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 had P.E. with Joe yesterday, why not try some ZUMBA today! (You can do this anytime of the day)
Early fine motor skills for younger children
Aistear (learning through play for 3-6 year olds)
English activities (select according to class and ability)
Click on the link below to access different rhymes…
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.
English Vocabulary for all classes (I know…more vocabulary, what am I trying to do to you!)
It can be rather entertaining (older children) to look up hair styles like the beehive, the mohican, bald spots and receding hairlines…(though dad may not find it as funny!)
GAME: Word Recognition for younger children this week
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 ‘Discussion Cards’ for 1st -6th classes
Do whatever questions you are able to do in the cards assigned to your class level.
You can use an atlas to help you identify the countries. What continent are we looking at? Can you list the other continents of the world?
Everyone can draw stick-men (or stick ladies!)…practice drawing them in different positions…you will need your favourite stick-person drawing for Friday!
Or some GAA Fans might like this…Damien Quinn has illustrated a 20 oage GAA Heroes Colouring Book, to help keep you entertained at home. It includes Heroes of the GAA from around the country. Just download the PDF from the link below and print it off at home.
Physical Education: If you don’t like the Zumba above then 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!