The boys in Junior Infants have been busy creating dinosaurs, giraffes, cars , robots and more in our Junk Art station. They are really enjoying our Aistear theme ‘At the Vet’ .
Happy Valentine’s Day from Junior Infants . We decorated cupcakes.
Ms Madden's class have started Power Hour for literacy with the help of Ms Hickey and Ms Shanahan. We have decided to focus on 3 areas - reading, phonics and oral language along with an independent station.
For our phonics table we work on our letter for the week, revise the letters previously learned and also work on our blending.
In our oral language station Ms Shanahan works on our theme for the month' Fruit and Vegetables'.
We have started on our Big Box Stories so on our reading table we read our new book with Ms Hickey and play sight word games such as word bingo and make a match.
At the independent table we work on a written activity or play a game on the interactive whiteboard.
As our theme is Fruit and Vegetables we read the story 'Handa's Surprise' and learned the names of some new fruits. Using pictures to help us we were able to retell the story and remember the fruits that the animals stole.
We then decided to taste some of the different fruits that were in Handa's basket and recorded whether we liked each fruit or not.
Our Aistear theme for January is Fruit and Vegetables. After working on learning the difference between fruit and vegetables and playing sorting activities we decided to open a fruit and vegetable shop in our socio-dramatic area. We decided on how much we would charge for our fruit and vegetables and even had some special offers. After going to the bank for some money armed with their shopping lists the boys went shopping.
In the construction area all hands were on deck to build fruit and vegetable shops.
Using playdough the boys worked at making fruit and vegetables to sell in our shop.
The boys used old Aldi and Lidl catalogues to cut out pictures of different fruit and vegetables and sticking them in the right column.
Chatting about the fruit and vegetable shop led us to discussing more shops and buildings in our town. We then made our own town in the small world area.
Junior Infants have been busy working on patterns for maths. The boys made patterns using peg boards, counters, threading spools and on the interactive whiteboard.
Our Active Day for January was focused on gymnastics. We had great fun trying out the all the activities.