A Very Special Trip to St. Anne's Park 11/6/15
On Thursday 11th June we went on a very exciting trip to the community allotments in St. Anne's Park. We learned so much about the world around us during the trip while having great fun. A big thank you to Odhrán's mammy and Keith's mammy for organising such a lovely day for us. Take a look at the photos below to see some of the things we got up to while we were there!
Exploring the Allotments
We began our day by going on a tour of the allotments. We got to see lots of different fruits and vegetables growing and we really enjoying guessing what they were! We also saw bee hives and got the chance to taste some chives. We went through the polytunnel but we couldn't stay inside for long - it was very hot in there!
Building a Bug Hotel
We worked together to gather pine cones, twigs, sticks and leaves for our bug hotel. We then used these to build our bug hotel along with bricks, tiles, slate and straw. We were all very proud of how our bug hotel turned out and we are sure that it will have many guests!
Making a Scarecrow
We then had the very exciting job of making a scarecrow. We used old clothes that were stuffed with straw. We drew on his face and added a lovely hat. Our poor scarecrows trousers kept falling down until we added a pair of braces to keep them in place. We're sure you'll agree that he looks great!
Enjoying a Picnic
We were so lucky to have a very special treat of a lovely picnic in the sunshine. What a fantastic day!
Hurling Super Stars 15/5/15
We have been working very hard in GAA over the past few weeks. We have learnt lots of new skills and we have been busy practising both football and hurling. We are so lucky to have Dublin's Dotsy O'Callaghan as our GAA coach. Take a look at the video below to see some of us in action!
A Very Special Trip to the Department of Education
On Thursday 23rd of April 2015 the boys and girls in Room 8 went on a very special trip to the Department of Education for the Maths Eyes Award Ceremony. We left the school bright and early and headed off on a bus into town. It was very exciting! When we arrived at the Department we spent some time playing on the grass. We also took some lovely class photos in front of the famous Clock Tower Building and the 'Wishing Hand' sculpture. During the ceremony we had the chance to see all of the great photos that children from all over Ireland had taken. We were very proud of Holly and Brendan who were both winners in the Under 7 category. They both received a plaque and a copy of their posters. Brendan was also announced as the overall winner in the category! At the end of the ceremony our class were asked to present the Minister for Education, Jan O'Sullivan, with a copy of Brendan's poster. She loved our smiling faces and said she will put it hanging up in her office in the Department of Education!
Aistear in Action
Take a look at some us hard at work in the post office. We loved dressing up, writing letters and delivering parcels.
Aliens Love Underpants 16/2/15
We have been very busy over the past few weeks reading the book ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. It is one of our favourite stories! We completed lots of activities based on the story including role play using masks and sequencing a variety of pictures from the story. We also read the stories 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants' and 'Aliens Love Underpants' which two of the children brought in for us to read. It was great to be able to compare the stories!
We used our wonderful imaginations to write stories about a day an alien was in our gardens.
We used chalk pastels to draw our own aliens and we imagined interviewing them to find out all about them and where they live.
We created digital pictures of our aliens on the iPads.
The children in the class loved the story so much that many of them created their own artwork based on it at home.
It is safe to say that aliens love underpants and so do Room 8!
Room 8 Have Maths Eyes 12/10/14
To celebrate Maths Week we decided to open up our maths eyes in Room 8. We looked all around us for maths that might be hiding - numbers, shapes and patterns. We couldn't believe how much maths we could find - maths really is everywhere! We each decided on one picture to take and we wrote our very own question to go with it. Take a look at our video and see if you can answer some of our questions - they're tricky!