Patricia, Pat, Claire and Brian have been busy inside and outside our school in the past couple of days, keeping it nice and clean for us all on our return but it's a sad place without all our boys, their energy, their enthusiasm and their zest for life. And sadder to think that we might not get back there for another while.
It really does keep us all going to stay in touch and show each other what we've been up to during this strange time.
Don't forget-and especially for those of you who have asked today-there are lots of activities that you can do from our list of resources. Set up a timetable that suits you and your family. Try to read, write, do maths, Gaeilge, every day. Then make sure you find some learning activity that you really enjoy and get stuck in!
You might need to stick at it for a little while to get better. The more you stick at it, the better you will get! I promise!!
Lots of art and geography going on in this young man's life. You'll see what's inspiring him in another picture further down. I love it!
Excellent writing skills on display here. And such an adorable picture! It's amazing what you can do with one blank sheet of paper! Great work!
This young man is a fan of Harry Potter. He's going to reading the book with his family. And then they're going to watch the movie afterwards.
Nice idea! And good family bonding time too!
This is a perfect time for sowing seeds. And so interesting for all age groups! Maybe keep some plants for our school garden for our return? Brian is sowing potatoes and onions in our garden this week.
And who doesn't love chocolate cookies? Baking involved reading and maths. And the rewards are appreciated by all!
Its always a good idea to get your reading, maths, phonics and writing done early in the morning, before you go outside.
And the learning can continue outside too. Look closely at the writing on these whiteboards-it will give you some ideas for making your own treasure trail for someone in your family.
Ah! I love this! This young man is standing at the estuary. Do you know what the river is? What sea does it run into? And where is that ship coming from? Such a lot of learning on our doorstep in Mornington. We are so lucky!
And here he is again. He's learning a lot about his environment-all while getting some exercise in.
Yes, exercise is important. Get out and get moving as much as you can! But keep your social distance!
And maybe it's time to take up a new hobby!
Don't forget to take regular breaks in between all those learning activities!
More resources, activities and books available for free in the websites below.
Lots of Primary School Resources https://www.scoilnet.ie/
Lots of resources here https://www.twinkl.ie/
6pm Reading Time here. https://www.oliverjeffers.com/
Free Ukelele Tutorials https://rockjam.ie/
Thanks for all the suggested activities everyone. And the pics! They inspire us all. Please note that I will not post any pics that might identify a child to the broader general public, or their address to anyone. Great to get your feedback and pics on email@example.com