Friday, 28 October 2016

Halloween in Room 2

This week was a very exciting week in school! It was the week before our halloween holidays and we had really good fun in Room 2. We had our green school fashion show on Thursday. Every class in the school had to make a costume out of recycled materials, we chose to make capes in our class! We all got a sheet of plastic each and we got to stick on paper, glitter, materials and fabric. We had great fun making these and teacher thought we all did an amazing job!!Here we are in our classroom before the fashion show in the hall. Don't we look fantastic!!

On Friday we were allowed to dress up in our own costumes! Teacher was so impressed with all the different costumes. We had spider-man, superman, princesses , firemen, skeletons, vampires, devils, witches and even pirates!! Here are some pictures of us in our costumes.

We also made a witches potion in our class. Teacher brought in a cauldron, ingredients and a magic wand. We all got the chance to stir our magic potion. We decided to cast a magic spell that teacher would give us sweets at the end of the day, our spell came true!! We threw frogs legs, pumpkin juice and witches blood in to our potion. We watched it bubble and change colour as we stirred it. Here are some pictures of us with the magic witches potion!

During the week we made pumpkin masks as part of our Art Station in Aistear. We coloured them green, orange and black and cut them out. We decided that we would wear these on our way home on Friday after school to try and scare our Mammies and Daddies! Try and find us in the picture! Teacher thinks we look really scary!!

Happy Halloween from teacher and all the boys and girls in Room 2!!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Autumn Nature Walk

We have been learning all about the Season of Autumn this week in our classroom. We have noticed that the weather is getting colder and that the leaves are starting to change colour. Since we were so good teacher decided to bring us on an Autumn nature walk along the school grounds. We wrapped up in our jackets and hats as it was cold outside.
We went out to the convent grounds as this is where all the trees are.

We found some berries, chestnuts, sycamores and even some orange, red, and yellow leaves. We had great fun collecting all the different types of leaves. 

Aistear in Room 2

We decided to set up our very own classroom in our role play corner for Aistear this month in Room 2. We had to brainstorm as a class what we would need in our classroom. The boys and girls came up with some very good ideas. We decided that we would need tables, chairs, whiteboards, markers, papers, pens, pictures of the sounds we have covered so far, crayons and some teddies to sort in to matching pairs. Every group gets a turn in the role play corner every week. One person is the teacher and the other boys and girls have to pretend to be the little boys and girls in the class. We are really enjoying being the teacher!

Our other stations for this month are sand, where teacher has included some of the letter sounds we have learned so far. (S,A,T,P,I,N,C,K and E). We really enjoy trying to find all these letters that are hidden in our sandbox!

We also have a free paint station. We get to paint whatever we want in this station. Some of us have painted ourselves, our classroom and even Autumn Trees.
We have also had the opportunity to make hedgehogs using clay. We have to mould the clay first and roll it and press it to soften it down. We then roll the clay in to a ball and pinch a bit in the front to make its face. We then used matchsticks to make the spikes. We are going to paint these brown next week when the clay has dried.

John Kelly Visits Room 2

Since our theme for the month was School. John Kelly, our caretaker, decided to come and visit our classroom and tell us about his job in our school. He brought in all his tools and explained the purpose of each one to us. He brought in his hammer, saw, screw driver and even some screws. He explained what he does with each of them and told us that only adults should use all the tools and that children should never touch them. 
John Kelly told us that he opens the school every morning and locks it up every night. He has the keys to all the classrooms in the school!! He explained to us that he fixes things in our classroom if they ever break. Here are some pictures of John Kelly talking to our class.

When he left we all decided to draw a picture of John Kelly in our copies. Teacher thought we did an amazing job!!

Our Tour of the School

Our theme for this Month is School. We learned all about the different people that work in our school including the care taker, teachers, principal, secretary and even the lollipop lady. Last week teacher decided to bring us on a tour of the whole school! We visited Mary who is the school Secretary. We know that she does so much work for the school, she prints out letters and rings our Mammies and Daddies if we are ever feeling sick. Here we are in her office! 

 We also visited the staffroom. This is a room where the teachers eat their lunches. We also visited 6th class. We noticed that the tables and chairs are a lot bigger up there. We got to ask the girls questions about all the hard work they do! We are really looking forward to being in 6th class in a  few years time!
We also visited Ms. Burke-Heneghan, our principal. She is in charge of the school. We sang her some songs and she was really impressed with our singing. Here are some more photos of us on our tour of the school

Monday, 3 October 2016

School Walk to Corkagh Park.

On Friday the 30th of September we had our annual school walk to Corkagh park. We were so lucky to have some of the girls from 5th class who helped us walk down to the park safely.

It was a long cold walk down to the park. We met many people along the way. We crossed the road with the help of the lollipop man and we saw loads of cars, buses and people walking dogs along our way. Once we got to the playground we were so excited!! We got to spend nearly an hour playing with all our friends in the park. We had such great fun and were all so so tired walking home, even teacher was very tired!! We had such a good day and we can't wait to do the school walk again when we are in Senior Infants next year!