Funky Fingers

We’ve been strengthening our fingers to help us with our writing in Junior Infants. Take a look at some of the things we’ve been doing to help our writing. We can try some of these things at home to help us as well! Lots of cutting and fun activities will help our hands and improve our handwriting. Making designs with crepe paper balls:     Threading fruit nets and beads with laces:   Squeezing glitter glue tubes: Rolling small balls around our body with our...

Audio Books Update

Today we finished our audio books. We each wrote the story, typed the text, added images to our books and added any design features to the books. Finally, we recorded our voices reading the books. We shared our books with the Senior Infant class and they had lots of kind compliments for us. They really enjoyed reading our books. We hope that you will like them...

Science Fun in Junior Infants

After an accidental spill of water in the classroom with Múinteoir Laura, we discussed the best possible way to mop up the water. We came up with some great ideas which included; a cloth, toilet paper, hand paper towels and photocopier paper. We discussed materials that would soak up water and materials that would not soak up water (e.g. a chair, a crayon, a pencil). To start our investigation, we measured out even amounts of water onto our trays and each group picked a material to use. The green group used photocopier paper, the red group used a cloth, the yellow group used toilet paper and the blue group used hand paper towels. After using all of our different materials, we investigated the amount of water that was left on each tray. We ordered the trays from the most water left and the least water left. We decided on the best material to mop up a spill by measuring at the amount of water left on the trays. We discovered that the tray with the cloth had no water left. We decided that the cloth was the best material to soak up the water because there was no water left on the tray! The next best material to use was the toilet paper, then the hand paper towels and finally the photocopier paper. We also discussed the movement of water between materials from the tray to the cloth. We loved making the water re-appear when we squeezed the cloth tightly! We now know what to use if we spill water in our classroom. We also had lots of fun...

Creative Audio Books

Recently, we have been making audio books for the infant classes. First, we looked at images in a book with no words. We discussed possible story ideas and wrote a first draft of our story. After that, we took images of the book and created a Book Creator. We added our own story and made any changes that we felt we needed. We still have to record ourselves reading our books before we present them to the infant classes. We are very proud of our work so far!   Check back soon soon to see our finished...

Our School Rules eBooks

We created ebooks about the school rules. These will help us to remember the school rules and to make sure that everyone in our school is following the rules. Check out our books that we turned into videos below. Click on the blue links to see the video appear. We hope that you enjoy them! IMG_0262   IMG_0263  ...

Big Blue Whale

This week Múinteoir Laura has been helping out in 1st class and we have had lots of fun learning about the biggest creature on earth; the Blue Whale. We have learnt lots of facts about the whale which included the type of food a whale eats, where the Blue Whale lives, parts of the whale’s body and the meaning of the word ‘mammal’. We also read a book called the Big Blue Whale by Nichola Davies. It was a fact book and gave us lots of information about Blue Whales. We were very interested in this topic and we loved watching videos by David Attenborough about this beautiful creature. Check out our fact files which we made into a book and it is now in our classroom.     We created beautiful sea scapes from different types of blue paper. We then learnt how to draw a whale and coloured the whale. Check them out below- they are amazing! By: Alicia By: Mateusz By: Natalia By:...