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!
Wake Up Run! We usually do a Wake Up Run at school, so another option for today is 10-1 exercise!
‘Read aloud’ suggestions in English and Irish
Please click link below for the past available ‘Elevenses’ by David Walliams
Aistear: Learning through play (Vet theme) for 3-6 year olds
English activities (select according to class and ability)
Click on the link below to access different rhymes…
Word recognition for younger pupils
Middle and senior classes
Haiku poetry (This will be covered in RTE School Hub tomorrow if you want to take a look!)
“Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.
Here is a Haiku to help you remember:
I am first with five
Then seven in the middle —
Five again to end.
Step-By-Step Tutorial on How to Write a Haiku Poem
English ‘Words of the Day’ (WOTD)
Expand your child’s vocabulary daily with the Word of the Day.
Junior classes: There will be a vet themed word each day (taken from Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures)
Middle classes: This week we will revise all the ‘Pirate’ themed words we have covered so far. (Taken from Language for Living box 2)
Senior classes: This week we will revise all the ‘volcano’ themed words we have covered so far. (Taken from Language for Living Box 3)
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.
This activity on éadaí is adaptable to different age groups, just pick from the suggested activities blow the washing line as they vary in difficulty. For more éadaí activities see RTE School Hub today and also Friday.
3rd – 6th class Irish grammar/ sentences activity (Revision from before Easter)You could take one box each day this week.
Maths (Select according to your child’s level)
This weeks counting rhyme…Five Little Monkeys
I will be focusing on time alot this week for all classes so get your watch on and label your clocks with whatever time you are practicing e.g. o’ clock/ half past etc.
Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 4’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 x4
Practice singing them over and over again. If you know them, you could try writing them out.
History: Learn about the Titanic (1912)
Become familiar with the history of the Titanic as I will be using this for an English activity tomorrow.
Video with facts about the Titanic for junior classes (junior infants – 2nd class)
Video with facts about the Titanic for middle & senior classes (3rd -6th class)
This lesson is also linked to RTE’s School Hub today under the topic of ‘worry’. Take a look for more information!
Physical Education: Visit the Official Donegal page on Facebook for some visual skills training videos from the Donegal players. Click the links below for some videos.
‘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. My details are at the bottom of the ‘home’ page. I will do my best. More activities will be posted tomorrow!