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As we enter our final week of school, in a much different way than usual, I’m sure you are all tired of doing the ‘normal’ schoolwork and homework.  For the last few days, I have included a list of fun activities that you can pick and choose from.  Try to do a few of your own choice each day and you might like to try some of them during the summer months as well. Have Fun!  I have also sent an email regarding our whole school Summer Reading Initiative, which I’m sure you will all enjoy taking part in.  Don’t forget to wish all the Dads a ‘Happy Father’s Day’ on Sunday!

See below also some fun activities which can be printed if you wish!

  1. Play indoor/outdoor hide and seek.
  2. Try a new cookie or cake recipe. Bonus idea: Set up a camera or smart phone and film a cooking show!
  3. Go camping in the living room.
  4. Play board games.
  5. Design and go on an indoor treasure hunt.
  6. Plan a family garden.
  7. Set up an in-home nail salon and try some nail art techniques.
  8. Dress up in your best clothes and have a fancy dinner.
  9. Make friendship bracelets.
  10. Make and blow bubbles.
  11. Listen to an audiobook or podcast.
  12. Try Cosmic Kids Yoga. -www.cosmickids.com
  13. Create your own bingo cards and have a bingo tournament.
  14. Create a family tree.
  15. Learn and play a new card game.
  16. Teach yourself to juggle.
  17. Make a maze on the floor with painter’s tape.
  18. Play and draw with chalk.
  19. Play indoor/outdoor volleyball or soccer with balloons.
  20. Have a pizza party.
  21. Make a rainbow to support our frontline workers. Use your Imagination! (You could use lego, fabrics, plasticine or any other material).
  22. Make paper aeroplanes and see whose plane flies the farthest.
  23. Play dress up with mum and dad’s clothes.
  24. Make your own ice-lollies.
  25. Play “I Spy” inside or out the window.
  26. Face-time or Skype with family or friends.
  27. Have a tea party.
  28. Make some play dough.
  29. Create a nature scavenger hunt in your back yard.
  30. Play “The Floor is Lava.”
  31. Snuggle on the couch and read your favourite books.
  32. Rearrange or redecorate your room.
  33. Play in a bubble bath.
  34. Have a pillow fight.
  35. Make an indoor/outdoor obstacle course.
  36. Have a family music night.
  37. Build a giant fort out of blankets, chairs and pillows.
  38. Put on a puppet show.
  39. Make a scrapbook.
  40. Play marbles on the floor.
  41. Do a puzzle.
  42. Create a new dessert.
  43. Put on your bathrobes and play spa day.
  44. Play 20 Questions.
  45. Create creatures out of pipe cleaners.
  46. Make a treasure bottle.
  47. Decorate a T-shirt.
  48. Write letters to family and friends.
  49. Play hangman or tic-tac-toe.
  50. Make a time capsule! One day you could use it to tell your kids all about this craziness.

Printables – click to open

around the house scavenger hunt

My I Spy Scavenger Hunt

5 senses scavenger hunt

Time Capsule Worksheet

summer themed wordsearch

summer activity booklet

summer mindfulness colouring

2-D Shape Hunt

Mrs Mc Guirk’s Homework for Week 15th -19th June 2020

15th June 2020

 

Dear Parent(s), Boys and Girls,

See attached link below for Homework Sheet (37) and also the link for additional activities. Additional Activities this week, will only consist of English, Irish and Maths.  There is also an End of School Year Booklet which can be printed and completed at your leisure. If you have any questions regarding homework – please contact me via the email provided –mrsmcguirk2@gmail.com. 

I hope you are all keeping well.  You are all in my thoughts.  Thank-You for the lovely photographs and video messages I have received. Keep sending more my way!Lovely to see everyone enjoying the activities on Wellness Wednesday!

Thank-You ,

Karen Mc Guirk.

Parents can correct work covered to date with their children.  If parents have any concerns around any topics or answers to questions please contact me via email and I will get in touch to help in any way I can.

 

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Words for Reading -Click on Link(Words can be printed as required and children should use the same method for doing words as we do in class).  If no printer is available words are  also at the back of the reader and can be practised from there.

 

Maths

As 2nd and 3rd Class have no maths books for next week, I have emailed photographs of the various pages to be completed to you.  You can complete work on the pages by printing them or into your maths copies, whichever is more convenient.

 

ABAIR LIOM ACTIVITIES

ABAIR LIOM -1ST CLASS

  • Abair Liom C – Aonad 7 – Súil Siar 1
  • There are on online activities for this revision unit!

