Literacy games have started in Junior Infants.Every Tuesday Ms Gavin comes to our class to play literacy games with us. On one table the boys played a matching game with Ms. Madden.
They then moved onto Ms Gavin's table where they worked on our letter of the week. This week our letter was r.
Peer teaching took place on the third and fourth tables. On this table Daniel from First Class helps the boys who are fishing for letters.
Our final table was the writing table. Cian from First Class took charge of this table and made sure the boys coloured their pictures nicely and helped them to draw their robots. He then ticked them when they were finished - a real teacher in the making.
Ms Madden's class has started playing Barrier Games to help develop their oral language skills. For November our theme is food so one boy has to direct the other as to what food to put in which bowl.
When they are finished the barrier is lifted to see if the instructions were followed and that both sides are the same.
After learning the song "Harry the Hedgehog" ,Ms Madden's class decided to learn all about hedgehogs. The boys learned that hedgehogs eat worms, berries and insects and curl into a ball when they are in danger. For art they coloured a picture of a hedgehog and stuck spikes on them.
After that the boys made their own little hedgehogs by painting some polystyrene shapes brown and sticking in some spikes.
Ms Gavin was so impressed with all the work the boys did that she made them a special hedgehog cake. It was delicious.