Welcome to Clíona's Junior Infant Class!
The children were very busy celebrating their cultures this week. The children got a chance to dress in clothing representing their home countries, teach their peers a new language, bring in items from their home countries and learn facts about other countries. A huge thank you to all the parents who called us over zoom to talk to the children!
We engaged in activities like an egg and spoon race, ball teamwork games, a sack race, an obstacle course and orienteering to keep ourselves active!
We are engaging in the theme 'The Garden Centre' for Aistear this month. We have been working and shopping at the garden centre, planting and caring for herbs, building garden centres out of Lego and painting some cherry blossom trees!
We had lots of fun learning Irish Dancing and learning about St. Patrick this month. We also had our own Lá Glas!
We are engaging in the theme 'The Farmer's Market' for Aistear this month. We constructed some tractors and farm houses using polydrons, created some sheep during arts and crafts, went working and shopping in the Farmer's Market, and practiced ploughing using the sand and some equipment.
For Engineers week we tried to solve problems by making a house for the bear to fit in, moulding our names out of Lego, building houses out of cards and building towers the same height as ourselves!
We decided to have lunch outside in the courtyard to celebrate coming back to school and the arrival of spring!
We went on a trip to the post office in Firhouse to post our letters home to our families!
We had lots of fun learning all about the post office and writing our letters to post home this month!
Fun in the playground!
We have been learning all about the restaurant during Aistear!
We thought the skittles experiment was really cool!
All of the children put a huge effort into making their boats from recycled materials. We decided we had to have a boat party!
We really enjoyed the challenge of making newspaper hats for Science Week!
Caleb is a huge fan of the Beatles and over midterm he completed a project all about them. It seems Caleb also had some free time to teleport to Abbey Road himself!
Self Expression Day!
The children really enjoyed talking about their costumes. It was very tricky to try to guess who was who!
Barley O' Hay travelled from a faraway field to spend some time in Firhouse ETNS! Every so often some new friends come to join him as he watches over the Junior Infants.
We embarked on a nature walk and built some homes for local hedgehogs to hibernate in!
Maths Week: We practiced making two-colour patterns and had fun problem solving and adding with the BeeBots!
Autumn leaves are falling down!
We have been working hard to fill up our nature table! We have also made some handprint leaves and learned about the solar system for Space Week.
Aistear: We've been working very hard to build some new hospitals together and had lots of fun learning about the doctor's office!
We've been practicing interesting ways to write our names and enjoying some books!
The children have been exercising their hands by engaging in fine motor activities.