Mrs. E. Kavanagh

                                                   Wednesday 10th March 2021

Hi all and welcome to my last online post! I will hand you over to Ms. Park for the rest of the week. I am really looking forward to seeing you in school on Monday.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

Grammar: Write the correct version of the highlighted word:

  1. There house is located on a beautiful tree-lined street in town.
  2. Whose going to the party this Saturday?
  3. Its going to be a great day.
  4. There all going to Spain in the morning.
  5. Who’s jacket is this lying on the floor?
  6. Its the perfect day for a picnic.
  7. Who’s car is that?

 

Choose the correct word for each blank space:

1. ______ time for dinner.

2. This car needs to have ______ tyres checked.

3. Has the dog eaten ____ dinner?

4. I believe ____ the last game of the season.

5. __ amazing, ___ fabulous, the bird has left __ nest.

 

Numeracy:

Revise the X tables before you return to school.

 

That’s it for today. Stay safe, see you very soon, EK.

 

Tuesday 9th March 2021

Good morning. I hope you are well.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

Have you read many books during lockdown?!

 

Who am I?

Think of your favourite book character and write a short description of them. Read it out to someone to see if they can guess who it is.

 

Odd one out.

Three words in each group mean the same thing. Find the odd one out.

  1. angry / furious / sticky / enraged.
  2. enquire / ask / request / respond.
  3. graceful / nasty / foul / wicked.
  4. initiate / begin / start / fracture.
  5. calm / tranquil / hazardous / unruffled.
  6. delicious / luscious / scrumptious / distinct.

Dictionary work:

Find each of these words in your dictionary and write its meaning.

  1. identical
  2. mischief
  3. rival
  4. torpedo
  5. visible
  6. aperture
  7. baize
  8. colleague

 

Numeracy:

  1. A prize fund of €9,000 was divided into three amounts. If the first amount was €2,600 and the second amount was double the first amount, what was the value of the third amount?
  2. A large cruise ship has 3,500 passengers on board. If there are 945 men and 1,273 women, how many children are on board?
  3. What must be added to the sum of 3,478 and 4,962 to make 9,000?
  4. Over three months, a factory manufactured 8,354 TVs. If 2,798 were manufactured in July and 3,102 in August, how many were manufactured in September?
  5. Mt. Everest is 8,848m high. From Base Camp at 5,364m, a climber has climbed 2,149m. How many more metres does she have left to climb to the summit?

Have a great day. Slán, EK.

Monday 8th March 2021

Hi everyone. Welcome to the last week of online learning! We look forward to welcoming you back to school next Monday. I hope you had a nice weekend.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

Creative writing: Pick six random words and make them into a story. For example: cheese, pencil, acrobat, kangaroo, branch and ice. What is the silliest story you can write?

Synonym search: How many words can you write down that a similar meaning to the word ‘said’?

What is your favourite colour? Think of ten words that spring to mind when you think of it.

 

Numeracy:

There were ten spellings in a test. What fraction did each pupil have correct?

Write each fraction in its simplest form.

a) Jane had nine correct.

b) Carol had three correct.

c) Tom had seven correct.

d) Mark had two correct.

e) Zack had four correct.

f) Maria had five correct.

g) Tommy had six correct.

h) Leah had eight correct.

i) Alan had ten correct.

 

What if there were 12 spellings in the test? What fraction would each child have had correct if they still had the same number of correct answers? Write each fraction in its lowest terms.

 

Have a good day. Slán, EK.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Good morning. How are you today?

I’ll be handing you over to Ms. Park for the rest of the week and I will be back here next Monday.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Use your senses to write about your favourite place. What can you see, hear, smell, taste and feel?

 

Redesign and draw the front cover of your favourite book.

 

Find the adjective in each sentence:

  1. The clever wizard cast a spell.
  2. The explorer studied the ancient map.
  3. The curious cat squeezed through a gap in the fence.
  4. Mum said the grey wall should be painted.
  5. Tom plunged into the foamy pool.
  6. Lucky Jen’s ticket was pulled from the hat.
  7. The nimble gymnast won a prize at the competition.
  8. Beware of the venomous snake!
  9. The dog ate the sweet cake and then went to sleep.
  10. The kite fluttered in the breezy air.

Numeracy:

Write each answer in fraction, decimal and word form:

There are 100c in one euro. What fraction of one euro is 37c?

There are 100 thumbtacks in a pack. 45 thumbtacks have been used. What fraction of the pack has been used? What fraction of the pack is left?

 

Stay safe, slán, EK.

 

                                                 Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Hi everyone. I hope you are well.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

Grammar:

Two letters are missing from these adjective labels. Write the full words.

  1. Woode_ _.
  2. yell_ _.
  3. famo_ _.
  4. remo_ _.
  5. mode_ _.
  6. matu_ _.
  7. usef_ _.
  8. fros_ _.
  9. scar_ _.
  10. narr_ _.

Dictionary work:

Use your dictionary to find an adjective that ….  (An adjective tells us more about a noun. E.g. The mighty lion roared).

  1. Find an adjective beginning with G
  2. Find an adjective ending with T
  3. Find an adjective with the letter E twice
  4. Find an adjective with one vowel
  5. Find an adjective with more than 3 consonants
  6. Find an adjective with more than one meaning

Numeracy:

Magic Maths! Try this with someone at home.

Think of a number between 1 and 10.

Multiply it by 5.

Double your answer.

Add 30.

Divide your answer by 10.

Subtract the number you first thought of.

Your answer is 3!!!

 

Try it again but with a different number.

Can you work out how the magic works?

 

                                               Monday 1st March 2021

Good morning. I hope you had a nice weekend. Can you believe it is the 1st of March already?! February went by so quickly. This day, two weeks, you will be back to school – which is great news.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Find the adjective from its description. Each answer has 4 letters:

  1. t____ = not false
  2. c____ = peaceful
  3. d___ = a little wet
  4. e___ = not difficult
  5. h___ = very big
  6. l____ = at the end
  7. w___ = sensible
  8. t____ = very small
  9. r____ = wealthy
  10. t___ = neat.

 

How many words can you write down that start with the same letter as your name? Make a list of as many as you can.

 

Put these words in alphabetical order:

  1. curtain / chocolate / carpet / coat / cracker / certificate
  2. soap / shutter / sample / stuffing / selfish / sister
  3. thirsty / trinket / telephone / turnstile / tar / tongue

 

Numeracy:

Work it out:

What number am I?

1) My nearest 10 is 2,570. I am an even number. My tens digit is the same as my units digit.

2) My nearest 100 is 3,800. I am a multiple of 10. My hundreds digit is the same as my tens digit.

3) My nearest 100 is 4,200. I am an odd number. My units digit is the same as my hundreds digit. I have 6 tens.

4) My nearest 1,000 is 2,000. Moving back from the thousand digit, the digits go up in twos.

 

Enjoy your day. Stay safe, EK.

 

                                         Wednesday 24th February 2021

Hi everyone, I hope you are safe and well. I’ll hand you over to Ms. Park for the rest of the week.

 

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

I have another poem for you today. Read it aloud and them answer the accompanying questions.

I Asked the Little Boy who Cannot See.

I asked the Little Boy who cannot see,

‘And what is colour like?’

‘Why, green,’ said he,

‘Is like the rustle when the wind blows through

The forest; running water, that is blue;

And red is like the trumpet sound; and pink

Is like the smell of roses; and I think

That purple must be like a thunderstorm;

And yellow is like something soft and warm;

And white is a pleasant stillness when you lie

And dream.’

Anonymous.

 

1) Write a sentence to say what this poem is about.

2) Choose 4 colours in the poem and write what the boy says they are like.

3) Which one do you like best?

4) What do you think the boy would say about: Orange / Silver / Brown / Black?

5) Do you think that the little boy would describe colours differently if he could see?    Why?

 

Numeracy:

Click on the attachment – there is a price list and two shopping lists. Happy shopping!

Shopping list

 

That’s it for today and for this week. Stay safe, slán, EK.

 

                                            Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Good morning all.

Remember you can contact me through Dojo or ekavanagh@bunscoilris.ie.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Read this Poem and then answer the questions afterwards:

 

What is Grey?

 

Grey is the colour of an elephant

And a mouse

And a tumble-down house.

It’s a fog and smog,

And very fine print.

It’s a hush and

The wetness of melting slush.

Tiredness and oysters

Both are grey.

Smoke swirls

And grandmother’s curls.

So are some spring coats

And nanny goats.

Pigeons are grey

And a rainy day

The sad look of a slum

And chewing gum.

Pussy willows are grey

In a velvety way.

Suits, shoes

And bad news,

Beggars’ hats

And alley cats

Skin of a mole

And a worn slipper sole.

Content is grey

And sleepiness, too

They wear grey suede gloves

When they’re touching you …

By Mary O’ Neill.

 

Questions:

1) In this poem, find a) 5 things that can be worn

b) 5 living things.

2) Some things really are grey, such as a mouse, pigeons and nanny goats. List 3 things that the poet says are grey but are not grey at all.

3)The poet has chosen words very carefully to write beautiful lines, for example: The wetness of the melting slush.

Which line of the poem is your favourite?

4) List 4 examples of rhyming words at the end of lines in the poem.

5)Find the only line that has rhyming words within the line and write it down.

 

Numeracy:

Try this worksheet about patterns:

Patterns

 

Have a great day. Slán, EK.

 

                                            Monday 22nd February 2021

Hi everyone and welcome back! I hope you had a lovely mid- term break.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Can you fill in the blanks in this Cloze procedure about Chess?

