Have a great Weekend,
Our focus for this week was learning about how the Inuit people live. We are really enjoying our very own igloo in our classroom and managed to do a little fishing for our shape fish in the water hole.
The girls and boys are doing some great role-play in preparation for their Aistear play. We watched some examples of shop role-play on you tube and then had a good ourselves. Well done girls!
For the past few months we have made an extra special effort to allow a ten minute slot each day for Drop Everything and Read (DEAR). This is a time where the children have free choice to read books that relate to the current topic (our local library are very good, Maria gives us a great selection each month to match our topic). The children love to curl up in any snug space they can find to enjoy their book alone or with a friend.
The Food Dudes has got off to a really great start. I am very happy to see that the children are all up for tasting new foods and everyone is getting their stickers and rewards. We even get to add some of the left over fruit and veg to our Aistear play... Mmmm fruit and veg soup!
Some fun maths games... we played What's Missing? Also we have been learning about weight and all things heavy and light... We added some weighing scales to our play time and collected lots of different objects to weigh. We recorded our findings on our chart.
Working with different fabrics to design outfits.
Early Morning work stations. the focus this week was on letter formation of c and o.
We really enjoyed our art lesson this week. We discussed how we have to draw all our body parts in the right place (head, neck, torso, arms etc.) Next we made a plan of what we would include in our painting. Then we sketch onto our canvas. We discussed paint mixing to make new colours. It was great fun!
Great Homework this week. Here is a FANTASTIC rendition of their homework poem this week. Well done everyone! I was very impressed with how well they knew it.
I hope you all enjoy this week's blog. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Parent/Teacher meeting on Monday in our classroom (Room 5). Please be prompt and I will do my best to keep to our 10 minute slots. Please knock on the door at your allocated time.
Have a great Weekend,