Amhrán na bhFiann

 

Amhrán na bhFiann

 

Sinne Fianna Fáil

Atá faoi gheall ag Éirinn,

Buíon dár slua

Thar toinn do ráinig chugainn,

Faoi mhóid bheith saor

Seantír ár sinsear feasta,

Ní fhágfar faoin tíorán ná faoin tráill.

Anocht a théim sa bhearna bhaoil,

Le gean ar Ghaeil, chun báis nó saoil,

Le gunna scréach faoi lámhach na bpiléar,

Seo libh canaig Amhrán na bhFiann

 

The Soldiers’ Song

 

Soldiers are we,

whose lives are pledged to Ireland,

Some have come

From a land beyond the wave,

Sworn to be free,

no more our ancient ireland,

Shall shelter the despot or the slave.

Tonight we man the “bearna baoil”,

In Erin’s cause, come woe or weal,

’Mid cannon’s roar and rifles’ peal,

We’ll chant a soldier’s song

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Valentines Lesson

Hi there, thanks for stopping by the blog. It can be hard to find lesson content for St. Valentine so I decided to do a bit of rooting online and compile two lessons. One for the Junior levels and one for the Senior levels which you can tailor to your needs.

Please scroll down to find Senior lessons at the top and Junior lesson at the end of this post.

I usually use this kind of lesson for History, Religion, Music, and Art for the Junior classes. There are also opportunities to link Valentines with Green Schools or the Environment in Geography if you were to use figures easily found online about wastage on St. Valentines Day. It can also be linked to Geography if we look at how Valentine’s day is celebrated around the world.

Here are some ideas, below you will find lesson ideas, PowerPoints, Videos, and Worksheets, I hope it helps.

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Lesson ideas for 3rd – 6th Class if adapted

  1. Introduction

Show an image of marmite and valentines and ask your class what the two images have in common:

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I would use this to create a discussion:

  • What do you think the message is about Valentines? Discuss with your friends.
  • Why do you think some people like Valentines and why others do not?
  • Who might benefit from Valentines?
  • Have you ever heard of St. Valentine?
  • Why do you think there is a day named after him?

 2.  Explain that we will be learning about St. Valentine and create a WILF chart about St. Valentine (chart from https://kpike92.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/introducing-walt-wilf-and-tib/

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I would put my main objective here: Two new pieces of information about Who Saint Valentine is? Why we celebrate this day etc.

3. I would then complete a KWL chart, link to chart here: http://tweenteaching.blogspot.ie/2012/08/kwl-chart.html

classroom kwl chart

4. PowerPoint about Saint Valentine for Senior Classes

Here are some images from the PowerPoint so you know what you are downloading. I found this PowerPoint on TES.co.uk at this link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-story-of-valentine-powerpoint-6034779

5. Lovely video about St. Valentine from youtube:

 

6. A very good video for fifth and sixth class about Saint Valentine:

7. Printable story on St. Valentine with a comprehension questions from https://theweeklyplan.com/

link here: Valentine’s Day

 

8. Another Reading Comprehension worksheet about St. Valentine with great comprehension questions and writing prompts from www.abcteach.com

link to download PDF here: rc_valentine_legend

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9. Fill in the blanks worksheet 

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Link to this worksheet here: worksheet

Geography: How People Around the World Celebrate Valentine’s Day

How to say I love you around the world

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Lesson on Saint Valentines for the Junior Classes to Second Class (if adapted). Please edit to your needs. 

 

PowerPoint for the Junior Classes found and edited to make suitable for my class:

Link to download PowerPoint here: Valentine’s Day younger 2 editedvalp.PNGvalp2.PNGvalp3.PNGvalp4.PNGvalp6.PNGvalp8.PNGvalp9.PNGvalp10.PNGvalp77.PNGvalp107.PNG

Video 

Song for Infants

Saint Valentine Word search for First or Second Class:

Saint Valentine’s Word Search

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St. Valentine Colouring Sheet

http://catholicplayground.com/valentine-one/saint-valentine-coloring-one.html

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Pancake Tuesday – Junior to 1st Class

Hi, so I needed a story for my class for the week of Pancake Tuesday so I decided to introduce a story of ‘The Runaway Pancake’ and link it with History for sequencing and Music.

Here is what I compiled together.

I love TES.co.uk and I found lots on this, my intention is that you won’t have to do all the same searching.

www.tes.co.uk

  1. Here is a PowerPoint of the story of The Runaway Pancake. This story is very like the Gingerbread Man retold with a pancake.

Here is an image to show you what the PowerPoint looks like. It tells the story with some audio available.

Link to the PowerPoint The Runaway Pancake powerpoint

2. Video of the story being read clearly:

3. Next, I will teach the order to my class of how to make pancakes.

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Link to the above document here:how-to-make-pancakes

4. Oxford Reading Tree have good sequencing cards which you could print out and have the class stick in the correct order. 

ORT HOW TO MAKE A PANCAKE 2ORT HOW TO MAKE A PANCAKE ordering 2oxoxf

 

5. TES.co.uk have a great interactive sequencing activity for how to make a pancake, please find the link below:

http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/Making-a-Pancake-Presentation-2323

The activity looks like this

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6. Below are two songs about Pancakes

The first I found on TES.co.uk that P.E. Willobury made

There is a PowerPoint of the words that looks like this:

song

The pancake song 2

Link to TES download page: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-pancake-song-6178404

Here is another song about Pancakes