Cloze-Chess

 

Grammar: Silent Letters.

Silent letters are letters that we do not pronounce when reading or saying words, e.g. sign. Silent letters are important for spelling and to help us tell the difference between some words.

Can you pick out the silent letters in these words: comb / gnome / knuckle / gnaw / knitting / crumb / cheque / wrench / gnat / knight / Wednesday / limb / knife / knew / calf

 

How many words can you think of that have only three letters?

Write a list of as many as you can.

 

Numeracy:

Write >, < or = to complete each problem:

48 divided by 8  ___  6

56 divided by 8 ___  7

72 divided by 8 __   9

32 divided by 8 ___  4

88 divided by 8 __  8

80 divided by 8 __  11

8 divided by 8 ____  0

16 divided by 8 __  16

Have a great day. Stay safe, EK

 

                                         Wednesday 10th February 2021  

Good morning. Has there been much snow in New Ross?! There might be more on the way?!

I hope your week is going well. I’ll be handing you over to Ms. Park for the rest of the week and I’ll see you on the Assembly Zoom on Friday.

 

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Lists.

We often use lists as reminders.

Here’s an example of a shopping list:

Bread / milk / bananas / apples / teabags / sugar / cornflakes / pasts / eggs / washing powder

You are staying overnight in your friend’s house. Make a list of what you would bring with you.

 

Cloze David Beckham

Can you fill in the blanks?

 

What is on your mind right now? Draw a huge thinking bubble and fill it with drawings.

 

Numeracy:

Mr. McGrath went shopping for a picnic. He spent €4.09 on bread, €2.50 on ham, €1.55 on cheese, €3.95 on drinks and €5 on treats.

How much did he spend on cheese, bread and ham?

How much more did Mr. McGrath spend on treats than on drinks?

How much did he spend altogether?

 

Next week = Mid-Term Break, so enjoy the week off.

Stay safe, slán, EK.

 Tuesday 9th February 2021

Hi, how are you today? Do you think that snow is on the way?!

 

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

We’ll finish the funny-sounding words today. Can you say the words aloud and do you know what they mean?

Unique / vamoose / whippersnapper / xylophone / yucca / Zulder Zee.

Can you think of other funny-sounding words, phrases or place names?

 

Put these words in alphabetical order:

  1. Dog, snake , cow, horse, pig.
  2. Pink, blue, red, yellow, green.
  3. Banana, plum, melon, grape, orange.
  4. Shirt, skirt, sock, shoe, scarf.
  5. Fish, foot, fridge, flower, fence.
  6. Train, tap, tunnel, tongue, ticket.

 

Draw something that you are thankful for today.

 

Numeracy:

How many days in February 2021?

How many weeks?

Is 2021 a Leap Year?

How many Thursdays in February?

 

Can you solve this brainteaser:

108 divided 12 / x 4  / divided by 3 / x by 5 / divided by 10 / + 64 / divided by 7 / divided by 5 =

 

Have a great day. Stay safe, EK.

 

                                              Monday 8th February 2021

Good morning. I hope you had a nice weekend. Welcome to week 5 of distance learning.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Try this spring wordsearch:

 

I’ll continue with the funny sounding words. Can you say each word aloud and do you know what they mean?

Nantucket / onyx / paparazzi / quandary / ravioli / sphinx / teenybopper

 

What do you dream about? Draw one of your dreams.

Numeracy:

5 passengers can fit in a car. 3 passengers can fit in a van. How many passengers could fit in 4 cars and 6 vans?

A pencil is 11cm long. A crayon is 9cm long. How many centimeters longer would 4 pencils be then 3 crayons?

Fill in the missing number:

11, ____ , 33, 44.

12, 24, 36, ____.

7, 14, __, 28.

21, 28, ___, _____.

 

That’s it for today. Stay safe, EK.

                                            Wednesday 3rd February 2021  

Hi everyone. How are you ? I hope you are getting some fresh air and getting to do some exercise every day!

I’ll be handing you over to Ms. Park for tomorrow and Friday.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes. Write a paragraph about the book that you are reading – where is it set? Who are the main characters? Do you like the book?

 

How did you get on with the unusual words yesterday? Here are a few more:

Gobbledygook / hobbledehoy / idiosyncrasy / jamboree / kibosh / laughing stock / mackintosh.

Can you say the words? What do they mean?

 

Draw yourself as a superhero. What is your super power? How does it feel being a superhero?

 

Numeracy:

9 x 7 =

9 x 11 =

7 x 12 =

7 x 7 =

10 x 11 =

7 x 11 =

11 x 12 =

8 x 7 =

11 x 11 =

12 x 12 =

12 x 11 =

8 x 12 =

11 x 7 =

5 x 11 =

3 x 12 =

4 x 12 =

6 x 7 =

3 x 11 =

9 x 12 =

10 x 7 =

 

That’s it for today. Stay safe, slán, EK

                                               Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Good morning everyone. I hope you are well.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

Grammar: Put a full stop or a question mark at the end of these sentences:

  1. Is that your sister playing on the swings
  2. I am going to Spain next Saturday
  3. Would you like to visit my house
  4. Rachel likes to eat vanilla ice cream
  5. Did anybody see my pencil
  6. Sylvia is from Poland
  7. Why do we have to get homework
  8. What is the highest mountain in Ireland

 

Unusual words:

Can you read these funny – sounding words? And do you know what they mean? You might need help from someone to read some of them. Look up the meaning of the words that you don’t know.

Abominable / bedraggled / camouflage / Davy Jones’ Locker / entrepreneur / flabbergasted.

 

Numeracy:

Today’s number is:  88.

What is the number after it? / What is the number before it? / What is half of it? / What is double it? / Count on from it to 105 / Count back from it to 68 / How many more do you need to get to 100?

 

For her wedding, Steph ordered 6 bouquets of flowers costing €45 each and 4 rolls of ribbon costing €5.75 each. How much did she spend on flowers?

 

Have a good day. Slán, EK

 

 

                                             Monday 1st February 2021

Hello everyone. Today is St. Brigid’s Day. It is also the first day of Spring.

I hope you had a nice weekend. We are entering week 4 of online learning! Please contact me on Dojo or at ekavanagh@bunscoilris.ie with your work or if you have any questions.

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Cloze-Cold

Click on the link to see today’s cloze procedure. Can you fill in the blanks?

 

Grammar: Nouns.

A noun is a person, a place, an animal or a thing. It is a naming word.

A proper noun is a special word or name, e.g. Conor, Italy, Ferrari.

A common noun names non-specific people, places or things, e.g. girl, cat, church.

Can you sort this list of nouns into proper nouns and common nouns:

aeroplane / Wexford / clock / Áras an Úachtaráin / suitcase / website / Clare / butterfly / Michael  Lego / toy / Paris / book / lizard / baby / banana / apple / Spiderman / tulip / cousin.

 

Numeracy:

Revise x5 and x10 tables.

Count forwards from 89 to 111.

Count backwards from 108 to 78.

Place the following numbers in order, from the smallest to the largest:

1455 / 5600 / 32 / 654 / 2087 / 12 / 4387 / 945 / 87  / 830 / 3108 / 88

 

Stay safe, EK.

                                                    Wednesday 27th January 2021   

Good morning. I hope your week is going well. I’ll be handing you over to Ms. Park for the rest of the week. See you at Assembly on Friday and I’m looking forward to seeing photos of your pets!

 

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Cloze-The Internet

Click on this link and try todays’ cloze procedure on The Internet. Can you fill in the blanks?

 

Do some freewriting about The Internet. What is good about it? What is bad about it?

 

Oral language: Interview: Is there someone in your house or someone you can phone to interview = ask the following questions (a parent / grandparent / aunt etc)

Questions:

What is your happiest memory?

Do you prefer being an adult or when you were a child? Why?

What advice would you give me?

If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why?

What do you like to do for fun?

What was the nicest thing you ever did for someone?

What do you think makes a good person?

What is the best thing in the world?

 

Numeracy:

Count in 2’s from 28 to 44.

Count backwards from 108 to 95.

Time: Add 30 minutes to each of these times: 9.15am / 11pm / 3.20pm / 6.40pm / 10.30am /

Use a calendar or the calendar app on a phone to help you work out what date it will be 100 days after 1st of April.

 

Slán, stay safe, EK.

 

 

 

 

                                                 Tuesday 26th January 2021       

Good morning, I hope you are safe and well.

 

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Volcano Cloze

Click on the link to a worksheet about Volcanoes – can you fill in the blanks?

 

Pobble 365 Magic Biscuits-2

Oral language: Click on the link to have a look and the picture and have a discussion with someone in your house about it. Get that person to ask you the accompanying questions too.

 

Numeracy:

Halves: What is half of these numbers: 260 / 44 / 2000 / 800 / 52 / 900 / 36 / 5000 / 130 / 88

Doubles: What is the double of these numbers: 14 / 1500  / 33 / 120 / 400 / 45 / 110 / 3000 / 17

Count forwards from 57 to 81.

Count backwards in 2’s from 104 to 80.

Time: Matthew’s family travelled from Sligo to the Phoenix Park. If they left home at 8.35am and the journey took two and a half hours, at what time did they arrive at the Phoenix Park?

How many days in total in January, February and March?

How many days are left in January 2021?

 

That’s all for today. Slan, EK

 

 

                                               Monday 25th January 2021     

Hello, I hope you had a lovely weekend and had fun in the snow!

Literacy:

Read for 15 minutes.

 

The Amazon Rainforest

Click on the link to see a Cloze procedure on The Amazon Rainforest. Can you fill in the blanks?

