We had a very egg-citing day in school today. The Easter Bunny came to visit with Easter eggs for everyone. He bounced in to every classroom. He told us he has been in quarantine for the past two weeks. Thanks to the Parents Association who sponsored him!!
Yay for pancakes. We hope you will all be attempting to make some pancakes on Tuesday. Top them with lemon and sugar, Nutella and ice cream or cream and fruit to mention a few. The following day is Ash Wednesday which marks the first of 40 days of lent.
Below are two pancake recipes. The first is for traditional pancakes, the second is for American style flyffy pancakes. Have fun flipping them!!
https://youtu.be/JPdpSAvmnHY Jamie Oliver American Style Pancakes
https://youtu.be/G6MH75lyvkM Why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday
https://youtu.be/GMMK0LX-nx4 If You Give A Pig A Pancake
https://youtu.be/MjKUEJBpA4s Pancakes, Pancakes!
https://youtu.be/Ka0_upuOWCA The Big Pancake
Happy Valentines to all our wonderful pupils. May your day be full of love and chocolate. Here are a few videos that you might find interesting.
https://youtu.be/JdKZepHMFWE Some information on St. Valentine
https://youtu.be/mLdfVgWJ_yk A Valentine’s Song
https://youtu.be/eeCvcMs-p0g Valentine’s Day Facts
https://youtu.be/b-XuzuXbfVo Valentine’s Jokes
https://youtu.be/whska4M2Egg More Jokes
https://youtu.be/AzUIKh7rP0o Valentine’s Science-sensory bottle
https://youtu.be/gjGS_tTi6RE Three easy science experiments
https://youtu.be/aQxn8qlHdk0 More Science
https://youtu.be/XxbXqVt-nNA Valentine’s PE
https://youtu.be/rCVDmiGu698 The Cupid Shuffle
If you are in need of some art inspiration, why not Make and Do with our very own Mary Fitzgerald. Ms Dillon will post some art ideas for you regularly.
Peacock February 22nd
Valentines Day Cards February 9th
Spring Umbrella February 4th
WE LOVE READING IN CONNA NS.
If you find all the emails, videos and Zoom calls too much then give yourself a break and just read to your child, especially if they are in the lower half of the school. If they are older, encourage them to read for 15/20 minutes every day. Let them see you reading, it’s the best way to spark their interest. They will do what you do, not what you say!
It is a great way to….
-Develop their vocabulary and language skills
….to name just a few.
We will post a few videos here each week of some of our favourite stories but there are so many out there!
https://youtu.be/6sqmIHPsZn0 The Very Busy Spider 🕷
https://youtu.be/POT7Zso30aY Gorilla Who Loves Vanilla
https://youtu.be/QqAhRK2w4y0 The Runaway Pancake 🥞🥞🥞
https://youtu.be/zcYYn68Hx7w 💞Guess How Much I Love You💞
https://youtu.be/HiY8t6j5NCM 💙🧡That’s When I’m Happy❤💜
https://youtu.be/utdZRYNzjO4 🥰 Mr Goat’s Valentine 🥰
https://youtu.be/M7OqNZwi40Y 💖💗The Day It Rained Hearts 💗💖
https://youtu.be/byOL1FOLMNA Six Dinner Sid 🐾
https://youtu.be/Bf1fWwbTz3M Jack and the Beanstalk
https://youtu.be/y3ehW26-9MU The Three Billy Goats Gruff
https://youtu.be/kzcllnP0JkY The Three Little Super Pigs 🐷🐷🐷
https://youtu.be/g6ekOBjISKw I’m Not Sleepy
https://youtu.be/Bkat8iyWLOs WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
https://youtu.be/7d4WI6NxbTU Diary of a Wombat
https://youtu.be/0hoSHB_B1JQ Mr Pod and Mr Picallili
https://youtu.be/RIw7n8GBXSA The Littlest Owl 🦉
https://youtu.be/nII7hdM56QE The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed 🐺
https://youtu.be/YpHNqSm_dt4 My Friend the Weather Monster 🌤
https://youtu.be/OQwL7RgzWbs My Big Shouting Day!!
https://youtu.be/UU1EAdBbpi4 Zog and the Flying Doctors
https://youtu.be/FAdxGGuTJr0 Don’t Let The Aliens Get My Marvelous Mum
https://youtu.be/7IJ4BakTB_Q The Very Busy Day
https://youtu.be/wkPcsYKzJ0U Dino Juniors Wide Awake
https://youtu.be/zhCN3FHU_Us The Jelly that Wouldn’t Wobble
https://youtu.be/lWZMD_0W8AA Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
https://youtu.be/cyId8FzmMGI The Hospital Dog
Tips for storytime
-Turn off the TV and phone.
-It doesn’t have to be at bedtime!
-Let them choose the story.
-Speak to your child about the story, predict what will happen or recount the story if it’s familiar.
-Talk about the front and back cover.
-Explain what an author and illustrator is.
-Explain what the blurb is.
-Point out familiar words or the letters/letter pattern they are learning that week.
-Ask them what their favourite part of the book is and why.
-Tell them your favourite part.
-Predict what might happen next, after the story ends.
-Look at the pictures- name the animals, places, occupation of the characters, colours etc.
-Talk about the message in the book. Is it teaching about empathy, sharing etc.
-Get your older child(ren) to read to the younger ones!
-Let them write and illustrate their own book for younger siblings, cousins or neighbours.
If you are short of books or are looking for some new ones then subscribe, for free, to www.getepic.com
We miss the quick chat at the gate or the catch up in the yard with our parents and guardians. Instead you can now contact each teacher on their personal school email if you have any queries or problems.
Ms Joyce- email@example.com
Ms O’Brien- firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Quigley- email@example.com
Ms Power- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Clancy- email@example.com
Ms Nagle- firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Casey- email@example.com
Ms Rice- firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Flynn- email@example.com
Mr Mulcahy- firstname.lastname@example.org
We had some famous friends wishing our 6th Class of 2020 the best on their graduation from Conna N.S. You can view them in the links below.