In September we were so excited to meet all of the fantastic children starting in Esker for the first time! The children lined up with their families and loved ones at the path footprints for the first time and were warmly welcomed into the building with a round of applause and a team of smiling faces!
They very bravely walked in with their schoolbags and entered their new school for the first time. They settled in quickly as their met their new teachers and classmates. We sang songs, played games, practised nursery rhymes and learned lots about one another!
Our Aistear theme was 'The Home' so most of our learning was centered around the family, the home and the children's individual identities and interests. This helped the class to settle into the new school routine by using familiar words, items to play with and pictures to discuss together. Have a look at some of the pictures to see what we got up to!
We even had our first fire drill! Here we are in the school yard with the rest of the school. This was the first time the whole school gathered together. It was great to see the children recognising some familiar faces of sisters, brothers, cousins and friends from other classes in Esker ETNS. Smile and wave everybody! :)
Hi my name is Ellen and welcome to the Junior Green blog. See what we get up to in our first year of school!