 

Jack and the Beanstalk poster

Click on the link to read a poster advertising the Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime and answer the questions. Use the poster to help you to answer the questions!

 

Numeracy:

Let’s do some revision of Time. Can you read the time shown on each clock in the poster?

 

Count forwards from 96 to 115.

Halves: What is half of each of these numbers: 50 / 100 / 200 / 1000 / 6 / 60 / 24 /32 / 70 / 90

Doubles: What is double of each of these numbers: 12 / 15 / 50 / 8 / 100 / 500 / 55 / 33 / 36 / 5

 

Have a great day and take care, EK

 

 

                                           Wednesday 20th January, 2021.

Good morning all. This is my last post here for the week – Ms. Park will post on her page on Thursday and Friday.

I hope your week is going well and that you are getting outside at some stage for some exercise and fresh air. Check out Donna Dunne Fitness on Facebook for some fun 10 minute workouts if you are stuck inside on a rainy day. And don’t forget that School Hub and After School Hub is available on RTE.

Please contact me on Dojo or at ekavanagh@bunscoilris.ie to send me pictures of any completed work or to ask me any questions that you may have or to check the answers to the quiz. I’d love to hear from you!

Quiz questions:

  1. Who is the author of the Harry Potter books?
  2. Who is the Manager of Liverpool FC ?
  3. Name the new President of the U.S.A.
  4. What is the capital of the U.S.A?
  5. How many days are in the month of August?

 

Dublin Zoo poster and ques

Click on the link to see a poster about Dublin Zoo and there are 8 questions to be answered. Use the poster to help you to answer the questions.

 

Read for 15 minutes.

 

Read these sentences aloud, using the correct ‘nch‘ word in each sentence:

  1. There was a stench / crunch from the rotting fish.
  2. There was a French / branch in the overgrown garden.
  3.  He sat on a bench / launch in the park.
  4.  Alice lunch / pinched Alex when their mother was not looking.
  5.  Mr. scrunch / Lynch lives in Galway.
  6. The boxer tried to munch / punch the referee by mistake.

 

Numeracy:

Count in 5’s from 75 to 120.

Count backwards from 101 to 88.

 

An alarm clock rings every 6 minutes. How many times will it ring in one hour (60 minutes)?

 

Place these numbers in order, starting with the largest: 1,263 / 1,498 / 3,175 / 4,883 / 3,900.

Can you round each of those numbers to the nearest 1000?

 

That’s all for now! Stay safe and take care, EK.

 

 

                                          Tuesday 19th January, 2021. 

Hello everyone, I hope you are well.

I’ll continue with the Quiz:

  1. What happens in a ‘Big Top’?
  2. How many seconds are in a minute?
  3. What is the name of the flying elephant with big ears?
  4. In which Dublin park would you find the Pope’s Cross, the President’s house and the Zoo?
  5. What do bears, hedgehogs and squirrels do in winter?
  6. Who does Dorothy meet first on the Yellow Brick Road?

READ for 15 minutes.

Antonyms (opposites): Write the opposites for the following words:

  1. unfriendly 2. night  3. boring  4. uncomfortable  5. closed  6. cold  7. outdoor  8. finish  9. sell 10. last

Animal Habitats Cloze

See if you can fill in the blanks in this Cloze Procedure about Animal Habitats.

Numeracy:

Count in 2’s from 66 to 98.

Count backwards in 10’s from 180 to 0.

Revise the 6 times tables.

Weight: Can you fill in the blanks using the word heavier or lighter:

A bag of sugar is _____________ than an iPad.

An apple is _______________ than a phone.

My English book is ________________ than my Maths book.

A tennis ball is ______ than a basketball.

A bus is __________ than a car.

Have a look in the cupboards in your kitchen – can you find 3 items that are 1kg or heavier and 3 items that weigh less than 1kg.

Have a great day. Stay safe 🙂

 

                                                 Monday 18th January, 2021. 

Good morning. I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Here’s some more Quiz questions: Today’s quiz topic is Animals:

  1. What is a young horse called?
  2. What L is a group of baby puppies?
  3. Is a cow male or female?
  4. What is a young kangaroo called?
  5. A calf’s mother is a cow, what is its father called?
  6. What do we call a family of lions?
  • Read a book for 15 minutes.

Clap these words and say how may syllables they have, for example: fly (one clap) follow (two claps)

a) cut b) fold c) follow d) along e) colour f) butterfly g) pencils h) butterfly

Can you fill in the blanks in this Cloze Procedure called ‘Exercise’?

Exercise

Count forwards in 2’s from 58 to 74.

Count backwards in 5’s from 105 to 50.

Arrange these in the correct order, 1,2,3,4 and 5:

Peter arrived at school at 9am.

He played football that evening.

He left school at 3pm.

He got up at 8am.

Lunch time was at 1pm.

 

Have a good day. Stay safe. EK.

 

 

                                           Wednesday, January 13th, 2021.      

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

It’s a pity that I won’t get to see you for a while but the covid numbers are really high at the minute and we all need to stay safe. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are back at school. Keep washing your hands and try to get fresh air and exercise every day.

I will post some work here Monday – Wednesday that you can dip in and out of. Try your teacher’s work but if that is too difficult, then you could try the English and Maths that I post here instead. Or you could do a mixture of some from both !

You can contact me on Dojo or ekavanagh@bunscoilris.ie. I’d love to hear from you and see some of your work!

A lovely new teacher called Ms. Park has joined Bunscoil Ris and when we are back in school, she will be your support teacher on Thursdays and Fridays when I am in Carrickmore. In the mean time, she will be posting work to the website on Thursdays and Fridays.

                                                                                English:

  1. How many syllables are in these words ? (e.g Kavanagh has 3 syllables: Kav/a/nagh) a) University b) Christmas c) school d) Wednesday and e) English
  2. Read for 15 minutes
  3. Pick the correct homophone: a) My sister likes to die / dye her hair blonde.      b) Please don’t waste / waist the paper.    c) Prince Charles is heir / air to the British throne.  d) My favourite dinner is stake / steak and chips.   e) I would love to eat a piece / peace of that cake.
  4.  Use a ff word in each sentence: stiff, off. office, huff, puff, sniff.      a) The wolf went to __ and _____.  b) Dad works in an ___________. c) The switch is __. d) The opposite of soft  is _________. e) I will _ the flower. 

Here’s a little quiz for you!

  1. How many days are in November?
  2. Name the months of spring.
  3. What are crocuses?
  4. What is a young sheep called ?
  5. Where would you find a speedometer?

                                                                               Maths:

  1. Count in 2’s from 2 to 50. Then count backwards in 2’s from 50 to 0.
  2. Denis had 25 coins in his collection. His aunt gave him a present of 20 coins. Denis gave his sister Anne 19 coins. How many coins has he left ?
  3. Play Hit The Button – it’s great to revise your tables.
  4. Log in to your Mathletics account and spend 15 minutes on some activities

Have a great day. Stay safe. I’ll be on Ms. Deevy’s Zoom at 10am and Ms. Cooney’s Zoom at 11am, see you then 🙂

 

                                                                   Friday, June 5th.

Happy Friday! For the rest of June there will be themed weeks with lots of fun activities for you to try at home. We hope you will enjoy them and it will be a break from using school books.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘May I be well, may I be safe’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Continue with Toe By Toe.

How many small words did you find in ‘malfunction’? Did you find any of these words: function / fun / it / on / no / in / cot / not / fit / nun / fin / tin …. And if something malfunctions, this means that it is not working properly or has stopped working.

MATHS:

Today’s number is 100. What is half of it? / Is it an odd or an even number? / How many ore do you need to get to 200? / Add 60 to it / Subtract 60 from it.

Revise all the tables:

x 2 = 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24.

x 3 = 3, 6, 9, 12 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36.

x 4 = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48.

x 5 = 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60.

x 6 = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72

x 7 = 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77, 84.

x 8 = 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96.

x 9 = 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90, 99, 108.

x 10 = 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120.

x 11 = 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99, 110, 121, 132.

x 12 = 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144.

Fill in the missing numbers = 86, ?, ?, 89, ?, ?, 92, ?, ?, ?, 96, ?, ?, 99, ?, ?, 102, ?.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the new activities for the rest of the month. Stay safe, Slán, E K  🙂

 

                                                                         Thursday, June 4th.

Hello everyone. I hope you are well. At 1.30 pm today, you can workout with Urban Rascals on Facebook. Also, School Hub is on RTE at 11 am.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I am loved, happy and content. I have everything I need’.

Read for at least 15 minutes.

Continue with Toe By Toe.

Yesterday’s ‘big word’ was Information. How many small words did you find in it? Did you find: in / for / form / from / at / it / in / on / no / mat / tin / fit / rat / fat / oar / riot / oat …..

Today’s ‘big word’ is MALFUNCTION. How many small words can you find in it? Do you know what ‘malfunction’ means?

MATHS:

Today’s number = 77. Is it an odd or an even number? / Is it closer to 70 or 80? / How many more do you need to get to 85? / Add 24 to it / Subtract 24 from it.

Count in 10’s from 10 to 200. Then count backwards in 10’s from 180 to 0.

Revise counting in 6’s = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72.

Fill in the missing numbers = 38, ? ?, 41, ?, ?, ?, 45, ?, ?, ?, 49, ?, ?, ?, 53, ?.

Have a good day, play and have fun, help at home, get some exercise. Slán, E K 🙂

 

                                                                         Wednesday, June 3rd.

Good morning. School Hub continues on RTE at 11 am.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I am strong, fit and healthy’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Continue with Toe By Toe.

