Ms. McLoughlin’s Class

Ms. McLoughlin’s Class

  30th June 2020

Happy Holidays everyone!

June 22nd- June 26th  Virtual Tours

Here are some wonderful aquarium videos made by Padraic in our own Galway Atlantaquaria. Well worth checking out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvjHhuRWj1o&list=PLIRMzY6wMFB_gTaGG60T-HXA2WJ8QQsYo&index=2

Monday:

Today, I would like you to learn about our President and where he lives in the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

Click on each of the guides, Daithí Deer, Fiachra Fox, Sorcha Squirrel and Bláithín Bird, to tell you more. Take the virtual tour of Áras an Uachtarán, and check out all of the beautiful rooms! When you are finished, take the quiz to see how much you have learned.

https://president.ie/en/childrens-section

 

Tuesday:

Today, we are going to take a tour of the San Diego Zoo in California in the U.S.A. Pick your favourite animals and learn some facts about them. Explore the website and visit the tiger or koala enclosures…there are live webcams in there, but you might have to wait around for a while before you see anything happening, especially if they are asleep!

 

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos

 

Wednesday:

Today, we will take a tour of the Giant’s Causeway in Co. Antrim. Remember the story of Finn and the giant, Benandonner, who came to fight him. Tell someone at home the story…and don’t forget the funny part, where Finn disguises himself!

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway/features/take-a-virtual-tour-of-the-giants-causeway

 

Thursday:

Today, take a look at the Cliffs of Moher in Co .Clare. I know that some of you have been there in the past….this is only a virtual tour…hopefully some of you will go there again soon!

https://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/virtual-visit-tour/

 

Friday: (and don’t forget to join us on Zoom for a special fishy surprise)

Today, I would like you to explore the Natural History Museum in Dublin. This is often called the Dead Zoo. It has over 10,000 stuffed mammals, birds and sea creatures from Ireland and around the world, as well as skeletons and skulls of lots of animals.

https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Natural-History/Exhibitions

 

Bonus: Some amazing seashore videos and activities from Scoil na Mara:

Seashore exploration:  Episode 1

Algae you are awesome!:   Episode 2
Fun in the intertidal zone:   Episode 3

Scoil na Mara seashore education  Activities

 

Enjoy your virtual tours and have fun!

June 22nd – June 30th

A week’s worth of

Workbooks:

  • Spellbound B: Go over pages you missed
  • Master Your Maths: Go over pages you missed
  • Cracking Maths: p.155 and go over pages you missed
  • Practical Maths….. Telling the time and reading schedules
  • Word Wizard: p.108 and go over pages you missed
  • Just Handwriting: Go over pages you missed
  • Bua na Cainte: p.138-140 and go over pages you missed
  • Small World: p.96 and go over pages you missed

Reading on line: https://www.simplykinder.com/read-alouds-read-by-authors-and-cELEBRITIES/

English on line:

Maths on line:

Irish on line:

Art on line: make a an ocean collage: http://krokotak.com/2018/05/ocean-collage/

Science on line: big bubble maker: https://spark.iop.org/big-bubble-maker

 

Challenges: 

Look after yourself, look after your family and have fun at home!!!

  • Write a story with a few chapters.
  • Make a data chart of bugs you have found outside.
  • Do a STEM challenge: design something that teacher could use at school.
  • Do one piece of housework each day to help at home.
  • Try an online exercise site https://connachtgaa.ie/coaching/nursery/physical-literacy/ or play outside.

 

Please please please take photos or a video of your work to show teacher.  Send them on Class Dojo or by email

 

Challenge:  June 15th – June 19th

Virtual Sports Day 2020

This is what I hope you can do this week (instead of, or as well as other work, that’s entirely up to you).

 

  1. Open the Virtual Sports Day link http://tiny.cc/virtualsportsday2020
  2. Print (or write out) the page below.  You might need more than one page.  The more activities the better! Try to do at least one different activity every day for the whole week.
  3. Record which activity you tried and answer the questions for each activity.  Short answers are fine. 
  4. Get someone at home to take a photo of your form and send this to teacher on Class Dojo or by email.
  5. Get someone at home to take a photo of you taking part in an activity and send this to teacher on Class Dojo or by email.
  6. Get someone at home to take a video of you taking part in an activity and send this to teacher by email.
  7. Try some fun art stuff related to sports day 
  8. Try some other related physical activities 

June 15th – June 19th

A week’s worth of

Workbooks:

