Ms. N. O’Callaghan 19/20

Hello everyone,

I hope you are keeping well. This week the SEN teachers decided to do an Easter theme. We chose different Easter crafts, activities and fun ideas. Please look at all the SEN pages so that you can choose from loads of various ideas. We hope you enjoy them!

Following on from last week I have put some links below for some mindfulness activities such as, Easter themed mindfulness colouring activities, Easter themed yoga and some recipes for some Easter baking! I have also included some nice creative writing ideas for all!

 

Easter themed mindfulness colouring:

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Easter themed yoga:

Easter themed baking and cooking ideas:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easter-kids

Creative writing Easter ideas:

  • Write your own Easter themed story or poem.
  • Choose from some of these story starters and write your own stories:

1. I couldn’t believe my eyes. My Easter basket was filled with…
2. Easter morning, I looked out my window and…
3. Crack, crack, crack… suddenly one of my Easter eggs started to move!
4. Oh no! The Easter bunny broke his leg.
5. These weren’t ordinary jelly beans. These jelly beans…
6. This year I’m going to catch that Easter bunny.
7. I can’t believe it. The Easter bunny….
8. Suddenly the Easter eggs started to talk!

  • For older writers, try Round Robin Writing:
    1. Choose a story starter.
    2. Start writing for 5-10 minutes.
    3. Stop and then pass your paper to the person on your left.
    4. The next person reads over what the last person wrote. Next, continue the story.
    5. Write for 5 minutes and then stop. Pass it to the next person.
    6. This process continues until the original writer gets their paper back.
    7. You’ve now created multiple group stories!
    8. Share and giggle at your creations.

 

Dear parents and children.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this time. I have included some mindfulness activities which could be used as a break from some school work or at any stage throughout the day. I have also included some social stories which may be useful to go through with your child if you feel they may benefit from them. The first one is a nice story for children that may be worried about Coronavirus. Some of these links need to be accessed through http://www.twinkl.ie which can be accessed for free with the use of this code: IRLTWINKLHELPS.

As always if you need help with anything don’t hesitate to email me at n.ocallaghan@upperglanmirens.ie.

Enjoy,

Ms O’Callaghan.

 

Mindfulness activities

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There are also lots of mindfulness videos for the junior and senior end of the school on YouTube by simply searching for ‘mindfulness videos for kids’.

Yoga activities

Cosmic kids yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

This is a brilliant one for both parents and children to do together.

Social Stories

Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t3-s-97-sometimes-i-feel-angry-social-stories

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https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-s-3543-its-ok-not-to-win-social-stories 

 

Dear parents,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I have created a list with some spelling activities and resources that you can access on your laptop/tablet. Some of these can be accessed through www.twinkl.ie which has offered free membership for the month by using the code: IRLTWINKLHELPS.

Simply click the links to get started. You can contact me on my school email, n.ocallaghan@upperglanmirens.ie, if you have any queries. Please have a look at the other SEN teacher’s pages for other ideas and activities.

Best wishes and stay safe,

Ms O’Callaghan.

 

Word searches

A simple and nice activity for children to do would be to make a word search using their spellings or their own words and get someone in the house to complete it. This could also be done for the children and is a great way to engage with their spellings.

This is a useful website for creating your own word search:

https://www.abcya.com/games/make_a_word_search

There are loads of websites with free ready to use word searches such as:

https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/word-searches-for-kids/

https://www.twinkl.ie/search

 

Word games and spelling apps

There are also loads of apps which are great for assisting children with spellings whilst having some fun!

For younger children:

Kidlo Spelling Games

ABC Spelling magic 1,2,3 and 4

 

For older children:

Wordcrossy

Wordscapes