How many small words did you find in the word ‘confident’? You may have found words like: den / dent / end / if / it / on / no / do / cod / find / tin / in / coin / dine / nice / ice / dice / nod / not / note …

Today’s ‘big word’ = INFORMATION.

MATHS:

Count in 5’s from 5 to 90. Then count backwards in 5’s from 90 to 0.

Revise counting in 4’s = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48.

Today’s number = 61. Is it an odd or an even number? / How many more do you need to get to 80? / Add 27 to it / Subtract 27 from it.

Fill in the missing numbers = 29, ?, ?, 32, ?, ?, 35, ?, 37, ?, ?, ?, 41, ?, 43, ?, 45.

Have a good day, get fresh air and exercise. Play and have fun. Help at home. Slán, E K 🙂

                                                                        Tuesday, June 2nd.

Welcome to June! The countdown to the summer holidays is on! I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the super weather.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I am amazing, I am smart, I can do anything I put my mind to’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Your ‘big word’ on Thursday was Temperature. How many small words did you find? Did you find any of these words: at / era / ear / map / team / pet / rat / meet / met / mat / pat / ramp / meat / eat / tea / ate / are /

Today’s big word = CONFIDENT.

Continue with Toe By Toe.

MATHS:

Today’s number = 38. Is it an odd or an even number? / what is half of it? / How many more do you need to get to 50? / Is it closer to 30 or 40? / Add 15 to it / Subtract 15 from it.

Count in 2’s from 2 to 30. Then count backwards in 2’s from 30 to 0.

Revise counting in 12’s = 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144

Fill in the missing numbers = 81, 82, ?, ?, 85, 86, ?, ?, ? 90, ?, ?, ?, 94, ?.

Get fresh air and exercise, play and have fun, help at home. Stay safe and take care. Slán, E K 🙂

 

                                                                          Thursday, May 28th.

Good morning. We are approaching the June Bank Holiday weekend! The sun is shining and you have a break from school work tomorrow and Monday !

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I ask for help’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch nouns = say, write, try to spell and put into sentences orally =  way / wind / window / wood / Santa Claus.

How many small words did you find in ‘spectacular’? Maybe you found small words like: cap / car / cat / sat / race / tap / lace / pest / pact / rest / set / lap / tar ….

Today’s word = TEMPERATURE. How many small words can you find ?

Continue with Toe By Toe.

MATHS:

Today’s number = 63. Is it an odd or an even number? Is it closer to 60 or 70? How many more do you need to get to 75? Add 36 to it. Subtract 36 from it.

Count in 5’s from 5 to 80. Then count backwards in 5’s from 95 to 0.

Revise counting in 11’s = 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99, 110, 121, 132.

Fill in the missing numbers = 98, ?, 100, ?, ?, 103, 104, ?, 106, ?, ?, 109.

Enjoy the super weather, have a lovely long weekend. Stay safe. Slán, E K 🙂

 

                                                                         Wednesday, May 27th.

Good morning. I hope you are well.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I am special’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch nouns = say / write / try to spell / put into sentences orally.

Street / sun / table / thing / time / top / toy / tree / watch / water

How many words did you manage to find in the word ‘disinfectant’? Maybe you found some of these words?: in / tent / is / ant / an / fat / test / cat / disc / net / sin / fist / fed / cast / east / dent …..

Today’s word = SPECTACULAR. How many small words can you find in it?

Continue with Toe By Toe.

MATHS:

Today’s number = 55. Is it an odd or an even number? / Is it closer to 50 or 60? / How any more do you need to get to 80? / Add 24 to it / Subtract 24 from it.

Count in 2’s from 2 to 40. Then count backwards in 2’s from 50 to 0.

Revise counting in 9’s = 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90, 99, 108.

Have a great day. Enjoy the sunshine – get outside and exercise in it. Have fun and help at home. Slán, E K 🙂

 

                                                                            Tuesday, May 26th.

Hello everyone. I hope you are well. School Hub is on RTE at 11 am. Urban Rascals workout will be on Facebook at 1.30 pm.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I enjoy new adventures’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch nouns = say / write / try to spell / put into sentences orally =

robin / school / sheep / seed / shoe / sister / snow / song / squirrel / stock

Yesterday’s word was ‘interesting’. How many words did you find? Did you find any of these words = in / rest / sing / sting / set / tin / it / nest / rent / tent / gent / sit / grin / get / net / greet /

Today’s word = DISINFECTANT. How many small words can you find? Why are people using a lot more disinfectant these days ?!

Continue with Toe By Toe.

MATHS:

Today’s number = 19. Add the two digits together / is it an odd or an even number? / How many more do you need to get to 30? / Is 19 closer to 10 or 30? / Add 19 to it / Subtract 11 from it.

Count in 10’s from 10 to 160. Then count backwards in 10’s from 170 to 0.

Revise counting in 8’s = 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96.

Fill in the missing numbers = 14, ?, ?, 17, ?, ?, 20, 21, ?, 23, ?, ?.

Have a good day. Get fresh air and some exercise. Play and have fun. Help at home. Slán, E K  🙂

                                                                          Monday, May 25th.

Good morning. Welcome to another week – this week is a four day week, we have Friday off for the Bank Holiday weekend. Next week is a four day week too, as Monday is a Bank Holiday. So a nice long weekend to look forward to.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I am a good sport’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch nouns = say / write / try to spell / put into a sentence orally:

name / nest / night / paper / party / picture / pig / rabbit / rain / ring.

How many words did you manage to find in ‘population’? Here are some possible answers: pop / on / no / in / it / not / at / lit / tap / tip / lap / pit / loo / to / too / top ….

Today’s words  = INTERESTING. How many small words can you find?

Continue with Toe By Toe.

MATHS:

Today’s number = 66. Add the two digits together / is it an odd or an even number? / What is half of it? / How many more do you need to get to 100? / Add 24 to it / Subtract 24 from it.

Count in 5’s from 5 to 100. Then count backwards in 5’s from 100 to 0.

Revise counting in 7’s = 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77, 84

Fill in the missing numbers = 66, 67, ?, ?, ?, 71, ?, 73, ?, ?, 76, ?, 78, ?, ?.

School Hub continues on RTE at 11am. Enjoy the sunshine – get outside for fresh air and exercise. Help at home. Have a lovely day. Slán, E K 🙂

                                                                    Friday, May 22nd.

Happy Friday 🙂 I can’t believe it is Friday again already! Another week over!

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I like to learn new things’

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch nouns = house / kitty / leg / letter / man / me / milk / money / morning / mother

Say each word, write it down, try to spell it and then put the words into sentences orally.

How did you get on yesterday with the word (intelligent)? How many small words did you find? Here are some possible answers = in / tell / gent / ill / tint / get / tin / teen / leg / gel / it / nil / tent / eel / lent ……

Today’s word = POPULATION. Find as many small words as you can in that big word.

Continue with Toe By Toe.

MATHS:

Today’s number is 41. Is it an odd or an even number? / Add the two digits together / How many more do you need to get to 50? / Roughly, what is half of 41? / Is 41 closer to 40 or 45? / Add 19 to 41 / Subtract 19 from 41.

Count in 2’s from 2 to 28. Then count backwards in 2’s from 40 to 0.

Revise counting in 6’s = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72.

Fill in the missing numbers = ?, 25, 26, ?, ?, 29, ?, 31, ?, ?, 34.

Have a lovely weekend. Mind yourselves and stay safe. Slán, E K  🙂

 

                                                                        Thursday, May 21st.

Hello everyone, another gorgeous morning. We are so lucky to have such lovely weather lately.

School Hub continues on RTE at 11 am. For P.E today you could try the Urban Rascals workout live on Facebook at 1.30 pm.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I don’t give up’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch nouns = say, write, try to spell and put into sentences orally = garden / girl / goodbye / grass / ground / hand / head / hill / home / horse.

How many small words can you find in: INTELLIGENT

How did you get on with yesterday’s word (information)? How many words did you find? Here are some small words that you may have found: for / mat / in / at / it / on / no / form / from / or / ran / rim / fin / notion / fan / to / too

Continue with Toe By Toe.

MATHS:

Today’s number = 97. Add the two digits together / Is it an odd or an even number? / How many more do you need to get to 105? / Is 97 nearer to 90 or 100? / Add 16 to 97 / Subtract 16 from 97.

Count in 10’s from 10 to 170. Then backwards in 10’s from 150 to 0.

Revise counting in 4’s = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48.

Fill in the missing numbers: 44, 45, ?, 47, ?, ?, 50, ?, ?, 43, ?.

Enjoy the sunshine – play and have fun outside. Help at home. Have a good day and take care. Slán, E K  🙂

 

                                                                    Wednesday, May 20th.

Good morning. Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I get better every single day’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch nouns = say, write, try to spell and put into sentences orally = eye / farm / farmer / father / feet / fire / fish / floor / flower / game.

How many small words can you find in this big word: INFORMATION .

Can you find 15 or more?

MATHS:

Today’s number = 22. Is it an odd or an even number? / add the two digits together / what is half of it? How many more do you need to get to 50? / Add 14 to it / Subtract 8 from it.

Count in 2’s from 2 to 40. Then count backwards in 2’s from 38 to 0.

Revise counting in 3’s = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36.

Fill in the missing numbers: 90, 91, ?, 93, ?, ?, ?, 97, ?, 99, ?.

Have a good day, take care, slán, E K.

 

                                                                        Tuesday, May 19th.

Inniú an Mháirt. Hi all, I hope you are well.

