Literacy and Numeracy

Paired Maths 2010-2011

August 9, 2011

Paired Maths is an initiative where Senior cycle students act as mentors to Junior cycle students in the Maths classroom.

Ms. Hannon carried out this initiative with Rang Bríd and the students from Transition Year acted as their mentors. This is a great way for first year students to improve their numeracy skills and also to get to know and build up a relationship with more senior students within the school.

Both class groups involved in this initiative really enjoyed the experience: Rang Bríd improved their numeracy skills and the Transition Year students improved their training mentoring skills.

Well done to all involved.

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Literacy in the Classroom 2010-2011

August 9, 2011

This was an initiative undertaken by Ms. Supple with first years, Rang Bríd. Ms. Supple introduced different strategies to make learning a lot more interesting and exciting for the class.

As a result of this the students from Rang Bríd improved their literacy skills and gained a lot more confidence in carrying out their course work.

The poetry contributions made to the yearbook are testament to the hard work of Rang Bríd and there wasn’t an Easter egg in sight!

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Literacy in the Classroom

August 9, 2011

This was an initiative undertaken by Ms. Supple with first years, Rang Bríd. Ms. Supple introduced different strategies to make learning a lot more interesting and exciting for the class.

As a result of this the students from Rang Bríd improved their literacy skills and gained a lot more confidence in carrying out their course work.

The poetry contributions made to the yearbook are testament to the hard work of Rang Bríd and there wasn’t an Easter egg in sight!

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Book Review 2010-2011

August 9, 2011

Rang Aoghain, with the guidance of their class teacher, Mr. Goulding, took part in a Book Review initiative. This involved the students travelling down to the local book shop to buy their chosen book, students also visited the local cafe for refreshments!

Students read their new book along with five other books over a six week period and wrote a review on each book.

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Reading Challenge 2010-2011

August 9, 2011

All first year students took part in this year’s Reading Challenge – no mean feat!

Students were expected to read one book per week for six weeks and they were also expected to write a short review on each book.

The reason for running this initiative was to encourage students to read more and to improve their literacy skills.

During the course of the initiative it was easy to see that students really got into it and enjoyed the class period they got each day to read their chosen book.

This initiative was a total success and students really benefited from it. A big thank you to the English department for all their help in implementing this initiative.

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Number Millionaire 2010-2011

August 9, 2011

“Number Millionaire” was an initiative carried out by Ms. Helen Barry with her second year Maths class. This initiative is a mathematical take on the television programme “Who wants to be a Millionaire”.

Students were presented with problems and given multiple choice answers, if they were unsure of the correct answer they were able to avail of lifelines like 50:50 and ask a friend, etc.

This initiative made the Maths class very interesting and enjoyable for the students involved.

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Word Millionaire 2010-2011

August 9, 2011

All second year students took part in a new literacy initiative called “Word Millionaire”. This initiative was held over six weeks and collectively students were expected to read over a million words.

This initiative did not involve writing reports which added to the enjoyment for students.

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Maths Week (2010-2011)

August 8, 2011

Maths Week in Desmond College