Wednesday, 1st April 2020

This is a difficult time so there is no pressure on parents to do any of these activities. There is enough stress added to many households as it is. These are just suggestions if you want them…and the suggested work I am putting up for my own multi-grade class of 2nd, 3rd and 4th…but don’t forget to try and slot some reading time into your day! There are activities here for children from 3 years to 12, just select your own class level.

If you partake in the activities I would encourage you use a copy and keep everything you do each day in the one copy. Maybe you can show all your work to your teacher when you return to school!

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Wake Up Run! We usually do a Wake Up Run at school, so today you can do exercise with Joe

Joe does P.E live every morning at 9:00. I have his routine from yesterday morning below for handiness.

Developing fine motor skills for younger children

Aistear: Learning through play (post office theme continued from last week) for 3-6 year olds

Today Aistear is focusing on Sensory play. Mondays and Tuesdays are also posted. Please see last weeks post Friday, 27th March for other ideas for Post Office Aistear stations. The Aistear material is taken from my resource ‘Nibbler’s Aistear Adventure’s (eduhub.ie)

English activities (select according to class and ability)

Click on the link below to access different rhymes…

Word recognition for younger pupils (This weeks and last weeks)

Middle and senior classes

Expand your vocabulary using these antonym activities…select the image best suited to your child. Encourage pupils to use a dictionary if they are able and to create sentences orally/ written to show understanding of the words. Write out the words on paper and cut the paper into strips so it becomes a matching game.

Once your child demonstrates understand of the words you can play the ‘memory game’. This is like the card game where you place the words face down on the table and turn two words at a time trying to get a match!

These activities are taken from my oral language and vocabulary development resource ‘Language for Living’ (TTS or eduhub.ie)

Language Development (C) Julieanne Devlin

English ‘Words of the Day’ (WOTD)

Expand your child’s vocabulary daily with the Word of the Day.

Junior classes: There will be a post office themed word each day (taken from Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures)

Middle classes: There will be a ‘pirate’ themed word each day. (Taken from Language for Living box 2)

Senior classes: There will be a ‘volcano’ themed word each day. (Taken from Language for Living Box 3)

An talk and discussion sheet incorporating the different themed words of the day will be given after 15 words (3 weeks)

To do:

Introduce the new word daily, discuss it and put it into a sentence. Plan for the use of this word throughout the day, in written work or orally. Display the word in a prominent place for your child to see it, creating a word wall. Revise the growing bank of words daily to ensure retention to long term memory. Once a bank of 15 themed words have been covered (after 3 weeks), I will post a Talk & Discussion sheet for each theme.

Irish activity

Taken from Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures (eduhub.ie)

3rd – 6th class Irish grammar/ sentences activity

Maths (Select according to your child’s level)

Maths: Length continued. Select activity according to correct level.

Make your crooked line as easy or as complex as you wish! Challenge your self.

Maths Puzzles for all classes (select according to level)

Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 3’s

Beware I have made this song up myself (it was meant to just be for kids’ ears alone at school!) but I find by singing it helps them retain the number facts. Play it a few times and encourage your child to join in. It may help to write the facts of a sheet of paper for them as they song. It starts loud…so lower your volume!

Multiplication Tables for this week x3

Practice singing them over and over again. If you know them, you could try writing them out.

Outdoor design activity

Art/ History

Daily Dose of Nature for this week!

Taken from @Growingupoutside

Physical Education: Visit the Official Donegal page on Facebook for some visual skills training videos from the Donegal players. Click the links below for a new video from last week.

‘I’m bored’ / Rainy day suggestions for this week. There is something there for all ages!

If you have any questions for me, or suggestions that you would like me to include, please contact me. I load some of these lesson ideas on Instagram also @teacher_julieanne. My other contact details are at the bottom of the ‘home’ page. I will do my best. More activities will be posted tomorrow!

Julieanne

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