1st April 2020
This might be a helpful resource to some of you.
Brenda Cassidy is a Mum of sensory children, OT, Sensory Educator and developer of the BRAINCALM™ program.
• She is offering free 1/2 hour webinars on Sensory Issues seen in schools today.
• Just follow the link below in order to register. You must register in order to get access to the webinar: https://zoom.us/
Mrs Shields (Julie)
30th March 2020
Please visit the news section of our school website to view the parents letter by our principal Mr Mc Caul dated 30th March 2020. This letter details the online distance learning portal Seesaw that we intend to use if schools remain closed after the Easter Holiday period. Please follow the guidelines about how to start this process. I hope you are all keeping well.
A file with suggested activities is attached below. (March 30th )
Please find attached a Parents-Sampler-Support-Pack. First/then cards, token boards, yoga cards and fine motor activities are included in the pack. There is also a chart that supports the children in learning about their emotions and emotional regulation. We use the Zones of Regulation programme in class and this is a simplified chart that can be used with the children at home. The children are familiar with most of the resources/activities in this pack.
This weeks social story is on social distancing. (Copy and paste this link) www.middletownautism.com/news/coronavirus-social-distancing-social-story-3-2020
If your child enjoys maths, they will have completed work from the Planet Maths series. Its publisher 'Folens', is allowing parents and teachers to access their digital resources on FolensOnline.ie. 1. Click 'register'. 2. Select 'teacher'. 3. Fill in a username, email and password. 4. For roll number, enter the code Prim20. ere is a link to the music programme we use in class. This link will give you free parental access to the lessons.
Twinkl is a great website with lots of resources for all subjects to help during the school closures. I use this website throughout the year with our class and find it very useful. During the closure Twinkl will allow parents a one month FREE Ultimate Membership if they follow the link below and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.
Here is a link to the music programme we use in class. This link will give you free parental access to the lessons.
Here are some other appropriate websites which you may find useful to reinforce your child’s learning.
https://www.starfall.com (literacy, numeracy, music)
https://www.gonoodle.com/ (movement breaks)
https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/login- This has access to lots of ebooks e.g. extreme weather, dinosaurs, myths and legends, space.
The children also enjoy Jack Hartmann songs – google ‘Jack Hartmann’ and his songs are on youtube or they can be accessed via his website. https://jackhartmann.com/pages/fun-house
Encourage the children to sing along and do the actions!
Another good website for maths games is : https://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games
Story Time J The children enjoy listening to these stories at the end of their school day.