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 our own school and my 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!
Today’s ‘Read aloud’ suggestions in English and Irish
‘It’s My Turn’ story-time read aloud for younger children
Scéal an Lae…Mise agus an Dragún (If you want today’s read aloud by Futa Fata, check poster below for information)
Please click link below for the most recent 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…
Select the topic of your own choice. Maybe you could choose the topic of ‘pirate’ or ‘volcano’ since you recently have learned new vocabulary on those topics. To help you I have pages below linking into both ‘pirate’ and ‘volcano’. Read through it, with an adult if possible, discuss the different words and sentences and see if you can spot your recent words of the day! This sheet should help you in creating a story…discuss characters…settings…problems…conclusions etc.
You may not even start the story writing part of it today…just talk about your theme and plan what will happen in the story.
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 begin ‘jungle’ themed words of the day (Taken from Language for Living box 2) (For those in my classes who may have done these already please look at the senior words of the day now)
Senior classes: This week we will begin ‘desert’ themed words of the day (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.
Maths (Select according to your child’s level)
This weeks counting rhyme…Five Currant Buns in a Baker’s Shop
I will be focusing on ‘capacity’ alot this week for all classes so get your measuring jogs, ladles and spoons ready!
Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 5’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 x5
Practice singing them over and over again. If you know them, you could try writing them out.
Geography: Time zones explained (linking with time from last week)
Video explaining time zones.
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!
Science: How to make a Lava lamp
This lesson is also linked to RTE’s School Hub today. Take a look for more information!
I love this video as the boy explains why his lava lamp is working as he creates it. Listen out for words like dense, less dense, air etc. When the water bubbles come up it releases the air and you see the food colouring comes back down creating a lava lamp effect. Try and make your own!
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!