples of some of the picture books that I use with my senior class pupils. A couple...
Hessian Visual Arts Lesson

Hessian Visual Arts Lesson

Hessian is an easy material to use for a Visual Arts lesson under the Fabric and Fibre Strand. Pupils in various class standards should be able to complete this lesson. The video below demonstrates how to complete this lesson. The video demonstrates how to create a...
Dates for your Diary for the New School Year

Dates for your Diary for the New School Year

Now in its eighth consecutive year, this hugely popular post is back again. So many teachers make use of this list while they are making plans for seasonal and related activities in the classroom during the school year. Huge thanks again to Ciara Reilly...
Create a House Pop-Up

Create a House Pop-Up

Pupils like to create added dimensions to their own handmade books, booklets or greeting cards. It is a way for them to present their own work in a creative and interesting way. Adding a pop-up feature to a book or greeting card can give it the wow factor. This video...