The suggested work for this week - start your good habits for the holidays!
Apologies for the delay in updates this week - I had internet issues!
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This boy has been busy keeping active - jumping on the trampoline, going for cycles, walks and jumping off haybales! (Be careful with this one!!!!)
Take a look at the cleverly named Covid Fighter. I can tell a lot of work and effort went into his constrluction and I can see many features of the protective equipment also! I'm not sure he should wash his hands though......!
This boy has been involved in the local beach cleanup at Mornington, and he is helping to keep our beaches clean and more importantly, safe! It is frightening on long some of this litter can last and it is a danger to marine life and can be harmful to people too! Don't be a litter bug! Bring your rubbish home and dispose of it properly!
This young man has been obviously very busy with walks, yoga, cycles, tennis AND trampolining! Wow! All great activities to get your recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day! Definitely work up an appetite after that! Which was good news for his Dad's birthday as he had some Covid Cookies to mark the occasion! They look amazing, I love them!
He has also been busy listening to some Irish. Even if you don't understand everything, the pictures and body language etc will give a hand in understanding what's going on. Even I don't understand every word, but all you need is a few words to get the gist of what's going on! Give it a go - you might surprise yourself! Maith sibh! :)
This pizza looks AMAZING!!! My mouth is watering just looking at it, don't you agree?! Well done - perhaps we have a chef in the making! Cooking and baking are great skills to get interested in when you are younger. They can teach you a lot about nutrition too! Just be careful around ovens and hot surfaces! A burnt finger does NOT taste so good!
I was delighted to see so many of you enjoyed the space topic last week - hope you learned some new and interesting things about the original journeys into space combined with the modern launch of the SpaceX expedition! The great big smiles shows me that you are proud of your work and happy - and that makes me smile too! :)
I'm not sure the cat seems so interested though - but it is a gorgeous cat! Looks good for cuddles!
Ciarán completed these helpful reminders about staying safe around water - be careful around paddling pools! They are great fun but unfortunately it is possible to drown in them so look out for younger siblings and cousins too! Caution needs to be shown around baths too because of the slippery surfaces and floors! Thanks for the reminders!
I know lots of you are enjoying reading these days, when you're not outside enjoying the sunshine. Here are some suggestions from Joe - he really enjoyed the Diamond Brothers series!
Don't forget to send on some jokes via audio this week!
You might have noticed I am not approving the comments immediately as I want to give others a chance to answer, but some of you are so quick off the mark! I'm going to add 2 today - you're just too clever for me! Has anyone a riddle they want to send? Maybe I could have a go at guessing.... :D
So we are off to another great week and this week we are focussed on PHYSICAL activity - this will be easy for a few of you who are already doing lots of tennis, cycling and running but it is a great opportunity for EVERYONE to get physically active this week! (Especially if you're not really interested in team sports!) There are LOADS of activities and ideas you can get involved in - I have linked a few of these in the learning section for this week but if you come across something fun that you think your classmates would like, please comment on this post!
Here is an example of an active journal that I want you to keep this week. These are to be emailed to me at the end of the week. You can keep a simple one in your copy - you don't need to print anything out! I've also included some ideas for warm ups and cool downs (important before and after your exercises!) and a reminder of the importance to stay hydrated - particularly in this lovely sunshine. Finally a little reminder about sleep - and how vital it is to get enough good quality sleep to maintain a healthy body and mind!
Don't forget to stay tuned here throughout the week for updates and maybe a challenge or two.... :D
Have a great week boys - I can't wait to see all of the various things you are getting up to!
A new riddle to start the week:
What cheese is made backwards?
Here are 2 more riddles to get your brains thinking!
1. What begins with an E but only has one letter?
2. What can you catch but not throw?
Weekly work updates:
I absolutely loved receiving the different space art pictures this week. You showed your creativity and artistic skills and I loved each and every one that was sent to me! The use of colour is particularly striking and eye - catching!
Some amazing written work received this week - here are some samples from Denzel, Ted & Tadhg. I especially enjoyed Tadhg's report - maybe a future journalist in the making! And I must commend all of the boys on the standard of handwriting received this week - well done!
The change in weather wasn't going to stop this young man from getting his work done! His dedication shows great maturity and responsibility - well done! He also sent me his cookies recipe but I'm having technical difficulties at the moment and can't upload it - stay tuned! They were delish!
One of the topics I assigned this week was related to water safety. Accidents regarding water can happen anywhere, even in your home, but especially as we live close to the sea it is even more vital to be aware of the risks and what we can do to prevent accidents happening. I hope you learned some new things from the PAWS link this week. Tadhg sent me this reminder which is very helpful:
When faced with an emergency, our bodies and minds can take time to react and figure out what the right thing to do is. But this FLOAT reminder could prove to be life - saving.
Okay, okay so that last one might have been a bit too easy. Let's see how you get on with THIS one! Leave a comment with your guesses!
Mr. Blue lives in the Blue house. Mrs. Yellow lives in the Yellow House. Mr. Orange lives in the orange house. Who lives in the White House?
I am going to pop up a riddle and see if anyone can guess the correct answer - no cheating! Leave a comment here with your guess....... it's just a bit of fun!
What word is spelled wrong in the dictionary?
Sebastian has been busy! Look at this amazing 3D monster! I love it! And fantastic handwriting too - I can see that you put a great effort in with your neat work! Thank you!
This boy has also been extremely busy building! What a creation! Amazing work! Important to keep up the physical activity too - beautiful picture at the beach with your family! Well done!
Someone has been cracking into the work this week already on space - I hope you enjoy it!
Some fantastic photos from this young man - he has obviously been keeping very busy doing lots of different activities; exploring volcanoes, building lego, art.
I especially enjoyed this project on Ramadan. It's always good to explore our knowledge of different religions and cultures. It's not easy to fast, especially in this hot weather we have had but I hope you and your family had a wonderful time celebrating the end of Ramadan with Eid al - Fitr!
Another 3D monster creation and a twist - with some 3D writing! Good thinking!
I think everyone has either been working seriously hard and too busy to email me or they've been enjoying the fabulous sunshine - either way, both are good for me! We don't often have such beautiful weather to enjoy so get out there and enjoy every minute! Don't forget to be safe in the sun and also the social distancing guidelines!
I was really pleased to receive updates on the 3D monsters. I can tell that an enormous amount of effort, time, planning and work went into construction. You should be really proud of your creations - I certainly am. The classroom would be packed if we did this in school! These are amazing!
Some great work on Italy and Pompeii over the past 2 weeks. Pleased too to see lovely neat handwriting from these 2 boys! It's an important form of communication - things get very difficult if people can't read your writing and the good news is that the more you practice, the easier it gets!
Sármhaith Ciarán! Léitheoir den scoth! Maith thú!
Éist leis an píosa seo faoin an nGaeltacht á léamh le Ciarán!
DON'T FORGET TO SEND ME YOUR JOKE AUDIO! I'm still waiting on quite a few!
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