Senior infants have been working really hard in class, using all the letters they know to make their own words.
Sound out the letters below, and figure out the words they made.
We had our annual drill recently.
The fire alarm went off, and we all walked out carefully to line up in our designated areas.
The fire truck and firefighters came down to theh school, like they would do if there was an actual fire.
They came and talked to us, and said we had done a great job lining up for our teacher.
Check out our dancing skeletons!!
First and Second class boys were extremely creative today, using a variety of materials, such as glue and cotton buds to make some freaky dancing skeleton, just in time for Halloween.
These will be displayed in our classroom, to help us all get in the spooky mood!
It`s Halloween! It`s Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can`t be seen
on any other night:
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.
During this science lesson,the children explored the structural strength of a raw egg. Despite repeated efforts to squeeze the egg with their bare hands the boys surprisingly learned that none of them were able to break the shell !
We all made predictions as to whether the shell would break or not.
We then observed most of the pupils participate in the test.
Had lots of fun reflecting on the outcome of the test.
We learned that though they are very light,eggs have strong shells. Mother nature has done a fantastic job protecting the vulnerable young growing inside the shells.
As a class we discussed the tough outer coatings that are found abundantly in nature. As in hermit crab
shells, the outer shell on horse chestnuts and tortoise shells to name but a few.
We also shared thoughts on how we as people need protective casings for parts of our bodies ....bicycle helmets.
As you can see from the above photo's we decided to smash some pumpkins!
Continuing on in the "Maths Week" theme the boys learned informally about dividing one whole pumpkin into 16 parts.
We learned that dividing up or cutting one whole item into 2 parts deems each part to be a half.
We then further divided it up to form quarters and eighths and then sixteenths !
Maths Week 2013: The entire school is participating in fun maths activities this week.Children are learning that maths is all around us in our environment and not just in textbooks.