We celebrated science week last week. For this we did a variety of science activities. On Tuesday we completed a rainbow experiment, on Wednesday we had a STEAM challenge which was to see which pod could build the tallest tower - we discovered that this was not a fair challenge as all the materials were not the same! On Friday we made shakers and tested them to see which material made the loudest/softest sound.
Senior Infants have been very busy learning all about Halloween. In Aistear we made witches potions, we built Haunted Houses and we made spooky pumpkins. In English we worked on the story Room on a Broom and in SESE we looked at different Halloween traditions. We also learned all about the Bat and in art we painted bats!
We have been learning all about autumn. We went on a nature walk to the park and we collected lots of autumn things for our classroom. In Aistear we had to sort out all the objects into their sets! We also learned about the farmer in autumn, we studied the story The Little Red Hen and we made scarecrows!
We are doing lots of different things in the classroom to help keep us well and healthy. We regularly sit back, relax and do some guided mediation. Some days we take some time out and complete some mindfulness colouring and other days we do some yoga!
Pancakes were traditionally eaten on the day before Ash Wednesday because they were a way to use up eggs, milk, and sugar before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. It is now Lent and we are preparing for Easter Sunday. We made delicious pancakes at School.
We express a huge thank you to Des Mulkere and Charlie Harris who visited our children on Wednesday. We were privileged to have such fantastic musicians to play and chat to us. Des grew up locally in Crusheen where he learned to play the tinwhistle from a young age and later the flute and banjo. An excellent window to the past was opened for us when he told us about Christmas as a young boy growing up in Crusheen.
Accordian Player Charlie Harris was born in Co. Limerick. He has toured the world playing music and we were fascinated to learn of the many countries he has been to. He was recipient of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil award in 2009. Charlie now resides in Ardrahan Co. Galway.
The children were delighted to be able to play and sing for our visitors also. Thank you Des and Charlie for the generous giving of your time.
It was Science week last week. We carried out an interesting experiment to observe the effects of salt water and non salty water on nails.
We used some of our science skills, observing, predicting, investigating and recording.
Did the salt water or water on its own rust the nails faster?
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