I hope you are keeping well and staying safe during our school closure. I know it is a strange and confusing time. I also know it is very hard for you to stay at home all the time and to be away from your friends. I just wanted to check in with you and let you know that I am thinking about you and hoping that you are ‘being the best you can be’ at home.
Keep up your reading, especially Greta’s Story, and do lots of jobs around the house to be helpful. Get as much exercise as you can (at home) and don’t spend too much time on your tablets or phones!
I will be sending home some school work for you to do at home after Easter. If you are finding it hard, let someone know. They can contact me and I will try my very best to help you. I hope to see some of your lovely work on the ‘Our Work’ page of our school website. I also look forward to reading your news, stories and book reviews in the ‘Newsletter’ page on the website.
We don’t know yet when we will be back to school but I can’t wait to see you all again. I’m so glad we got to go on our trip to the Mermaid to see CCA’s musical ‘Popstars’, it was a lovely day out together and I know many of you had great fun singing your hearts out on the bus, you certainly made me smile with your enthusiasm. I’m also really glad we got to finish reading Fudge-a-mania. I wonder what’s next for Peter and Fudge? Spoiler alert! – in the next book Double Fudge, Fudge gets obsessed with money, so his parents bring him to Washington DC to see how money is made, while they are there they bump into some long lost cousins, some of whom Peter finds VERY annoying. Can you guess why it’s called DOUBLE Fudge? Perhaps you can find the book online to read or listen to yourself.
I haven’t forgotten my promise to bring Indie in to meet you all, we might even bring her for a walk to the woods since I know we said we would try to go each season. It was her birthday this Wednesday, 1st April, (yes, she is an April Fool’s puppy), she turned 10 but I think that makes her about 70yrs old in human years. She certainly doesn’t behave like she’s 70, she seems to think she’s still a puppy sometimes.
I hope you’re all in good form and are taking good care of yourselves and your families. I will be including some Project Work in the work I send you after Easter. Be as creative as you like. You can present the Project in whatever way is best for you – as a poster, in a scrapbook, in your copy or creating a structure. You could then take photos of these and send them in for the school website. You might prefer to use Google Docs or Google Slides (Slides are another way of presenting a project, where you can include pictures and writing over a number of pages).
You can share any of your school work with me at firstname.lastname@example.org but please share it from your newtownprimary.ie address and not another one. Remember, to use Google Docs or Slides, login in to drive.google.com with your newtownprimary login details, then click on “+ New” at the top left to create a new document or slideshow.
I will be able to correct and comment on work you share with me through Google Docs or Slides so check back on work you have sent me for corrections and feedback.
I have been talking to Ms Greene and Ms Lee and we are all thinking of you and we are really looking forward to getting back to school and seeing you all again. Remember the meditations and breathing exercises Ms Greene has done with you, perhaps you could try them at home and share them with your family.
In the meantime, let’s all do our bit to stay safe and healthy – Wash your hands, stay at home and remember the rules of social distancing.
BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER