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. And don’t forget to slot some reading time into your day!
1.Think of a nice phrase to begin your story.
2.Plan a beginning, a middle and an end.
3.Include rich vocabulary…any nice words you know/ Words of the Day.
4.Be careful of overused words…(then…then…and then! Use first, next, following than, afterwards, finally etc. He said…she said…I said…use words like shouted, muttered, grumbled, laughed etc. Instead of ‘went’ all the time use words such as dashed, raced, dived, clambered, slid etc.)
5. Proofread for capital letters, spelling mistakes and punctuation marks.
6. Use your best handwriting or type it!
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.
Maths activity (Maths Trail)
Maths (Junior classes)
Early coding/ directions for the junior classes, linking in with their ‘Post’ themed Words of the Day. Taken from Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures ‘An Post’ theme (eduhub.ie)
Maths puzzles for 1st -6th classes
Music/ Construction activity
Learning through Virtual Field Trips
Click on the link button above to be taken to ‘Nature Works Everywhere’ Virtual Field Trips
Daily Drawing Challenge
Lego 30 Day Challenge
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.