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!