Hope you are all well. I’m still on sick-leave but very conscious that my class may be eager for some planned school work. I am happy to help where possible but it might take me a little longer at times.
To Parents / Guardians:
I’m sure you’ve had enough advice from all sides. These are unusual circumstances and some of you may be working from home and feel that you are expected to keep on top of your children’s education at the same time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. Go easy on yourselves. Where possible, in class, a lot of our learning is developed through play or linking subjects with Science / construction / art / music. There is more than one way to skin a cat.
If your child / children aren’t engaging in a set lesson, don’t worry. A nature walk / scavenger hunt outside may be far more productive and enjoyable for everyone involved. Some of my best childhood memories are from playing in the fields and my dad pointing out birds / trees / wildlife. There is so much to learn in our immediate environment and learning does not necessarily need to be quantified by worksheets and books.
I have attached suggested websites and activities for each subject area. I’m aware that some of you may not have the option of printing at home. Choose what suits your home environment. Answers to activity sheets could also be written into a copy/page if you so wish.
To my students:
Hello! I hope you are well. I miss you all a lot and I hope you are all ok. I know you might be worried at this time but just remember to follow guidelines. This will pass; it will just take a bit of time. I have attached websites/apps and activities for you to do at home. You do not have to complete them all. Choose the activities that suit you, only. The most important job at this time is to remember that these are very unusual times for your parents/guardians too. Ask them every day is there anything you can do to help them. You are all old enough to help with some jobs in the house. It is up to your parents to decide which jobs will suit you.
RTE have introduced from today 30/3/20, a Home School Hub with classes starting from 11am to 12pm. Go to www.rte.ie/learn.
For more ideas/websites to support everyday learning please scroll to the bottom of this document.
I know you are tired of hearing this, but make sure you wash your hands and take care of yourselves and those around you.
Sending you a big virtual hug!
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