Mr Blake and Ms Quinn are posting to and uploading items to the school facebook page. Thanks to everyone who sent photographs. Mr Blake has complied a video of the photographs received to date. There will be more to follow shortly! See http://www.facebook.com/LeitrimVillageNationalSchool/videos/249009662959211/ (Remeber this is a bolg so you will have to copy this adress into a new window to open it).
It’s great to see all the creativity, baking, family activities and learning that has taken place.
While formal education is important the most important lessons we learn in life are not contained in any textbook or learned in any classroom. Parents are children’s primary educators. You are teaching you child all the time. You are doing a fantastic job. Well done.
That said children do need to engage with the work assigned by their teacher(s). If you are finding it difficult juggling working from home, home schooling and childcare start small. Allocate 30 minutes for your child(ren) to engage with the work assigned by the teacher(s). Try to provide a distraction free environment (no radio/ TV etc). This time can be increased as the week goes on and depending on the age of your child/ children. Children learn best when they are not tired so if possible try to engage with the assigned work early in the day. Then children will be free to engage in other activities and to play (outside in the garden, if possible). Make the most of the RTE learning hub, 11 a.m. to 12 noon daily and Cúla 4 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. daily on TG4. Perhaps you could get some of your work done during this time.
This is not an easy time for anybody. Social distancing and staying at home is not easy. Many people still have to work on the front line to provide essential services while others face unemployment. All we can do is take it day by day.
The items and activities below are only suggestions. They may appeal to some parents and some children but they are all optional. There is not obligation or expectation to participate.
The GAA, supported by the Cumann na mBunscol and the GPA, are delighted to announce the publication the #GAAPrimary Challenges in a new weekly format – a series of learning & physical activities for children in Primary School, as they return from the Easter break.
For some fresh air and physical exercise, Inter-County stars set Skill Challenges that can be done at or nearby your home. And to top it all off, there are fun competitions and prizes.
The activities can be found at the following link https://learning.gaa.ie/primary-school
RTE School Hub and Cula 4, timetables attached below.
Primary Planet/ Newsflash, activities for this week attached below.