Week 3: Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April
I hope you are all keeping well during this difficult time. I have put together some more ideas for work and activities the boys can do at home. This booklet is not there to add to the stress but will hopefully provide a sense of routine and normality for the boys while schools remain closed.
The boys are very capable of completing the majority of the activities on their own. With regards to reading, where possible it would be great if they could read aloud to someone. They have been working very hard on their reading skills and this would provide an opportunity to keep practicing these strategies.
I would recommend doing the more challenging work like English, Irish and Math first and then the boys can look at other activities like physical activity, drawing, reading or games in the afternoon/evening when they don't require a lot of attention and focus.
It would be a great idea to get the boys involved in work at home - household chores, helping to prepare and make dinner, baking, cleaning up as this will enable them to become more independent and responsible. If there is a younger sibling at home, perhaps the boys could read to them, play a game with them or even help them to complete their work.
At 9:00 every morning, Monday- Friday the Body Coach is doing a PE lesson for 30 minutes. The videos from each morning are saved to Youtube and the boys can access these and get 30 minutes of exercise each day.
At 11:00 every morning, David Walliams will be adding a free audio story for the next 30 days. The boys have listened to audio books in the classroom and have enjoyed them. This might be great for quiet time while doing some mindfulness colouring (see end of work booklet for some Easter themed colouring) https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
There are also a huge number of Irish stories being read on 'Scéal an Lae' on Youtube. It could be a nice activity for the boys to sit and listen to the story and recognize sounds or words in the Irish language. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sc%C3%A9al+an+lae
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