Monday 16th March 2020

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!

English activity

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

Maths activity: Length

Math Target Cards for 1st -6th classes

Do whatever questions you are able to do in the card assigned to your class level.

1st & 2nd classes Target Card
3rd and 4th Target Card
5th & 6th Target Card

Science experiment

All you need is black pepper, water and soap. This experiment will help children see the importance of washing their hands under the current circumstances.

For older children, ask the question ‘why does this happen?’

(Taken from https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/pepper-and-soap-experiment/)

Why does the pepper shoot to the sides when soap touches the water. Soap is able to break down the surface tension of water—that’s part of what makes soap a good cleaner. As the soap moves into the water, and the surface tension changes, the pepper no longer floats on top. But the water molecules still want to keep the surface tension going, so they pull back away from the soap, and carry the pepper along with them.

Do you think soap is the only substance that can break down water’s surface tension? Try conducting the same experiment but with olive oil or hair spray. Do you think the pepper flakes will react in the same way?

Physical Education Activity

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