Snow Day Work Mon 5th March 2018

Snow Day Mon 5th March 2018

If you are worried about the impact school closure may have on your child’s education, Piercestown N.S. has compiled the following selection of activities:

Junior Classes (Infants – 2nd)
 

Junior and Senior Infants

·         Read a book/ listen to a book being read

·         Discuss what the story was about, what was your favourite part

·         Listen to the story  Mr Small – A Big Day Out

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3197

·         Read along with the story. Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story

·         Draw 3 things that are bigger than me.

·         Draw 3 things that are smaller than me.

·         Sort, count and compare fuzz buzz characters online at http://www.abcya.com/counting_sorting_comparing.htm

·         Play a game of hanging monkeys to revise your sounds and early reading

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/hanging_monkeys_US.swf

·         Finish the pattern

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/simple_patterns/eng/Introduction/MainSession.htm

1st and 2nd Class

·         Listen to story ‘Garbage Barge’ read aloud at http://www.storylineonline.net/books/garbage-barge/.

o    Tell students to pay close attention to the illustrations during the read aloud.

o    As the story is read, stop the video to discuss aspects of the illustration and how it tells what is happening on that page.

o    After listening, discuss the illustrations and how they compare with other illustrations they have seen in other stories.

o    Students write 5-8 sentences about the story. Did they like the story? Why/why not? Did they like the illustrations? What was their favourite part of the story?

·         Write a procedure of how to make a snowman (make sure to include Aim, You will need, Steps, Did it work?)

·         Listen to this song ‘Snow Day’ and write all about your time off in the snow- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucg-sjC59tQ

·         Design a poster advertising our ‘Book Fair’ at Piercestown N.S.

·         Find a safe area and go on a Yoga Adventure with Cosmic Kids at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU

·         Complete the next Monday section in your Mental Maths book

·         1st  class maths – have a go at some of the activities. This website allows you good usage without subscribing

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-1

·         2nd class maths – have a go at some of the activities. This website allows you good usage without subscribing

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-2

 

Senior Classes 3rd -6th
·         Read the next chapter of a book/novel

·         Choose 3 of the following to complete

1.      Compose five questions you would like to ask the main character of the book or the author of the book

2.      Choose  five suitable birthday presents for a character in the book and explain why you chose them

3.      Pick out five interesting words from the chapter and write a sentence to show their meaning

4.      Write you own ending for the chapter

·         Complete the next Monday section in your Mental Maths book

·         3rd class maths – have a go at some of the activities. This website allows you good usage without subscribing

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-3

·         4th  class maths – have a go at some of the activities. This website allows you good usage without subscribing

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-4

·         5th  class maths – have a go at some of the activities. This website allows you good usage without subscribing

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-5

·         6th  class maths – have a go at some of the activities. This website allows you good usage without subscribing

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-6

·         Have a go at learning/revising the  mountains of Ireland

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/3rd-+-4th-class/geography/map-work/mountains/

Hour Of Code – Activities for 3rd  – 6th Class

https://code.org/

Coding or computer programming is the act of using languages to instruct a computer to perform functions. Coding requires creativity, logical thinking, abstract reasoning among other skills to problem-solve. Code.org enables student to learn code with engaging programming exercises involving well-known characters from Disney movies. Please see article attached for more information: https://envato.com/blog/teaching-kids-code-important/.

Hour of Code is step-by-step and does not require an account. At the homepage click ‘start learning’ select the appropriate grade for your child. Select game, watch tutorial and follow steps to successfully programme your chosen character! For comprehensive instructions for parents follow this link: https://hourofcode.com/us/how-to/parents.

Let’s get coding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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