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Teidí

January 18, 2019

Teidí had a very busy evening! He helped his buddy with his homework, opened a savings account in the credit union, had lasagne for dinner and went cycling on the gorgeous new bike that Santa brought. Teidí even had his own special bed last night so he slept soundly all

  night long!

Student of the Week!

January 18, 2019

Congratulations to a wonderful student. Such a hard worker :)

Table of the Week!

January 18, 2019

Congratulations!!

Teidí

January 17, 2019

Teidí had a lovely time yesterday. He really enjoyed reading The President's Glasses with his buddy and his sister at bedtime. Unfortunately he didn't sleep much and kept his buddy awake! Bad Teidí!!

The Arctic

January 17, 2019

Our Aistear themed book today :)

Teidí

January 16, 2019

Teidí had a great time last night. He helped his buddy with his homework and had great fun playing Guess Who!! Teidí was very healthy and had lots of broccoli for his dinner.

Reading Fun!

January 16, 2019

To tie in with our aistear theme The Arctic, we read these books after our Arctic discoveries in the aistear room :)

The Arctic

January 16, 2019

This great boy brought in his atlas to show us where the Arctic is! The Arctic is our theme in Aistear this week :)

Teidí

January 15, 2019

Teidí had a lovely time at his friend's house yesterday. They played with all the teddies and had sausages for their tea :)

Junior Infants Art

January 14, 2019

Student of the Week!

January 11, 2019

Well done to a great boy! You worked so hard this week! 

Table of the Week!

January 11, 2019

Well done boys. Great teamwork :)

Teidí

January 11, 2019

Teidí had a great evening with the birthday boy! He played with his Lego, met his Granny and Grandad and helped him blow out the candles on his cake! 

Teidí

January 10, 2019

Teidí had a great time yesterday! He had egg sandwiches for his lunch, he helped his friend with his homework and we all laughed at the yellow twistable in his pocket!! Teidí enjoyed a lovely bedtime story and slept soundly all night. Many thanks for the fabulous photos!

Happy Birthday!

January 10, 2019

Happy birthday!! 6 today!

Teidí

January 9, 2019

Teidí got a piggy back ride home from his friend yesterday. I can imagine his excitement :) While his buddy was swimming Teidí stayed in the car to mind it and when they got home they went roller skating. He had pasta for his dinner and they both brushed their teeth with their new toothbrushes from the Moo Crew. 

Teidí

January 9, 2019

Teidí went on his first sleepover on Monday night! He was so excited :) He played with all the teddies in the playroom and helped his friend with his homework. He slept upstairs and was a very well behaved little Teidí!

Birthday Boy!

January 9, 2019

Happy Birthday!!

Boy of the Month- December

December 21, 2018

A big congratulations!!

Christmas Show- Behind the Scenes Snaps!

December 20, 2018

It was lovely to see the boys do their thing up on stage during the Christmas Shows this week. Well done to them- they did themselves proud! Here are a few snaps from rehearsals and in the moments before and after the shows. 

Two Big Birthday Boys!!

December 20, 2018

We had two birthday boys this week! Happy Birthday to both boys!!

Christmas Cheer!

December 17, 2018

It's been a fun few weeks here in Junior Infants as Christmas has rolled in. Between Aistear, Art activities and our Christmas concert; the boys have really gotten into the Christmas spirit! We've been busy crafting candy canes, reindeer and Christmas trees. During Aistear times, our "elves" have done a wonderful job making toys, wrapping presents and writing Santa lists. 

Our Christmas show is just around the corner and the boys are looking forward to showing off all that they have learnt over the past few weeks. 

Happy Christmas everyone!

 

Boy of the Month- November

December 3, 2018

 A big congratulations to our most recent "Boy of the Month".

A very well deserved achievement for a hard working boy!

 

Maths Stations

November 29, 2018

The boys have loved getting involved with our most recent Maths activities. We are currently working on the numbers one and two. At the same time we are developing our counting skills (with an emphasis on counting using 1:1 correspondence*), pattern work and numeral recognition. 

*https://justifyingplaybased.weebly.com/11-correspondence.html

 

Birthday Boy!

