3rd Class

 
  • TeacherMrs. Derval O' Rourke

30Mar

Class Activities!

  • Dear everyone,

    I miss you guys! I hope that you and your families are well. Your most important homework is to stay safe and mind yourselves and others. Don’t forget to look for the positives. Think of 3 things that you are grateful for every night before you go to sleep. Stay active. Try to do the workouts, PE with Joe on YouTube. Be kind and try to make life easier for others. I can’t wait to hear all your stories when we get back to school.
    Take care, Mrs. O’ Rourke.

    Now for some brain exercises!!
    Literacy
    • Spellbound – one unit per week

    • Starlight – by Folens – One Unit Per Week starting on Unit 5

    Watch Oral Language Poster Unit 5 Rockets to the Moon
    Use E Book ‘Combined Reader’ for 3rd class to complete Unit 5A Explanation How Do Rockets Work?
    1. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
    2. Select Teacher
    3. Fill in a username, email and password
    4. For Roll Number use the code: Prim20
    5. Search for Starlight. Click on 3rd Class. Click on Combined reader in green in the top right of the screen.

    • Read lots of books! Listen to free audio books on https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

    Maths
    • Mental Maths, one column per day. Use back of book for help.
    • Tables – learn division tables for divided by 5 (Remember how many 5’s in…)

    • You can access Planet Maths E book and games on FolensOnline.ie

    Gaeilge
    • You can access Abair Liom E on FolensOnline.ie. Listen to the resources for lesson 1 Breithlá Sheáin agus Shíofra

    SESE / Projects
    • Choose a topic related to space travel or the moon landings and find out some additional information/ Make a rocket from recycled materials

    Recommended websites:
    ● Duolingo app (Gaeilge)
    ● www.cula4.com
    ● www.mathsplayground.com (3 rd grade)
    ● www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php
    ● https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
    ● Code.org
    ● Twinkl is free for 1 month-www.twinkl.ie/offer enter code IRLTWINKLHELPS
    ● Kids National Geographic
    ● RTE – Kids News 2Day
    ● Dublin Zoo
    ● artsprojectsforkids.org

6Apr

Class Activities!

  • Dear Third Class,
    Firstly, here is a message from Emer. I know you will all be delighted to hear form her.
    ‘I just wanted to say hi and I miss seeing all of you and hope that you are all enjoying being at home and are being good. Work hard and hopefully I will see you all soon’- Emer.
    As for me, I am missing you even more now! As in last week’s message, I hope you and your families are well. I hope that you are being kind and trying to make life easier for others. Don’t underestimate the power of small kindnesses. Give it a try!
    I’m sure that you are making the most of your time away from school. I imagine that you are staying active and getting time to do some of thing you love without the pressure of school and clubs.
    I am sending you on some schoolwork to keep you busy and give those wonderful brains of yours some exercise. Do as much as you can.
    This week I thought it would be a good idea if I broke it down into small amounts of set work you might get covered each day. They say that routine is good for us and so I am hoping that you will get into a routine of getting particular work done each day and then having other work you might choose to do at a time suited to you. So, each day I suggest you do the following:

    SPHE (Social Personal and Health Education)
    1. Think about/write down three things you are grateful for each day.
    2. Think of one thing you can do for others each day.
    3. Think of one thing you can do each day to make the day more interesting.

    PE
    Do the work outs with Joe Wicks on YouTube or get outside if you can for a walk or run around.

    Maths
    1. Mental Maths. Complete one column a day and two problem solving questions for that week. On Friday complete the Friday Review.
    2. Focus on weight this week and find products in your kitchen presses and record their weight. For example, a bag of sugar weighs 1000grammes / 1 kg.
    3. Practice your division by 10 tables. Use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

    English
    1. Spellbound. The next unit. Monday: A and B. Tuesday: C and D. Wednesday: E and F. Thursday: G and H. Friday: Ask someone to give you a test.
    2. Parents – Instructions to access these resources were provided last week
    3. Starlight – by Folens. E Book ‘Combined Reader’ for 3rd class – Unit 5b Space Questions
    4. Monday: Read the text and answer A. Tuesday: Read the text and answer B. Wed: Answer C and D. Thursday: Answer E and F. Friday: Complete activity G

    Gaeilge
    1. You can access Abair Liom E on FolensOnline.ie. Listen to the resources for lesson 1 Breithlá Sheáin agus Shíofra again this week. This week focus on the comhra. Practice answering the questions.

    Extras
    Read lots of books! Listen to free audio books on https://stories.audible.com/start-listen. Try Elevenses with The World of David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

    Draw a picture of the solar system using page 61 of the Starlight 3rd Class Combined Reader. Use the Planet Song to record some information on the planets. You can find some great Planets of the Solar System Fact Cards on twinkl.ie

    So that’s it folks! I hope you have a lovely Easter. Enjoy all the chocolate and above all else take care and stay safe, Mrs. O’Rourke!

