The Fox Lesson- Junior Infants to 1st Class

The fox PowerPoint link here:red-foxfox

Video:

 

Worksheet from activity: activity village. 

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Great free printable booklet from a blog called a day in first grade

It looks like this:

 

Plenary The fox song:

What does the fox say:

 

 

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Weather lesson for Junior / Senior infants

Lesson on weather for infants

I will begin with:

First Step: Thinking about it.

I begin by asking the students to think about the four seasons.

What are some of the activities you do most in each season? (Going to school, playing football, raking leaves, etc. in the Autumn; swimming, going to camp, watching television, etc., in Summer; playing, planting a garden, etc., in Spring; shovelling, making snow men, ice skating, etc., in Winter.)

What kinds of weather do we tend to have in each season? (Sunshine, thunderstorms, heat in Summer, fog, hurricanes, cool in Fall, snow, sleet, icy winds in Winter, friendly rain, warm in Spring.)

Second Step: Acting it out.

Next I ask the students to imagine if is Fall (for instance). Think of an essentially Fall activity and begin to act it out. When I call out, “weather!” some kind of typical Fall weather will take place. Each student chooses for herself or himself which kind of weather it happens. When I call out, “weather!” everyone must react appropriately to whatever weather they are imagining.

I will call up some children to mime an activity and the class can guess what season it is. Sometimes I’ll call out “weather!” several times for each season and all the children pretend they are doing this activity in this weather.

What does the weather sound like? Feel like? Does it have a smell? A taste? What do you see?

Here is a PowerPoint showing the different seasons and the class can pick the appropriate weather symbols for the weather.

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I love the Welsh government website for resources like these:

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/weather_symbols/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Time permitting I will then discuss the BBC’s what is weather page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/

I will then complete a worksheet based on the above. I have also in the past given the children cut up laminated clothes and a small / boy girl image laminated. The children dressed the image of the child with the appropriate clothes for the season / weather I called out. Similar to this image below:

Image result for weather for ks1

Video all about the weather:

 

 

 

Tíreolaíocht: Ceacht ar an aimsir le dialann aimsire

Aimsir clicéail anseo: anaimsir-pppweather-1


An Aimsir

 

Duilleoga
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Duilleoga deasa, buí.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Ag damhsa ar an gcraobh.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Duilleoga deasa, buí.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Ag imeacht leis an ngaoth.

Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Duilleoga deasa, buí.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Ar thalamh ina luí.
~~~~~~~~~
An Sneachta 
Thit sneachta bog bán
Anuas ón spéir,
Nuair a bhí mé i mo luí
Ar mo leaba aréir.

Tá sneachta bog bán,
anois i ngach áit,
ar theach is ar chrann,
ar shráid is ar pháirc.

Beidh againn spóirt,
Mé féin agus Seán,
ag sugradh inniú
Sa sneachta bog bán.
~~~~~~~~~

Bogha Báistí 
Bhí bogha baistí
Sa ghairdín inné.
Stua ag síneadh
Ó thalamh go spéir.

Dáthanna áille,
ag ionradh go glé,
Glór do Dhia,
A chéad chruthaigh é.
~~~~~~~~~

 

Bogha Báistí 
Dearg agus glas,
gorm agus buí,
Féach sa spéir,
An bogha baistí.

Ag ceann an bogha,
Tá pota breá mór,
Féach isteach ann,
Is leatsa an t-ór.
~~~~~~~~~

An Aimsir

Feic-im an ghrian ag taith-neamh sa spé-ir

Feic-im an ghrian ag taith-neamh sa spé-ir

Is ion-tach é, nuair a fheic-im an ghrian

Ó feic-im an ghrian ag taith-neamh sa spé-ir

 

Clois-im an ghaoth ag séid-eadh sna criann

Clois-im an ghaoth ag séid-eadh sna criann

Is ion-tach é, nuair a chlois-im an ghaoth

Ó clois-im an ghaoth ag séid-eadh sna criann

 

Seol-ann na scam-aill tras-na na spéir-e

Seol-ann na scam-aill tras-na na spéir-e

Is ion-tach é, nuair a fheic-im na scam-aill

Ó seol-ann na scam-aill tras-na na spéir-e

Clois-im an ghaoth ag séid-eadh sna criann

Feic-im an ghrian ag taith-neamh sa spéir.

