Social Story – A Teams Call With My Teacher

Click the button below to see a social story about having a teams call with my teacher. This may be very useful for some children prior to their first group call.

Social Story – A Teams Call With Teacher

Please send your email to the class teacher – this will allow them to send an invite for your child to join a group meeting online via Microsoft Teams.

The following video shows how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting:

Download Microsoft Teams App

My name is _________.   This week my teacher will be inviting me to talk to her on ‘Teams’.  I will see her on the phone screen or a laptop screen for the first time.  She will see me too.  This will be so much fun!

I will find a quiet space to talk to my teacher.  My parents can watch me if they wish.  I will look at the screen to show I am a very good listener.  When teacher speaks I will listen.  Teacher will ask me some questions.   She will ask me to share some news as well.  She really misses me in Scoil Ghobnatan.  Teacher will be delighted when she hears my voice.  She will see my lovely face looking at her. This will make her really happy and teacher will smile at me.

Teacher will be a very good listener too.  She will listen when it is my turn to speak.  I will tell her how I am getting on at home.  I will talk about the games I am playing, the fun I am having outdoors in the sunshine and how I am getting on with my schoolwork.

My Teams Meeting will be fun and I will try my best.   I must have an internet connection for Teams to work.  If the internet does not work, that is okay.  Teacher will understand.  She can still ring me on the phone to talk.  I can try a Teams Meeting another time.

Teacher will invite other boys and girls in my class to join the Teams Meeting.  Everybody will get a turn to speak.  Teacher will call my name when it is my turn to speak.  It will be nice to listen to my friends as well.

We are all staying at home at the moment.  We are keeping safe and doing our best.

Resources

  • RTE Home School  – will broadcast over an hour of “school on TV” to support primary school children and their parents at home. It will run from 11-12 Monday to Friday on RTÉ 2, with a shorter “catch-up” segment later in the afternoon. It will be aimed particularly at children in 1st to 6th class.

  • Cúla4 on TG4 provides plenty of Gaeilge programmes which children can watch to keep up their Gaeilge learning.

  • My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule – a great resource to help capture the memories from the time we spend safe at home.

  • Water Safety Now every child can learn basic water safety skills at home

  • Twinkl.ie have excellent school closures packs which can be used as extra work from home should your child like to do some extra activities – use code CVDTWINKLEHELPS for a free month when signing up

  • Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.

  • Active HOME Week are inviting you to participate in the ‘Active HOME Week‘ challenge.

Special Education Needs

  • NCSE  – The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is currently preparing online resources for children with Special Educational Needs who are at home as a result of the schools’ closure.

Messages for 6th Class

  • #Messagesfor6thclass  – Some helpful messages for 6th class pupils as they move from Primary School to Secondary School