Morning girls, I am attaching a unit of work below that has a few activities that helps you write your own poem about a monster. It can be a funny and friendly monster or something a little more gruesome and gross. It will help greatly if you have been working on our adjectives and sentence stretchers the last few weeks. The activity sheets talk about alliteration. Alliteration is when we use some words together that start with the same letter. So if you were thinking about the monster's head and you wanted to use alliteration; you would think of 'H' words...' his huge, hideous, head'. Or if you get really imaginative and decide on something crazy like a food monster for example, your monster could have 'chocolate chips, cheese and cherries' all over them. You are using the sound 'CH' here for your alliteration.
If you would like to keep this activity a little more simple, just look at the page with the picture of the monster and choose a word to describe each noun on the page and draw a picture or print and colour the one provided. This might be a good idea for the 3rd class literacy groups. I think the 4th class group could have a go at trying out the alliteration. For any older class groups I think you could try to use the online thesaurus to extend your descriptive words to include new vocabulary.
Have fun and send me your work or any questions.
Hi everyone! There is a worksheet attached below with questions that gets you to think about someone you admire, why you admire them and how they achieved their goals.. I have chosen Adi Roche and have filled out my own sheet as an example. This is suitable for my 5th and 6th class group and you can even choose someone we have started a project on. 3rd and 4th class girls can give it a go too of course. Email me if you need any help or have any questions. :-)
Girls I am just trying out 'Padlet' to see if we can add to our online learning together. I will post a link to the padlet I created. I have the oral language activity from the post below on there. See if you can engage, type, add a comment or voice note or video. We can learn about using it together!
Good morning to all of you!
I hope that you took some time over the weekend to take a break from schoolwork. Please do send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any work from my page completed, if you need help with your classwork (and you normally work with me) OR if you just want to say hello and tell me your news and how you are. I would love that! :-)
I have three reading comprehensions attached below. They are level A, B and C. Level A is suitable for 3rd class literacy groups and level B and C are for 4th class and upwards. I also have some oral language activities attached. I am attaching a link to 'Spelling Bees' which is a game to help practice spelling. I am also attaching a link to 'Penguin Jump' which is a fun game to help with multiplication tables.
Let me know what you think of them. If they are too tricky I can send some a little easier and if they are too easy I will find something that's more challenging. Also, if you haven't already, please look at the posts further below for the 'Weaving Wellbeing' booklet. It is really great and very helpful for reminding us all how important it is to look after our minds and our bodies.
Wishing you all a super day to start the week ahead!
Here is something a little different for you girls. Can you learn to identify some of the birds that might visit your garden or area? This will keep you busy for a few weeks if you decide to try and see if you can find them all! You will have to take the time to be outdoors (safely) and put all your focus on just watching and noticing the birds and seeing if you can hear them too. The swallows have just arrived around my area and they are great fun to watch as they swoop and dive. I have managed to spot most of them the last few weeks but I haven't noticed a chiffchaff, greenfinch, dunnock, coal tit or sparrowhawk. I'm pretty sure I heard a sparrowhawk but I don't think that counts!
I have attached a list of phrases that are helpful when you are practicing reading. This list is aimed at any girls who get a word bag with dolch words/tricky word lists from me. It is also useful for any girls who might be part of a literacy group with me too. Email me brendaheaslip @stphilomenasns.com and let me know how you are getting on with them. :-)
Hope you have a great day,
Happy Earth Day!
Today is a chance to reflect and think about the role we all play in looking after our planet and its resources. Think about all the hard work that our school has put in to the green flags and the work that the Green School Committee and Ms Higgins are continuing with.
It's a good day to get the know the world we live in a little better too. Some of you in 5th and 6th class have already been working with me on Google Maps and studying how to find information in an atlas. 3rd and 4th girls can try this too with a little help.
Why not explore Google Maps today on Earth Day? I have a task sheet attached below that might be useful.
(Try a little bit of mindfulness today outdoors to take a break from the screen. Take two minutes just to listen to the world around you with your eyes closed. Bring your thoughts back to the sound you hear when your mind wanders...as it will!)
Email me and let me know how you found it.
Good morning everyone!
I am attaching a task sheet that will help you with any of your oral language classwork. I know you are all learning about interviews. The following game should warm you up and help with your questioning skills.
Hi to everyone! I hope that you enjoyed the 'break' over Easter. It's always nice to get back to a little bit of a routine after being away from the computer and books.
For anyone that is just getting around to looking at some of the work that I have been posting, please do go back over older blog posts and complete work from them too.
As always, I am delighted to get emails, so please do email to say hi, ask a question, or submit work for feedback. Some girls are finding that they are busy with class work and that is fine. If you would like help with any class work, you can ask me too. Just do your best! :-)
Below are some tasks related to spelling, dictionary work, grammar and in Maths, some word problems related to capacity. (4th class)
We have worked on verbs when looking at comprehensions and when working on nouns and adjectives. We are going to work on them more closely this week.
The capacity poster is just an example to get you started. Can you use google images/photos/clipart to create your own 'Capacity Poster'? Include a variety of containters that have the CAPACITY to hold a liquid of any sort. Extension: Estimate the capacity of each of the containters.
The word problems get a little more challenging as you move through them. Give them your best shot! :-)
As we are coming to the end of Term 2, I just want to remind you of some of the ways you can enjoy the next two weeks:
Try to do a variety of different activities each day (get fresh air, reading, drawing, listening to music, watching a movie or TV programme, a walk or bike ride (within limits and with permission), board games, puzzles and don't forget...helping with chores around the house.)
Here are some English and Maths Easter activities for you and I will post again in two weeks.
You are doing GREAT everyone, keep positive and stay safe ... :)