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!
Here is the first set of Jolly phonics sounds the Junior Infants will be working on over the next couple of weeks. Games such as ‘I spy’ , being a ‘sound detective’ while listening to a story, sound tennis, tracing letters in sugar, sand, shaving foam using Peter pointer finger (writing hand)etc are all fun ways to reinforce the sounds at home. Have lots of fun! If you have any questions regarding the literacy programme, please feel free to pop in to me.
Check out Múinteoir Deborah page also for more detailed information on the Jolly phonics programme.