In October we started our Aistear play centres. Our four stations were 1. Investigating and blowing bubbles, 2. Writing Halloween potions, 3. Making Haunted Houses and 4. Building ramps and investigating how far a ball could travel from the ramp. The girls really enjoyed these centres and there were some very spooky Halloween potions created with very inventive ingredients! It was challenging to get the ball to travel long distances from the ramp but through trial and error the girls came up with some very good solutions to their problem!
We did loads of fun activities to celebrate Maths Week this year! We went on a Maths trail around the school, made weird and wonderful 2-D shape creatures, and used our 'maths eyes' to find patterns and shapes in our classroom, school and local environment. Can you see the pattern we created using our teeth in this photo?
We had a great day celebrating Halloween before we finished up for the mid-term break! Our classroom was transformed into a spooky setting with witches, skeletons, ninjas, devils, scary teenagers, princesses, clowns and vampires! We sang Halloween songs, recited Halloween poems, went on a witch walk and even did some impressive dance moves too! We finished up the day watching the film 'The Little Vampire' which we all really enjoyed.
In Senior Infants we all wrote books for the 'Write A Book' competition but due to COVID-19, we never got to have our books judged. Instead, Miss McAuley's first class judged our storybooks and we judged their books. We had great fun judging the books and picking winners based on pictures, stories and the writing. Miss. Walsh was so proud of the hard work we did last year and was so impressed with the stories we had written. We were all so delighted to have an award ceremony and to receive prizes for our hard work!
To celebrate Science Week this year, we made lava lamps using bottles, olive oil, food colouring, water, and fizzing tablets. It was so cool to make predictions and to see what happens when we add extra oil, water and fizzing tablet. We were also learning about the five senses; touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. Miss Walsh brought in some fruit for us to try and to focus on the five senses before, during and after eating. Some people even discovered that they liked banana which they did not like when they tasted before!
This is the accordion body content. It is typically best to keep this area short and to the point so it isn't too overwhelming.