Welcome to Bláithín's Junior Infants
2019 - 2020
Here are pictures of the children's highly anticipated visit to Firhouse Post Office. We had a fantastic morning. A big thank you to the staff in the Post Office and to Paul and the fourth class for your kind help with making this trip so memorable!
For the month of November, our school held an attendance drive called 'Every School Day Counts". This national campaign is run by TUSLA Educational Welfare Services each year. Here are the children who attended school every day for the whole month of November.
Congratulations on such an achievement!
This our class writing our addresses on envelopes. We are getting ready to send home a card for the first time. A big thank you to Paul and the 4th class for helping us get ready for our visit to the post office at the end of the week!
This week we had a visit from Eilbhe from ArtZone and she showed us how to make our own pencil toppers using air dough! It was so much fun making the polar bear toppers!
We came to school dressed the same, and we LOVED it!
We had our first buddy reading lesson with the fourth class. We really enjoyed reading our books together and telling the class about our reading buddies. Thank you fourth class!
On Wednesday 20th November, we had some special visitors to our classroom - a vet, a veterinary nurse, and Lily the dog from Firhouse Vets! They told us about what they do each day, how they help animals and how we can look after pets. They answered all of our questions and we learned so much! What a fantastic way to end our theme of the vets. We even got to feed Lily the dog some treats and to listen to her heartbeat with the stethoscope. A massive thank you to Firhouse Vets for teaching us so much.
We learned about floating and sinking this month. We made boats in small groups and had a blast testing them in the water!
Our class earned 20 golden tickets. We then took a vote to decide what to do to celebrate. We voted to make popcorn on Friday evening.
This week we planted daffodil and tulip bulbs in window boxes. We hope they will bloom in the Spring. Our class will take care of them during the Winter and wait eagerly for the signs of the bulbs to begin sprouting. We had so much fun planting!
Our Aistear theme this month is the vets. We are having lots of fun learning about the vets and building vet surgeries.
We fund raised money for Educate Together by dressing up as someone who inspires us or as ourselves expressing our personalities. Our costumes were so beautiful, that we held a parade and showed everyone in the school the effort we put in for Self-Expression Day!
We started learning how to play gaelic football with Adam. We will have 4 training lessons in total. We are enjoying learning how to play GAA through games.
We had our first visit to the school library recently and we borrowed a book from the library. We all seem to be enjoying reading our books at home.
We went on a nature walk around the school and collected leaves that we could use in our art. We looked at all the beautiful colours and jumped in a big pile of leaves. We has so much fun!
We have been learning all about the doctor's surgery and the hospital. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Nurse Sinead on Wednesday 16th October! She showed us some of the things that are used in a hospital, like bandages, stethoscopes and needles. Sinead explained the different things that doctors and nurses do and how they can help us. Thank you, Sinead, for visiting us!
Cricket Ireland came in to teach us how to play cricket. We had lots of fun learning and playing fun games.
We had our first class trip on Friday 11th October. We went to the Civic Theatre to see a show called Fairytale Friends. We all really enjoyed the trip, and the show was very funny! A huge thank you to all the parents who came, and all those who offered to help. We had a great day, and are already looking forward to our next trip!
We were so lucky to get to use the Beebots for Code Week 2019. We began to develop our coding skills. Thank you to the children from older classes who helped us!
Our first month in Junior Infants has been so much fun!
Developing our math skills
We have kept ourselves busy settling in to school, making friends and playing fun games!
International European day of Sport
It was European School Sports Day on Friday 27th September. We aimed to have 120 active minutes through our two yard times, some yoga, busy breaks, go noodle and best of all - we had extended P.E. and a dance party with all of the Junior Infants!
Our first day at school
Our first day at school. We were all very excited to start in junior infants in Firhouse. We played games, read stories, sang songs and made new friends.