Miss Cleary is a temporary teacher in Scoil Mhuire.
Miss Cleary teaches 17 Senior Infant children in the Back building.
The class have been having so much fun in our Aistear stations. This month one of our themes was Halloween.
We have been cutting and creating some Halloween words in our literacy area.
The class have been busy making and buying some potions in our potion shop in the roleplay area .
We have been making some haunted houses in the construction area.
There have been some spooky items put into our sand box.
One of our favorite stories is room on the broom. We are enjoying playing with the characters from the story in our small world area.
Meet the newest member of our class ‘Zippy’ the stick insect. As part of our SPHE curriculum we will be following the ‘zippy’s friends’ programme. This programme allows us to identify and explore our feelings, cope with everyday difficulties and identify ways to manage our problems.
We have been enjoying our yoga sessions every Friday. We love the time to relax, breathe and practice different yoga techniques. It is our Friday favourite.
We love our football sessions with Mark. We have been making great progress and have been able to compete in some class matches during our training sessions.
We have been learning all about the number 6. We have been working hard practicing writing the number six and making sums to the value of six.
We have been having lots of fun doing lots of Halloween art. We made some pumpkins out of clay.
Halloween in our classroom!
Our Aistear theme this Month was the hospital.
Role Play Area: We had some doctors and nurses working hard in our doctor surgery.
Construction Area: We had some fun making some hospitals with our building blocks.
Small world area: We played doctors are nurses with some stick characters.
Play dough area: We helped some patients by making some plasters with playdough
Cutting and Sticking: We made our very own x ray machine by cutting out a skeleton and sticking it onto the x-ray screen.
This month we have been learning about 3D shapes. We learned about the cube, cuboid, cylinder and sphere. We brought in some 3D shapes that we found at home.
We have been talking about people at work. We talked about the different jobs people have in our community. We drew pictures of what we would like to be when we grow up.
Winter is here and we had lots of fun making some penguins. We have them hung up in the hall of our school for everyone to see.
This has been an exciting month for our class. So many things have been happening this month. We are all so excited for Christmas.
Jingle the elf:
We had a new member come into our class for the month of December. Meet Jingle the elf. He has been getting up to mischief in our class. We have been so excited every morning to see what he has been getting up to when nobody is around.
We have been having lots of fun playing at Santa’s workshop. Here’s what we have been getting up to.
Role play area: We have been working hard as elves in Santa’s workshop, getting lots of presents made and wrapped for all the boys and girls for Christmas.
Sand Area: Jingle our elf has been a little bit messy in our tidy classroom, he left some of his clothes in our sand box which our class found.
Construction area: We have been making some Santa’s buildings in the North Pole
Play dough area: We had some Christmas themed play dough. We enjoyed playing with it so much.
Small world Area: we played with some stick puppets in our own Santa’s workshop.
We continued to talk about the people who work in our community and the different jobs they do. We were very lucky that our student council organised a special visit from Garda Paul. We even got a look inside the Garda van.
We also had a visit from a dentist. She told us all about the importance of looking after our teeth.
The fabulous boys are girls from 3rd class came to our class to read us some lovely stories. They brought in some Christmas stories from home to read to our class.
We were so excited to have received our super trooper active homework journal. We have been practicing our exercises in class before we complete them after school.
We were so lucky to have a special visitor come in to our classroom. We were so excited to see him. We told him all about the hard work we have been doing in school.
We spent a lot of time preparing for our christmas concert. We really enjoyed singing our songs with lots of actions. We had so much fun on the night. It was a great success.
Hot Chocolate Party !
To celebrate all our a hard work preparing for our christmas concert, Jingle the elf left some nice treats for us. We had a hot chocolate party with Ms Hickson's Class. It was delicious.
Happy New Year!
We talked about what new year's resolutions are. We wrote down our very own new years resolutions for the year ahead. We made some lovely self portraits holding our new year's resolutions
We have been having so much fun with our Aistear theme of the supermarket.
Role Play Area: We played in our very own shop
Playdough: We made some groceries with playdough
Writing Area: We made and decorated our own shopping lists
Small World Area: We played in the supermarked with our own stick figures
Our class were very busy searching for old items from home. We had a show and tell. A lot of very interesting things were brought into our classroom.
We have been hard at work learning all our tricky words. We love playing our new tricky word game.
We have been learning how to use a numberline. We pretended we were monkeys as we jumped from one number to another.
Aistear:We have been having so much fun with our Aistear theme of the vets
Role Play Area: We played in our very own vet surgery
Writing Area: We made sentences about our pets
Playdough: We made different animals with playdough
Water Area: We washed the pets in the water area
Small World Area: We played in the vets with our own stick figures
We took a trip to the computer room and played some maths games. We love going to the computer room.
While the weather was nice we went out to the garden and did a tidy up. We are great workers in the garden.
We love to get outside and play different games during PE time. It is our favourite time of the week.
Aistear: We have been having so much fun playing in the garden centre
Role Play Area: We played in our very own garden centre
Writing Area: We made our shopping lists for the garden centre
Messy Area: We had sensory play exploring with soil and bulbs
Small world area: We played with stick figures based on the stories we have been reading about the garden centre.
Creative area: We made our very own grass heads, we had so much fun doing this. We cannot wait to see the end result.
We were so excited about pancake tuesday. We wrote some sentences about pancakes and our favourite toppings, We had some delicious pancakes in class too.
Show and Tell:
We brought some items in from home for show and tell. Each student had a chance to talk about the items they brought in.
World Book Day:
We brought in our favourite book into school. We had a special guest come to our class. Ms Broderick came and read some our stories to the class.
We spent some time practising our irish dancing. We also learned the 'irish haka'. On our lá glas the whole school went outside for a céilí. It was so much fun.