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Awards

Today, we had an awards ceremony for our Write-a-Book’s. We were very proud to show off our wonderful books. Some of our families were there. Ms. Cahill, the Principal, was there to give each of us our special Write-a-Book certificate. Ms. Bunn handed us all our shiny medals. The names of our creations and the awards received are written below:

A Painting Book by Aislinn (Highly Commended)

My Family by Alannah

Chloe and Ben by Chloe (Highly Commended)

Fruit Bowl by Clara

Postman Cat by Eileen

Butterflies Were Flying by Erin (Highly Commended)

Furby and Max by Georja (Merit Book)

Holly’s Adventure by Holly

Magical Land by Layla

My Family by Sophie

Ciara Rose Plunkett had not yet joined our class when we made our books, so she showed a special collection of “Some of my best work”, and received a certificate and medal for great colouring and neat writing.

 

Thanks to Ms. Cahill and to all the family members who came. It was a very special afternoon. Each and every book is truly magnificent! Check out the pictures on the class page.

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Teddy Bears Picnic

On Friday we had a Teddy Bear’s Picnic! We learned a poem called ‘Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear’ and we listened and danced along to the song ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’. We practised our counting with Compare Bears during Maths time. Then we helped teacher read the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and watched the DVD for the story.

After break, we went outside for a picnic with Ms. O’Shea’s class and some girls from Ms. Sumner’s class joined us too. We brought our favourite yellow picnic blanket but there were too many to even sit on it! We ate our lunch outside, and we even hunted around the school yard to find lollipops! Then Ms. O’Shea read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt for everybody and we were able to join in with our favourite parts:

“We’re going on a bear hunt.

We’re going to catch a big one.

What a beautiful day.

We’re not scared.”

Then we came inside to have some treats and we made toilet roll teddies by cutting out a head, arms and legs from card and sticking it onto toilet rolls. We had a beary good day!

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Rice Krispie Buns

Today we made rice krispie buns. They were so tasty. We discussed and recorded all the materials we would need beforehand: a microwave, bowl, spoons, bun cases and plates. We also talked about the ingredients we would need: chocolate and sprinkles!

We discussed and wrote down the steps we would take to bake our buns.

Here is our simple recipe:

1. Melt the chocolate chunks in the microwave

2. Stir rice krispies into the chocolate

3. Spoon the mixture into bun cases

4. Add sprinkles

We made the buns all by ourselves and teacher helped. The chocolate was hard before we heated it up. The heat in the microwave made the hard chocolate melt into liquid chocolate. We let the chocolate heat up until we could not see any lumps and it was very smooth.

 

We ate some buns in school and got chocolate ALL over our faces. We took some home too. We are great bakers!

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Swimming

Today we went for a swimming lesson in the pool in Coral Leisure in Wicklow. We had SO much fun and we can’t wait to go again next week. We practised standing in the water, kicking, dipping our heads underneath and we used the noodles to help us to float and swim. We think we are like fish in the water!

We had great fun on the bus too. Before we left we made up our own verses and actions for the song ‘The Wheels on the Bus’. Here they are:

The cow on the bus went “moo, moo, moo”...

The dog on the bus went “woof, woof, woof”...

The cat on the bus went “miaow, miaow, miaow”...

The mammies on the bus went “chatter, chatter, chatter”...

The teacher on the bus went “please put on your seatbelt”...

The seatbelts on the bus went “clink, clink, clink”...

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Exploring Light

Today we explored the question:

What materials can light travel through?

Each group was given a light, a bunch of materials, and plates to sort the materials onto. On one plate we put materials that let light through, and on the other we put materials that do not let light through.

We learned some very long and tricky words:

Transparent material lets light through, and we are able to see the torch shining through the other side of transparent materials. Crepe paper, cling film, and thin kitchen roll are transparent.

Translucent material lets some light through but not all. There was a piece of card in our bunch of material. Some groups were unsure which plate to put it onto, as we could only see a tiny bit of light shining through the other side. We decided that this card was translucent!

Opaque material does not let light through at all. Tinfoil and cardboard are opaque, so are the plastic plates that we sorted out materials onto!

We are all Super Scientists in Junior Infants!

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The Fuzzy Ball Shop

We went shopping again today! We can earn fuzzy balls every day when we follow our classroom rules, and collect them in our tubs. We can also earn a glitter fuzzy (worth 5 normal fuzzies!) at the end of the week when we work together as a team in our table groups. We love to spend our fuzzies in the Fuzzy Ball Shop every two weeks. Everything in the shop is a different price, so we count out our fuzzies very carefully to buy pencils, stickers, rubbers, and lots of fun things. Sometimes we save them up and go on a big spending spree!

 

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Writing

We have been doing lots of writing practice every day. It is very important for us to form our letters correctly. We are working very hard at writing on the line and u s i n g  s p a c e s.

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Colour Mixing

We are real artists in Junior Infants! Today, we experimented with colour mixing using the primary colours: red, yellow, and blue. We discovered that:

red + yellow = orange

yellow + blue = green

blue + red = purple

We had great fun mixing the colours, and we made beautiful colour wheels. We cannot wait to discover how to make even more colours!

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Science Experiment

We did an experiment in Science to see how plants use water. We worked in small groups. We put food dye, water and a white flower into a cup. We are keeping a close eye on the flowers. The flowers are starting to turn green, red, blue, and yellow! This has taught us that flowers drink or suck up water through their stem. We think it’s like magic!

 

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