Our School Tour
We had a fantastic time at Glenroe Farm. A huge thank you to Laura, Lisa and Sarah for coming with us to help out. We saw lots of different animals. We met Tammy, the huge pig, a horse (playing musical statues), friendly goats, donkeys with fascinating bodily functions, a wrinkly turkey and many more animals. We were allowed to hold a rabbit and guinea-pig, although some of the children chose to just look at them. After a picnic lunch, we had a blast in the playground. Here we are...
We have Sports Day for Junior Infants on Tuesday 27th. We do this on the school grounds and split the class into groups, usually with 2 adults per group. I would really appreciate some volunteers for this day. If you are able to help could you please let me know. If you are unable to help but would like to come and support the children, please come down to the school between 10 and 12.
If you go down to the woods today....you'd see how much fun we had with our teddy bears! Everyone was so excited to have their teddy in with them. In Gaeilge we moved around the room, meeting each others' teddies. We got great oral language work done, introducing and describing their teddies.
Our hands-on maths was all about measures. We discovered how many cubes tall our teddy was by making a tower the same length and counting the cubes. It was a little tricky with some of the bigger teddies as not everyone counts above 20 yet but the children did great teamwork and helped each other out.
We compared each teddy to Rocaí Rua, to see which teddy weighed more or less than him. We found out that Sebastian's teddy and Rocaí Rua weighed the same and that most teddies were heavier than Rocaí.
Since we were so obsessed with throwing our teddies around, all day long, we decided to just go with it and have a Teddy Launch. We threw our teddies to see which teddy travelled the furthest. On your marks, get set....
Here we are having our picnic. There were some hungry bears that were gobbling up our lunches. Luckily, Harry had a very tasty lunch packed up for his teddy in his own lunch box and he kindly shared it with some of the other bears. After lunch we played "Huggie Bears" before yard time. It's a favourite!
Happy Fathers' Day to all the Daddies and special people in our lives. We hope you have a lovely day on Sunday. The children were very excited to make you a card and shared such lovely things about their Daddies.