13Apr

A Special Message!

  • Just a very short but special message to wish you a Happy Easter from everyone at St. Kevin’s. We miss you all but hope you are staying safe and keeping healthy. We hope we will see you again very, very soon and we can finish 3rd Class together!

20Apr

Class Activities!

  • Dear Third Class,

    I hope as always that you and your families are well. I imagine you have polished off all the Easter eggs at this stage! I hope you are making the most of the nice weather and getting out for some exercise each day. Have you noticed how the trees are changing and how beautiful the cherry blossom trees are? Take some photos for us to share later.

    I am sending you on some more schoolwork. Do what you can. A little bit each day could give your day structure and keep you busy. Remembering the importance of routine I suggest you do the following:

    SPHE (Social Personal and Health Education).
    1. Think about/write down three things you are grateful for each day.
    2. Think of one thing you can do for others each day.
    3. Think of one thing you can do each day to make the day more interesting.

    PE
    Do the work outs with Joe Wicks on YouTube or get outside if you can, for a walk or run around.

    Maths
    1. Mental Maths. Complete one column a day and two problem solving questions for that week. On Friday complete the Friday Review.
    2. Focus on length this week. Measure exactly 2 metres using a ruler or measuring tape. How many centimetres is that? How tall are you in metres and centimetres? How many millimetres is that?
    3. Practice your division by 2 tables. Use https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-3

    English
    1. Spellbound. The next unit. Monday: A and B. Tuesday: C and D. Wednesday: E and F. Thursday: G and H. Friday: Ask someone to give you a test.
    2. You can find books to practice your reading on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
    3. Starlight by Folens. E Book ‘Combined Reader’ for 3rd class. Unit 6a Cogmos –Your Amazing Robot Friend
    4. Monday: Read the text and answer A. Tuesday: Read the text and answer B. Wed: Complete C and D. Thursday: Complete E. Friday: Complete activities F and G

    Gaeilge
    1. Abair Liom E on FolensOnline. Watch the resources for lesson 2 An grianghraf (the photograph). Listen to the comhrá (conversation) first.

    Extras
    Gather recyclable materials like egg / cereal boxes etc. for junk art. Make your own robot!

    Ask a grown up what their favourite band is and listen to three of their songs. What do you think of their choice?

    Ask someone how to use the washing machine and learn how to do your laundry!

    Make yourself a healthy sandwich. Remember the food groups we learned about?

    Life involves a lot of food preparation and clothes washing! There is no better time than now to learn life skills!!

    Personally, I can’t wait for the day we get back to our classroom. If you would like to email me your work or photographs or your art or science, please do, I’m at thirdclassteacherstkevins@gmail.com

    Take care and stay safe. I miss you all very much, Ms. O Rourke

27Apr

Class Activities!

  • Dear Third Class,

    As always, I hope that you and your families are well, and you are managing to enjoy yourselves and have fun together. Hopefully, you are finding lots of things to be grateful for each day. Remember it is often the little things that bring us the most joy. Try to notice the little things that bring you joy, your comfy pillow, the perfect slice of toast, a funny GIF!

    I am sticking with the same format for your schoolwork each day. Do what you can. I know that once we get back together, we will fly through the work. Remember how often you surprised me by how quickly you learned something new. I am smiling thinking of how you would amaze me in our Gaeilge lessons.

    So here is the routine. Each day try to do the following:

    SPHE (Social Personal and Health Education).
    1. Think about/write down a few seemingly small things that brought you joy.
    2. Think of someone who brought you joy.
    3. Think of one thing you did to bring someone else joy.

    PE
    Do the work outs with Joe Wicks on YouTube or get outside if you can for a walk, a run, or a kick about.

    Maths
    1. Mental Maths. Complete one column a day and two problem solving questions for that week. On Friday complete the Friday Review.

    2. Practice your division by 4 tables. Use https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-3. Test yourself using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

    3.There are super videos showing how to do a range of maths questions on cjfallon.ie. I highly recommend you register with cjfallons.ie. Select primary, 3rd class, maths, Busy at Maths and you should see a list of resources. Find the Weblink – Tutorial 1,2,3,4, and 5. Watch one each day. Try to do the question before you watch the video.

    English
    1. Spellbound. The next unit. Monday: A and B. Tuesday: C and D. Wednesday: E and F. Thursday: G and H. Friday: Ask someone to give you a test.

