We hope you have found some of the suggestions from the last blog post helpful.
Perhaps the most important thing for everyone is establishing a routine. A routine is important for adults working from home too. And we are all adapting to each others' routines at home-a unique situation for most of us. This takes time and lots of patience.
So boys, be kind to your parents and your brothers and sisters as we all get used to new routines!
One of the most important aspects of your routine is exercise! But please, please, please boys, exercise alone or with your family. Some children and adults will get very sick from the Covid-19 virus. And it spreads so easily!
So exercise at home. Or in your garden. Keep away from playgrounds, and other children in your area.
Social distancing can save lives!
Here's some great exercise ideas!
We have had yoga classes with Emma in our school for the last few years. Here's a great way to continue that and improve fitness and flexibility with Cosmic Yoga on youtube
Joe Wicks has PE every morning on youtube at 9 am
Don't forget Gran! Our older relatives are really finding these weeks quite difficult. Facetime them, ring them but please practise social distancing! That's not for some people. it's for ALL of us! Keep in touch with them though-your kindness and care towards others will make a BIG difference at this time.
THIS is the time to indulge your favourite activity-or find a new one! Maybe you will take up painting. Or practise your ukelele/tin whistle/guitar/instrument. Or finally take out that model airplane you've always meant to make and do it now!
It's been a great time for all of us to spend time at home and relaxing with our families. That can be tricky to get used to at first. Find as many activities as you would like to do indoors and add them to your schedule.
Dream up all the things you would like to do and write them down. You may not get to do all of them, but if you write them down you will certainly get to do some of them.
Here's some more suggestions to work through.
Skype with a Relative
A Sketch a Day
The Daily News
The History of my Family
Learn a Musical Instrument
Make a cool pattern
Read a book with a parent/family member
Who is your favourite artist?
Board Games with Mathematical Thinking
Or just get together with your family and bake something! It's the perfect activity for Maths, Reading, and....Eating!
And here's LOTS of free sites if you and your parents want to print off worksheets or access school books and other resources
Busy at Maths books JI- 6th, Master your Maths 2nd & 3rd, Table Toppers 2nd & 3rd, My Read at Home 2nd & 3rd & Leigh sa Bhaile 3rd- 6th
Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
Fill in a username, email and password
For Roll Number use the code: Prim20
English reading books (Reading Zone) - Jn r& Snr Infants & 3rd - 6th, Sounds Make Words SI
Gaeilge: Bua na Cainte JI - 2nd , Beal Beo 3rd -6th
Simply go to http://gillexplore.ie/products & find your resource or for further support contact firstname.lastname@example.org
English: Over the Moon reading books for 1st & 2nd Class, Word Wizard 3rd Class
Just phonics - 1st Class
Finally..... these days will be looked back on as a really interesting and challenging time in Ireland's history.
And we can all pull together to these days easier for everyone if we practise the following habits:
CREDITS: Pics and Ideas from all of the Staff of Donacarney Boys School: We are all missing our boys and are looking forward to seeing you all again soon!!