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 joining a group call.
When books are being collected from the school at the prescribed times for each class level during the week beginning Jan 11th, each pupil will receive a username and password which will allow them access to Microsoft Office365 – this online resource will allow each child access a range of Microsoft features such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook (email) and Microsoft Teams.
The following video shows how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting:
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.
RTE Home School – will broadcast two hours of “school on TV” to support primary school children and their parents at home. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting Monday, 11 January 2021.
Cúla4 on TG4 provides plenty of Gaeilge programmes which children can watch to keep up their Gaeilge learning.
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.
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.