 

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Weather (Senior Classes) PowerPoint / weather tools /Riddle / Worksheet / Arctic weather

Weather PowerPoint

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Weather tools PowerPoint

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Weather riddles a PowerPoint with 12 pages of riddles based on the weather:

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Daily Weather Chart

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Month of ___________

 

Today’s Weather

 

 

 

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
             
             
             
             
           

Water Cycle:water-cyclewatercycle3

Water Cycle Poem

(to the tune of “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”

It’s raining, it’s pouring,
The oceans are storing
Water from the falling rain
While thunderclouds are roaring.

The rain now is stopping,
The rain’s no longer dropping.
Sun comes out and soaks up water
Like a mop that’s mopping.

The water’s still there now,
But hidden in the air now.
In the clouds it makes a home
Until there’s rain to share now.

It’s raining, it’s pouring…

Meish Goldish

Thunder and Lightning Poem

(to the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel”)

When a storm begins in the clouds,
It sometimes may look frightening.
You see a quick electrical spark–
Flash! goes the lightning!

Long and thin and streaky and fast,
Its glow is oh so brightening.
Watch for the electric spark–
Flash! goes the lightning!

When a storm begins in the clouds,
It truly is a wonder.
You hear a rumble loud in the sky–
Clap! goes the thunder!

Lightning bolts are heating the air,
Over clouds and under.
When the air expands enough–
Clap! goes the thunder.

 

Arctic Weather

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History of Halloween 1st-3rd Class

Here are some resources if you plan on teaching about the history of Halloween which might come in handy for you.

If you have any resources you also would not mind sharing please send them to fearasscoile@gmail.com it would be much appreciated and thank you to everyone for sharing so far.

  1. History of Halloween  with worksheet based on the lesson
  2. PowerPoint on History of Halloween

History of Halloween 

1.

Halloween falls on the 31st October of every year and is a time when people dress in scary costumes, go trick or treating and play traditional Halloween games, such as apple bobbing. All Hallow’s Eve. The first day of November was celebrated by the Catholic Church as All Hallow’s Day when they took time to say their prayers to the Saints. Such as Saint Patrick.

The date of Halloween, 31st October, let people know that it was the end of the Irish year and was believed to be the day when the ghosts of those who died during the year would come back and scare the people who were still living. That is why people wear scary costumes in order to frighten the scary ghosts off.

Trick or treating nowadays involves dressing up in costumes and knocking on neighbours doors for treats. If treats are not given then tricks are played on the neighbour. But we don’t do things like that anymore as we are always nice to our neighbours!

Apple bobbing is a game traditionally played on Halloween. A number of apples are placed in a large bowl of water. Players have to try to catch one of the apples using only their teeth. The hands must remain behind the back at all times.

 

Can you think of any other games that might be played on Halloween night?

Worksheet based on the above lesson: history-of-halloween-worksheet

 

History Of Halloween

Halloween falls on the _____ ______of every year and is a time when people dress in scary costumes, go ____ __ _______ and play traditional Halloween games, such as apple bobbing.

The date of Halloween, 31st October, let people know that it was the end of the holy year and was believed to be the day when the _____ of those who died during the year would come back and scare the people who were still living. That is why people wear _____ costumes in order to frighten the scary ghosts off.

Trick or treating today is all about dressing up in costumes and ______ on neighbours doors for treats. If treats are not given then tricks are played on the neighbour. But we don’t do things like that anymore as we are always nice to our neighbours!

_____ _______ is a game traditionally played on Halloween. A few apples are placed in a big bowl of water. Players have to try to catch one of the apples using only their _____. The hands must remain behind the back at all times.

Can you think of any other games that might be played on Halloween night?

 

31st October     scary knocking teeth

 trick or treating ghosts Apple bobbing

 

2. PowerPoint  halloween

 

Halloween Safety for Junior / Senior Infants

Here is a lesson I plan on using with my class about Halloween safety for SPHE.

I couldn’t find a PowerPoint and worksheet so I edited some  great pictures from http://elementarysafety.com/colouring-section/coloring-halloween-safety and made my own version of both.

I will begin with a discussion on Halloween safety in think, pair, share and create a KWL chart.

I will then discuss the presentation with the class.

I will ask the children to think/pair/share again this time trying to recall three ways we should be safe at Halloween.

I will provide the children with a worksheet and discuss the pictures with them.

Play video to reiterate the objectives of the lesson

PowerPointhalloween-safety                           worksheet: worksheet-safety-hall

Another good halloween safety PowerPoint here: halloween-saefty-2

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This is for educational uses only. No sharing or copying allowed. For Personal use only. Images from: http://elementarysafety.com/colouring-section/coloring-halloween-safety