May – May and Summer have quickly come around and we have begun the month by being asked to participate in the GROW Project being organised by Tallaght Arts Council. On Tuesday, 1st May, we all walked to the library and met Geraldine again who read us stories about nature, then we made some flowers in an Arts and Crafts session and finally, we walked from the library to the Civic Theatre to meet the Moonshine Theatre group and plant some sunflowers with them. We were extremely tired by the time we got back to school.
We are currently learning how to play a new sport, Tag Rugby. The skills are really different to other new sports that we have learned – we have to pass the ball backwards. It’s a really fun sport to participate in and Mrs Flood has promised that we can try it again before we get our Summer holidays.
April – During the month of April, we have seen some changes in our classroom. We currently have student teacher, Mr Egan teaching us for part of the day and Mrs Flood for the rest of the day. We are busy planting our vegetables as part of the Incredible Edible project and we are nervously waiting to see if our seeds will grow. Watch this space for further updates.
We also participated in Book Week too. We had a super storyteller from Tallaght Library come in on Friday, 27th April to read us some stories. Thank you Geraldine. We also dressed up as our favourite book characters. Even Mrs Flood dressed up and we had a competition to guess which book character she was. Unfortunately, Mrs Flood forgot to get the camera out and take any photos of us in our costumes.
March – This month has seen plenty of snowy disruptions to the learning in our classroom. We were learning about Spring and we even got to ask Mrs Flood’s Dad some questions about Spring on his farm. We have also been engaged in a new way of doing some reading, Reader’s Theatre. We are very excited to perform our reading on the final day of term.
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. The month of February ended with an amazing trip to Imaginosity. We went with the boys and girls from Ms Cooney’s classroom.
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.