    2. You can find books to practice your reading on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

    3. Starlight – by Folens. E Book ‘Combined Reader’ for 3rd class – Unit 6b – The Robotic Animals Exhibition

    4. Monday: Read the text and answer A. Tuesday: Read the text and answer B. Wed: Complete C and D. Thursday: Complete E. Friday: Complete activities F and G

    Gaeilge
    1. Abair Liom E on FolensOnline. Watch the resources for lesson 6. Ag Glanadh an Tí (Cleaning the House). Listen to the scéal (story) first. Tinteán is hearth/fireplace. Luaithreach is ashes. Thosaigh is started.

    Extras

    Read a story about a clever boy who made a robot here https://storyworksjr.scholastic.com/issues/2017-18/090117/clean-start.html.

    Check out Scholastic https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

    Ask a grown up to give you an example of something they bought based on an ad and if it was worth the money!

    Ask a grown up what their favourite tv programme was growing up. See if they can find a clip of it on youtube.

    Life involves many hours cleaning your house! There is no better time than now to learn life skills!! So, like the robots in Starlight and Seán and Síofra in Abair Liom get spring cleaning and hoover the sitting room!

    If you managed to learn how to use the washing machine last week (or even if you did not) this week change your bed linen and pop them in the washing machine.

    Mind yourselves and stay safe. I miss you all very much. I am very much hoping to see you all soon, even if it is for just one day a week! Your parents can email me at thridclassteacherstkevins@gmail.com if you have any questions or what to show me your work. I am more than happy to help. Take care, Ms. O Rourke.

4May

Class Activities!

  • Dear Third Class,

    As always I hope that you and your families are keeping safe and healthy. It was great to hear what some of you have been up to this week.  You’re learning loads in the “University of Life”. Keep up the great work and play! I hope that even though you are missing you friends and despite the restrictions on movement, that you will remember this time as a period where you had time to follow your own interests, and learned lots of practical skills. More about your experiences of these unusual times later! For now, here is your school work for the coming week. Do what you can. Where possible stick to our daily routine.

    SPHE (Social Personal and Health Education)

    1. Think about/write down a few seemingly small things that brought you joy or that you are grateful for.
    2. Think of someone who brought you joy. Thank them for what they did for you.
    3. See if you can raise a smile from someone with a small act of kindness.

    PE

    This week for a change you could check out the week’s activities on https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/ and get outside if you can at all for a walk, a run, or a kick about.

    Maths
    1. Mental Maths. Complete one column a day and two problem solving questions for that week. On Friday complete the Friday Review.
    2. Practice your division by 8 tables. Use https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-3. Test yourself using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily103.

    English
    1. Spellbound. The next unit. Monday: A and B. Tuesday: C and D. Wednesday: E and F. Thursday: G and H. Friday: Ask someone to give you a test.
    2. You can find books to practice your reading on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
    3. Starlight – by Folens. E Book ‘Combined Reader’ for 3rd class – Unit 3a Warming Autumn Recipes (I know its summer! It’s still all about the life skills!) – Monday: Read the text and answer A. Tuesday: Read the text and answer B. Wed: Complete C and D. Thursday: Complete E. Friday: Complete activities F and G. Yep, more life skills!!

    Gaeilge
    1. Abair Liom E on FolensOnline. Lesson 4. Daidí ag cócaráil (Daidí Cooking). Listen to the scéal (story). Cluiche peile –football match, ag ullmhú – preparing, beagnach thart – nearly over, foireann – team, cúl – goal, boladh – smell, dóite – burned

    Extras

    We are living through truly historical times. People in the future will study this time in history just as you have studied Early Christian Ireland or the Vikings. Wouldn’t it be wonderful when you are older to give your future self an insight into what this time was like for you? So, if you could, I would love if you would write about, draw a picture, write a poem or cartoon strip about, your experiences of these strange times. Maybe we could put your work together and make a valuable historical document for the historians of the future! Taking photos is a great way of recording history!!

    Sit down with an adult and browse through some old photos together.

    If yours is a baking household, bake together. Pay attention to weighing the ingredients.

    For the scientists among you, check out https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/science-lab/#/1266028611846

    It has been suggested that stories stimulate the brain in the say way, whether they are heard or read. So, improve your reading by listening to stories on https://readingpartners.org/blog/storyline-online/?fbclid=IwAR1ajIuA7b_bGoMbG4LcjCqVSThp0gUA1ef9pTPUrnvOP0FrZW5mbFui9SU

    Mind yourselves and stay safe. Don’t forget to include those who have been affected by the virus in your prayers. Your parents can email me at thridclassteacherstkevins@gmail.com if you have any questions or what to show me your work.

    Take care, Ms. O Rourke.

11May

Class Activities!

  • You should now receive suggested work directly from you teacher so be sure to check your email regularly and be sure to show teacher some of your great art, project work and snaps of your different activities!

    We look forward to seeing you very soon!