It's great to see all the boys work on Google Classroom and See Saw. But it comes with HUGE input and effort from their parents and guardians. These surely are challenging times and we all have to manage a wide variety of challenges.
The National Educational Psychological Service have a range of resources which you can access here.
They also have a five minute long webinar to guide you through these resources.
A Whistle-stop Tour of NEPS Resources for Covid-19
Their advice for dealing with challenging times is I think, helpful for all of us:
That's the advice from the psychologists. But many of our kids know it can also be helpful to express their feelings about any challenge by putting pen to paper.
Here is an inspiring poem written by Nathan from Ms Colleran's Fifth Class with a little help from his Mam, Dorothy! Wise words run in the family!
I had all these words but they were all in a muddle.
So I asked my Mam for help cause she loves doing a puzzle!
March 2020 the country shut down, everyone's lives turned upside down.
It began with the shops and schools told to close, as the number of cases rose and rose.
Restrictions in place, we’re told ‘Stay at home’, some people are left all on their own.
Family days out are all in the past, 5K limit ...how long will it last?
Parents working from home and finding it tough, feeling they're doing not quite enough.
Schooling from home it’s just not the same, I feel like we’re all trapped in a video game.
Football’s the sport I miss the most. I can't wait to kick the ball between the two posts.
It feels so long since I've seen my friends, I can’t wait to see them once lockdown ends.
Aunts and Uncles, Grandparents and Cousins, hugs and kisses will be given in dozens.
Lockdown is hard for us ALL you’ll agree, I can’t wait to welcome the day the world is Covid FREE.