Keep a JOURNAL of your days off school. Each day change the WRITING STYLE: one day you are in thriller mode, the next you are writing comedy, next again it’s a tragedy… and yet it’s still your day-to-day life!
Check out The Maths Factor website, created by Carol Vorderman. There are fun videos with Carol, a little bit of practice and lots of interactive games.
www.mangahigh.com (has been made free for the next few weeks). Excellent website linked to the Irish curriculum.
Songsinirish.com has lots of traditional and pop songs as Gaeilge. Each song as an Irish and English translation and a video to accompany it.
Another way of travelling while confined is through webcams. Find lots here. Invite each kid to pick a destination and look at the webcam in that place. They can spend some time imagining they are there. (What time is it? What’s the weather like? What are they doing? What is going on? How do they feel?) Then they can design and write a postcard to answer these questions.
SOCK PUPPETS is a fun app that allows kids to record their voice using a sock puppet: tell about a character in a book, replay a scene, share what you know about a topic, tell how you solved a problem, etc. Tutorial here.