Friday, January 31, 2014

Different types of houses

Today we talked about all sorts of different houses.

Which type of house would you most like to live in?
Here are the choices we made:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chinese Lanterns & St. Brigid's Day

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year.
It is the Year of the Horse.
We made some nice Chinese Lanterns to decorate our hall.
St. Brigid's Day is on Saturday, February 1st.
We heard a wonderful story about how St. Brigid got land from a chieftain on which to build her church.
The chieftain told Brigid that she could have as much land as her cloak would cover.
Brigid's cloak grew and grew and covered enough land on which to build a church.
Here is our version of St. Brigid's cloak. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014 The Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year will be celebrated this year on Friday, January 31st.
It will be the year of the horse.
It is already the year of the horse in Japan since Japanese people celebrate New Year's Day on January 1st, just like us.

Click on this link to learn lots about the Chinese New Year.

Click here to see some stories from China

Monday, January 27, 2014

Writing to our friends in Israel

We are writing letters to our friends in Israel.
We also made them little flags.
We will post them to Israel in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Our leprechaun is in Israel

Our sheeprechaun has arrived in Israel!
Our friends were delighted!
Click on this picture to see the rest of the photos.
We are so excited to be learning about Israel!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Learning about Spain with Elena

We learned all about Spain recently, when Elena from Spain spent some time in our class with us. We even learned some Spanish dancing!!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

All the way from Israel!

We had such a thrilling morning.
Our parcel from Israel arrived yesterday.
Click on this picture to see our friends in Israel!
Today we opened it together.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Posting a parcel to Israel

We took a walk to the post office today to post our parcel to Israel.
Teacher had already bought the stamp yesterday so we wouldn't have to wait too long in the post office.
  On our way we saw pine cones in some trees and magpies in other trees.
 We were very careful crossing the road.
As we crossed the road we said our poem:
Stop, look and listen
Before you cross the street
Use your eyes, use your ears, and then use your feet!
Oops, the letter box outside the post office was too small for the parcel,
but the lady at the post office desk took our package and will give it to the postman this afternoon.
Then our toy will be on its way to Israel!
On our way back to school we looked at all sorts of different houses:
bungalows, two story houses, one three story house, semi-detached houses and detached houses.
Can you name the ones we took pictures of?
Click on this picture to see our friends in Israel!