11 am RTE = School Hub. For P.E @1.30 pm on Facebook = Urban Rascals.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘There is no one better than myself’.

Literacy = Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch nouns = say, write, try to spell, put words into sentences (orally):

Christmas / coat / corn / cow / day / dog / doll / door / duck / egg

Read this story, called The Best Thing In The World:

Once upon a time, there were four brothers who lived in a far away land. Their father was an old king. One day he said, “I will not live long now. Today
you must start out into the world. In a year, bring back the best thing you have found. The one who can pick the best thing shall be the new king.” The
first brother said, “I will look in every city or town. I will buy the best thing I can for my father.” The next two brothers said, “We will both go on fast ships
over the sea. We will find something better.” The last brother said, “I am going to ask the people here in our own land to tell me the best thing.” The
other three brothers began to laugh.” Then you will never be king!”, they said.
The last brother started off. When he had gone about six miles, he met a man. “What do you carry in those big bags?” he asked. “The best thing in the
world,” said the man. “These are full of the good nuts which fall from my five nut trees.” “I don’t think that would work,” said the brother to himself, “I
must try again.”
The brother went on another seven miles. He found a small brown bird. It had been hurt, so he put it in his coat where it could keep warm. As he went
on, he saw a little girl crying. He ran to meet her. “Why are you crying?” he asked. “I want to get some water from the well,” she said. “We use so
much. We drink cold water. We wash the clothes clean with hot water. But I do not know how to pull it up. Please show me.” The brother said, “Hold
this bird and I will help you. It does not fly around anymore because it got its wing hurt!” “Thank you. What a pretty bird!” she said. “I wish you would
give it to me. If you will let me keep it, I will always be very kind to it. I will take care of it myself. I will make it grow well again.” “Yes, you may have it,”
said the brother. So he gave her the bird and went on.
At night, he went to sleep under a round yellow haystack. When it was light again he walked on. Every day he would walk eight or ten miles. He asked
the people about the best thing in the world. Some said it was best to sing. Some said it was best to run and jump and play. Some said the green grass
was best. Some liked the red and blue and white flowers best. One man said the best thing was to ride a black horse. He always stopped to help
people who needed it.
Soon he made many friends. All the people began to like him. They would say, “See there goes the king’s son. He would be just the right kind of king
for us.” Every door was open to him. The people would call to him to stop. They would ask him to come and eat with them. After he ate, he would sit
down and read to the children. After he read, he showed them how to draw and write. Months went by. He still had no beautiful thing to take to his
father. Just before the year was done, he went home again.
The time came when the king called his sons together. “What did you bring?” He asked them all. The other brothers had many beautiful things. “And
what did you bring?” said the king to the last brother. “This is too funny!” said the other brothers. “He has nothing!” But the king was kind to the last
brother. “What did you bring me?” the king asked again. “I bring only the friendship of your people,” said the last the brother. “That is the best thing!”
cried his father. “You shall be the new king.”
The End
(This passage contains all of the 220 Dolch Basic Sight Words. 675 words in passage )

Maths:

Today’s number = 39. Add the two digits together / Is 39 an odd or an even number? / Is 39 closer to 20 or 50? / Round 39 to the nearest whole number / Add 29 to 39 / Subtract 12 from 39.

Count in 10’s from 10 to 140. Then count backwards in 10’s from 150 to 0.

Revise counting in 12’s = 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144.

Fill in the missing numbers = 70, ?, 72, ?, ?, 75, ?, ?, ?, 79, ?.

Help at home, get fresh air and exercise, play and have fun, but most importantly, stay safe. Slán, E K  🙂

 

                                                                          Monday, May 18th

Good morning. I hope you had a nice weekend. We are now in Phase 1 of easing restrictions, which is great news. All of the hard work is starting to pay off!   School Hub continues on RTE at 11 am …….

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I can get through anything’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch nouns = say, write, try to spell. Can you put them into sentences = box / boy / bread / brother / cake / car / cat / chair / chicken / children.

Grammar = COMPOUND WORDS = When we put two words together to form a new word, that’s a compound word. Here are some examples = Tea + pot = teapot / Foot + ball = football / Sun + flower = sunflower / Moon + light = moonlight.

Can you think of some compound words? Try to come up with at least 5.

Count in 5’s from 5 to 105. Then count backwards in 5’s from 65 to 0.

Revise counting in 11’s = 11 / 22/ 33 / 44 / 55 / 66 / 77 / 88 / 99 / 110 / 121 / 132

Fill in the missing numbers = 5, 10, 15, ?, 25, 30, ?, ?, 45, ?, 55, ?, 65, ?, 75, ?, ?, ?, 95, ?.

Today’s number = 43. Add the two digits together / Is 43 an odd or an even number? / It 43 closer to 40 or 50? / How many more do you need to get to 55? / Add 27 to 43 / Subtract 27 from 43.

Get fresh air and exercise / help at home / play and have fun. Have a good day. Stay safe, Slán, E K 🙂

 

                                                                    Friday, May 15th

Happy Friday 🙂  Another week over!

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I can do whatever I focus my mind on’.

Read for 15 minutes.

The Dolch list is finished, so we are now moving on to Dolch NOUNS. Do you remember what a NOUN is?  A noun is the name of a person, place or a thing.

Say, write and try to spell = apple / baby / back / bed / bell / bird / bear / birthday / boat / call

Can you say a sentence containing 5 of those words?

Were you able to come up with lots of answers to the OCCUPATIONS questions yesterday?

Count in 2’s from 2 to 30. Then count backwards in 2’s from 26 to 0.

Revise counting in 9’s = 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90, 99, 108.

Today’s number = 11. Add the two digits together / Is it an odd or an even number? / How many more do you need to get to 30? / Add 13 to 11 / Subtract 10 from 11.

Fill in the missing numbers = 30, 31, ?, ?, 34, 35, ?, 37, ?, ?, 40.

Have a lovely weekend. Stay safe. Get fresh air and exercise. Play and have fun. Help at home.

Take care, slán, E K 🙂

 

                                                                  Thursday, May 14th  

Hello everyone. I hope you are well. Another lovely, sunny day.

Urban Rascals workout on Facebook at 1.30 pm today. Also School Hub on RTE at 11 am.

Today’s positive affirmation – ‘I am loved and loveable’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch list = say, write and try to spell = upon / these / sing / together / please / thank / wish / many / shall / laugh.

Occupations = Who works in a school ? / Who delivers the post? / Who makes us feel better? / Who helps to solve crimes? / Who flies an aeroplane? / Who makes animals feel better? / Who puts out fires? (Some of these questions may have more than one answer!)

Count in 10’s from 10 to 160. Then count backwards in 10’s from 170 to 0.

Revision of counting in 8’s = 8, 16, 24, 43, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96.

Today’s number is ‘66′. Add the two digits together / Is 66 an odd or an even number? / How many more do you need to get to 75? / Add 34 to 66 / Subtract 34 from 66.

Have a good day. Enjoy the sunshine. Stay safe, Slán, E K  🙂

 

                                                                      Wednesday, May 13th

Good morning. Today’s positive affirmation is = ‘I am talented’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch list = say, write and try to spell = wash / show / hot / because / far / live / draw / clean / grow / best.

Are you able to put two or three of these words into the one sentence?!

We are coming the end of the Alphabet Challenge! We are now on letters ‘ X, Y and Z‘. What words do you know that start with these letters?

Revision of counting in 7’s = 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77, 84.

Fill in the missing numbers = 10, 20, 30, ?, 50, ?, ?, 80, 90, ?.

Today’s number = 52. Add the two digits together / Is it an odd or an even number? / How many more do you need to get to 70? / Add 30 to 52 / Subtract 30 from 52.

Get some fresh air and exercise. Play and have fun. Help at home.

Have a good stay. Take care, Slán, E K 🙂

 

                                                                               Tuesday, May 12th  

Hello everyone. I hope you are well. Another lovely, sunny day 🙂

For P.E today, check out Urban Rascals on Facebook at 1.30 pm. School Hub continues on RTE at 11 am.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I spread joy’.

Read for 15 minutes.

The answers to yesterday’s cloze procedure = 1) She wrote 2) He drank 3) He drove 4) He flew 5) She ate.

Dolch list = say, write and try to spell. Can you come up with a sentence for the words? = sit / which / fall / carry / small / under / read / why / own / found.

Today’s letter = ‘W‘. Can you think of a girl’s name / a boy’s name / four counties / a town / a drink / a part of your body – above your hand / a fruit and a thing that tells the time, that all begin with the letter w?

Count in 5’s from 5 to 65. Then backwards in 5’s from 55 to 0.

Revise counting in 6’s = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72.

Today’s number = 42. Add the two digits together / is it an odd or an even number? / How many more do you need to get to 50? / What is half of 42? / Add 18 to 42 / Subtract 18 from 42.

Fill in the missing numbers = 1, 2, 3, ?, 5. 6. ?, 8, ?, 10.

Play, help at home, get fresh air and exercise. Have a good day. Take care and stay safe. Slán, E K 🙂

 

                                                                             Monday, May 11th.

Good morning. I hope you had a nice weekend.

School Hub is on RTE at 11 am.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I am unique’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch list = Say each word aloud, write each word down to practice your handwriting, try to spell each word. Can you put each word into a sentence? (orally, not written)  = use / fast / say / light / pick / hurt / pull / cut / kind / both.

Today’s letter = ‘V‘. Can you think of a girl’s name / a boy’s name / a city / a country / a musical instrument / a mathematical term for the amount of water in a container and a word to do with your eyesight that all begin with the letter V?

