Reading and Writing

Today, we read a book called Scout's Best Day Ever – A Doggy Adventure Around Ireland, by author Jennifer Farley.

In the book, Scout sends a postcard from every place he visits on his adventures around Ireland. Exercise A while back, Múinteoir Ray told us all about writing postcards.

Let’s refresh what we know about it! Pretend you are writing a postcard to a friend or family member. Tell them about somewhere cool you have been – maybe a place in your local area, somewhere else in Ireland or even abroad.

Use the postcard template below. Don’t forget to write the address of the person you’re sending it to on the right-hand side, as well as drawing in a stamp.

The Front of a Postcard Usually postcards have an image of the location on the front. Draw the front of your postcard too!

You can download the activity sheet here with space to draw!

It's a Dog’s Life!

The star of Scout's Best Day Ever is of course, the wonderful dog Scout!

Did you know that there are 350 types or breeds of dog in the world? Lots of dogs are a mixture of several types, making every dog unique and special.

Doggie Expressions

Dogs are often used in common sayings!

Here are a few – do you know them..?

His bark is worse than his bite: This refers to someone who seems scary but isn't all that bad.

There’s life in that old dog yet!: Just because someone’s old, doesn’t mean they don’t have energy to do things.

It’s raining cats & dogs: This means it’s raining very heavily

Gone to the dogs: This means something has gotten worse

It’s a dog-eat-dog world: This means that people can be ruthless, in order to get what they want!

Let sleeping dogs lie: Avoid interfering in a situation!

Every dog has its day: Everyone in life will have a moment to shine!

Do you know any others?

All the answers and more are in the activity sheet HERE!