Monday, December 19, 2011

Guzzler, saving energy and penpals in Uganda

Kaye and Will came to our school recently to tell us all about Guzzler ,a monster who guzzles up energy.We learned ways of saving energy like cycling to school,turning off lights and computers,wearing more clothes instead of turning up the heat.The girls and boys had a competition to see who could get the most clothes on quickest!
When we got back to class,we drew pictures of Guzzler and ways of saving energy to send to our penpals in Uganda.They sent us pictures of how they help the environment.Where they live ,there is no electricity so their pictures were very different and very interesting.We saw videos of them singing and doing brilliant dances too.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Healthy Eating in Second class

We have been learning about eating healthy and how important it is to eat lots of fruit and vegetables.  We made smoothies using different fruits.  They were very tasty and very good for you.  ALWAYS REMEMBER TO EAT YOUR 5 A DAY!  Also, Friday is treat day so healthy lunches every other day!

Handa's Surprise and fruit printing

After hearing about life in Chad, we read a lovely story called Handa's Surprise where we saw pictures of delicious fruit that grows in Africa.Then we did prints with fruit like pineapple,bananas,apples and passion fruit.

A visit from Captain Tom

A soldier called Captain Tom visited us recently.He spoke about army training and the work the army does in Ireland.Soldiers get to jump out of planes on parachutes!He also told us about the time he visited  Chad in Africa and what life was like over there.He showed us great photographs.

He taught the children how to do an army salute.The children loved his visit!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bird Watching in 2nd Class

These are our drawings of birds. Tom from Birdwatch Ireland told us all about birds, and showed how to draw birds,and how to make a bird using paper folding- origami.

Russian Dolls

We looked at Russian dolls today, Denis brought in his set of 5, and Ms.Keenan had a set of 7. We coloured our own Russian dolls.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Making Butter in senior infants

We made butter!We put cream in a flask and shook the flask.We shook and shook and shook.....and shook(for ten minutes!).... and finally the cream turned into yummy butter!!
It was worth all the hard work when we tasted it!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We are Special: Junior Infants

We made puppets and they are all different just like all of us.  No one puppet is the same and that was our 
aim :)

We have been talking about families and how we are all different.  We named the people in our families and made prints of our families. 

What I want to be when I grow up: Junior Infants

We have been talking about all the different jobs people can have.  We listed all the jobs and talked about what these people do in their day.  We took a giant leap into the future....... here is what the children in prefab 4 want to be when they grow up;
The tooth fairy 
A transformer 
A rockstar 
A monster truck driver 
A postman ("just like my daddy")
A queen 
A princess
A babysitter 
A doctor 
A dressmaker
A cowboy ( "just like woody") 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Learning about Germany in Senior infants

Tanya came to visit our class today to tell us all about Germany.  We had a wonderful time learning all about Germany.
We saw where Germany is on a map.  We saw the German flag (can you guess from this teddy what colours are in the German flag?)  We heard about castles, schools, cities, apartments and houses, and we were fascinated to hear that children in Germany don't start school until they are 6 years old (some of us wouldn't even be in school yet if we lived in Germany!)  Those of us at school would have no uniform!!
We heard about Christmas and Halloween in Germany, and we even learned some German words.  The words we heard were quite long compared with words in English.  We think speaking German would be rather difficult, but after hearing all about Germany we would love to go there.
We are very much looking forward to visiting Germany some time in the future.  It sounds like a lovely place in which to live or visit.  Thank you so much Tanya for telling us all about your wonderful country!