Thursday, September 27, 2012

Occupations: Software engineer

We had never seen inside a computer before so we found this really interesting.
We also got to play a game on Madeline's laptop using a fun piece of software.
Thank you so much for such a great talk!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Look how much we have grown!

We are talking all about when we were babies. The food we liked, the clothes we wore, the things we could not do that we can do now, the toys we liked and much more. It is very interesting looking at all the baby toys and clothes and listening to the stories all the boys and girls are sharing!

The crocodile pool

We had great fun with a lesson from the Walk Tall programme.  
It is called "The Crocodile Pool" and it is a wonderful lesson for getting us to think about our own talents and abilities. 
Each of us was a superhero and we had to use stepping stones to cross the crocodile pool.  
As we stepped on each stone we had to call out something we are good at. 
If we couldn't think of anything our friends helped us by telling us what they think we are good at.
We are all so good at so many things.

We are a talented bunch!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Occupations: Doctor

We learned lots about our ears, how they have good helpful wax in them, how we need to use our skill of listening very carefully to all around us, and how we must NEVER put anything into our ears or up our noses.  We heard about grommets, and how kids who have trouble hearing sometimes get a little plastic tube put into their ears to help drain glue from behind the eardrum.  This helps us hear better (but only if we really need them!) Teacher had little plastic beads which look a little like grommets for those of us who have never seen grommets before.  
Mr. Keogh needs to wash his hands up to 40 times every day to keep all germs away, and he needs to scrub his hands so well before each operation.  We should all wash our hands after we have been to the toilet, or after we blow our noses or sneeze or cough into our hands, and before we eat.
We saw the light for looking into ears, and we saw what look like ice pop sticks for helping the doctor to look at our tonsils. We also saw what a stethoscope looks like, and how it is used.  We heard about what happens when our tonsils get sore, how they turn red and are sore when we swallow, and about how we would have to eat jelly and ice cream if we have an operation to get our tonsils removed.
This was such a great talk.  It was really interesting, and we had lots to contribute to the chat, because most of us have been to the doctor or optition before.  Thank you so much for such a great talk!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Occupations: Electrician





Occupations: Mammy

We can't remember what it was like to be a baby but some of us are good at helping to take care of our baby brothers and sisters.
This was a wonderfully practical and interesting talk.
Thank you so much Caitríona for such a wonderful talk!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Perfect puppy

We had the most adorable puppy in school with us this morning.
She is so well cared for, and she is SOOO cute!
To look after a puppy you must give her food and water, take her for walks and bring her to the vet for injections and when she is sick.

Occupations: Legal secretary

We had a wonderful talk today from Tayo.  She is a legal secretary and she told us all about the work lawers and legal secretaries do.  We were especially interested in laws about road safety that keep us safe every day.
Tayo's job sounds really interesting.  Thanks so much Tayo for telling us all about your job!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Occupations: Train inspector

We really enjoyed hearing all about Adrian's job as a train inspector.
Tomorrow we will use our class train set, and we might pretend that we are railway inspectors now that we know all about the job.
Thank you so much for such a great talk!!!
We really enjoyed hearing all about Adrian's job as a train inspector.
Tomorrow we will use our class train set, and we might pretend that we are railway inspectors now that we know all about the job.
Thank you so much for such a great talk!!!