EU Code week and Space Week collide!

This week is both EU code week (so big it gets a fortnight!) and Space Week 2017. Today we had a visit from BB8 and a lego We.Do kit. We worked in three core groups today.

Group 1 – coded BB8 through a maze – like a moon landing!

Group 2 – guided a astronaut through a maze of boxes to find a special light up box.

Group 3 – build Milo the Space rover with the Lego We.Do kit.

All our groups will move through tasks and challenges all week long relating to space and coding! Watch this space!

 

Pairead Reading

We have started Paired reading this year. Its a little like reading buddies but we have alot more structure on how it works. Pupils are paired together a reader and a listener who has to help the reader when they are stuck on a word. We are using the Pause, prompt, praise method of helping and all our listeners have been trained in how to use it.

If you would like to do paired reading at home heres a link to some ideas on how to start off: https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/National-Educational-Psychological-Service-NEPS-/NEPS-Guides/Reading-and-Dyslexia/Reading-and-Dyslexia-Shared-Paired-Reading-At-Home.pdf

Goodbye Sharon

We were very sad at the end of September, we said goodbye to our wonderful SNA Sharon McCabe. Sharon had been with us for over 2 years but is moving off to become a teacher doing the Hibernia course. We know she will be an amazing teacher and we hope she comes back to visit! Thank you Sharon for being so good to us.