Welcome to 1st Class!
We had great fun during "Esker Loves Books"!
Thank you to two of the parents for coming and reading books to us in your native languages.
We have been using technology in class
Culture Day - organised by the Student Council
We had such a fun day celebrating the different cultures that are important to us. We recorded some interesting facts and shared these with our families on Seesaw.
"All in the Middle of the Night"
We had great fun learning this song as part of our Dabbledoo music lessons.
October Traditions and Celebrations
We learnt about some interesting traditions and celebrations including Halloween and the Hindu festival of Diwali. We have three children from India in our class and were very lucky to have one mother come and speak to us about Diwali. We made beautiful paper lanterns to celebrate Diwali, the festival of light!
We love engineering!
Every group gets to do construction activities one day a week as part of our stations! We use magnet tiles, wedgits, building blocks and a fun problem solving game using a castle! We have different challenges each week and we are really enjoying learning the skills that architects, engineers and designers use!
We love drama!
Drama and role play are great ways for us to work on our oral language skills and the skills of story telling and sequencing that are needed for English and History. Each table group gets the opportunity to do role play once a week as part of our stations. Some of our themes so far have included birthday party, The Enormous Turnip story and The Three Little Pigs story.
WE HAVE STARTED 1ST CLASS!
Senior Infants Red Learn Together Assembly!
A big well done to Senior Infants Red on their wonderful performance today. The class have been learning all about The Fire Station and Fire Safety. For their assembly, Senior Infants Red provided all the boys and girls in Esker with some great fire-safety advice.
Winter Concert 2021
Here is the Senior Infants Red performance. Lots of singing and dancing. What a wonderful job they did!
Senior Infants Red enjoying Maths Week by learning through fun, games and teamwork: matching, sorting and counting.
Here is the children's first experience using 'Beebots'. In order to move the Beebots around, they will need press certain buttons. Here, they are figuring out how to use them through trial and error. While they may not realise it yet, these children are actually in the beginner's phase of coding and computer programming!
Aistear is a framework in which children learn, explore and communicate through play. September's Aistear topic was all about the Farm.
Unfortunately, because of Covid restrictions this year, we haven't been able to get an official class photo taken. So here are our 'amateur' attempts of creating a class photo! It was a bit tricky to get everyone looking at the camera at once, and with all eyes open. But we took a few photos so you can pick your favourite!