Cloze Procedure = Irregular Past Tense =

  1. She writes. Yesterday she ______________.
  2. He drinks. Yesterday, he ______________.
  3. He drives. Yesterday, he ______________.
  4. He flies. Yesterday, he _____________.
  5. She eats. Yesterday, she _________.

Count in 2‘s from 2 to 34. Count backwards in 2’s from 30 to 0.

Let’s revise counting in 4’s = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48.

Today’s number is 25. Add the two digits together / is it an odd or an even number? / It is nearer to 17 or 30? / Add 25 to 25 / Subtract 20 from 25.

Play, have fun, get some fresh air and exercise and help at home.

Have a good day. Slán, E K 🙂

 

                                                                            Friday, May 8th.

Happy Friday! 🙂

School Hub is on RTE at 11 am.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I am a wonderful friend’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch list = say, write and try to spell = our / better / hold / buy / funny / warm / ate / full / those / done.

Today’s letter = ‘U‘. Can you think of a girl’s name /a country / something to keep you dry in the rain / where milk comes from on a cow / a relation, that all begin with the letter U?

Read = Poem ‘I can’t wait for summer’ by Kenn Nesbitt.

I can’t wait for summer, when school days are done,
to spend the days playing outside in the sun.
I won’t have to study. No homework, no tests.
Just afternoons spent on adventures and quests.
Instead of mathematics and writing reports,
I’ll go to the park and play summertime sports.
Instead of assignments, report cards, and grades,
I’ll get to play baseball and watch the parades.
I’ll swing on the playground. I’ll swim in the pool
instead of just practicing lessons in school.
The second the school year is finally done
I’ll spend every minute with friends having fun.
I hardly can wait for the end of the year.
I’m counting the days until summer is here.
It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard to be cool.
It’s hard to believe it’s the first day of school.

— Kenn Nesbitt

Get fresh air and exercise. Play and have fun. Help at home.

Count in 10’s from 10 to 140. Then backwards in 10’s from 120 to 0.

Counting in 4’s = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48.

Today’s number = 45.  Add the two digits together / Is it an odd or an even number? How many more to get to 50? / Multiply the two digits / Add 16 to 45 / Subtract 44 from 45.

Have a lovely weekend. Stay safe, Slán, E K 🙂

                                                                               Thursday, May 7th.

Good morning. The Cherry Blossom Art being produced by our pupils is just gorgeous – well done all, they are lovely and cheerful 🙂

For P.E today, check out Urban Rascals on Facebook at 1.30 pm. Also, School Hub continues on RTE at 11 am.

Today’s positive affirmation = ‘I eat well, exercise regularly and get plenty of rest to enjoy good health’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch list = say, write and try to spell = soon / made / run / gave / open / has / find / only / us / three.

Today’s letter is ‘T‘. Can you think of a girl’s name / two boy’s names / a country / a town / a county / a food / a colour / a meat and a drink that all begin with the letter T?

Get fresh air and exercise, play and have fun and help at home.

Counting in 3‘s = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 37, 30, 33, 36.

Count in 5‘s from 5 to 90. Then backwards in 5’s from 90 to 0.

Today’s number is 31. Add the two digits together / Is 31 an odd or an even number? / How many more do you need to get to 45? / Add 13 to 31 / Subtract 13 from 31.

Have a great day. Take care and stay safe, Slán, E K 🙂

                                                                   Wednesday, May 6th.

Hi all, welcome back. I hope you enjoyed the long weekend.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud =’ I believe in truth and have confidence in myself’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Dolch list = say, write and try to spell = black / white / ten / does / bring / goes / write / always / drink / once

Today’s letter is ‘S‘. Can you think of two girl’s names / two boy’s names / a country / a food / an animal / a county and a colour that all begin with the letter ‘s’.

Count in 5’s from 5 to 85. Then backwards in 5’s from 85 to 0.

Counting in 12’s: 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 / 60 / 72 / 84 / 96 / 108 / 120 / 132 / 144

Today’s number is 88. Add the two digits together / is it an odd or an even number? / how many more to get to 100? / Add 15 to 88 / Subtract 15 from 88.

Get some fresh air and exercise and help at home.

Take care, Slán, E K 🙂

                                                                               Friday, May 1st.

Happy Friday! Happy long weekend! You have a break on Monday and Tuesday from school work – enjoy!

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘All of my problems have solutions’.

Read for 15 minutes.

How did you get on with the 5 words beginning with the letter q yesterday? Did you get queen? quick? quiet? …..

Today’s letter is ‘R‘. Can you think of two girl’s names / two boy’s names / a country / a county / a food / a colour / an animal and a flower that all begin with the letter r?

Dolch list = say, write and try to spell = tell / much / keep / give / work / first / try / new / must / start.

Hopefully the weather will be lovely for the Bank Holiday weekend so get outside in the fresh air, play, walk, have fun, get some exercise and help at home.

Count in 10’s from 10 to 130. Then count backwards in 10’s from 150 to 0.

Counting in 11’s = 11 / 22 / 33 / 44 / 55 / 66 / 77 / 88 / 99 / 110 / 121 / 132.

Today’s number = 33. Add the two digits / is it an odd or an even number?/ How many more do you need to get to 40?/ Add 33 to 33. Subtract 33 from 33.

Take care everyone and stay safe. Slán, E K 🙂

                                                                  Thursday, April 30th.

Good morning everyone and welcome to the last day of April! For P.E today, you could join in with the Urban Rascal’s workout on Facebook at 1.30 pm.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I am a good friend’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Today’s letter = ‘Q‘. Can you think of 5 words/ things that begin with the letter q ?

Dolch list = say aloud, write and try to spell = stop / off / never / seven / eight / cold / today / fly / myself / round.

Get some fresh air and exercise, have fun and play, read, help at home.

Count in 2’s from 2 to 36. Then count backwards in 2’s from 40 to 0.

Counting in 9‘s = 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90, 99, 108

Today’s number = 91. Add the 2 digits together / Is it an odd or an even number? / How many more do you need to get to 100? / Add 14 to 91 / Subtract 23 from 91 / What is 9 x 1 ?

School Hub will be on RTE at 11 am. Have a good day. Take care and stay safe. Slán, E K 🙂

                                                                   Wednesday, April 29th.

Good morning all.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I can do hard things’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Today’s letter = ‘P‘. Can you think of two girl’s names / three boy’s names / two countries / two pieces of fruit / two colours / two languages / an animal and a hairstyle that all start with the letter ‘P’?

Dolch list = Read, write and spell = walk / two / or / before / eat / again / play / who / been / may.

Get some exercise and fresh air. Play and have fun. Help at home.

Count in 5’s from 5 to 85. The count backwards in 5’s from 85 to 0.

Counting in 8’s = 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88 and 96.

Today’s number = 77. Add the two digits together / Is it an odd or an even number? / How many more to get to 100?/ Add 25 to 77 / Subtract 25 from 77.

School Hub will be on RTE at 11 am. Have a good day, take care and stay safe. Slán, EK 🙂

                                                                            Tuesday, April 28th.

Hello everyone. I hope you are well.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I am calm and relaxed’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Today’s letter = ‘O‘. Can you think of a boy’s name / a girl’s name / a colour / a fruit / an animal / a capital city / and a shape that all start with the letter O?

Dolch list = say, write and try to spell = here / after / well / think / help / make / going / yellow / five / six.

Count in 10’s from 10 to 200. Count backwards in 10’s from 200 to 0.

Counting in 7’s = 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77, 84.

Today’s number = 24. Is it an odd or an even number? Add the 2 digits together. How many more do you need to get to 30? Add 16 to 24. Subtract 16 from 24. Which of these numbers go into 24 evenly? – 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8?

Help at home. Play. Colour. Get fresh air and exercise.

School Hub is on RTE at 11 am and for P.E, Urban Rascals will be on Facebook at 1.30 pm.

Have a good day. Slán, E K 🙂        ekavanagh@bunscoilris.ie

 

                                                                        Monday, April 27th.

Good morning. I hope you had a lovely weekend. We’re into the last few days of April and May is just around the corner!

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I am working at my own pace’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Today’s letter = ‘N‘. Can you think of a girl’s name / a boy’s name / a country / a number / a city / something that we listen to on the radio and watch on t.v to find out what is going on in the world / a word to describe a person and a short word that means you don’t want something, that all begin with the letter N?

Dolch list = say, write and spell = away / old / saw / call / ran / let / sleep / brown / by / their

Count in 2’s from 2 to 30. The backwards from 30 to 0.

Count in 6’s = 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72.

Today’s number = 11.  Is it an odd or an even number? Add the 2 digits together. Add 5 to it. Subtract 5 from it. How many more do you need to get to 20? What is 2 x 11?

Help at home, play and have fun, get fresh air and exercise. School Hub continues on RTE at 11 am.

Have a good day. Slán, E K 🙂

                                                                             Friday, April 24th. 

Happy Friday everyone 🙂 Another week over and another step closer to getting back to normal. Well done for staying at home and helping to flatten the curve.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘Anything is possible‘.

Read for 15 minutes.

Today’s letter = ‘M‘. Can you think of 3 girl’s names / 3 boy’s names / a country / a city / a county / a fruit / a school subject and a Disney character that all start with the letter M ?

Dolch list = say, write and try to spell = put / too / got / take / where / every / pretty / jump / green / four

Today’s number is 99. Is it an odd or an even number? / How many more to get to 100? / Add the 2 digits together.

Count in 5’s from 5 to 75. The count backwards in 5’s from 75 to 0.

Count in 4’s = 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 , 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48.

