Okay let's talk about the really serious business first, everybody.
In a letter sent to all schools this evening, the General Secretary of the Department of Education stressed the absolute need for all of us to
"to practise social and physical distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include advice to avoid meeting up and in all circumstances to adhere to HSE guidelines. As part of your school community, parents and guardians should also be urged to support their children to maintain the restrictions on congregating for the safety of all in their community".
The HSE Covid 19 resources are in different languages-just click on the link below
These rules can save lives!
Now let's see what learning has been happening in our homes....
Our first activity of the day shows this chap making a very healthy fruit smoothie for his breakfast. He's got two messages for us:
And exercise is important too. Remember our Run A Mile footprints in our school yard? Well, I love that this family are keeping that great habit up and running a mile around their green!
Great going, guys!
Don't forget to write and read every day boys. You'll find lots of ideas for activities at the end of this page.
You also have work assigned from each class teacher in your homework journals. And the good news is all teachers will be sending you on more work via your parents' Aladdin app for next week!
No pressure for the Mams and Dads though! Just do whatever you can. The boys will learn a lot themselves by following their own interests. Take a look at the photo of the buildings. This boys in sixth class has a big interest in architecture and has been recording information and sketching some famous ones. Great to see!
Writing cards and letter to Granny is a good writing exercise for everyone. Grandparents enjoy it too!
Art is really important for developing creativity, fine motor skills, observation and our appreciation for line, form and colour. The family above are following artist and birding enthusiast Don Conroy on TV for his inspiring art lessons!
Lego and Jigsaws are also GREAT for developing eye hand co-ordination, creativity, and thinking skills. And they're FUN!
Baking is fun too! Or just putting together a snack for you and your family!
Don't forget to get outside! Keep your physical distance. And listen to your Mam and Dad!
They're your very best teachers!
Mams, Dads, Guardians, we love to hear how you are getting on with home learning. And we especially delighted to get pics of the boys. But if they just want to show pictures of a project they are working on, or examples of their writing, maths or art for instance, that's great too!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas, photos or feedback.
Pic Credits: To our Super Parents and their Families!
Remember the Rules:
Wash Your Hands
Cover your cough or Sneeze
Keep Your Social and Physical Distance