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March Madness!

March Madness!

What a magnificent March we just had in Room. 1! Between Pancake Tuesday, Seachtain na Gaeilge, St. Patrick’s Day and of course, Mother’s Day, we sure have been busy learning about and preparing for these exciting occasions. They do only come once a year after all!

We’ve also had a lot of fun with our ‘Cinema’ theme this month as we talked about and drew pictures of our favourite movies, built cinemas with lego and even pretended we were at the Cinema during playtime. See what we got up to for yourself in the pictures below. 

 

SPRING into Room 2!!

SPRING into Room 2!!

The boys and girls in Room 2 are in full bloom this Spring!! 🙂

They had a busy start to the month of March as they were making sure the animals were all well and healthy. They learned about animals and their babies and the different types of homes they live in. Lambing season also started where they made their own fluffy spring lambs!

They are all doing so well with their reading and writing this term! They love writing their own news and enjoy building word walls during writing stations. Going to the library is always welcomed as the boys and girls love finding new books to read and explore.

The recent sunny weather was the perfect time for lots of teddy bears to come to school!! The boys and girls had a wonderful day and really enjoyed having a picnic outside with their teddy bears! They loved singing the Teddy Bears’ Picnic song all day long!!

We celebrated Pancake Tuesday by hosting a pancake party in our classroom! We flipped AND dropped lots of pancakes but we had lots of fun while doing so! We decorated pancake pictures with our favourite toppings and we all enjoyed eating our pancakes with some sugar and lemon! Mmmmmmm 

Our Lenten promise is Room 2 is to focus on SHARING with our friends! We are all doing a wonderful job so far and it is lovely to see the boys and girls being so kind to their friends! 🙂 

St. Patrick’s Day brought with it lots of glas, bán agus oráiste!! The boys and girls arrived to school in beautiful green hats, dresses and accessories!! We read “Pete’s Rainbow” where we learned about the colours of the rainbow and what magical surprises can be found at the end of it!!! We had our own St. Patrick’s parade in our classroom where we marched to lots of Irish music!

Stay tuned for more to come in Room 2!! 🙂 

So far in Junior Infants…

So far in Junior Infants…

What an exciting few months it has been in Room 1 so far! Between settling into school, making new friends, learning loads and of course, having lots of fun, we sure have been a busy bunch here in Junior Infants. Have a look at some of the exciting things we have got up to these past number of months.

Playtime

Playtime really has been a blast in Junior Infants so far. We have built castles with lego and big blocks, have run an entire town through Small World, cooked up some delicious meals with Play Dough, become puzzle-masters with jigsaws and have transformed our playhouse into a woodland, fancy-dress shop, doctor’s surgery, Santa’s Workshop, a supermarket and a farm! See for yourself in the pictures.

 Art

We have become quite the artists here in room 1. Check out some of our masterpieces. 

 

Maths Stations

We are really enjoying learning all about shape, space and number. Learning is even more fun when we move from station to station- it sometimes even feels like playtime! Our Maths skills are really put to the test when we use Numicon, especially when there are games involved. 

Other Activities

Of course, the learning didn’t stop at playtime, art and Maths. Have a look at all the other exciting activities we got up to!

Love is in the Air!

Love is in the Air!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone from all the boys and girls in Room 2! Spread the love and kindness this week! 🙂 xoxo

 

A fun-filled February!

A fun-filled February!

The boys and girls in Room 2 are enjoying the start of a new season – we have been doing lots of fun activities this February so far! 

We love Show and Tell on Fridays! We always enjoy bringing in something special from home to share with the class. We have seen lots of teddies, photographs, stretchy toys, GAA gear, dolls and even secret jewels and giant calculators….the list goes on!! We made funky fruit baskets during art time and we loved listening to the story of The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We wrote our own diary about the fruits the caterpillar ate! 🙂 

On the 1st of February, we celebrated St. Brigid’s Day. We loved learning about St. Brigid and how she helped the poor, the sore and the sick. Our teacher showed us how a St. Brigid’s cross is made and how we place it over our door to keep us safe. The story about St. Brigid’s colourful cloak was really special! We made some lovely art to honour St. Brigid! 🙂 

Cake Sale Day – It was a very happy Friday last week when the boys and girls went to the hall to buy some of the wonderfully delicious treats, cakes and bars that the sixth class children made. We all had happy cake filled faces that day!! 🙂 

Biscuit Baking and Butter Making!

Biscuit Baking and Butter Making!

The boys and girls in Room 2 put their baking skills to the test last week! We set up our ingredients in the kitchen and followed our step by step recipe to make some delicious Rocky Road biscuit cakes! We broke up the chocolate, separated the marshmallows, crushed the biscuits, melted the chocolate and prepared the bun cases. We all enjoyed stirring the mixture and we resisted the urge to lick the chocolatey spoon!! We were happy boys and girls going home that day!! 🙂 

Alongside making Rocky Road cakes, we made our own homemade butter!! We were learning about how we can get milk from cows and we made a list of the different dairy products that are made using milk. We poured some fresh cream into an empty jam jar, closed the lid and we shook shook shook!!! We kept watching the cream as we were shaking and after a little while, we noticed that it began to turn more yellow, it started to thicken up and eventually a lump of butter was formed! The liquid part left over was the buttermilk! We spread the delicious creamy butter on some rice cakes and enjoyed the fruits of our hard work!