February – This month, we have been very fortunate to have Drama Teacher, Janine Nagle, from Drama Beans with us every Monday. We have been learning how to use our bodies to show different activities through mime. Mrs Flood has introduced some Maths games, problem-solving and interactive Maths activities into our weekly Maths lessons and we are looking forward to Ms Murphy coming into our classroom shortly to do some Maths 4 Fun with us. We also had a special visitor in our classroom and we had the opportunity to meet Dr. Katherine Zappone, who works for us in the government. It was a very exciting day.
We have had a very busy month of January. We have been learning about the solar system, Thomas Edison and his invention, the lightbulb and Mother Teresa as well as our usual English, Irish and Maths. During this month, we had some very exciting visitors who came to video us for a TV and Facebook campaign for the upcoming Special Olympic Ireland games. We even got the opportunity to hold the Olympic torch. It was very heavy and very cold.
With the run up to Christmas, we have been very busy getting lots of art and craft pieces. We are also preparing for our Christmas Concert this Friday. We are really looking forward to singing our song, “I want a hipppopotamus for Christmas” and we really hope our parents enjoy it.
Before the Halloween break, we had a great time in our Drama groups. 1st Class were learning how to partition in Maths.
On Fridays, we really enjoy doing Art and going into the Assembly Hall to do Social Skills with Ms Martyn and Mr Higgins. This week our Art was based on a new poem that we had learned during the week called “The Little Elf”. We did leaf rubbings on newsprint paper and used chubby crayons to create the print. After lunch we had our first session with Ms Martyn and Mr Higgins.
We are keeping our bodies healthy at the moment in 1st and 2nd Class by getting lots of exercise and eating a healthy lunch.
Here we are playing Gaelic Football with our coach, Dotsy O’Callaghan.