Dia dhuit. Conas atá tú?
Good Morning to you all,
Hope you all had a good weekend and that you and your family are keeping well. It’s hard to believe we are now in the Month of May. This is a month dedicated to Our Lady. Did you ever hear about the May Bush and its significance in Ireland? Check it out. It’s a part of our history and is still very common in parts of the country.
Today is a Bank Holiday so you don’t have schoolwork today however you might like to try out some of the Alphabet Workout exercises, try some meditation, do some reading, or drawing or maybe write a story.
It is also a day you might think about helping around the house or maybe a little gardening.
Whatever you decide to do I hope you enjoy the day. This week would have been our midterm break if we were still in school but we will continue on working and it would be great if you managed to get some of the work done.
firstname.lastname@example.org is my email address.
I won’t be able to send emails to your school email address, but I can comment on your work. When you send me work, after a few days click back on Google Docs and you will be able to see my reply.
To use Google Doc;
Login to drive.google.com with your Newtownmountkennedy login details, then click on ‘+New’ at the top left to create a new document.
Have you finished your project on Native Americans? Don’t worry about it if you didn’t manage to do it, if you want to do it at some other time that’s okay, it won’t be late and you can still send it to me, no matter how much is done.
Projects can be displayed on ‘Our Work’ page of the school website.
You can also put your news, stories, book reviews on the Newsletter page on the website.
If you want to access either then email it to; email@example.com
Your work for this week is up on Aladdin and there is also a Reference Sheet explaining the work.
Contact me if you have any questions.
There is also some extra work here if you have time but please don’t get upset or annoyed if you don’t get it done.
If you do not have all your books check online, there are some links below, but let me know if you are having trouble.
Each day you have a new Daily Challenge and a new Life Skill. Keep working on the challenges and skills you have already been practising, I’m sure you’re doing your best and these will hopefully be a help to you and your family.
I really hope you are all coping well, it’s strange not seeing you every week! You must all be missing your friends, but we all must obey the rules so that we will be able to get back to normal even though it might take a while longer. I have all your names here in front of me as I’m typing this, so I am thinking of each one of you.
Have a good week.
Go into the garden with a copybook or notebook and write down ten words based on what you see, what you hear, what you smell and you they feel. Do it based on what you taste, use your imagination. You can also gather words in a room in the house if it is raining.
Take five of your ten words and make a collage of those words on a bigger piece of paper or card. Write the words in a decorative style using a variety of colours. Write a short story using those five words.
Design a new cover for the book you are reading.
Imagine you are interviewing the author, write out five questions you would like to ask him.
The author asks you for ideas about a sequel to this novel, what would you tell him?
Try them out with your brothers and sisters. Take turns being the teacher! See how many you can remember each day. Maybe try them out on your parents. If the weather is fine, do them in the garden.
Don’t forget to do your eye exercises a few times each day. You can also do these with other family members. Eyes up, down, right, left, top right, bottom left, bottom right, top left. Hold each for 5 seconds.
Meditation can also be done a few times a day. If it’s fine go out into the garden, listen to the sounds, birds, trees, voices, cars. Feel the breeze, sun. Smell the flowers, weeds, food. See the colours in the sky, cloud shapes, pictures in the clouds, birds flying. Feel the seat or grass you are sitting on. These can also be done indoors. If you have younger brothers and sisters go through the different sense with them encouraging them to listen and concentrate. Then take a few minutes to be quiet and relax.
If you are unable to get all the work done please do not worry, if you do something different like drawing a picture or writing a story send it on to me, I’d love to see it.
Make sure and get some exercise, you can do your Active Home or Alphabet Workshop exercises, exercise can improve your mood and make you feel better.
- Complete 15 minutes of capacity activities in your Maths Book each day.
- Create a free 30-day account on IXL and complete some length and revision activities online - ie.ixl.com/math/
- Add this to your definitions fact sheet
Monday; Play a board game with someone at home.
Tuesday; Write a note to somebody to say Thank You for their help.
Wednesday; Make a card for a friend or family member.
Thursday: Create a wordsearch for someone in the house.
Friday; Do a random act of kindness.
Monday; Set the table for a meal.
Tuesday; Do the washing up or load the dishwasher.
Wednesday; Go for a walk with a family member.
Thursday; Help prepare for dinner.
Friday; Make your bed and tidy your bedroom.
Watch a TV show as Gaeilge- www.cula4.com
Foclóir Gaeilge- www.teanglann.ie
By the North Star- www.edcolearning.ie-
Bun go barr- my.cjfallon.ie
Maths revision- ie.ixl.com/math/
RTE School on TV- www.rte.ie/player
Myleene’s Music Klass- Basic Rhythms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XXmBlTadys
PE with Joe Wicks- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Learning Maths and problem solving Mathsweek.ie
Project Work; www.kiddle.co.uk