Our parents put on their thinking caps today when we challenged them to study our self-portraits for details that would help them identify their own children! Some parents had a tough job identifying us, but they all managed in the end!
First Class Study the Local Area
First Class have been learning lots more about our neighbourhood over the past week - today we were looking at old pictures of Saggart village and more recent ones, and talking about the differences we noticed. We noticed differences in the way the houses were built, the roads, the vehicles, and the clothes.
And we even noticed some changes that have come about in Saggart since the more recent photographs were taken, like the Luas line, railings outside our school and changes in shop ownership!
News from Claire's Class!
Pop over to the Junior Infant website to read a newsletter from Claire's class!
Matching and Sorting
Oh dear! Maggie noticed that her pegs, lollypop sticks, cubes and shapes were all mixed up! She needed us to help her sort them. First we talked about ways we could sort them such as by their shape, their colour or their size. We decided we would match them up by their colour. Each table had a different box to sort out. Look at what a good job we did. Maggie was very pleased with the great job we did.
Little Red Riding Hood
Look who brought in a book for Maggie's class library! We all said thank you and Maggie read the story to us while we were eating our lunch. The story was Little Red Riding Hood. We really enjoyed pretending to be different characters. Look at how scary we are at being the Big Bad Wolf.
First Class Photo
Citywest ETNS is for the birds!
There is a bird nest in a sheltered corner between two buildings, right across from the First Class classroom window! Aoife saw a swift (she thinks!) inside it and another one bringing it food, but the children haven’t seen them yet!
Aoife hung a birdfeeder outside the window to see will they come to visit but so far we’ve only had a crow come to feed!
Senior Infants plan their own learning!
Already this term Senior Infants have been telling, drawing and writing a list for Ross of all the interesting things we would like to learn about over the next year. Look out for all we will learn about houses, fish, birds, cars, trains, robots and much, much more.
Senior Infants - same book, new chapter!
We have been getting excited about lots of new things in Senior Infants. We welcomed new friends to our class, we have met lots of new teachers and we have a brand new classroom on a brand new second floor.
As per last year keep up to date with the learning and activities of Senior Infants on their website. We will have this website all the way up to Sixth Class and will be able to look back at our primary school journey from when we started in Junior Infants.
Class Photo - Maggie's Class
Maggie's class had a very important job to do this morning. We had to smile nicely and say "cheese" for our Class Photo. I bet we'll have fun looking back at this photo when we are in 6th Class!