As part of our Aistear topic we read the story of Elmer and made our own Elmers. We also made giraffes. We had to do a lot of cutting, sticking and colouring. We think they look great.
Our recent Aistear topic was safari. We had different roles – the driver, the assistant/guide and the customers. We had to buy tickets, check in with the driver, listen to the guide, use the binoculars to find the animals and tick them off our list. The driver and guide had to sell the tickets, follow the map and help the customers find the animals.
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As part of our Aistear topic on shopping we tasted a variety of fruit and vegetables – sugar snap peas, red pepper, grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple and mango. Some children were more reluctant than others but everyone who was in on the different days tried the food on offer that day.
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.