Le Chéile

Welcome to Le Cheile, our class for children with Autism. We now have two classes, with six children in each class, one teacher and two SNAs in each room.

In Le Cheile we aim to cover the curriculum, support the children while integrating with their mainstream classes and to engage in activities to enable them to reach their potential. We use a range of teaching strategies and approaches, however focus on the ones which best meet the needs of the children.

We start school at 8:30 each morning. Some of the children arrive by bus and others are dropped off. We eat snack and have first play time between 10:00 and 10:30. We eat lunch and have our second play time between 12:05 and 12:30. Our Junior and Senior Infant children go home at 1:10, while our senior children go home at 2:10.

For more information on Autism, please contact Irish Autism Action (www.autism.ie) or Laois Offaly Families For Autism (www.loffa.ie).

If you are looking for some good apps for your children to use please take a look at the following wheel….

http://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/pedagogy_wheel.pdf

September

 

September has been a very busy month. We are all back into the swing of doing our work in school and having fun with our friends at play time. We have been bus revising our numbers and letters, learning all about ourselves and the adults who work with us. We have been learning these rhymes and songs during Circle Time…. Enjoy…

http://www.youtube.com/user/hooplakidz?v=7nKBKPcycFE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE6xzCI-TwE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqT-g8ZZ9wA