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…but don’t forget to try and slot some reading time into your day! 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!
If you wish to share some of your activities/ art/ construction etc. just post on Instagram with the following hashtag so I can see…#julieannecovidhomeschool
Wake Up Run! We usually do a Wake Up Run at school, so another option is to log in daily to P.E. with Joe
Early fine motor skills for younger children
English activities (select according to class and ability)
Click on the link below to access different rhymes…
You can use this as an oral activity or written work. What you ‘feel’ can be something physical like grass or an emotion…listening to to sound of the running waters, I felt…
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)
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.
GAME: Word Recognition for younger children
Maths (Junior classes)
Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 2’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 x2
Practice singing them over and over again. If you know them, you could try writing them out.
Math Target Cards for 1st -6th classes
Do whatever questions you are able to do in the card assigned to your class level.
History (The Egyptians)
Cooking (& measuring in maths)
Physical Education: Visit the Official Donegal page on Facebook for some visual skills training videos from the Donegal players. Click the link below for a new video from last week.
Rainy Day Suggestions
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!