We have had great fun in our opticians – making appointments, testing our eyes and of course trying on glasses. We also had a visit from Nuala an optomotrist who talked to us about looking after our eyes and all the different tests she does on eyes.
We’ve been working out in our gym during Aistear. We had our own membership cards and checked in with the receptionist each visit. The receptionist was in charge of timing us and telling us to move to different exercises.
We enjoyed our recent Aistear topic – the opticians. During role play we made appointments, tested our eyes using charts, tried on and selected glasses and paid for them. We also watched a video about going to the opticians, looked at how our eyes react to light, made glasses and discussed looking after our eyes.
Here are some examples of the work we have done as part of our Aistear topic on Africa.
We’ve enjoyed different activities as part of our Aistear topic on Africa. We’ve been on safari – buying tickets, checking the map and spotting various animals with our binoculars in the jeep and checking them off on our list. We’ve also used different materials to create our own savannahs for African animals.
Aistear is going well in Junior Infants. At the moment our role play area is the home corner so we are very busy minding babies, cooking, ironing, hovering, washing clothes and setting the table. We are also involved in junk art, construction and small world play.
Our Aistear topic at the moment is the pet shop. We have a pet shop in class we have also painted pictures of our pets or pets we would like.
Today we had a visit from Eimear Cleary in connection with our Aistear topic – The Dentist. We looked at how different drinks affect our teeth and how to clean our teeth properly. We learned that some foods are bad for our teeth if we eat them too often and that we should brush our teeth twice a day. We counted out the amount
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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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