Friday, October 26, 2012

A Mummy's teddy

Thank you very much for sharing. This boy brought his mommys much loved teddy bear to school today. We compared to our teddy bear timeline.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Old toys

We talked about the toys we all played with as babies.
Then we talked about old toys! We talked about toys that have been around for a long time and new toys. We played a detective game. we looked at clues and had to think really hard about what toy was hidden behind the box. We looked at how some toys have changed through the years. We made a wonderful teddy bear timeline.

How germs are spread

We also tried another experiment to show how germs spread when you sneeze.
Teacher filled a balloon with flour.  The balloon was like teacher's mouth and the flour was like her germs when she has a cold.
When teacher burst the balloon, it was like teacher sneezing.  The balloon popped and the flour spread out everywhere.  Some of us got flour on our clothes and skin.
If we sneeze without covering our mouths we are spreading germs in the same way.
We have learned lots now about preventing the spread of disease.
Hopefully we will be a very healthy class this year!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Autumn nature walk & baby clothes

Today we looked at the clothes the children wore when they were tiny , and the toys they used to play with.They have grown so much since they could fit into these little things!

We went on a Nature Walk to see how the leaves are changing colour and falling on the ground.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Healthy food

Today we talked about why we need food. We need food for; growing big and strong, helping our brain work and all the energy we need for the exiting time in school. We divided the food into two groups. One group of food we should eat lots of every day and one group we should just have small amounts of. The children told teacher of the effect some food had on them and some were indeed more graphic than others!! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The solas dearg mystery

We found a note from teacher's old friend Titch the witch. She would like to use our class for Halloween again this year.
Titch played a naughty trick on teacher, she took her solas dearg (red light). The children reckon this is teacher's favourite light. We have solas glas (green light) for work where we are all talking, solas oràiste (orange light) for work time that we all whisper and the solas dearg is for quiet working time that requires lots of concentration.
Titch left us a note and a map. We followed the map and found teacher's precious solas dearg :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012