We had lots of fun during Seachtain na Gaeilge this week. There were lots of different things happening in our class.
Ms McGill and her dad Mr O’Shaughnessy came into the 1st classes and showed us traditional Irish instruments. They also played a couple of tunes for us. Later in the week we played bingo ‘as gaeilge’ and made some St Patricks Day leprechauns.
Pancake Tuesday was a great day in our class. We got to enjoy toasted pancakes and Joshua’s mam spoilt us by making a delicious homemade pancake for each of us too.
We are learning all about Frogs this week. We created a class ebook to record our facts. Check out our book here …..
Our class are taking part in Agri Aware’s INCREDIBLE EDIBLES programme this year. As part of this programme we learn all about fruits and vegtables which grow in Ireland. We examined our lunch boxes to classify what we are eating. We grouped our food based on whether it was fruit or vegtable which could have been grown in Ireland or whether it was made from something which was grown here, for example the bread in our sandwiches was made from wheat. We also had lots of fun planting our own fruit and vegtables in our classroom. We hope to have potatoes, strawberries, turnips, lettuce, herbs, carrots and onions growing very soon. We will transplant our fruit and vegtables into a raised bed in the school grounds in early April.
We have lots of wonderful artists in our classroom. This week we examined various patterns both in art and in nature. Then inspired by the artist Heather Galler we created our own ‘Cups of Tea’.
This week in science we were learning all about eggs. We had lots of fun working as scientists completing exciting egg-xperiments :-).
The first task was to try to make eggs float in water using salt.
For the second task we soaked hardboiled eggs in vinegar and watched the shell dissolve. We are looking forward to playing with these eggs when the outer skin becomes tough like rubber and the eggs will bounce (we hope !)
Last Autumn, the Green School team gave our class daffodil bulbs to plant. We have been anxiously watching and waiting for them to grow. We were delighted to see our bulbs are now starting to grow.
We are looking forward to Christmas. We had lots of fun painting Christmas Trees using plastic forks and experimenting with shaving foam to create puffy paint snowmen.
We also created sock snowmen to sell at the Christmas Bazzar.
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