4th Class Ice Bucket Challenge
Check out our 4th Class having some fun with the Ice Bucket Challenge! A great way to enjoy the sunny weather.
Message on Covid19
One of our students in Junior Infants put together a fantastic information video all about keeping safe and well! What amazing work.
Smile by Noah Cooper
We are very proud of 5th Class student Noah Cooper. He entered the RTÉjr We Love Books short story writing competition, and it was just announced today that his story was highly commended, and he placed in the top five!
Noah will be doing a phone interview next week which will be on the Homeschool Hub. When the RTÉ television studio reopens Noah will also be invited in to record his story. You can read Noah’s story here, but be warned, it’s pretty scary!
Tricky letters work for this Senior Infant! Number Blocks!
Blinding Lights. Fun and dance – what a fantastic way to learn! Follow the links to check out these fabulous dancers. http://tiny.cc/BlindingLights and http://tiny.cc/BlindingLights2
We know we have fantastic dancers and choreographers in our school. Send us your videos and start an on online flashmob!
School might be closed for two weeks but that hasn’t stopped our wonderful students from learning! We love to hear about the activities and projects you are getting up to at home. Please email photos and updates to firstname.lastname@example.org. In keeping with our policies we will not identify children by name.
Quiz Time! Some of our students and parents got together to organise a Zoom quiz before the Spring Break. Everyone really enjoyed seeing their friends again.
Some holiday fun times for these sisters! Thank you for sharing your adorable sock rabbits!
This sixth class student and her brother had a Skype history lesson with their aunt in Crete. They learned all about how in the 17th Century, inhabitants of a small village in England overcame the bubonic plague by self isolating. We can learn from this historic account and know that it will all be okay in the end!
‘Sloths’ as Gaeilge! Maith thú!
Having some fun decorating a wooden A for her name!
2nd Class have been learning about rainforests this week. Look at these amazing projects on jaguars and sloths!
Saving the rainforest in 2nd Class.
Third Class were also learning about the rainforest. Follow the link below to see the video one of our students created.
If you haven’t entered the daily art challenge yet check out some of previous entries at http://www.ballinteeretns.ie/daily-art-challenge/
Learning about the rainforest in 2nd Class.
Poppy the cat helping with Maths!
Look who decided to make an early appearance! Laura’s Senior Infants class had been caring for these eggs. The eggs have gone on holidays with Laura during this school closure. Stay tuned for more updates.
Writing and maths practice : )
This brother and sister raked and weeded a patch of waste ground and planted some Bee Bombs. Hopefully in a few weeks, the bees will have loads of beautiful wild flowers to feed on.
Super organised for the Superhero Art Challenge! This third class student is working hard at home.
Jenga time for this Senior Infant!
Learning at home can mean doing what we love and these students loves drawing and colouring!
A Nature Bingo game while on their morning walk. These children found everything from leaves to logs and everything in between.
St. Patrick’s day arts and crafts, with homemade muffins in the background 🙂 Word searches and a climb up the Sugar Loaf.
Brian decided to draw a rocket today, visiting another planet and finding aliens 🙂
Reading at home for this Senior Infants student
And Number Blocks – a fantastic way to develop number understanding through story
Enjoying yoga at home. You can find lots of mindfulness and yoga exercises at https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/flow and https://www.cosmickids.com/. You might recognise some of the activities from school. Playing draughts
Irish in Duolingo app, sports that allow social distancing, cooking stew and of course participating in his mom’s meetings with peers all over the world learning digital marketing. This 3rd Class student has been very busy!
Student from Senior Infants working on note connection in video chat with her grandad And her older brother working on plant research with grandma over video
Lots of fun this StPatrick’s Day Weekend!
One of our 2nd class students created an encouraging poster for the neighbourhood this morning. He made up the words himself, it reads : Keep Your Happiness, Don’t Keep Fear!
Cooking, yoga, hiking Pinot, trying to work with the help of our cat Pippin, Paddy’s Day decorating! What a weekend!
Art Challenge: We will be setting an art challenge every day during the school’s closure. Children can draw a picture or create an art project and send a photograph to email@example.com. The winning entry each day will get to pick the theme of the next day’s art challenge! Today’s art challenge theme is: Leprechauns Please send your art challenge photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm . The winning entry will be posted on the website.
Have you visited Twinkl.ie yet? These students have! Twinkl is an excellent learning resource that covers all topics and subject areas in the primary school curriculum. Visit www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter code IRLTWINKLHELPS for free access.
These sisters decided that they wanted to start school today. They did some St Patrick themed exercises as well as general Maths and English. Our capable fourth class student was giving her younger sister from Junior Infants a lesson in Irish. It was their mum’s first Irish lesson too! The girls decorated the entrance to their building hoping to bring some cheer to their neighbours.
One of our sixth class students and her brother from first class working side-by-side on the free Khan Academy home schooling website.
Hopscotch spelling: A made up game. Draw up the alphabet in chalk on the pavement. Child throws a pebble. Someone calls out a word for whatever letter the pebble lands on. The child has to hop to the letters that spell out the word.
Outdoor adventures for this Ballinteer Educate Together family! While out and about these Ballinteer brothers are picking things they will look up & learn about over the coming week- Waterfalls, Mountains, Frogs & frogspawn, Weather etc. They are keeping social distance by going to remote places. Fairy Castle, Dublin Mountains & Powerscourt Waterfall.
Baking and bird tables for this Ballinteer student. Great to see so many younger siblings having this opportunity to learn alongside their school-age brothers and sisters.
Junior Infants making a Library Corner at home, including complex ticketing and lending system! Why not set up your own library corner at home? If you have a library card then you can also access your library’s ebooks and audio books through BorrowBox. Log in at www.librariesireland.ie. The pin is the last four digits of your library card number. Not a library member? You can now sign up online and start using BorrowBox straight away. Sign up here: https:/t.co/ulfNYdRM4P?amp=1
One of our students from 1st Class working alongside his mum. This student has set himself a reading challenge – for every book he reads he adds a link to his paper chain. When the chain is long enough he takes a break for a lego reward!
Have you visited Twinkl.ie? This is an excellent learning resource that covers all topics and subject areas in the primary school curriculum. Visit
www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter code IRLTWINKLHELPS for free access.
Do you have a favourite animal? This student does – the Arctic Fox! Here is one of our 2nd Class students learning some fun facts about Arctic Foxes from kids.brittanica.com
First day of home school! Time to dust off our mummy and daddy maths skills and set a quiz! No maths resources at home? Not to worry – pasta shapes, coins, crayons – all pressed in to action to help our younger mathematicians.