Ms. Cowley’s Junior Infants have thrust themselves into the medical world through the medium of play this week as they continue on their journey through the different topics in Aistear.
Throughout the week, the tables will be taking part in the various play stations, which include role-play, construction, small world, sand play, art and play dough. All the children have already been extending their vocabulary, learning so many new words such as x-ray, thermometer, stethoscope, injection, to name but a few!
The boys and girls in room 1 have never failed to show anything but the highest level of enthusiasm as they learn through play, developing their oral language in such a wonderfully creative and highly imaginative manner.
Miss Polly Had A Dolly
Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
And he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed!”
He wrote on a paper for some pills, pills, pills
“I’ll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.”
She went to bed,
And she slept all night,
And she woke up in the morning,
Feeling quite alright!
Mean Old Witch
I’m a mean old witch with a hat!
And I ride on a broom with my cat!
And my shoes are pointed,
And my chin is too,
And you better watch out,
Cause I might Scare you!
I’m a mean old witch with a hat!
The boys and girls in room 2 have made some spoooktacular witches this week. They were busy painting green faces and black hats before they drew on their own witch’s eyes and pointy noses. We read and acted out the poem “Mean Old Witch”. I heard lots of cackles eeeheheehe eeeheheehe
We were busy with our “froggy fingers” colouring and cutting out pumpkins. Sometimes the scissors can be tricky to hold and to cut things out but we are getting much better!! 🙂
Junior Infants will also be performing at their first assembly this week. They have learned a lovely song about an cailleach agus an púca ag ithe úll beag buí!! We can’t wait to sing all of our songs and poems!!
We’ve had a very busy few weeks in Ms. O’Sullivan’s Junior Infants classroom. The boys and girls have settled very well into their new school and we are delighted to welcome them to St. Paul’s.
We have been on a Nature Walk and we spotted so many signs of Autumn. Following on from that many children collected leaves, conkers, acorns,berries and cones while out for walks with their Mammy and Daddy and brought them in for our nature table. There is a real Autumnal feel to our classroom now. We are becoming experts on hedgehogs and squirrels. We know that a squirrel lives in a drey, a baby squirrel is called a kit and red squirrels have long tufts coming out of their ears. Hedgehogs curl up into a ball and stick their spikes out when they get frightened!
We’ve been having so much fun at our Aistear stations and we have learned so many new words that we use when we are playing. Our theme is Autumn so we are busy harvesting grain and vegetables, picking fruit and sweeping leaves, some birds are getting ready to migrate while other animals are preparing for hibernation.
We read a story ‘Elmar the Elephant’ which we really enjoyed and then we coloured patchwork animals inspired by this story. Everyone coloured so carefully and we tried really hard to stay inside the lines. We are very proud of our work which is dispalyed outside our classroom door.
Room 2 were busy little scientists this week as they were learning all about the eye!
We played eye-spy, we looked for objects around the classroom and we learned about the pupil, the iris and our eyelashes. The pupil lets the light in and out, the iris makes our eyes blue or green or brown and our eyelashes keep all of the dust out of our eyes! We also investigated how the pupil can change size by looking at the light and looking away from the light – this was the fun part as we could see the pupil getting bigger and smaller!! We labelled our eye diagrams, we drew on our own eyelashes and we coloured our eyes the correct colour.
That’s all for now, but keep your eyes peeled for more fascinating experiments from our budding scientists in Room 2!!