ABAIR LIOM – 2ND CLASS 

  • Abair Liom D – Aonad 29 & Aonad 30 – Le Foghlaim 1 and Le Foghlaim 2
  • There are on online activities for this revision unit!

ABAIR LIOM – 3RD CLASS

  • Abair Liom E– Aonad 19 – An Bhainis
  • There are on online activities for this revision unit!

Abair Liom E– Aonad 20 – Ceiliúradh

  • There are on online activities for this revision unit!
  • I have sent a voice recording for the reading on page 164.

Mrs Mc Guirk’s Homework for Week 8th -12th June 2020.

8th June 2020

 

Dear Parent(s), Boys and Girls,

See attached link below for Homework Sheet (36) and also the link for additional activities. Various Links have also been added which will direct you to activities to be completed for homework.   If you have any questions regarding homework – please contact me via the email provided -mrsmcguirk2@gmail.com.

I hope you are all keeping well.  You are all in my thoughts.  Thank-You for the lovely photographs and video messages I have received. Keep sending more my way!Lovely to see everyone enjoying the activities on Wellness Wednesday!

Thank-You ,

Karen Mc Guirk.

  • Parents can correct work covered to date with their children.  If parents have any concerns around any topics or answers to questions please contact me via email and I will get in touch to help in any way I can.

 

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ABAIR LIOM ACTIVITIES

  • ABAIR LIOM -1ST CLASS
  • https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/1st_class/resources/Poster/AL_1C_ACT_Postaer_L02_001/index.html
  • Abair Liom C – Aonad 2 – An Zú -See Email with Voice Recordings Sent for Activities in workbook p12, p14 and p15

 

  • ABAIR LIOM – 2ND CLASS
  • Abair Liom D – Aonad 28 – Siúl Siar 4-there are on online activities for this revision unit!

 

  • ABAIR LIOM – 3RD CLASS
    • Abair Liom E– Aonad 19 – An Bhainis

      -See Email with Voice Recordings Sent for Activities in workbook p158 and p159

 

  • IF LINKS FAIL TO OPEN USE THE ADVICE BELOW!

 

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Mrs Mc Guirk’s Homework for Week 1st -5th June 2020.

1st June 2020

 

Dear Parent(s),

As this week we had the Bank Holiday Break scheduled (1st & 2nd June) and Wellness Wednesday takes place on Wednesday, no homework sheet will be forwarded until next week.  Children can work on the additional activities sheet for this week (English, Irish and Maths)  The other subject areas are to be completed over two weeks (1st June-12th June).  See attached link below for additional activities to be completed by different classes. Various Links have also been added which will direct you to activities to be completed for homework.  Please don’t forget to get some physical exercise every day! If you have any questions regarding homework – please contact me via the email provided -mrsmcguirk2@gmail.com.

I hope you are all keeping well and you are all in my thoughts.  Thank-You for the lovely photographs and video messages I have received.  Keep sending more my way!

Thank-You ,

Karen Mc Guirk.

  • Parents can correct work covered to date with their children.   If parents have any concerns around any topics or answers to questions please contact me via email and I will get in touch to help in any way I can.

 

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ABAIR LIOM ACTIVITIES

  • ABAIR LIOM -1ST CLASS
  • https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/1st_class/resources/Poster/AL_1C_ACT_Postaer_L25_001/index.html
  • Abair Liom C – Aonad 25 – Ag Pacáil -See Email Sent for Activities in workbook p127 and p129

 

  • ABAIR LIOM – 2ND CLASS
  • https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/2nd_class/resources/Poster/AL_2C_ACT_Postaer_L25_001/index.html
  • Abair Liom D – Aonad 25 – Lá ar an Trá – See Email Sent for Activities in workbook p126 and p128

 

  • ABAIR LIOM – 3RD CLASS – No Online Activities this Week. If you wish to practice reading the story and the role play for An Sorcas from last week, continue to do so using the recording I sent.

 

  • IF LINKS FAIL TO OPEN USE THE ADVICE BELOW!

 

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Update

Parents and Students,

We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. Firstly, we want to remind you that teachers will only set work for Thursday and Friday next week due to the bank holiday.

We are incredibly proud of all our students (and their families) for the massive effort that they have  put in over the last number of weeks, to ensure learning continues. We know that as the weeks go on, and the weather gets better, it is getting harder to remain focused.  However, you have all been brilliant and are working so hard that we feel you deserve a special treat.

