Hello again 4th class. Thank you for all the work you sent back on Seesaw. Only two weeks of home schooling to go and then we will be on our summer holidays. As always I have planned out lots of work for the week but while I want you to do your best it is ok if you do not complete all of it. The Busy at Maths is probably the work to spend most time doing and whatever you can fit in after that fine.
Busy at Maths:
If you go to FolensOnline.ie you can access our Gaeilge programme Abair Liom F. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register. Select teacher. Fill in a username, email and password. For Roll Number use the code Prim20. Once you have an account you can click on the “resources” part of the Abair Liom F and access all the stories, games songs and poems.
Write a poem about lockdown and how you have spent the past few months! Your poem can take any shape you like, but here are some ideas:
The sound of a Limerick is so distinctive: two longer lines, two short ones, and a closing longer line that makes a joke!
Dixon Lanier Merritt:
A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill can hold more than his beli-can.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I’m damned if I see how the heli-can.
In free verse, there are no rules! You don’t use regular patterns of rhythm or rhyme or lines of any particular length. Yes, you can do whatever you want…which means it can be hard to know where to start. But give it a go!
Do a picture of your two favourite items that you’ve been using at home since school closed. You can use any type of material you like to do this – chalk, pencil, paint, watercolour etc. These can be 2- D or you can challenge yourself to make them 3-D! One idea is to do an observational pencil drawing of your bicycle. Do you remember how we did an observational drawing of your shoe? You could take out your bicycle and draw exactly what you see.