In other news...
Stay Safe Programme...
Friday 2nd March
What a fantastic week! Our new topic 'Transport' really took off! A big thank you to all the children and parents who sent in towns for us to play with! It really enhanced the children's play! Keep them coming...
Lots of people were booking holidays in the sun at the ticket office... I don't blame them after the cold week!
We even planned our own meals for the aeroplane!
To finish the week off we made our own aeroplanes... Check back next week to see how they turned out!
Lots of playful maths this week. We were learning '1 More' and '1 less' with the number 1-5. Try asking them to do this at home...
Counting and matching sets...
...and writing our number 3 and matching set of 3.
We can make patterns every where! Even during yard time!
We were so thrilled to have some of the parents visit us today to do some wonderful experiments! The children were so excited!
That you to the parents who took the time to come in and work with us!
Fantastic homework this week. I can see that parents are taking some time to read through the sheet with their child and discuss the various language tasks. This will be such valuable time spent and your child will learn lots! Thank you.
In other news...
We were using the resources below during the week and when we tidied up it seemed some of the pieces were missing. They could possibly have fallen into pockets or bags so please, if you do find any at home cold you return them. They are very valuable to us teachers!! lol :)
We had a reported case of head lice this week. Please check your child's head over the weekend and treat if necessary. Notes will go home on Monday. Thank you.
Stay Safe Programme...
We have started the stay safe programme with the girls and boys in class. It is a very important part of their learning and we would like you to be involved in their awareness and development as your child learns about keeping safe. You will find occasional worksheets going home in their folder. If you could take a little time to talk to your child about what they are learning that would be very helpful. Thank you.
Have a great weekend!
Friday 13th October
Thank you so much to all the grown-ups who brought such an amazing array of autumn resources. Having such a large selection of leaves, chestnuts, pine cones, acorns etc to work with allowed me to bring our Autumn topic into every part of your child's learning. So a big thank you to everyone.
We made sets
We made patterns
Scroll through the pictures to take a look at the creative ways we worked with our autumn resources.
We thought about how we could make an autumn picture with our collection.
More hedgehog counting activities
Matching the objects with their partner.
Early Writing Skills
We practiced our autumn mark making in this fun dice game.
Learning about the different textures of leaves. The rough side makes a perfect surface for rubbings.
During Aistear time the children get to bring everything they have learnt over the week and incorporate it into their play in their own way! Anything goes...
Just bringing the pumpkins babies for a walk!
The children were so thrilled with how their self portraits turned out. I can't believe how well some of them captured their own likeness. What a good job they all did!
Hope you enjoy the blog this week. Thanks again for all your support resourcing our learning. Next week will be all about the fire station. I am fully stocked for junk art and tins now so I don't need anymore for now, thank you.
Friday 6th October
Fall into Autumn in Rm 5!
Wow! Look at these wonderful leaves! Thank you to everyone who brought in leaves for our class this week and we got some fabulous conkers and pinecones too. With your support we can make our learning so much fun and far more visually stimulating for the children. Way more interesting seeing things in real life than just looking at them in a book! Keep them coming :)
What better way to start learning about the seasons and autumn than to take a trip out of the classroom and head on a nature walk! We collected some leaves and twigs and helicopters to add to our Aistear play stations.
We continue to learn about patterns all around us and here we are making some random patterns. We had great fun! Scroll through the photos below to see your little ones!
We have also been learning about sets and how to group objects that belong together. We talk about why they belong together.
Reading time have never been soooo inviting! Thank you to our wonderful caretaker Tom who is always more than obliging to help us by sawing our plastic lid in half to create a table for each box. Let's hope the children don't grow too much lol!
So we have been setting up our new Aistear stations this week and the children have been full of wonderful ideas. I sent a note home on Friday about resources we will need over the next topic but please, don't feel under any pressure and a few leaves will completely suffice!
The Hibernation Station makes the perfect little snug for reading and play. Full of all the colours of autumn.
Our Autumn Woodland is perfect for going on a nature hunt!
Our furry little autumn friends are perfect for encouraging the children to use their topical language. On Monday I will be sending the children home with a list of topical language, it would be greatly beneficial to their learning if you could practice vocabulary with your child.
Conker Hunt - We bring maths into our Aistear by searching for conkers, we count our set and the winner is the person who has collected the most. Who said maths wasn't FUN!
Play doh is always a favourite with the children.
Thanks for reading this weeks blog. I hope you all enjoy your nature walks over the weekend!
Friday 19th May
Fun For All Day!
The highlight of this week has to be our fantastic Fun For All day! It was super fun and the weather was perfect! Here is a little mix of some of the different sport we were involved in!
Fun For All Day! from Ms Murray on Vimeo.
Super Chilled Little Workers!
We like to relax after all the fun and active learning in our room. Classical music is perfect to creating the right mood during our wind down time. We listen to calm and peaceful music all the time in rm 5!
Little Workers from Ms Murray on Vimeo.
We did some simple maths sums by adding two sets together.
A Squash and a Squeeze
This week we worked on this fun story to link in with our house topic. The children loved how the animals just kept piling into the lady's house but in the end she realised that she should have been happy with she had in the first place.
Below are a few pictures that the children drew about the story.
Art - Shadow Drawings
So we finished our shadow drawing art project today. The children traced over their pencil outlines using markers and then filled the siluette in using oil pastels. Finally we created a background landscape using a very watered down paint. I will post a picture of the finished work next week when they're dry and up on the display wall.
We can't get enough of our building theme in Rm 5... the children just get more and more creative as we explore new building designs during Aistear.
As a Friday treat we took our Aistear outside while the sun was out. We hope to get a lot more outdoor work done over the last term so here's hoping the sun continues to shine!
That's it for this week. Hope you enjoyed the blog! Be sure to share your favourite part of the week in the comments section if you get the chance boys and girls! Have a nice weekend...
Friday 17th March
We had an event packed week in Rm 5. The week got off to a great start with the Spring Service. Everyone worked really hard to prepare for it and the Service was a great success. Together all the junior infants brought the walls to life with all signs of spring. It was lovely to see parents and grandparent who were able to make it. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Spring Service from Ms Murray on Vimeo.
Egg and Spoon
It was lovely to get out to enjoy the lovely weather earlier this week. We hope it comes back again soon.
Egg and Spoon from Ms Murray on Vimeo.
Maths - It's All About The Money!