On Wednesday 3rd, Wednesday 10th and Wednesday 17th June at 10am, we have organised a PE coach to do fun Zoom PE sessions for you (and all your family).  You’d never know, maybe some of the staff might join in to !!!!!  It’s a great way to stay fit, see your friends and enjoy Wellness Wednesday. We would love to have our whole school community taking part in these sessions together.

Make sure we have an up to date email address for you all, if you are not sure, please send your email address to mswhelan2020@gmail.com. On Wednesday morning, we will send a link to your email address at approx. 9.50am and once you click on the link to join, you will be connected to the session.

 

Enjoy your June bank holiday weekend, and we hope to see you all on Wednesday!

 

From the staff of St. Michael’s NS.

Mrs Mc Guirk’s Homework for Week 25th – 29th May 2020.

25th May 2020

Dear Parent(s), Boys and Girls,
Please find attached link below to homework sheet (35). See attached link below for additional activities to be completed by different classes. Various Links have also been added which will direct you to activities to be completed for homework. Please don’t forget to get some physical exercise every day! If you have any questions regarding homework – please contact me via the email provided -mrsmcguirk2@gmail.com. I hope you are all keeping well and you are all in my thoughts.  Thank-You for the lovely photographs and video messages I have received.

Thank-You ,
Karen Mc Guirk.

Parents can correct work covered to date with their children.   If parents have any concerns around any topics or answers to questions please contact me via email and I will get in touch to help in any way I can.

 

LINKS -PLEASE CLICK

Homework-Sheet-35

Additional-Activities-25th-29th May 2020

 

 

Words for Reading -Click on Link(Words can be printed as required and children should use the same method for doing words as we do in class).  If no printer is available words are  also at the back of the reader and can be practised from there.

 

First Class – Reading Zone Words for Two Little Frogs -Book 3
Second Class – Reading Zone Words for The Green Genie – Book 2 -Page 2
Second Class -Reading Zone Words for The Green Genie – Book 2 -Page 3

 

ABAIR LIOM -1ST CLASS – Aonad 4 – An Linn Snámha

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/1st_class/resources/Poster/AL_1C_ACT_Postaer_L04_001/index.html

USE VOICE RECORDINGS SENT VIA EMAIL FOR VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

ABAIR LIOM – 2ND CLASS – Aonad 2 – Picnic

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/2nd_class/resources/Poster/AL_2C_ACT_Postaer_L02_001/index.html

USE VOICE RECORDINGS SENT VIA EMAIL FOR VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

ABAIR LIOM – 3RD CLASS – Aonad 12 – An Sorcas

USE VOICE RECORDINGS SENT VIA EMAIL FOR VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

 

IF LINKS FAIL TO OPEN USE THE ADVICE BELOW!

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Mrs Mc Guirk’s Homework for Week 18th – 22nd May 2020

18th May 2020

Dear Parent(s), Boys and Girls,

Please find attached link below to homework sheet (34). See attached link below for additional activities to be completed by different classes. Various Links have also been added which will direct you to activities to be completed for homework. Please don’t forget to get some physical exercise every day! If you have any questions regarding homework – please contact me via the email provided -mrsmcguirk2@gmail.com. I hope you are all keeping well and you are all in my thoughts.

 

Thank-You ,
Karen Mc Guirk.

Parents can correct work covered to date with their children.   If parents have any concerns around any topics or answers to questions please contact me via email and I will get in touch to help in any way I can.

 

LINKS -PLEASE CLICK

Homework-Sheet-34

Additional-Activities-18th-22nd May 2020

Words for Reading -Click on Link(Words can be printed as required and children should use the same method for doing words as we do in class).  If no printer is available words are  also at the back of the reader and can be practised from there.

 

ABAIR LIOM -1ST CLASS – Aonad 6 – An Toirtís agus an Giorra

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/1st_class/resources/Stories/AL_1C_ACT_Sceal_L06_ToirtisAgusGiorria/build/index.html

 

ABAIR LIOM – 2ND CLASS – Aonad 13 – Fionn agus an Dragún

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/2nd_class/resources/Stories/AL_2C_ACT_Sceal_L13_FionnAgusDragun/build/index.html

 

ABAIR LIOM – 3RD CLASS – Súil Siar D

– no online resources for this revision exercise.

 

IF LINKS FAIL TO OPEN USE THE ADVICE BELOW!

I saw this on Facebook from Carrickmacross Library and thought some of you might like to give it a go!