Get some fresh air and exercise today and over the weekend. Read, play, make and help at home.

Have a lovely weekend. Slán, E K 🙂

                                                                      Thursday, April 23rd.

Hi everyone, another week almost over! For P.E today, you can workout at 1.30 pm with Urban Rascals on Facebook. School Hub continues on RTE daily at 11 am. The weather is still great so I hope you are outside enjoying the sun and fresh air.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘It’s okay to make mistakes’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Today’s letter = ‘L‘. Can you think of two girl’s names / two boy’s names / a capital city / a country / a county / an animal / a fruit / a river and a word that use use when measuring in Maths that all begin with the letter L?

Dolch list = say each word aloud, try to spell each word and then write each word down to practice your handwriting – maybe even try to put each word into a sentence – good / any / about / around / want / don’t / how / know / right.

Help at home, get fresh air and exercise, play with your toys.

Count in 10’s from 10 to 100. The backwards in 10’s from 100 to 0.

Count in 3’s – 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36.

Today’s number is 100. Is it an odd or an even number? What is half of it? Add 20 to it. Subtract 40 from it.

Stay safe and take care, Slan, E K. 🙂

                                                                       Wednesday, April 22nd.

Good morning to all. We have been so lucky with the lovely weather lately – make sure you get outside to enjoy it and get some fresh air. School Hub is on RTE at 11 am.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I can do anything’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Today’s letter = ‘K‘. Can you think of a boy’s name / a girl’s name / a country / a piece of fruit / a leader that wears a crown / something you can fly in the air on a windy day and a room in your house that all start with the letter k?

Dolch list = say each word aloud, write the words down to practice your handwriting and try spelling each word = very / an / over / your / its / ride / into / just / blue / red.

Today’s number is 17. Is it an odd or an even  number? / Add the 2 digits together / How many more do you need to get to 25?

Count in 5’s from 5 to 70, then backwards from 70 to 0.

Toe By Toe = page 21.

Get some exercise, help at home, play and have fun.

Have a good day and stay safe. Slán, EK 🙂

                                                                             Tuesday, April 21st.

Good morning. How are you today ? Just to remind you that School Hub continues daily on RTE and the Urban Rascals workout will be live on Facebook today at 1.30 pm.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I am open and ready to learn’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Today’s letter = ‘J‘. So can you think of two girl’s names / three boy’s names / an item of clothing / something that you can drink / a country and something that you tell people to make them laugh, that all start with the letter J ?

Dolch words = say each word aloud and then write each word down to practice your handwriting. Can you spell these words? Big / went / are / come / if / now / long / no / came / ask

Today’s number is 40. Is it an odd or an even number? / Add the two digits together / How many more do you need to get to 50? / What is half of 40? / Add 20 to 40 / Subtract 15 from 40.

Count in 2’s from 2 – 24. Then count backwards in 2’s from 24 to 4.

Enjoy the sunshine, get fresh air and exercise. Play, read, help out at home, but most importantly, STAY SAFE.

Slán, EK 🙂       ekavanagh@bunscoilris.ie

                                                                        Monday, April 20th.  

Good morning all and welcome back 🙂 I hope you had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the break and the fantastic weather and of course, eating your Easter eggs !! I spent a lot of time outdoors in the sun reading and walking and I ate some eggs too – I think the Mini Eggs one was my favourite !

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I matter’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Read this short funny poem by Kenn Nesbitt aloud = ‘My Dog Does My Homework‘.

‘My dog does my homework at home every night. He answers each question and gets them all right.

There’s only one problem with homework by Rover. I can’t hand in work that’s been slobbered all over!’.

Get creative and use your imagination to draw and colour a picture of a dog doing homework!

Today’s letter is ‘I‘. Can you think of – a boy’s name / a girl’s name / a country / something cold / a colour and a school subject that all begin with the letter I ?

Dolch list = practice saying each word aloud and then write the words down to practice your handwriting. Can you spell the words ?   one / this / my / get / them / like / would / me / will / yes.

Today’s number = 29. Add the 2 digits together / is it an odd or an even number? / is it closer to 20 or 30?

Count in 10’s from 10 to 150. Then count backwards in 10’s from 150 to 10.

Keep washing your hands, get some fresh air and exercise.

Help out at home.

Have a lovely day. If you need to contact me, please do on Dojo or email me ekavanagh@bunscoilris.ie

Here are some useful websites = GoNoodle / www.natgeokids / www.starfall.com / hit the button / storylineonline.net.                      Slán, stay safe,  E.K 🙂

                                                                                 Friday, April 3rd.  

Good morning everyone, Happy Friday and Happy Easter holidays !!

Over the next two weeks School Hub will still be on TV daily at 11 am and Urban Rascals workouts will continue to run on Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30 pm on Facebook.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘Every day is a different day with different experiences’.

How many small words can you find in EASTER HOLIDAYS ?

Read for 15 minutes.

Help at home.

Get some fresh air and exercise.

Play ‘Simon Says’.

Make an Easter card for someone in your family.

Today’s letter is H, so can you think of a girl’s name / a boy’s name / a country / food / an animal / piece of clothing and a sport that begin with the letter h ?

Dolch list = say each word aloud to revise and write each word down to practice your handwriting – do / can / could / when / did / what / so / see / not / were.

Today’s number = 22. Is it an odd or an even number ? What is half of it ? Add the 2 digits together. How many more do you need to get to 30 ? Add 5 to 22. Subtract 7 from 22.

Enjoy the break and don’t eat too may Easter eggs !!! Stay safe and take care, Slán, E.K. 🙂

                                                          Thursday, April 2nd.    

Today is World Autism Day. Can you wear something blue today to celebrate it ?!

School Hub will be on TV again today at 11 am on RTE. It’s very good.

For your exercise today you can workout with Andy from Urban Rascals on Facebook. There are new prizes today – The Treasury has kindly donated 3 schoolbags!

NOT ALL SUPER HEROES WEAR CAPES! Here’s something lovely, quick and easy that you can do from home to show your support and gratitude for our fantastic, wonderful and brave front line workers that are keeping everything going through this Covid 19 crisis – especially our Healthcare workers. The I.N.T.O have suggested that we fly a flag for them – if you have a Wexford flag or an Ireland flag or a Liverpool flag etc… hang it from a window in your house or have it flying in your garden to show your support.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I will get through today. I am awesome’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Get some fresh air, walk the dog and do the Urban Rascals workout at 1.30 pm.

Help at home.

Play ‘I Spy’.

Today’s number is 14. What is half of it ? Is it an odd or an even number ? How many more to get to 20 ? Add 7 to 14. Subtract 7 from 14.

Count forwards in 5’s from 5 to 60. Then count backwards.

Continuing with the Dolch 100 words list = say each word aloud and write each word down to practice your handwriting = out / as / be / have / go / we / am / then / little / down.

Today’s letter is G. Can you think of a girl’s name / a boy’s name / a country / a fruit / a food / a town in Wexford and a language that all start with the letter G ?

Design and colour some Easter Eggs.

Have a lovely day. Mind yourselves and stay safe. Slán, E.K 🙂

                                                                 Wednesday, April 1st.     

Good morning, welcome to April! I hope you are well and safe.

Check out School Hub on RTE at 11 am.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I don’t give up, practice makes perfect’.

Today’s number = 73. Is it an odd or an even number ? Add the two digits together. Add 7 to it. Subtract 7 from it. How many more to get to 100 ?

Skip counting in 2‘s – forward to 24, then backwards.

A fun Maths website to play maths games on is Hit The Button.

Help at home.

Get some fresh air and exercise.

Play with blocks or Lego or a board game or a jigsaw.

Read this Easter poem = ‘Easter Joy‘ by Lenore Hetrick.

I’m feeling just as happy! I’m dancing with the breeze! If I had wings I’d fly right out To all the seven seas.

I’m merry as a sparrow, I’m bubbling like a song. If I had boots of giant size I’d step a mile along!

It’s Easter time again! It’s April! Time for play! I’m going to run and jump and laugh Each lovely springtime day.

Have you looked at The Literacy Shed website yet ?!

More revision of the Dolch list = say each word aloud and then write it down to practice your handwriting = at / him / with / up / all / look / is / her / there / some.

Today’s letter = F. Can you think  of a boy’s name / a girl’s name / a country / a language and something that you eat that begins with the letter F ?!

Have a good day, take care and stay safe. Slán, E.K 🙂

                                                                        Tuesday, March 31st.    

Hi all, it’s a lovely, bright, sunny morning and it’s the last day of March! I hope everyone is well and you are able to keep busy these days.

Did you watch School Hub yesterday? I thought it was very good. It will be on again today. Also on today at 1.30 pm is Urban Rascals – so make sure to check that out for a good workout!

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud is = ‘It’s normal to not be perfect’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Can you think of a boy’s name / a girl’s name / an animal / a Country / something you can eat / a holiday that is very near / a town in Wexford and a school subject that all start with the letter’ E‘ ?

We’ll continue to revise the Dolch First 100 words list. Say each word aloud and write each word too to practice your handwriting: was / said / his / that / she / for / on / they / but / had.

Today’s number is 50. Add the 2 digits together. Is it an odd or an even number ? What is half of 50 ? Add 25 to it. Subtract 30 from it.

Help at home.

Get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine.

Play a board game or make a jigsaw or build with blocks or Lego.

Have a good day and stay safe. Slán, E.K 🙂

                                                                 Monday, March 30th.    

Good morning! How are you today ? Hope you had a nice weekend – the weather was lovely.

On TV today, between 11 am – 12 pm, RTE will be showing a new programme called School Hub. Check it out!

