December 10th, 2017

“Nollaig Ar Scoil” Twitter Project

After the unexpected success of the Christmas Twitter Project last year, where so many schools Tweeted about what they were doing in their classrooms on the theme of Christmas, it was inevitable that it should return for a second year.

Nollaig Ar Scoil” was the name of last year’s Twitter Project and the idea is really simple. Just Tweet with your pupils any time over the next two weeks about any Christmas-themed work that you are doing in your classroom or school. Even better, Tweet a photo of some of your work. To keep all of the Tweets together, use the following Twitter hashtag:#NollaigArScoil

December 7th, 2017

Santa’s Workshop Gift List

This resource is designed for use in a Santa’s Workshop role play area in the classroom. It contains gift lists for sixteen children, eight boys and eight girls. Each list has three gifts that the child asked Santa for, two gifts and a surprise.

The idea is that pupils, in role play as elves in Santa’s Workshop, select a child’s gift list, find the items on the list, wrap them and place them on Santa’s sleigh, ready for delivery.

December 6th, 2017

Christmas Repeating Patterns 02

This is a seasonal maths resource based on repeating patterns. The patterns use seasonal Christmas cupcakes. Pupils are asked to identify the pattern and extend it using the images provided.

Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut out the individual pattern cards as well as the small images on the final two pages. Affix Velcro to all of the empty boxes on the pattern cards as well as to the rear of the small images.

December 6th, 2017

Christmas Repeating Patterns 01

This is a seasonal maths resource based on repeating patterns. The patterns use seasonal Christmas cookies. Pupils are asked to identify the pattern and extend it using the images provided.

Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut out the individual pattern cards as well as the small images on the final two pages. Affix Velcro to all of the empty boxes on the pattern cards as well as to the rear of the small images.

December 4th, 2017

Christmas Motivation

This set of Christmas-themed classroom/school motivation posters is designed to create a positive atmosphere in the classroom/school at this special time of year and to motivate pupils to achieve and to be the best that they can be.

The header say, “This Christmas we will …” which is followed by 25 positive posters encouraging pupils in different ways to: Be respectful, Think of others, Try new things, Make good choices, Share our toys, Use kind words etc.

December 4th, 2017

Silly Christmas Sentences 02

This resource is aimed at junior/middle pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on literacy. It focuses on Christmas-themed sentence construction in a fun way. There are eight pages in the resource which should be laminated and cut up into 32 separate cards.

Pupils choose four cards and put them together in the correct order to make the silly sentence. The colour-coded strips on the last page of the resource are to show pupils the order in which to place the cards in order to make the sentence

December 1st, 2017

Christmas Sentences 04

This resource is aimed at pupils in first to third classes or SEN pupils. Its purpose is to assist with the understanding of both sentence structure and reading for meaning. These Nativity-themed sentences are made up of six words.

Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut out the six sentence strips and the corresponding words, which are colour co-ordinated to assist with matching. Place velcro in each of the empty boxes on the sentence strips and on the rear of the individual words.

December 1st, 2017

Christmas Sentences 03

This resource is aimed at pupils in first to third classes or SEN pupils. Its purpose is to assist with the understanding of both sentence structure and reading for meaning. These Christmas sentences are made up of six words.

Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut out the six sentence strips and the corresponding words, which are colour co-ordinated to assist with matching. Place velcro in each of the empty boxes on the sentence strips and on the rear of the individual words.

November 30th, 2017

Kandle Advent Resources 2017

As we begin another Advent season, many teachers will be searching for resources to mark the season in the classroom. Many teachers will be quite familiar with the Kandle website as it produces great quality religious resources, especially at set times during the year. The site has recently released its 2017 Resources for Advent.

October 31st, 2017

Bethlehemian Rhapsody

A Queen chart hit and the Nativity – what’s not to like about this song. This delightful parody written by Mark Bradford and directed by Darla Robinson tells the Christmas story in a new and totally unique way that will touch the hearts of generations to come. Lyrics are included on screen. This would go down a storm as a Christmas concert item!