Loosing your baby teeth is very exciting as it means a visit from the tooth fairy! In Junior Infants we start to see lots of first teeth falling out and the children love to share their news of a visit from the tooth fairy. It is also a time when children really need to take good care of their new teeth. So after Ella Caulfield lost her first tooth this week, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to chat to the children about how important it is to care for your teeth. Here are some nice songs that I’ll be using in class to help the children learn how to and how important it is to brush their teeth!
Lá Glas a bhí ann agus bhí duine go halainn!
It was Green Day on Thursday and everyone looked lovely! Well done for dressing up in green hats, jumpers, dresses, skirts, trousers and accessories. We had a lovely day.
Congratulations to all the amazing artists in Room 6 who created wonderful artwork to turn our classroom into an art gallery for the art exhibition! Well done for all your creative work – it is wonderful to see and I’m sure everyone who visited our class on Tuesday night thought the same!
We had lots of fun making lovely leprechauns this week! Take a look at our handy work and some cool leprechaun songs we enjoyed singing too!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers of these wonderful children! They were so excited to make you a card they were the ones who asked if they could write the lovely messages inside all by themselves! They were also very concerned that daddys might feel a bit sad for not getting a card too but I reassured them that they won’t be left out with Father’s Day coming in later in the year! I hope all the boys and girls help out at home tomorrow so all the mothers can put their feet up. And while you do that, take a look at the beautiful cards they made and a few Mother’s Day songs that might be nice to listen to together!
Sam was really busy over the snowy days making a super cool solar system with his mum. They worked together to make a model of our star – the sun, and the 8 planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Well done on the creative work Sam and Lynn! The children were very impressed and loved looking at it!
Welcome back to school today! It was lovely to see children in school today and hear all about their snowy day adventures! We had a busy day chatting about all the igloos and snowmen that we’re built. We had fun making snowflakes using white paper and scissors, we drew pictures of our snowy day activities and we made clay pinch pots in preparation for the art exhibition. We also did lots of singing, dancing, exercising and writing!
In the meantime, enjoy all the lovely snow that has fallen, it’s not very often we get enough snow to build a snowman or go sledging! But make sure to wrap up warm and stay safe everyone.
If you do make something cool in the snow, be sure to take a photo of it and bring it in to show Ms. Fitzmaurice. What better way to showcase all your cool construction and creative skills than putting your snow sculptures on display for the art exhibition in a couple of weeks!
And why not use your Maths Eyes to measure how much snow fell in your area using a ruler, measuring tape or even a stick and let me know too! Let’s find out who’s garden or road had the most snowfall during the great blizzard of 2018!
Draw a snowy day picture for me to show me what you got up to when you went outside to play in the snow. I will make a display in the class for all your snowy day artwork!
Practice writing your numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and the letters we have learned so far in school: i, r, n, m, h, b, p.
Ask you mum or dad to put on GoNoodle on a tablet or iPad so you can do lots of daning and exercise inside. Parents here is the link for the website:
You could take a look at this video to learn how snow is made:
Here are some lovely calm songs to sit and listen to if you’re house is a little crazy while you stay inside!
You could also watch and sing along to these cool “Frozen” songs
We are having lots of fun learning all about space at the moment. The children really impressed Ms. Fitzmaurice will all the information they knew about space before she began teaching and it was lovely to let children share their knowledge with others!
We have been learning about space flight on rockets and Sam brought in some amazing photos his mum took of a real rocket launch in America to show to everyone! It was really cool to see those photos after watching a real rocket launch on youtube in class – in the words of the children when they watched it – “It’s epic!”.
We learned how astronauts to the toilet in space from the cool space book Conor brought in. And Issac brought in his space book and we saw cool photos of astronauts on the International Space Station in that!
We learned that the first creature in space was a dog called Laika and the dog was followed by Ham the chimpanzee before a man called Yuri Gagarin was sent into space to fly around the earth. Then Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon! Check out some of the photographs we have looked at and videos that have helped teach us about the solar system:
We are now learning how to write number 4 and 5 in school. We can find sets of 4 and 5 objects and match them to the correct number. When writing the numbers we use little rhymes to help us remember:
4: Down across and down one more, that’s how you write the number 4!
5: Straight neck, a big round tummy, put a hat on top, 5 looks funny!