We got into summer holiday mode today! We started off by reading the poem 'Barefoot Days' by Rachel Field and couldn't resist decorating it! Take a look at our creations and happy summer holidays!
Take a look at our beautiful diaries, as promised when we created our puppets! All of the children in room 4 were very busy, helping their puppets write some amazing diaries. This was done in conjunction with learning the days of the week! Everyone worked incredibly hard, describing fantastic adventures with puppets, for one week. The diaries contain beautiful handwriting and lovely illustrations. Well done, Senior Infants.
We made scones in class this morning. They were delicious! Here is the recipe we used from the Odlums website:
City Sports took place on Tuesday 18th June. Everybody enjoyed the day and we had a number of prize winners! Well done to all who participated!
We recently completed projects on tourist attractions around Ireland. We did projects on places such as The Titanic Museum in Belfast, to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and down to Fota Wildlife Park in Cork. Great work was done by all, well done!
We celebrated our annual Multicultural Day on June 7th. As usual it was a great day with all the various countries in our school being represented. The children worked hard on projects and also dressed up in traditional clothes and brought in some delicious food from their country. We are already looking forward to next years event!
A huge congratulations to our victorious Cumann na Mbunscol boys team who defeated St. Pat's on Wednesday. This was an excellent team performance and a very high standard of Hurling. Special thanks to parents and supporters who travelled on the day to cheer on the boys. Thanks to Mr. Kilgannon, Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Healy for their help and support during the year. Well done boys!
We have been learning a lot about The Normans in 3rd class! As Normans are so well known for their castles, we decided to build our own! Some people decided to put a modern twist on their castles! Well done to all on your amazing work.
We had a tremendous time on our school tour on Wednesday. We visited the Burren Nature Sanctuary and had a wonderful time on the playground, exploring the surroundings and even feeding some animals. !
Today we had a visit from Jennifer and Laura from the charity Hand in Hand. Hand in Hand is a charity that helps the families of children with cancer. They rely entirely on donations so this year the First Holy Communion children decided to very generously donate some of their money to help this charity. Altogether we raised €723.50. Well done and thank you to everyone who donated money. We would also like to thank Jennifer and Laura for taking time out of their busy schedule to come in and speak to us about the work the charity do and how the money will help them.
We went to Let's Go Tours in The Kingfisher in N.U.I.G yesterday. It was a very active fun-filled day. We did lots of activities including human football table, air mountain, rock climbing, zorbing and inflatable slide. It was a great day!
We were very lucky to observe a frame full of honey made by bees. We investigated the difference in weight between the frame full of honey and the empty frame. We even got to taste some of the honey the bees made, it was delicious. We learned lots about beekeepers and the different types of bees and their role in the honey making process.
For Tech Week we explored 'Augmented Reality' with our Pukka Fun App. We coloured in our templates, scanned them, then watched them come to life. We were able to take photos, videos, select specific items and travel with them and change the colour of items in the picture. We scanned our pictures in the app, then waited for the app to download and finally our picture came to life!
We have been deeply engrossed in the whole process of planting seeds and watching them grow. We realised we had to be patient while waiting for various seeds to germinate. Take a look at progress. We even linked our work to our procedural writing.
At first we ensured we had the essentials - empty pot, soil, seed mat and label.
Next, we put a spoonful of soil into our pots, placed the seed mat on top and covered it with more soil. Then we put the label in the pot and placed the pot into our watering tray.
Soon everyone had followed the steps and the waiting began!
Finally, the seeds began to germinate! We've been watering regularly, checking daily for new shoots, observing growth and waiting for roots to appear.
Almost all plants are ready to be taken home where we can continue to care for them and soon re-pot them. We discussed suitable uses and look forward to harvesting!
We did maths stations in room 6 today and used the interactive panel and ipads at 2 of our stations. We used the 'Hit the Button' section of topmarks website which was lots of fun and had lots of games to help us with addition and subtraction of 10's and units.
We had an excellent time exploring 'Augmented Reality' with our Pukka Fun App. We simply had to colour, scan and have fun! We discovered that we could take photos, make videos, change colour attributes and even select some elements of our pictures and make them participate in games!
At first we thought about our choice of colours carefully.
Then we selected the app and uploaded our images. They came to life for us! We manipulated them, explored what we could do, such as take photographs, make videos, change colours, select specific elements and travel with them! We could see that selected items took us on different journeys .
Next we discovered that we could replay our games and improve our scores.
Finally, we shared our discoveries, observing how our initial picture selections and colours may have influenced what we could do. Most of all we had great fun!
Treasure Hunt in Dangan Senior Infants.
We thoroughly enjoyed looking for treasure that nature gives us. We found a rock and traced the outline of the rock. We did leaf, wall and bark rubbings with crayons. We even sketched some flowers on our treasure hunt. We counted some cars, windows, trees, gates and doors. We observed the nature Dangan has to offer and had a great day filled with fun.
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