Today we had a really nice day. We had a visitor who brought us some buckets of pond water. We spent the morning exploring what was inside. We found pond weed, snails, water boat bugs, tadpoles and lots of other little insects inside the water. It was such a great way to spend the morning.
This year we are off to Red Mountain Farm for our school trip. We are so excited to see lots of animals at the farm and have loads of fun.
There were lots of things to play with on the farm. We played with toy cars and tractors and had lots of fun in playgrounds inside and outside. We also had some fun in a really big sand pit.
We all got a go in the tractor. It was so much fun zooming around the farm.
And of course we saw some animals. We went for a walk around the farm and saw some animals in the fields. We saw goats, cows, horses, geese, donkeys and a pony. We were able to feed the animals grass but it tickled when they were eating it!
Inside one of the barns on the farm they had some baby animals. There were 2 little puppies that we got to hold and pet. They were so cute!
Today is Sport for all day! We get to spend the whole day having lots of fun playing games in lots of different areas around the school. We get to go to lots of different stations throughout the day. We had so much fun.
St. Patricks Day
We are ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We love dressing up in this class and we are very excited to wear green today and celebrate with a parade and performance in the school hall with the rest of the school.
We are having lots of fun doing some science experiments this week. We especially like when we get our hands messy!
We are getting ready for Christmas! What a magical time of the year. We are painting Santa's socks to decorate our classroom.
We're all set for our Christmas Play. We have been having so much fun learning our songs and trying on our costumes! Don't we look great!
We love stories in Room 1. We are looking at the book Owl Babies. Each person has their own book to follow along with the story.
We are getting ready for Halloween. We are learning all about pumpkins and how they grow. We are going to paint and design our own pumpkins.
Have a look at the finished product!
Who doesn't love Halloween. We are big fans here in Room 1. Have a look at our beautiful and scary costumes!
Getting settled in Junior Infants is all about having fun and making friends. Below is a few pictures from the playground which is a place the class love and some fun activities in the classroom.
Learning all about the 3 Little Pigs. Having some fun creating their houses using different materials. Using our cutting and sticking skills.
Hi everyone! Welcome to Room 17! It's been a busy year so far so here's a little look at some of the things that we've been doing.
We've been on a few excursions! At the beginning of the year we visited the Botanic gardens to have a look at the statues. Last week we had our first Winter walk. We wrapped up tightly and went for a walk in the local park. Thanks to all for the fundraising it was a very enjoyable day!
The class love art! They are a very creative bunch. Anything to do with drawing, painting or creating things and this class are interested. There are lots of great imaginations which make for some beautiful pictures. Here are a few pictures of the class painting.
Thursdays are very exciting days because we get to do GAA with coach Gerry. The class absolutely love having GAA and their skills are improving throughout the weeks.
And just to finish off! Have a look at the concentration and enjoyment from one of the exercises used in the warm up.
Hi everyone! I'm so sorry that I haven't posted in ages. I will try to post more frequently for the last term. I have lots of photos and videos from the last few months so I will try and get up as much as possible so you can see some of the things that we have been doing in the class. I hope you enjoy :)
Happy Paddy's Day!!!
We had some Irish dancers in our class. Here is a short snippet of the dance that they performed for us at the parade. They were fantastic!
I'm a Little Leprechaun! The children performed the song in the hall at the parade for the rest of the school. They did so well we decided to do it again to show to everyone at home. Hope you enjoy.
We took a walk around the school grounds to explore the different plants and animals that we could see. We found daffodils, snowdrops and muscari planted around the school grounds. We also visited the pond and spotted some frogspawn. We will be back again in the next few weeks to see the frogspawn develop.
Here is one of the Maths activities that we have done. This activity allows the children to practice many different skills that we have been working on. They have to order the numbers correctly, count out the correct amount of items for that number and match the items to the numbers correctly. This activity was active and lots of fun.
In February, we explored the theme of transport. We learned all about the different types of vehicles and what we use them for. In the pictures below you can see the children constructing their own vehicles using mobilo, taking journeys on the play mat, using play doh to create different vehicles and painting the carriages for our train. We changed the clothes shop into the train station for this month. The children loved pretending to be the different people: customers, ticket sellers, train conductor and train driver.
The Clothes Shop
In January we explored the themes of winter and the clothes shop. In the photos below you can see the children exploring the effects of water on different materials, playing in the clothes shop, playing in the winter small world, drawing winter pictures using pastels and creating outfits. The clothes shop was a huge hit. The children got so much enjoyment in this area. Thank you to everyone for bringing in old clothes to supply the shop, it made a big difference.
December was a very busy month in school getting ready for Christmas and practicing for our play. Here's a little look back on some of the things that we did.
We had a quick visit from the Sam Maguire cup!
A few pictures of everyone looking fantastic in their costumes from the day of our Christmas play.
And a little performance on the last day of term of our favourite song from the Christmas play "Here Comes Santa Claus". I hope you enjoy. Looking forward to seeing everyone after the break.