We’ve been very busy in Junior Infants preparing for Christmas. We have a crib and an Advent sack. We have angels flying across the classroom, Christmas photos, Christmas trees and glittery baubles and stockings. Our Aistear theme is Santa land we’ve wrapped presents, decorated the sleigh, dressed up as Santa, loaded the sleigh and checked and made a lot of lists.
In connection with our Aistear topic (travel and in particular the train) a train driver visited us last week. He told us lots about his job and the trains he drives. He brought some of his equipment with him and we were able to try some of it out. We watched a video taken from the front of the train so we could see
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Due to the recent weather we haven’t managed to run our laps each day, instead we have improved our movement skills through GoNoodle.
On Friday we practised our throwing, catching and rolling skills with our buddies in 6th class.
Last week we painted trains then our buddies helped us to stick on different shapes for the wheels, funnels and engines.
Today we went outside to find examples of different shapes. We found lots of rectangles, squares, circles and semi-circles but not many triangles. There were lots of large shapes on the basketball court that we could all stand on and walk around.
On Friday 27th October we dressed up for Halloween. We had lost of interesting costumes but still managed to do our daily run dressed up! We also danced along to the Skeleton Dance.
Our buddies came to work with us again on Friday. We showed off our rhyming, cutting, colouring and sticking skills. We also performed our rhyme about a crocodile and made them jump!
We’ve been improving our colouring skills and learning to recognise the characters in Oxford Reading Tree.
On Friday morning we went outside for P.E. We enjoyed playing a games using the hoops and ran our two laps of the astro.