Good morning everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the lovely weather over the weekend. I have attached today's work below, along with the corrections from last week. Please remember that this work is not compulsory. There is no pressure on anyone to get it all done. Give it a go and there are additional activities provided for any early finishers that are interested.
Also, I just want to say a huge well done to you all for all the work you have been doing at home. I know it's not easy. Your projects on Brazil have blown me away, they are so impressive and I'm really proud of you all. I can't wait to see them around the corridors when we get back to school. Continue to send me pictures of anything you have been up to, it cheers me up everyday and helps us all keep connected.
An idea for you all - I have been trying to challenge myself to learn a new skill everyday to keep me focused while I'm at home. So far I've learned the cup song (you can find it below if you want to give it a try and you only need a plastic cup), ran a 10k in under an hour, completed a drawing tutorial, learned a new song on guitar and completed a jigsaw puzzle. I have also been doing Joe Wicks PE with Joe every morning and its brilliant - its on at 9am live each morning and you should give it a bash. Maybe you might like to try and learn some new skills too. Let me know if you think of any new skills we could all learn together. :)
PS. The work from week one and two is posted below in a word document. I have taken them down from the web page but if you missed anything and need to look back, they are there.
Daffodil day is a very significant date on the calendar for our school. You may be away that this year the Irish Cancer Society has cancelled all public fundraising due to the outbreak of Covid - 19. This is the first time in a number of years that we are unable to fundraise as a school. Fortunately those who wish to donate can do so online and our staff members have made personal contributions already. We understand the extremely difficult circumstances at this time but we would encourage anyone who has a spare few euro to go online and donate what you can to this great cause.
Here is the link for the padlet again https://padlet.com/jane_mccarthy29/42ozdm3q2yzl for online learning. Please let me know which ones you are enjoying and finding beneficial to use at home. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Similarly, if you are having difficulty understanding any of the work, you can reach me here too and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
The SET who is assigned with our class level would like to provide you with their email should there be any boy that is struggling with the assigned work. They may be able to advise you on how to differentiate the work to meet your sons needs during this time at home. You can reach Ms. Ryan at email@example.com.
Monday 30th March 2020
Optional Early Finisher Work: To the right there are optional activities ranging from Gaeilge to Art to Science. Choose which activity you would like to complete each day. The resources you need are on the website above.
Optional Work to be completed throughout the course of the week – The boys can pick and choose each day (If you decide to do it, it is due for Friday 3rd April) – Any resources needed are on the website.
2. How to draw an Amazon snake wrapped around a tree – follow on youtube
You need a4 paper, a pencil and some colours.
You can complete both if you want.
Niall is making sure to keep up his fitness. He is doing PE with Joe Wicks every morning too and making sure to go on runs with his big sister and dog Bella!
Nikodem is also keeping up his fitness. He's enjoying the lovely weather and is going on regular walks and cycles.
William hard at work. His handwriting is brilliant! He's being enjoying going on cycles with his dad in the evening time and playing with his brothers Oliver and James. He has also taken up cosmic yoga. He misses school and all his friends.
Cian Bonner made a beautiful card for his nanny and posted it the other day. He can't wait to go sailing on her boat again soon. I imagine she is going to be super impressed with his beautiful handwriting.
Check out Cian O' Neills brilliant project on Brazil. He made a powerpoint presentation. He's been reading lots of books like World's Worst Children, Fing and Monster. He's also been playing lots of basketball and soccer in the back garden with his sister and brother. He's missing all his friends and hopes to see everyone soon!
Many thanks to Alec and his Mam for sending on his wonderful project. He included loads of detail, even some games children play in Brazil. Maybe you could all try some out if you were bored at home. Maith thú Alec!
Nikodem is having great fun playing with his brother and parents everyday. They had a nice walk in Dun Laoighre yesterday. He's also working very hard and has attached some pictures of his project in progress. He says to say hello to you all.
Check out Mohab's powerpoint presentation on Brazil to the left. It has lots of lovely photos too. Well done Mohab!
Check out Liam's project on the left. He did it in a word document and it's brilliant. Liam misses his friends, school and especially his Nanny but says to say hi to everybody! Well done on all the hard work!
Check out Dylan's project on Brazil below. Amazing work, well done!
Alex went walking in the Wicklow Mountains yesterday and found this. He wanted to show all of his friends.
Check out Cian Bonner's Project on Brazil. He even added some sound recordings to his PowerPoint. Great job! Keep them coming :)
Use the above picture to help you to form letters correctly when practicing handwriting.
Maths Activities/Resources/Apps and Games
Click on the links below and they should bring you directly to each website.
Learning at Home
Instead of creating a long list of good websites for the children to use, I have created a padlet with some really great free online tools for digital learning. I will continue to add to it each day. It is cross-curricular and I may make reference to some specific sites in the daily work plans in the future. The boys will be familiar with a number of the sites but most of them are very easy to navigate and the boys should be able to use them independently at their own level and pace.
Here is a direct link to the padlet.