This 60 page booklet can be printed to aid children at home during the school closure. It is based on the Irish Primary Curriculum for Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st class. This pack can also serve great as early finisher work or for station activities and substitute work. It includes news templates, upper and lower case matching, tracing, sound to picture matching, number matching, subtraction to 5, colour by number picture, word to picture match, word writing underneath picture, poetry comprehension, things I like writing template, my family writing template, addition to 10, matching clock to time, roll and add, write the number, cloze reading, rhyming words, sight words unscramble, write a story using the pictures, write the sentences in the past tense, make compound words, match the synonyms, meaitseáil an pictiúir leis an tús fuaim, tens and units worksheets, skip counting, subtraction worksheets, fill in the number line to 100, addition to 100.
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Are you a sub? Do you struggle like I did when getting a call at 8 in the morning to go into a class you don’t know as soon as possible with no time to prep? Here is the first part of a substitute survival series, this pack has 60 pages of math and literacy worksheets based on the Irish Primary Curriculum for Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st class. It can also serve as great early finishers worksheets or for station activities.
A range of 4 worksheets and display facts based on the explorer Christopher Columbus for use when covering the topic,
– 1 writing template for writing some new learned facts on the explorer in report writing.
– 1 explorers voyage themed wordsearch, can be used as an additional follow-on or recap activity or as early finishers work.
– 1 writing template with primary lines
– 1 writing template with secondary lines
– 4 printable facts on Christopher Columbus to be used in display.
All of these worksheets have been used and were successful with a First Class, they are all suited to a wide range of abilities.
This month, we are delighted to welcome Michelle Moriarty as our featured seller with a very interesting article on how to make learning verbs fun. You can find Michelle’s store here!
I don’t know about you, but after ten years of teaching Irish verbs there are days where I really wonder if I managed to teach anything at all! I teach in a DEIS 2 school in Dublin. When I started here Irish was not a priority but in the last few years we have really tried to focus in on improving our school-wide standard. One of the areas I have been focused on at the senior end has been the dreaded Briathra na Gaeilge.
Once we have identified the rules there’s the inevitable worksheets and exercises in the textbook. Kids get bored of these very quickly. So, I tried to find other ways to practice conjugating verbs – what games do we play in other subjects that I could adapt to this topic?
First stop – Scoot! Popular all over Pinterest this game is one of my class’s absolute favourites. Numbered Task Cards are left out on the tables, the students have an answer sheet (or whiteboard) for noting their answers before the teacher shouts “Scoot!” as the sign to move onto the next card. I’ve also used these task cards as a classroom scavenger hunt, at the control points in orienteering activities (integration!) and as an early finishers task. I made a quick board game to go with the cards (which I printed out smaller, so they looked more like board game cards and I save ink and paper – win win!)
This year I wanted to expand on the answering questions in their copies, so I made up little stories with fill in the blanks spaces for the verbs. I laminated them and stuck the answers on the back. These were a big hit! They fill them in using whiteboard marker and because they are self-checking they get pulled out of the early finisher boxes regularly.
For online resources I first went to the old reliable – Kahoot! Any opportunity to turn learning into a competition is well received in my classroom so I have made several Kahoot! quizzes over the last few years based on various aspects of Irish grammar. This year I’ve been trialling digital homework with my class using Kahoot! and they love it. A more recent discovery for the days when we don’t have I-Pads is Plickers. If you’ve not come across Plickers yet make sure you look it up. You only need one device as the kids all have a card they use to answer, and you scan the room to collect their answers using your smartphone camera.
A final resource that I was delighted to come across was studystack.com – A website that allows you to make flashcards on any topic to display on the IWB. I put the cards up and they race to answer on their whiteboards. It can also generate crosswords, matching games, hangman, bingo cards, word-searches or printable flashcards of various sizes.
I hope this has given you some ideas for jazzing up briathra in your classroom!