Before the school closures we had our Learn Together Assembly on Fridays. The Junior Assembly took place every second Friday. At the assemblies, a class performed a song about something they were learning about in class, Colette would read a poem and Gemma would do Maths problems.
Since we will not be in school, we are having our 'Virtual Assembly'! The theme of this week's assembly is Kindness.
Tune in at 1pm today instead of 11am because the older children are watching the RTE Home School Hub!
Can you spot some familiar faces on the screen? Tell Mums and Dads who you see!
I have attached Friday's activities. As you are aware would have been getting our Easter holidays tomorrow! Feels very strange to think of that when being in school seems like so long ago now. I hope you enjoyed the blog post of some of the lovely pictures that have been sent to me over the past few weeks. Don't forget to tune into the virtual assembly tomorrow!
As previously mentioned by Colette, the children were due to be on holidays so no school work will be uploaded over the next two weeks. The children can still do any of the activities previously sent if you wish. After Easter, if we do not return to school, we will be using See Saw as our way of communicating activities.
We have suggested some apps that the children can use if you wish during the holidays.
Have a lovely break, stay safe and well and hopefully we will see each other again soon. I miss you all.
See tomorrow's activities attached. It has been great to see the children engaging and enjoying the activities.
Have a lovely evening,
It has been so lovely to see all the happy faces working and learning from home. Check out some of the fabulous artwork, designs and creativity over the last few weeks!
Some lovely writing and bright artwork
Even a scary shark came to visit!!
,I also really liked this one by a boy in the class which reminds us that by staying at home, we are helping each other and it will mean we will be able to see each other sooner!
Lots of fun going to an 'Italian Restaurant', making cool crafts and exercising with Joe Wicks.
Another boy in our class watched Don Conroy on YouTube and made this drawing of a clown. How cool! He even learned how to ride his bike without stabilisers! Well done! :D
Keep the pictures coming!
I have attached tomorrow's activities.
Thanks again for the messages, good wishes, pictures and videos!
Also, just a reminder for those children who were absent on the Thursday of the school closures and didn't get to take home their Maths book, you can access Operation Maths books on https://edcolearning.ie/User/Login
It is time to say goodbye to the butterflies. I will be sad to see them go but know they will have lots of fun exploring the world and feeding on lovely plants!
The red colour on the tissue you see is actually meconium which the liquid the butterflies released when they stretched their wings then they came out of their chrysalides.
Slán butterflies!! You never know you might see one of them flying if you go for your walk in Lucan!
I hope you enjoyed the activities for Monday. I have attached tomorrow's activities along with a Spring checklist you might wish to do. (I recognise that current restrictions are in place but it should be ok to do, staying in the 2km radius!)
Also it is time to release the butterflies, I will try to film it and post it on the blog!
Have a lovely evening and thanks for the feedback and the lovely pictures!
It is almost time to let the butterflies explore the world! They have been snacking on flowers, nectar and cut up apples!
I got some great name suggestions:
Peter, Zizi, Mimi, Fify, Lizy, Dora, Sugar, Esker, Flyer, Flutter, Dave and Aoife!!
Which is your favourite?
Please see activities for Monday which were sent on Aladdin yesterday.
Some exciting news!!
Our caterpillars have turned into butterflies today. Here is a picture of them on the 4th of March when we met them first! Can you spot them?!! There are 5 in total.
The caterpillars then climbed up to the lid of their home (the pot) and hung in a j shape. This is where the magic happens!!! The caterpillars shed their exoskeletons one last time and hardened into their chrysalides. After a few days they were ready to move into their hatching habitat.
Today two of our butterflies have hatched! Can you see them? Now they will be fed with water and sugar mixed together to make nectar. The nectar will be sprinkled on the flowers each day. The butterflies also will feed on slices of fruit because they like the juice!
Think of names for our new friends and you can send me your ideas!
Hi my name is Aoife and welcome to the Junior Red blog. See what we get up to in our first year of school.