We have been very busy making cards & writing letters to send to our local nursing home, to help spread Christmas cheer & kindness within our community.
First Class were very busy investigating & experimenting this week, as we celebrated Science Week 2020.
We discovered a rainbow of colours as we dissolved a solid into a liquid state.
We investigated the importance of using soap when washing our hands. We were amazed to see how much the germs disike soap!
We also explored the power of forces & energy as we made rockets & created balloon rockets. We watched in amazement as they whizzed through the air.
We all worked really hard at creating our very own STEM structures, using only marshmallows & spaghetti.
We really had a lot of fun this week
Senior Infants & First Class had great fun learning all about circuits. We created a human circuit within our classroom. We discovered that if a person lets go, the circuit is broken & the fuse won’t light up. They become the circuit breaker. We had lots of fun experimenting with circuits & making our fuse light up.
Senior Infants & First Class were very busy exploring all the beautiful colours of autumn.
Inspired by the poem ‘Duilleoga Deasa’ we used cotton buds & paint to create beautiful trees in an autumn landscape.
We also learned about how different animals, such as the native red squirrel, prepare during autumn for the coming winter season.
We then created beautiful pictures of the squirrel using a template, wax crayons, crepe paper & pva glue.
We really enjoyed shredding & sticking the crepe paper.