Step-by-Step instructions to aid access to e-books from CJFallon, Edco and Folens
Because I have already have a CJ Fallon account I am able to access the books straight away. I think the first thing that parents will be asked when logging in for the first time is to log in their email address.
When you go to your inbox you should find an email from Folens. Make sure you check your spam folder just in case it ended up there. In that email there will be a long blue code, that is your activation code. Click that code next. That will bring you to the next step.
Ideas for Across the Curriculum
Please find below some suggested activities that you might find useful to keep children learning and entertained at home.
From Teaching Packs: In order to support home and remote learning during these challenging times, we are sharing many of our resources for free so that everyone can use our most popular resources. We have also produced a number of new project and activity packs that your children can try with minimal preparation and resources. Which one will your children use first? https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-home-learning-pack/
The following list of ideas are based around educational videos on YouTube. I haven’t gone through all the listed videos – though they are listed as Primary School videos. So please, as with any online resource, be mindful of the following:
Before choosing to watch any online video, it’s worth taking some to think about these questions:
- Is it suitable for your children? How can you tell? Was it created for children, or is it aimed at an older audience?
- Who created it? How can you be sure that the information in the video is accurate?
- What do your children hope to find out by watching the video? Do they have any questions about the topic before they start? Could you write these down and make a note of the answers as you watch the video?
- Some of the videos have adverts. Why is this?
- To go to this resource please click the following link:
Twinkl, a resource website, has so many valuable resources across all curricular areas. From Twinkl:
My name is Jonathan Seaton, and I am the CEO of Twinkl. In light of recent developments in relation to Covid-19, we here at Twinkl want to support all pupils, parents and teachers should the decision be made to close primary schools in Ireland. We are offering all parents and teachers a One Month FREE Ultimate Membership to Twinkl.ie. This will allow parents and teachers unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject from junior infants to sixth class.
Setting this up this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.
Movement and Well-Being
Supporting Your Home Learning Experience.
The resources on this page have been created to help teachers and parents with home learning. We know that teaching your children at home can be very a daunting prospective and not at all easy – that’s why we’ve created fun activities that many children will already be familiar with.
Resources include Quick Blasts, Active Blasts and other Supporting Resources – and keep coming back because we will be adding and changing activities every day!
Please click the link to discover a whole range of movement and well-being exercises/practices. https://imoves.com/the-imovement
Daily Movement Lessons: P.E. with Joe Wicks.
Joe Wicks will be streaming his live classes from his Youtube channel The Body Coach. P.E. with Joe will be aired live from Monday to Friday at 9am . Lessons will last approximately half-an-hour with Wicks saying “I will do this as long as the schools are closed. The 30 minute lessons are streamed live from Joe Wicks’ home. They consist of “very basic exercises” that are “suitable for beginners. He assures that “if you’re unfit you’re still going to manage to do it”. Exercises featured in lesson one included jogging on the spot, dynamic stretches and shadow boxing. If you cant participate in the live sessions all programmes are available by clicking the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Yoga and mindfulness resources. https://www.cosmickids.com/
David Wallaims is releasing some of his stories as free audio books for the next 30 days. He announced on his twitter account ” Those stuck at home with their kids may be able to relate to ‘The World’s Worst Children’. I’ll be releasing an audio story every day for the next 30 days for free. First up is The Terrible Triplets! Enjoy. xxx Click here to listen https://bit.ly/AudioElevenses“
Limerick illustrator, Damien Quinn, has shared a free and downloadable Limerick GAA colouring book with the World. The artist, now based in Sydney New South Wales has compiled his excellent drawing of Limerick’s hurling heroes into a book, which is now downloadable and free. https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcex76yfoy32471/Limerick_Hurling_GAA_Colouring_Book.pdf?dl=0
Lightbot: Lightbot is an educational game for kids that introduces several principles of programming. Children will practice concepts like sequence, conditions, and loops without typing or coding. Use problem solving skills to complete the puzzles! https://lightbot.com/hour-of-code.html
Scratch: With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch 5-7 year olds: https://www.scratchjr.org/
Scratch 8-16 year olds: https://scratch.mit.edu/
SESE: Social, Environmental, Scientific Education
Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world. Our mission is to encourage kids’ natural curiosity and wonder using science and history…but there’s no age limit on curiosity, and episodes of Brains On can be enjoyed by anyone. https://www.brainson.org/
Uncover curious creatures from both land and sea, ancient mysteries and civilisations, incredible destinations and natural wonders – prepare to be wowed by our wonderful world.
Ready to explore, gang? Start your voyage of discovery by clicking around? Beware! You’re about to unearth some pretty awesome stuff. Who knows what you might discover…https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/
This post will be updated so please check in for new material every now and then. Please remember to follow HSE guidelines. The staff of LSP send our best to all our families and wish everyone good health.