Fresh Today will be providing a box of food every week for every child – if you would like to receive this then please send a message to 086 0211338.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘Wonderful things happen to kind people’.

Read for 15 minutes.

Can you think of a boy’s name / a girl’s name / a Capital City / an animal / something that you can eat / a job and a Country that all begin with the letter ‘D‘ ?

Dolch List, First 100 words: Practice saying each word aloud and then write them down, to practice your handwriting –  the / to / and / he / a / I / you / it / of / in

Help at home.

Get some fresh air and exercise.

Play – build or make a jigsaw or colour.

Today’s number is 99. What needs to be added to get to 100 ? Is it an odd or an even number ? Subtract 9 from it. Subtract 15 from it.

Have a good day, Slán, E.K 🙂

                                                                 Friday March 27th.       

Happy Friday 🙂 Another lovely bright day today – enjoy and have a nice weekend.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I am proud of myself and I deserve to be happy’.

We’ll finish the Dolch List Sight Words today, so the same as yesterday = say the words aloud and also write them down to practice your handwriting =  that / there / they / this / too / under / want / was / well / went / what / white / who / will / with / yes.

Read this poem aloud (you may need an adult or older sibling to help you with some of the words)

‘I broke my Mother’s iPhone’.

I broke my Mother’s iPhone. I didn’t mean to do it. I played a game that made me mad, and that was why I threw it.

I tried to fix it quickly. I used a lot of tape plus glue and gum and rubber bands to put it back in shape.

I thought I got it working but, when I turned it on, the videos refused to play and all the games were gone.

It couldn’t send an email. It couldn’t send a text. The apps were mostly missing which left me quite perplexed.

There wasn’t much of anything her phone could do at all. The only thing that worked was when she tried to make a call.

I thought she’d need a brand new phone, which I would have to get her. But she just smiled and said, ‘Hey, thanks,  I think I like this better’.                        By Kenn Nesbitt.

Can you think of a boy’s name / a girl’s name / an animal / something that you eat / something to drink / a shape and a Country that begin with the letter C ?

Get some fresh air and exercise.

Today’s number is 22. What is half of it ? Is it an odd or an even number ? Add the 2 digits together. How many more do I need to get to 25 ? Add 8 to 22. Subtract 3 from 22.

Keep washing your hands and stay safe. Slán, E.K 🙂

                                                                     Thursday, March 26th.   

Hi everyone. It’s another lovely bright day! So make sure you get some fresh air and for P.E today remember Andy will have his Urban Rascals workout live on Facebook at 1.30 pm. Enjoy.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘My family and friends love me’.

We’ll continue to revise the Dolch List Sight Words = say the words aloud and also write them down to practice your handwriting = into / like / must / new / no / now / on / our / out / please / pretty / ran / ride / saw / say / she / so / soon

Read for 15 minutes.

Can you think of a girl’s name / a boy’s name / a piece of fruit / a Country / an animal /  an item of clothing that all start with the letter B ?

Today’s number is 62. Is it an odd or an even number ? Add the 2 digits together. Can you write the words ? Add 9 to it. Subtract 12 from it. Is 62 closer to 50 or to 100 ?

Play with Lego or blocks or a jigsaw.

Help at home.

Draw and colour a picture of a hospital.

Have a nice day and stay safe. Slán, E.K 🙂

 

                                                           Wednesday, March 25th.     

Good morning. I hope the hand washing and staying at home is going well. If we all work hard at this, the sooner this will be over and we can all get back to normal. Well done and thank you to all of the wonderful people working in hospitals across the country for their hard work.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I believe in myself’.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt = Can you find = A toy with wheels? / a pair of matching socks? / a toy smaller than your hand? / a book with numbers in it? / a photo of someone you love? / an item that you can see yourself in? / an item that makes you feel cozy? / something round? / something very soft?

Revise these Dolch List Sight Words = say aloud = all / am / are / at / ate / be / black / brown / but / came / did / do / eat / four / get / good / have / he

Read for 15 minutes.

Can you think of a girl’s name, a boy’s name, a piece of fruit, a Country and an Irish County that all start with the letter A ?

Today’s number = 71. Is it an odd or an even number ? Add the 2 digits together. Add 4 to it. Subtract 11 from it.

Have a lovely day and get some fresh air and exercise too. Slán, E.K 🙂

                                                               Tuesday, March 24th. 

Hi all, how is everyone today ? At 1.30 pm today, check out Urban Rascals on the Urban Gym Facebook page – it will be great fun !

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud is ‘Today is going to be awesome’.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt = Can you find = 5 leaves that look different / a stick that is longer than your hand / a flower / 10 blades of grass / something that is smaller than your thumb / a flat stone ? Good luck !

Play = do you have a jigsaw you could make ? Have you a board game to play like Ludo or Snakes and Ladders ?

Get some fresh air and try Andy’s exercises at 1.30 pm on Urban Rascals.

Help at home.

Art = Draw and colour a picture of the Rose Fitzgearld Kennedy Bridge in New Ross.

Read for 15 minutes.

Opposites = What is the opposite of big ? / of tall? / of fast ? / of wet? / of good ? / of  hot ?

Number of the day = 44. Is it an odd or an even number ? What is half of it ? Add the 2 digits together. Add 8 to it. Subtract 4 from it.   Slán, E.K 🙂

 

                                                               Monday, March 23rd. 

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend and I hope you and your families are safe and well.

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I am amazing, I am smart, I can do anything I put my mind to’.

Read for 15 minutes.

The Literacy Shed is a fantastic website that I would highly recommend.

Find small words in the word CORONAVIRUS …..   e.g  I / car / …. how many words can you find ?

Get some fresh air.  Play a game with a ball. Jog on the spot for 30 seconds – do this 5 times.

Help around the house.

Play a board game or build with blocks. If you have Lego – build a hospital.

Today’s number is 52. Is it an odd or an even number ? Add the two digits together. Is 52 closer to 50 or 60 ? Add 10 to 52. Subtract 10 from 52.

Count forwards in 3’s from 3 – 30, then backwards.

Have a good day, slán, E.K      🙂

 

                                                                     Friday, March 20th

Happy Friday !! 🙂

Today’s positive affirmation to say aloud = ‘I am a kind and amazing person’.

Help around the house.

Read a book for 15 minutes.

Go outside and get some fresh air.  Do 15 star jumps.

Today’s number is 34. It is an odd or an even number ? Add to two digits together. Add 6 to the number. Subtract 6 from the number.

Have a nice weekend. Stay safe. Slán, E.K 🙂

 

                                                          Thursday, March 19th.

Hello, good morning 🙂 How are you today ?

If you follow the school’s Twitter page @bunscoilris, Mr. Moran has posted a lot of really good ideas for you to have a look at to keep you busy.

If anyone has any questions or wants to send me any completed work, you can email me at ekavanagh@bunscoilris.ie

Positive daily affirmation = say ‘May I be well, may I be happy, may I be healthy, may I be filled with loving kindness’.

P.E = Get some fresh air, go outside, walk the dog, go for a cycle, run around the garden.

Go Noodle is a fantastic website featuring fun activities and exercises for kids.

Play = Do you have a jigsaw you could make ?

Read =   You may need an adult to read this with you         Lent

People often say, “I’m giving it up for Lent”. Lent is the name given to the forty days before Easter (excluding Sundays). It reminds us of the forty days Jesus spent in the desert before he began his work of teaching and healing.

In the Middle Ages, Lent was a time of fasting. This meant that people went without such food as meat, eggs and cream. On the day before Lent began, they used up all the fats in the house by making pancakes and enjoying the kinds of food they would go without until Easter. All sorts of games were played in the streets to celebrate before the fast began.

In some countries the day before Lent is called Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – and in other countries Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday got its name because people went to church on the day before Lent began to ask God to forgive them for all the things they had done wrong. The word for this was “shriving” and the word “Shrove” comes from that.

The first day of Lent is called “Ash Wednesday”. It gets its name from a custom which began in the sixth century when Gregory was pope. He suggested that as a sign that someone was really sorry for doing, saying or thinking something wrong, they should not wear fine clothes on that day. Instead, they should sprinkle ashes on their head and wear clothes made of sackcloth.

Write = Write down a list of things that you are giving up for Lent OR a list of good deeds that you are doing during Lent.

Maths = Skip counting – count forwards and backwards in  5’s and 10’s.

Number of the day = 35.  Is it an odd or an even number ? Add the two digits together. Add 11 to it. Subtract 11 from it.

Art = draw a St. Patrick’s Day picture.

Chores = Make your bed and set the table.

Stay safe and take care. Slán, E.K 🙂

                                                                  Wednesday, March 18th.  

Good morning everyone. I hope you are safe and well and are staying at home !

Positive daily affirmation = ‘May I be well, may I be safe. Namaste’.

P.E = Go outside, get some fresh air, go for a walk.

Do 10 Jumping Jacks and then do 10 more even faster !

Read = Read a book for at least 15 minutes.

Maths = Count the number of windows in your house. Count the number of doors in your house. If there are stairs in your house, count the number of steps on the stairs. Add the 3 answers together.

Number for the day = 16.       Is this an odd or an even number ? What is half of it ? Add 7 to it. Subtract 7 from it.

Writing = Fill in the blanks =

Today is W____________. Yesterday was T______________ and it was St. P__________ Day. All of the p____________ were cancelled. Every s___________ in I___________ is closed at the moment because of the C_________ V___________. The weather is __________ and ______________.

Play = If you have Lego or blocks – build a house.

Help at home as often as you can.                                                    Slán, E.K 🙂

 

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