We were so excited to discover some new little residents (all the way from England) had come and made their home in our class. They were going to help us with our ‘Explanation Writing’. We observed them closely and took note of all their changes as they grew, checking in on them each day. We learnt tonnes of information from watching our furry friends closely. We learnt from all of our questions, our research, and all the fun facts we shared with each other. In the end we were ready to write. And that we did! We were so proud of our work and we happily cheered goodbye to the butterflies in the outdoor garden.
How fabulous is our second class gratitude tree? In second class, we have been taking time out to think about all that we are thankful for. It's great to ponder and wander about all the good in our lives. We had so much!
The children wrote wonderful winter poems and they had fun creating snowflakes before the winter break! Take a look at a few of the acrostic poems below. I think these poems sum up the frightful but fun weather that we had this week! Take a look and maybe you can have a go at writing another winter poem! ⛄🌲
Snowmen playing together
2nd class had great fun creating and learning about perspective in art. We loved bringing the snowmen to life with different faces and making each of them unique with different buttons, hats and scarfs! It took us awhile to finish them all but we are so proud of them and we love admiring them as we pass them in the hallway.
Autumn has really inspired our learning over the past few weeks. We listened to Vivaldi 'Autumn from the Four Seasons' whilst creating beautiful artwork. We wrote fabulous autumn poems and learnt all about 'An Fómhar' as Gaeilge. We even discovered what we knew about trees and found out some new interesting facts to add to our ever growing knowledge bank! When we were discussing about gratitude some of us said we were really thankful and grateful for this beautiful time of year and the nature all around us.
Take a a look at some of our autumn art below:
Take a look at our Autumn Poems ( More to come). We worked really hard on our poems and were super proud of our them!
We learnt the poem 'Duilleoga Deasa'. Have a go at saying the poem at home! Can you remember the actions? :)
We had a wonderful chance to study our mollusc friends up close today. James brought in a speedy snail( he climbed up his temporary home at a very fast pace and nearly escaped) and Lilla brought in a slimey shy brown slug to visit our classroom! We really enjoyed having the creatures in our class for a few hours. We could see their tentacles retract in and out we could see how the snail left a slimey trail to help itself move across the surface! We drew and labelled diagrams of our observations. 🔎
A fun, skip, walk and run in the sun - oh what a Friday feeling we had today! 5 weeks done and each week we are getting quicker!💨
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.