  • Spellbound B: Week 32
  • Master Your Maths: Go over pages you missed
  • Cracking Maths: p.151-154
  • Practical Maths….. Fractions-half, quarter, three quarters
  •  Word Wizard: p.104-107
  •  Just Handwriting: Go over pages you missed
  •  Bua na Cainte: p.135-137
  •  Small World: p.92-93

Reading on line: https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks

English on line:

Maths on line:

Irish on line:

Art on line: design your own flip flops: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/design-your-own-flip-flops-craft

Science on line: how to float a paperclip: https://spark.iop.org/sites/default/files/media/images/113_-_marvin_and_milo_-_paper_clip_affloat_2019.jpg

 

Challenges: 

Look after yourself, look after your family and have fun at home!!!

 

Please please please take photos or a video of your work to show teacher.  Send them on Class Dojo or by email

 

 

June 8th – June 12th

Welcome back after your week off.

Dear Parents,
We can’t believe it is June and we are looking forward to working together to create an end of year assembly.  We are doing this firstly, to mark the end of the school year but also to wish all the children in 2nd class the very best as they move over to the senior school.
We are basing the assembly on Dr. Seuss’s book “Oh the Places You’ll Go.”  Over the course of the next week we will be sending out lots of fun activities based on the book.  We are hoping that every child will create a poster.  The poster can be based on:
  1. Recreate or personalize a scene from the book
  2. A place they would like to go
  3. An imaginary place
  4. Suggested art and craft ideas
We will give lots of ideas and support but mostly we just want the children to be creative and have fun!
When your child’s poster is complete.  Please take a photograph of your child holding their poster and send it to us.  This will form part of our virtual assembly.
We look forward to making memories.
Thanking you,
Second Class Teachers

 

This is what I hope you can do this week (instead of, or as well as other work, that’s entirely up to you).

 

  1. Read the book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss Oh the Places You’ll Go (book)
  2. Record yourself saying the lines below, and then send me the recording:  (you can use free Vocaroo or any other recording device that you can send me on class dojo or by email)
  3. Draw or make a poster of a place that you would like to go in the future or when you leave our Junior School.  This might help.
  4. Get someone at home to take a photo of you holding your poster and send that to me on Class Dojo or by email.
  5. Try some other fun art stuff  Oh the Places You’ll Go (art ideas)
  6. Try some other related activities Oh the Places You’ll Go activity booklet

 

  • With your head full of brains.
  • And your shoes full of feet.
  • You’re too smart to go down, a not too good street!
  • And you may not find any that you want to go down.
  • In that case of course, you will head, straight out of town.
  • It’s opener there, in the wide open air.

 

REMEMBER….only the people who send a photo of themselves and their art work or who send an audio file of the lines will be on the assembly video that we make.  Go on, give it a try, all our second classes are doing the same.  It will be a gorgeous video and something special to remember your graduation from Scoil Chaitriona Junior in June 2020.

 

 

You can download the enrolment forms for third class here:

Please email me anytime at

janemcloughlin@renmorejuniorschool.com

Our class students and parents, be sure to join us on Class Dojo.

June 8th – June 12th

For those of you joining us on Friday on Zoom this week , it will be a Fun Quiz session. 20 easy (not school based) questions.

I bet you’ll get every one right!

Workbooks:

Reading on line: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

English on line:

Maths on line:

Irish on line:

Art on line: make a paper plate craft (or cut a circle out of paper): https://www.daniellesplace.com/html/paperplate.html#ark2

Science on line: investigate how plants drink: https://www.sfi.ie/site-files/primary-science/media/pdfs/col/sci_at_home_how_plants_drink.pdf

 

 

Challenges: 

Look after yourself, look after your family and have fun at home!!!

Please please please take photos or a video of your work to show teacher.  Send them on Class Dojo or by email

Here are kids dance classes for the children of the school through zoom platform:

 

 

 

A run down of what some celebrities are offering you and your kids daily for free to help with their education while schools are closed:

 

9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10:00am –  Cúla 4 ar scoil https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=6154744162001&title=C%C3%BAla4%20ar%20Scoil%20-%20D%C3%A9%20hAoine%208%20Bealtaine&series=C%C3%BAla4%20ar%20Scoil&genre=Cula4&pcode=600209

10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11:00am – RTE Home School Hub  https://www.rte.ie/player/series/rt%C3%A9-home-school-hub/SI0000006854?epguid=IP000065950

11.00am – English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March – Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBacksha…/status/1242058846941712385

 

 

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