Techspace Tutorial 5.
Tinkercad.
Would your children like to have a go at 3D design? Why not use this free Tinkercad software and come up with some creative 3D designs of their own? Come in and print your design in the library on our 3D printer when we open back up!
Follow the link to set up a free account…https://www.tinkercad.com/join

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Letter from Ms Whelan

 Dear Parents/ Guardians,

It is no surprise that the schools are to remain closed. However, it is very disappointing, though understandable, that they are not opening again until September.

Distance Learning is the new form of schooling and it is very challenging for all concerned. As you know, teachers are now communicating through emails and/or platforms such as zoom. This technology allows teachers to work with students, either in small groups or whole class settings. It enables them to continue to teach the curriculum, as best they can, in very difficult circumstances. We are aware, and appreciative of the fact that in some homes there are not enough devices, while in others, broadband connections are unreliable. These problems have been encountered by teachers as well as parents. Teachers are using their professional judgement and experience to make their plans and are doing their very best to provide every opportunity for your children.

I would ask you as parents/ guardians to continue to support your child/children as you have been doing. Please be patient, as distance learning is new for us all.

As the final term is normally a very exciting and busy time, we are aware of all the special occasions and events that the students have not been able to enjoy. It is very unfortunate for both 2nd and 6th class, that they did not get the opportunities to celebrate their sacraments. These are very big events in the lives of children and we know how much these days mean. We are thinking of them all and hope they will get to have their day sometime in the future. As a gesture from the school, teachers have prepared videos for the students of 2nd and 6th class, to remind them of happy times they spent with their classmates.

I feel a great sadness for our 6th class students. This is always a very emotional time for them and their parents. As they prepare to leave familiar surroundings for new and exciting secondary school years, we normally bid them farewell, with an end of year mass. It is a time of reflection, when we as a school community reminisce on the 8th wonderful years the children shared in our presence. While we are not in a position to host our annual end of year party and t-shirt signing tradition, we hope they get the opportunity to come together again in the future.

Each year, I read an end of year speech which reflects my well wishes and aspirations for our 6th class students. Well this year, I can guarantee, 6th class of 2020, I will never ever forget you. Tiernan, Eimar, Lauren and Jessica, you will always be the four wonderful students who finished school in March. I did not get to spend any time with you in your final year. However, I want you to know that, I am always available to talk, offer advice and support and even just a friendly face if you need one. You are never a stranger to St Michael’s National School and our doors will always be open.

There were lots of other activities to happen in the final term, none of which can go ahead this academic year. However, we look to the future with hope and we pray that next year will be one of more structure and normality.

In recent years, St Michaels National School has gone from strength to strength. Now more than ever we need to remember the proverb, Ní neart go cur le chéile. There’s no strength without unity. Let’s work as a team and get through this together.

Keep Safe,

Fiona Whelan

Principal.

Mrs Mc Guirk’s Homework for Week 11th – 15th May 2020

11th May 2020

Dear Parent(s),
Please find attached link below to homework sheet (33). See attached link below for additional activities to be completed by different classes. Various Links have also been added which will direct you to activities to be completed for homework. Please don’t forget to get some physical exercise every day! If you have any questions regarding homework – please contact me via the email provided -mrsmcguirk2@gmail.com. I hope everyone is well during this very difficult period and I hope to see you all again soon.
Thank-You ,
Karen Mc Guirk.

  • Parents can correct work covered to date with their children.   If parents have any concerns around any topics or answers to questions please contact me via email and I will get in touch to help in any way I can.

 

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Homework Sheet 33

Additional Activities 11th May-15th May 2020

 

 

 

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Mrs Mc Guirk’s Homework for Week 4th – 8th May 2020

4th – 8th May 2020

Dear Parent(s),
As this week we had the Bank Holiday Break scheduled (4th & 5th May) and Wellness Wednesday takes place on Wednesday, no homework sheet will be forwarded until next week.  Children can work on the additional activities sheet for this week.  See attached link below for additional activities to be completed by different classes. Various Links have also been added which will direct you to activities to be completed for homework.  Please don’t forget to get some physical exericise every day! If you have any questions regarding homework – please contact me via the email provided -mrsmcguirk2@gmail.com.  I hope everyone is well during this very difficult period and I hope to see you all again soon.

Thank-You ,

Karen McGuirk.

  • Parents can correct work covered to date with their children.   If parents have any concerns around any topics or answers to questions please contact me via email and I will get in touch to help in any way I can.

 

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