Rang a haon, Rang a Dó agus Rang a Trí made ‘Notaí Cineáltas’ for a person their classroom as well as a card for somebody who means a lot to them as one of their tasks for the goodwill gestures in their Advent Calendar. It’s important for us all to remember that Christmas and Advent is a time of preparation and waiting for the birth of Jesus. 💌📝💭#hope #love #joy #peace #christ
The boys and girls in First, Second and Third Class created their own personal Advent Calender. They used their own fun ideas to create goodwill gestures of what to carry out on that particular day in the countdown to Christmas Day. Some of them include “extra PE day”, “wear fluffy socks to school day” and “extra yard time” to name but afew. They are having great fun each morning opening the door to see what lays behind for the day.
They also created an Advent Calender using their hand cutouts.
Another week gone by and the excitement for Christmas is truly building. We had a lovely surprise letter from Santa today and a special treat for all the kindness we see every day in class. Well done boys and girls! It is what Jesus wants us to be, just like Santa says ‘he is the reason we celebrate Christmas after all!’. This week we also started our Advent Kindness Calendar, where we try to complete the suggested kind act or an alternative one. Some of these so far include putting food out for the birds, taking unwanted toys to the charity shop and I know all the boys and girls are going to be flat out doing jobs for mom over the weekend! We have had lots of fun games to practice our tricky words throughout the week also. The countdown is well and truly on!
Just a little snapshot of the week which included the use of our new traversing wall which has gone down a treat. The junior infants are making great headway with their phonics and blending. Letter formation is improving all the time also. Senior infants are doing really well with their writing and plenty of spelling progression each week. So proud of you all!
I hope everyone enjoys the Toy Show tonight . Ironically the theme is Roald Dahl and we are in the middle of reading The Twits in class as our novel. Have a little chat about The Twits perhaps?
Did you know Roald Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot , a medical inventor as well as an amazing writer! He was born in 1916 and died in 1990. His books including Charlie and the chocolate Factory, The BFG and Fantastic Mr Fox are famous worldwide and his story writing is an inspiration to us all.
The boys and girls had so much fun in PE this week. The new traversing wall where they can climb horizontally and at a lower height than most climbing walls proved to be very popular amongst our class. They had great fun trying to co-ordinate around all the various grips with lots of teamwork and trust building which was lovely to see.
The boys and girls in Múinteoir Aoife’s Classroom had super fun during Science Week November 8th-15th 2020″. During the week the children carried out lots of experiments, science themed crosswords and investigated some interesting scientists and scientific facts.
On Day one, the children made lava lamps using oil, water and food colouring.
On Day two, the children did the Volcano experiment with mentoes and Diet Coke outside of course!!
On Day three, the children watched and carried out a love webinar workshop based on ‘Discover Your Tap Water’ hosted by ‘Science Foundation of Ireland’ (SFI)
On Day four, the children had so much fun during the exciting Balloon Rocket experiment. This was the favourite experiment by the children and great fun was had.
A great week fulfilled Science Week was had. They are all super scientists in the making. Well done all especially our ‘Sciemtist of the Week’ Eva. So proud of you.
Another week has flown by..where does the time go? We have been working on number and length in Maths this week again. In SPHE We all crossed the swamp by saying positive things about ourselves and when we got stuck our friends helped us think of positive traits. Good job! We enjoyed paired work as Gaeilge with our cartaí gaeilge , ranntaí and also library time connected to our theme of Books in English. Wonderful writing efforts from every boy and girl. I am so proud of you!
This week we had lots of fun investigating and predicting as part of Science week – egg in a bottle, self inflating balloons, transportation in flowers, OOBLECK which was very messy but lots of fun amongst others . We also had fun estimating and measuring length in Maths which we will continue to work on again next week. I am so proud of all the boys and girls who are working so hard both in school and at home. I can see big improvements in reading, writing and spellings(Senior Infants) so please continue with this wonderful effort.
Well done to everyone who kept their Maths Eyes open this week. Maths really is EVERYWHERE!
The solution to yesterdays puzzle is Lucy is 8 years of Age.
Well done to everyone who responded . The first correct response was from Kayleigh & Sean’s family so maith síbhse!!
One final question for Maths Week. This one nobody actually knows the answer to yet!!! But get your estimations in…. comment below.
What weight do you think Múinteoir Lisa’s baby will be?