Third Mrs. Long
School Closure Work
Week beginning Monday 25th May
COVID 19 Newsletter 8 - Mrs Long, 3rd class - Week beginning May 25th, 2020
Hi there kids and hope you're all well. Another week of lovely weather this past week. We really are so lucky to have the weather to spend a lot of time outside. I'm still walking every day and really enjoying it. I'm dying for the limit to go up to 20km now so that I can go to Muckross and other places for the first time in months! Imagine we're in the last week of May now! It won't be long now till you're on summer holidays. Meanwhile keep up the good work. You're doing really well!
Béal Beo: leathanach 129: Scannán = film. Cén scannán is maith leat? An dtéann tú go dtí an phictiúrlann? An maith leat dul go dtí an phictiúrlann? Cad a itheann tú sa phictiúrlann? Cad a ólann tú ann? Cad é an scannán is fearr leat? (your favourite film). Déan pictiúr den scannán sin!
Remember what a remainder is? It's what's left over when you divide one number by another and there's something left over. What's left over is called the remainder.
- 16 divided by 5 = 3 remainder 1.
Now go to pgs 120 of Operation Maths and see how much of it you can do!
Don't forget to continue working on your mental Maths in Master your Maths!
Keep an eye on Mangahigh (sounds like poetry!!)
Matilda: This week we've come to the very last chapter of Matilda - aww! A lot happens in this chapter. Read it carefully and then do the following:
Can you figure out what happened to Miss Trunchbull. Where has she gone? did she die? If so, how did she die? Remember we're not told any of the detail so your answers will be right no matter what!
Do you think this is a good ending to the novel and give reasons for your answer.
Adjectives: Remember an adjective is a word that describes a noun eg. the red house. See how many adjectives you can identify on page 222 of your novel
Water safety: It's that time of year when we're outside a lot more, visiting rivers, lakes and beaches (or if not, we will be soon!) The link below brings you to a slideshow about water safety. I just want you to read pages 5 to 11 of the slideshow. Afterwards, please write down 6 safety tips for the beach in your own words.
This week I’d like you to do a little work on your family tree. That means finding out the names of your parents and their brothers and sisters and your grandparents on both sides of the family. It’s a really fun thing to do. Click on the link below and go
to page 6. There you will find lots of information about family history. Read the page and study the family tree at the bottom. https://www.folens.ie/sites/default/files/bulk_upload/Explorers/EX_03_EBOOK/index.html
- Can you design a family tree like this for yourself? Notice yourself and your siblings will be on the bottom of the family tree. On the line above that you will have your parents. On the line above that you will have their parents
- Look at the exercise at the bottom of page 7, the box which says 'History Hunt'. The day you were born was a very important day. Ask your parents, grandparents, older siblings what they remember about the day you were born. Record it in your diary or in another safe place!
Draw a picture of the red house from the last chapter of Matilda. You can draw it from the outside or draw a room in the house, remembering to include some of the detail in the book. Remember 'the family furniture and pictures were still around'. What pictures will you put on the wall? Think about what kinds of pictures would have been on the walls in Miss Honey's childhood home! Use your imagination to the full!
The Irish Independent newspaper is running and art competition called 'superheroes'. To enter you must draw a superhero - someone in our community who is doing frontline work in the COVID crisis. It could be a nurse, doctor, delivery person, supermarket worker, ambulance driver, garda, whoever you consider to be a superhero in this crisis. The closing date for your entry is June 16th. Read the terms and conditions carefully so you know the correct age category to enter, and how to send in your entry. You could fi nd your picture in the independent.ie galler. Better again, you could win a EUR100 voucher! Good luck!
This time I'd like you to listen to a song from a group that was around when I was your age. Their music is still very popular today. They were The Beatles and they came from Liverpool. If you click on the first link below you will find lots of information about the Beatles. Look out for the following things:
- Their hairstyles
- The meaning of Beatlemania
Now click on the second link and you will hear one of their most famous songs. It's called 'Yellow Submarine'
What's the song about? Do you like it? Now I want you to listen to another version of the exact same song by a famous American woman called Mrs Miller. Honestly, this is really worth listening to!
Well what do you think? Was Mrs Miller a great singer? Would you fancy going to one of her concerts?
If you click on the link below you can find out all about what happened at Knock, Co Mayo and why it is a place of pilgrimage. Look up your dictionary first to find out the exact meaning of the word 'pilgrimage'.
Now draw a picture of Knock Shrine so you will remember it and write a few sentences about it. Ask your family if anyone has ever gone on a pilgrimage to Knock or Lourdes.
At some time in the coming week, light a candle at home and say a Hail Mary and make up a little prayer asking Our Lady to help us through this crisis.
Have a great week!
In English, we learned how to write a recipe
Scríobhamar próifíl as Gaeilge
Scenes of Winter
We had a Fire Safety Officer in our class today
We learned lots of facts about the Chinese New Year Festival.
Gaeilge: Dialann na Seachtaine
Colour My Dreams
We Wrote our Letters to Santa, let's hope he Writes back!
Sugar Plum Fairy
We wrote emails telling friends what happened in school ...... not our own school of course but the school in our story called 'The Carpet Bicycle'.
We read a stroy in our English reader called 'The Last Polar Bears'. We wrote a diary account based on the story.
Gaeilge : "Conas tá on aimsir?"
Halloween Dress Up
A Halloween Shopping List!
We learned all about Nutrition
We discussed the difference between Wants and Needs and this is what we came up with ....
SPHE - Things we do well & things we could improve
Impressions of Summer
Our Maths Graphs
Postcards From Milan
We learned all about the Stone Age
Though we are all different, we work well together