Active Schools Week
We are back with a bang, after the Easter holidays! We are all bizz this week as it is Active schools week. We have been busy with the walking bus every morning on the way to school, then we do operation transformation10 @ 10. We have also managed to do a mile a day run around the school. Not to mention the 'drop everything and dance ' activities. Special active homework was instigated this week too, instead of written homework. There is no stopping us! Keep Active and less time on the computers/tablets/ipads/TVs!!
We had great fun recently with the senior infants in room 10. We joined together so the children from the older classes could do paired reading with children in the younger classes. This provides great opportunities for the children to develop and experiment with their reading skills. They had loads of fun reading to each other, asking each other questions and developing their social skills.
St. Patrick's Day Fun.
The children were all kitted out in their patriotic clothes to celebrate St.Patrick's Day. We also dressed in green for our annual Spring walk Fundraiser. The children collected alot of money that will go towards educational resources in the school. We are all very grateful for the generious donations by the families in Ayrfield. The children had a great day performing songs and listening to each class at the ceolchoirm.
Today we got to treat ourselves by tasting some pancakes as it is Pancake Tuesday. We celebrate pancake Tuesday as it is the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent.
The children practiced procedural writing when learning about making pancakes. We used the traditional toppings of sugar and lemon. They were very tasty!!!
We were busy learning about our 5 Senses this week so we decided to test ourselves. The children were blindfolded and had to use their sense of, touch, smell and taste to figure out what the food was! There was some juicy, sweet and tasty things to try. But we also threw in some bitter, sour and not so nice tastings too!! Everyone was very brave and gave it a go. Great fun was had !