Happy St Patrick's Day everyone!
Well, it's certainly been a different St Patrick's Day from what we have been used to. And after a few days off school let's get a routine going and keep up with our learning.
Here's a suggested routine to get you started. Feel free to make your own timetable-Mam or Dad or an older sibling might like to help you with that. Check out the Daily Schedule below.
You will need to make adjustments. You may have to stay indoors all of the time or just go out as far as your back garden-Mam and Dad will let you know what works best.
All of us teachers, SNAs and pupils were caught by surprise with the sudden closure of schools all over the country last Thursday. It certainly is a time we will all remember for the rest of our lives!
All of the teachers have given suggested activities for each class. We know it will not replace school. We know every single home and family is different, just as every child is different. Look at those activities and see what you can do this week. Fit them into your schedule.
We also know that every family is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in a wide variety of ways. Learning to be kind and helpful is really important especially at a difficult time for all. Now is a good time for our kids to put some habits into their schedules and learn the benefits of co-operation.
And we understand that with all that indoor time they will be missing their friends and wanting to 'meet' them online-Just remember all those lessons we did on cyber safety guys-and be especially kind to one another while online too.
Here are some suggestions you can add to the daily schedule for learning at home.
And some free websites for parents to check out!
Finally, some ideas to get us all moving.
https://www.gonoodle.com/ -great for indoors
Our local GAA club, Colmcille's have a great initiative here for improving your skills