January 25

Aistear -The Arctic – Integrated Play – Maths , Geography, History

 

We had lots of building igloos, polar bears and sleds from lego during Aistear this week. Some children decided to build our sleepy Polar Bear inspired by our poem Polar Bear, Bear Polar, out of Playdough as well as other arctic animals we had discussed such as the Arctic Hare, Arctic Fox, Lemmings and the snowy Owl! At the Maths Station, children explored how heavy various objects are, estimating at first then checking. At the History Table, children sorted old toys and new toys. Lots of fun!

January 7

Toys, toys and more toys!!!

The children had lots of fun during their Aistear time today.  We got to explore how some toys work/move, explored the different sounds we could hear and we thoroughly enjoyed sharing and showing the toys to our friends. Múinteoir even squeezed in a visit to the tattoo parlour. She was very lucky to get an appointment as the tatoo artists were extremely busy! This week we will be looking at how toys have changed over the years., in our History lesson.