It's been a busy month in Senior Infants Green. We met out new teacher, Emma and we are back with all of our friends from Junior Infants! Take a look at some of our activities over the last few weeks.
We start every day with Maths centres.
Then get stuck into playtime! This month we have been learning all about the farm. We have been writing about what we plan to do every day and use lots of farm words. We visit the farm shop & cafe, dig for animals in the sandpit, create our own farm in small world and build impressive machines and houses for the farm in the lego area. We have even learnt how the farmer harvests his crops - and have gotten to see wheat and barley up close!
We have even squeezed in a little time for some Art! Look at how creative we are!
We have been lucky to spend lots of time outdoors in the sunshine, long may it last!
We stay active even when the sun won't shine - and we multitask doing an RTE 10@10 as Gaeilge!
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We were the star performers at our Learn Together Assembly on Friday! We have been learning all about Minibeasts for the last six weeks, from Frogs to Butterflies and everything in between!
Did you know that Caterpillars only have 6 legs? Bees communicate by dancing with each other and a Queen Bee can live for nearly 5 years!
We have planted sunflowers to help save the Bees too! Take a look at our performance!
We are at the end of another month of Remote Learning in Senior Infants Green. The children have been busy doing lots of seesaw activities and working away on activities in their schoolbooks but they have also made time for some fun! Take a look at what they have been getting up to:
This month we have been learning about the Fire Station. Some of the children have been trying the 2 minute challenge to see how many clothes they can put on in 2 minutes, just like a fire fighter!
February marks the beginning of Spring in Ireland, usually that means brighter days and warmer temperatures! This year it has been very wet and windy out, but that hasn't stopped the children from getting out and about to look for signs of spring!
Lots of the children are helping out in the kitchen and masking some tasty treats!
There was some lovely news from one of the families in our class! Congratulations on the birth of your new baby girl!
Senior Infants Green just love learning!
Take a peek at some of the EXCELLENT free writing being done by Senior Infants Green during remote learning!
Senior Infants Green have not wasted any time getting to grips with seesaw once more! Take a look at some of the amazing creativity and fun we are still having while we are apart.
Our theme for this month is The Restaurant. We have been busy writing menus, doing role plays and using the food to make art! We have even been helping our parents to cook in the kitchen!
Maths is also a bi part of our days. We are revising the story of 8 and using our cutting skills to make patterns!
We are having so much fun with playdough - we are even using it to learn our tricky words!
Our teacher is so proud of us, We can read stories to her now!
Speaking of becoming authors and illustrators, we also have a paleontologist! He knows all about dinosaurs and their different habitats.
Stay at home. Stay safe. Wash your hands!
It was wonderful to see so many parents and family members at our Zoom Winter Showcase! Thank you for joining us, it was great to celebrate all of the work we have done this year. Here is our video, share with friends and family - enjoy!
Last week we enjoyed an autumn walk with Ellen for one of our literacy centres! We spotted lots of autumn nature, conkers, acorns, fallen leaves and even some yummy looking strawberries!
Hello everyone! It's been a very busy few weeks here in Senior Infants Green. We've been learning, playing and, most importantly, catching up with one another! Take a look at some of the fun things we have been doing in school!
Here in Senior Infants Green, we've been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes. We got creative on Seesaw, here are a few great pictures created by 2D Shapes!
Ants Go Marching
For the month of May, we've been learning about minibeasts. This week we were learning about the story of 10 too, so we learned the song 'The Ants Go Marching'. Here are a few fantastic performances of the song!
I hope you all had a wonderful two weeks off! We will now be working off Seesaw, where you will get your daily schedule each evening this week @8pm for the following day. This daily schedule will be a link to a google document so that you can access any links in the schedule. You should all have received your Seesaw login details and have accessed Mondays and Tuesdays activities on Seesaw.
Activities on the daily schedule with a ** are activities I think should be prioritized if your time is limited! But the array of activities of the daily schedule are meant to give you a choice of activities to complete. If you cannot complete all the activities, that is ok. The daily schedule activities should be enjoyable for you all and are intended to complement what you already do at home.
Please let me know how you are finding the new Seesaw platform by emailing me on email@example.com.
Enjoy and have fun!
Friday 3rd April
Thursday 2nd April
I hope you all had a great April Fool's Day!
Here are your suggested plans for Thursday 2nd April.
Wednesday 1st April
Here are your suggested plans for Wednesday 1st April. Have a great April Fool's Day!
Tuesday 31st March
Check out the International Space Station passing over Ireland Sunday night below!
Here are your suggested plans for Tuesday 31st March. Also attached is Wordbox 16-18. Have fun!
International Space Station
The International Space Station (ISS) passed over Ireland last night. It was a very clear night so we could see it in the sky. It looks very like a slow shooting star, check it out! Read about it here https://www.facebook.com/530589560366859/posts/2985542274871563/
Monday 30th March 2020
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the lovely weather! Keep getting out in the fresh air for your daily exercise and keep up the good work.
Here is your suggested plan for Monday. Enjoy!
Your Home Learning Pack
I hope you are finding the suggestions useful and are continuing to adapt them to suit your household.
Please see the plans for Friday 27th March here!
Your Home Learning Pack
With the news that schools are going to be closed, we are anxious that we need to continue with teaching and learning in Esker Educate Together. However, we also want to keep the connection between home and school. This pack aims to let you know how I will be interacting with you and your child(ren) over the coming months.
We have to look after “happy” and “safe” before we look at “learning” so please don’t feel under pressure! Engage as much as you can. Not every family will be in a position to participate in Home Learning activities. As a staff, we understand this and value every family’s decision equally. There is no obligation on families to complete the activities we will suggest. Everyone's main focus should be on keeping safe and healthy.
Things you need to know:
Suggested Timetable for your child(ren)’s day:
Please keep in mind!
This suggested timetable and plan is to be used as you wish to suit your family. You can pick and choose when and what you do with your child according to your household. It is to provide support for you and your child’s learning but is not meant to cause added pressure or burden at home. Remember to take plenty of breaks to suit you and your child.
Your child(ren) have been sent home the following books and I will pick work for them to do:
If you do not have any of these books at home, you can access them online in the following way:
For ‘Operation Maths Senior Infants At Home’ and ‘At School’ books:
https://edcolearning.ie/ Username: primaryedcobooks Password: edco2020
For our Gaeilge programme ‘Abair Liom’ and complementary activities for our ‘Ready, Steady, Write’ book follow the steps below to get access:
Any other questions?
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.
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At Home Activities
I hope you are doing well during this time and keeping safe at home!
Below are the links to the files for 'Homework for March 18th - 26th' and 'Senior Infants at home activities'. These have been previously uploaded to Aladdin.
Keep up the good work and make sure you're getting plenty of fresh air and exercise too!
Take care and stay safe,
Esker goes to the spooky cinema!
We loved going to the cinema in Esker, followed by a very competitive colouring competition.
We had great fun today celebrating Halloween!
Welcome to Senior Infants Green
Welcome to the Senior Infants Green classroom blog!
Well done to the children who had excellent attendance for the last term of junior infants.
We've been learning through play here, and our maths stations and Aistear Play Rota are up and running.
We are enjoying learning all about the farm!