Tuesday 31st March

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!

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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 today you can do P.E with Joe

Joe does P.E live every morning at 9:00. I have his routine from yesterday morning below for handiness.

Aistear: Learning through play (post office theme continued from last week) for 3-6 year olds

Today Aistear is focusing on Sensory play. Yesterday’s is also posted. Please see last weeks post Friday, 27th March for other ideas for Post Office Aistear stations. The Aistear material is taken from my resource ‘Nibbler’s Aistear Adventure’s (eduhub.ie)If you have any questions please just ask.

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

Discussion on the photograph can be in Irish if you wish (or both!)

Taken from Language for Living (TTS) Oral Langauge and Vocabulary Development Resource
Language Development (C) Julieanne Devlin

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)

To do:

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.

Irish activity

Irish game: Junior to 2nd class, revising last week’s colours

Taken from Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures (eduhub.ie)

3rd – 6th class Irish grammar/ sentences activity

Maths (Select according to your child’s level)

Today is the 31st March…the last day of March. Let’s double check by singing a rhyme for the number of days in the months of the year…

Junior maths (length)

1st/ 2nd classes length activity

Middle & senior classes find the perimeter. An example is done below for you. I have set four images for you to find the perimeter of…two easy and two hard . You can choose according to your level or try both!

Length target cards for middle and senior classes: Do what questions you can

Please note: Question 5 below should be rephrased as ‘How many length can you pair in the target card that equal three metres’

Please note: Question 5 should be rephrased as ‘How many length can you pair in the target card that equal three metres’

Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 3’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 x3

Practice singing them over and over again. If you know them, you could try writing them out.

Science/ Music

Bottle Flutes: Watch the experiment we did at home and then get your own bottle to try it out. The science behind this experiment is in an additional video below this for older children.

The science behind the Bottle Flutes…How do they work? Before you watch this record your reasoning behind how the Bottle Flutes make sounds as in the experiment above. Find your own bottle and experiment with different amounts of water in the bottle. It may take a while before you get the technique but practice makes perfect. It took us a while too!

Daily Dose of Nature for this week!

Taken from @Growingupoutside

Physical Education: Visit the Official Donegal page on Facebook for some visual skills training videos from the Donegal players. Click the links below for a new video from last week.

‘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!


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