From a Railway Carriage
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.
Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
And here is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart runaway in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill, and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone forever!

Word Problems


Read- read the question carefully. What is the important information?    

+ add, plus, make, addition, sum of, more, total, altogether,   increase by, tally

Underline- underline the key words

subtract, less, leave, minus,    take away, difference between, how many   fewer or more 

Choose calculation-choose the right method of calculation

+ – ÷ X    

X multiply, times as (big, long,wide), groups of,product of, lots   of, repeated addition, multiplied by, sets of,multiplied by

Solve- solve the sum!


÷ divided by, share, divided into, how many groups of, share   between, shared among, how many lots of…

Answer- write down your answer. Is it the answer to the question asked?  

Check –check your answer. If possible use the inverse to check your working out.    

The Counties Poem

The Counties Poem

Here are Munster’s counties fair-
Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare,
Waterford, Tipperary here we are We welcome you from near and far.

Leinster is beyond compare-
Dublin, Wicklow, Carlow, Kildare,
Wexford, Laois, Offaly, Kilkenny,
Longford, Louth as good as any,
Meath and Westmeath – that is all
Over to our province small.

Connacht is the smallest, oh,
Galway, Leitrim and Mayo,
Roscommon, Sligo
That’s the lot,
Just one more verse for you I’ve got.

Here are Ulster’s counties nine,
Let’s forget the dividing line,
Donegal, Derry, Antrim, Down,
All are counties of renown.
Armagh, Monaghan and Tyrone,
Cavan, Fermanagh, now all are known

Booklog Ideas

Book Log


1. What happened in the book today?
2. What do you think will happen next?
3. Was there a funny, exciting, interesting or boring part?
4. Did the characters do anything interesting?
5. Has anything like this ever happened to you?
6. Have you seen anything similar on TV?
7. Describe the characters.
8. Where is the story set?
9. What is the plot?
10. Write a summary of the story.


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