Parent & Child Classes | Powerstown Educate Together National School, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15

Parent and Child Classes

Through out the year we hope to continue to invite parents into our classrooms for various workshops and events. Running parent-child workshops promotes parental involvement in the school. It also enables the children to participate in more “hand-on” activities and experiments in small groups, under the guidance of an adult. Here are some examples of other parent – child workshops we will continue to run in the school.

SHARED READING

STARTS MONDAY 24th of SEPTEMBER –

WILL RUN FOR 4 WEEKS

Monday 24th

Monday 1st

Monday 8th October

Monday 15h October

All parents and guardians are welcome to participate – even for just ONE week.

How does it work?

Parents come into class for approximately 10 – 15 minutes on a weekly basis for 6 weeks. Parents are encouraged to read some age appropriate books to the children in small groups. This is a great way to promote a love of reading amongst out pupils, while also promoting their oral language and reading skills through exposure to a variety of texts.

MATHS FOR FUN

Parents come into the class and work at a “station”. Each station will have a particular activity in which the children will play e.g. patterns, matching activities, tangrams , snap etc. Games are very user friendly and all parents can easily participate in activities. Parent training is provided before the activity to assist parents. It is a fun activity that is enjoyed by everyone!

SCIENCE FOR FUN

This runs quite similarily to the Maths stations except we focus on Science Experiments. These experiments are simple and easy to follow. Experiments can include topical items such as magnets, floating and sinking, electricity, light etc. It is a fantastic way to promote science in the school and the children’s investigative skills.

WRITE A BOOK PROJECT

This is a fantastic project that we will do in the last term of the school year. Parents are invited to come into the classroom once a week for approximately 4- 5 weeks. Each block is approximately 30 minutes long. In this time the parents/guardians assist the children in writing a sentence for the book. The children then decorate the page. At the end of the project each child with be presented with a certificate and their very own book that they have written and illustrated!

If you have any suggestions of other Parent and Child classes that we could run, please let us know. We would be delighted for you to share your time, knowledge & expertise with us.

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