Monday, December 22, 2008

Indian display

Indian Display

Monday, December 22nd, 2008
Adi’s Mum and Dad are from India. They speak English and Bengali. They came to our class to tell us really interesting things aboutIndia…….
....Adi’s Dad had a great presentation to show us. He showed us the Indian flag and map, and told us that it would take us 8 hours to fly to India by aeroplane. He showed us photographs of the Himalayan mountains in the north, the desert in the west, the sea and beaches of the south, and the lovely bay and sea of the east. We saw pictures of peacocks, a tiger, lotus flower, cricket, Taj Mahal, traditional food, clothes, festivals, art andarchitecture, travel, and a really interesting piece from an Indian film. It was all so interesting.

Adi’s Mum showed us her everyday clothes, and also how to wear a sari. We were really surprised at how much material is in each sari. We saw Indian jewellery (it was lovely), spices, and home decorations. Adi and his mum and dad showed us how they say their prayers in Bengali, and they also let us try some traditional snacks. They were salty rather than sweet. They weredelicious. Thanks so much to Alok and Tanu for letting us experience India in such an interesting and fun way.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

German Display

German display
Tuesday, 16th December 2008
Jordan’s mum Anita came to tell us all about Germany today. She lived there for 8 years. She brought lots of toys, ornaments and clothes to show us. She also had a huge beer mug. Anita had a lovely jigsaw of Europe to show us the countries we are hearing about at the moment. We looked at lovely nutcracker dolls, German jellies and all sorts of Easter decorations. We learned some German words too, and saw the map and flag of Germany. It was all so interesting.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Algerian Display

Algerian display
Monday, 15th December 2008
Lisa’s Dad, Mustapha is from Algeria.
He came to our class today and told us lots about Algeria. He showed us his flag, a map of his country, Algerian jewellery, dates (which we tried eating — they were delicious) and a traditional Algerian guitar. Mustapha sang us two Algerian songs. He is a great singer. We really enjoyed hearing all about Algeria today.

Friday, December 12, 2008

All about Poland

Friday, December 12th, 2008
Marta in our class has parents and grandparents that come from Poland. Today her mum Joanna came to visit our class to tell us all about Poland.Joanna showed us the flag of Poland, and she taught us how to say Hello and Goodbye in Polish. She had a lot of lovely pictures of Polish scenery, winter in Poland (snow angels, bonfires, ice sculptures), Christmas in Poland (wafers, food, Santa), Easter in Poland (Easter eggs, baskets, hare hunts), handcrafts, pottery, traditional costumes and dancing, paper cut outs, Knights and Castles. Joanna brought sweets and biscuits from Poland, for us to try. They were delicious.A big Thank you to Marta and her mum for such a wonderful presentation, and for telling us so much about Poland. We had a great time, and we learned a lot. Now we all hope to visitPoland some day.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

All About Vietnam

All About Vietnam
Wednesday, 10th December, 2008
Lisa’s Mum Hau came to visit our class and tell us all about Vietnam. She wore a very pretty Vietnamese dress. Hau had a great presentation for us on the whiteboard. She showed us pictures of Vietnamese food, map, flag, clothes, instruments and festivals.

Hau sang us a Vietnamese children’s song, with her daughters Lisa and Laura. It was so different from the English and Irish songs that we know.
She showed us prawn crackers and let us taste them and she taught us some Vietnamese sayings and numbers. Vietnamese is very hard. Thank you so much Hau.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Ukraine

Room 5, Senior Infants
Friday, December 5th, 2008
One of the boys in our class has parents and grandparents that come from the Ukraine. He goes there on his holidays and knows lots about the Ukraine. Today his mum came to our class to tell us a little about his country.

We learned lots and lots about the Ukraine from Iryna. She showed us a map, the flag and symbol of her country, and also some money. She taught us some Ukrainian words and letters and showed us the alphabet.
She had a wonderful presentation which she showed us on the whiteboard about the food, countryside, festivals, clothes, toys, Easter and Christmas in the Ukraine.

Iryna brought lots of things to show us. She had clothes, toys, decorations, Easter Eggs and lots and lots more. We all got to taste Ukrainian biscuits. We really loved hearing about the Ukraine and now we all want to visit the Ukraine. Thanks to Iryna for such a wonderful presentation.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

When I was a baby

Room 5, Senior Infants
Wednesday 10th September 2008
We asked at home about the day each of us was born. We found out about the day, date, time and place of our births. We even brought some baby toys, a baby bottle, baby clothes and photographs from when we were babies.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Fish in Scoil Chaitriona Junior

We have a new salt water Aquarium. It was given to us by the Atlantiquarium. Miss O'Connor will be looking after it. The kids just love looking at the fish. We have a Hermit crab, an Edible crab ,a Starfish, a Sea Anemone, a Plaice, a Blenny, and a Rock goby.It is near the Halla.


Ms. Tierney's Junior Infants:
We watched videos of our link school in Uganda .We saw them singing a song in English and doing a traditional dance.

We looked at pictures of them in school and at pictures of Ugandan food.

Some of us tried on the skirts they wear for special ceremonies and tried dancing in them!Other people tried out the little drum and tried on the lovely bright fabrics they use for clothes.

We saw pictures of Ugandan food and held millet baskets that a teacher called Gertrude made for us.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ugandan display

Ms. Tierney was in Uganda last summer. She had a wonderful time. Now our school is twinned with the school she taught at last summer. Ms. Tierney brought pictures, videos and lovely things from Uganda. She showed them to us today. She let us try on the grass skirts and the Ugandan shawls. We even tried playing the Ugandan drum.
Ms. Tierney's friend Emer came to talk to us about our twinned school in Uganda. Her talk was very interesting too.