Welcome to Ms. O’Brien’s class!
Take a look at what we got up to this year.
We came back to school after our Easter holidays refreshed and ready for lots more fun and learning! This month we are learning about the Zoo, the job of the Zookeeper and the many animals that live in the zoo. We looked at Dublin Zoo, we can see the penguins and elephants live on the cameras. Our Aistear areas are based on the zoo also, have a look at our pictures! In Irish we listened to the story of Hansel agus Gretel and acted out this story.
The weather this month was really nice and we got outside to the playground and for PE. When the weather gets warmer we hope to go outside for some Aistear sessions too. In English we read two stories, The ZooKeeper and Adventure in the Zoo. Ms O’ Brien borrowed books from Bunclody Library, we listened to the story of the Dead Zoo and What Blew into the Zoo. In free writing we wrote about Zoo animals, we listened to stories of animals escaping, loosing their stripes and many more fantastic tales. In art we created zebras and learned about them in SESE. We learned the Song “Going to the Zoo”, we will perfrom this at assembly.
The month of March flew by. We were busy practicing our Irish songs and poems for Lá Glás. It was a sea of green in school on Thursday the 16th . We performed Shoe the Donkey for the school.
We were also lucky enough to have Ms. Brook’s here on teaching practice this month, we learned all about Space and Spring.
At the beginning of the month a pet farm visited our school hall, there were owls, snakes, lizards and even tortoises.
Our Aistear area was full of rockets, compost and plants!
Each Tuesday Elsbeth visits from Music Generation Carlow, we sing songs and work on keeping the beat and use some hand percussion instruments. We created Mother’s Day jars, giving ten reasons why we love our mothers so much!
We are now looking forward to our Easter holidays. Lease take a look
at our beautiful pictures.
Spring is in the air in our classroom this month. Valentine’s Day, St. Brigid’s Day, Pancake Tuesday and Ash Wednesday were four very important days in our classroom this month.
In Maths, we learned how to add up to ten and even began some take away sums, we learned the difference between right and left and brought our partners for a walk giving them directions.
In English we read two books about Sport, we now know how to write all our
capital letters and are working hard on remembering where to use them!
In Irish we learned all about Seán agus an Fatach! We made pancakes, Valentine cards, pancakes, spring pictures and Lenten promises!
Have a look at our pictures, we learn while having lots of fun and through active, hands on learning!
This month our theme was houses and homes. We read books about houses and the estate agents. We looked at different types of houses around the world. Have a look at pictures from Aistear – we made a town! It even had a beach in the end.
This month we are working on Gymnastics. Eric, the GAA coach, brought us out for some football skills. Eddie Teddy continues to go home every weekend. We learned lots of new songs and poems. We can now sing Happy Birthday in Irish! In Maths we have been very busy, we can down count and
add to number nine and can be seen using lollipop sticks to measure the length and width of objects.
We are collecting the Aldi stickers for a competition to win a prize for our school.
Christmas cheer spread through our classroom in December. Our classroom was full of Christmas carols and festive art. We were busy getting ready for the school Carol Service.
In Aistear there was a dress up group, a small world area and an arctic area! Can you see the fun we had? Our reading was based on the Post Office. We are becoming very fluent readers. We love to sing our Irish songs and read about Daidì na Nollaig!
We worked on number eight this month- making groups of eight and adding two numbers to give us eight.
We used percussion instruments to create the sounds of Santa’s workshop. Have a look at our library. It is full of Christmas books. Fifth and Sixth class came to visit this month and read us some stories.
This month we learned all about the Café, we set up a café in Aistear and learned the poem Pancakes. We learned some new Irish songs too! This month we also began learning about the Arctic! We now know lots of facts about the polar bear!
We are lucky to have Music Generation each Tuesday morning, we are singing beautifully.
We have learned the names of 2d and 3d shapes in Maths and we went on a Maths hunt to see what we could find.
Eddie Teddy has visited lots more houses. We finished up the month putting up our decorations and awaiting the Toy Show!
This October we learned all about Autumn and Halloween. Our classroom was filled with ghosts and ghouls, witches and wizards. We learned all about light and shadows, made clay pumpkins and we had Music Generation each week. We were lucky enough to take part in Yoga again this month too. We had our last session just before midterm.
We went on an Autumn nature hunt, looking at different types of trees and naming different parts of trees.
We are already looking forward to November!
There are twenty two busy Senior Infants in our classroom who love to paint, sing, dance and have fun learning! Our classroom is a hive of activity and full of resources. We really enjoy hands on learning and using resources such as cubes, Numicon and concrete materials to help us learn! PE days are on Tuesday and Thursday. We love to sing songs, say poems especially our counting songs and rhymes. Every day we read a story together in order to encourage a lifelong love of reading.