November 29, 2018

Happy Birthday to our most recent Birthday Boy in Junior Infants!

Aistear- At the Restaurant

November 19, 2018

Over the last two weeks the boys have been getting to grips with our latest Aistear theme. We have been learning all about what goes on at a restaurant. For this theme we have been working at the following four stations:

  1. Role Play: Always a favourite, the boys get to play and act as customers, chefs and waiters. We've been busy taking orders, cooking food and keeping our customers happy!
  2. Art and Craft: Here the boys have been making menus for our restaurant. We're working on our cutting and gluing skills by choosing pictures from magazines and gluing them on to papers. This week we've been looking for food that could be suitable for "starters", "main courses" and "desserts". 
  3. Play Dough: At this station, the boys have been busy serving up food creations made from play dough. 
  4. Construction: Here we have been donning our "high vis"vests to build new restaurants from blocks and other construction materials. 

The boys spend each day at one station and rotate through all activities as the week moves forward. 

 

Birthday Boy!

November 19, 2018

A huge happy birthday to this big boy. 5 years old!!

Boy of the Month- October

October 25, 2018

Well done to our latest Boy of the Month! A very well deserved prize!

Happy Halloween!

October 25, 2018

We had a super fun day here today celebrating Halloween! The boys turned out in some very spooky costumes all while raising vital funds for Mercy Hospital. 

Aistear Time!

October 10, 2018

The boys have been delighted to finally get into our brand new Aistear room this week. At the moment we are working on a "doctor" theme. We visit the room each day and the boys have some time to play at one of our four stations: role-play, small-world, construction and sand. The boys are learning and using all sorts of new and interesting vocabulary such as "stethoscope" and "thermometer". It's lot's of fun!

 

Boy of the Month!

October 10, 2018

A big congratulations to our first "Boy of The Month"! What a super achievement!

 

Happy Birthday!

September 26, 2018

Another Birthday Boy in Junior Infants! We had great fun singing Happy Birthday and doing the all-important birthday spins in the special birthday chair. 5 spins for 5 years! Happy Birthday to you! 

Station Work

September 20, 2018

The boys have been getting used to station teaching over the past two weeks. During station time, four different activities happen in the classroom all at once. The boys are split into groups and they rotate through each activity over the course of the lesson. 

At the moment we are working on basic skills such as cutting with scissors, pencil control, sorting and matching. 

Lord Mayor's Visit

September 20, 2018

The boys were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Cork to our school on Wednesday. They did a great job listening and taking part in our school ceremony. Well done boys!

13/9/2018

September 13, 2018

The Junior Infant boys have enjoyed getting stuck in to some work over the past few days. We have now finished working on a colour per day. Today we did some fun colour sorting and counting games in pairs to revise this. We have also been working on pencil control (pictured below), Jolly Phonics, Gaeilge and as always, lots of new songs and rhymes. 

Birthday Boy :)

September 12, 2018

A big 5 today. Happy Birthday to you!

7/9/18

September 7, 2018

Hooray! We've made it to the end of our first week! Well done to all the boys on an impressive first few days in Junior Infants. They have done themselves proud. It has been lovely to see everyone getting comfortable in their new surroundings. 

Here are some snaps from during the week. As you can see, the boys have been hard at work ;-) 

 

Early Days in Junior Infants

September 6, 2018

It's been a fun few days here in Junior Infants. The boys have been busy making new friends and getting to know their new school. Yesterday we had our first outdoor playtime and today we had our first P.E. lesson in the halla. Exciting times all round!

During these early days, our focus will be upon establishing positive routines. We will keep our work simple so that we have lots of time to learn and practice important things like listening well, lining up and working in groups. Once we have gotten into good habits we will be ready to take on much more. 

Currently, we are working on a colour per day which is accompanied by a number of hands on activities and songs. We have also taken a peek at Jolly Phonics, Bua na Cainte (Gaeilge), worked on some simple Maths. 

1st Day!

September 6, 2018

(30/08/18)

The boys had a wonderful first day in Junior Infants! They had lots of fun getting to know the classroom and each other. Stay tuned for lots more photos next week!

 

Birthday Boy!

September 5, 2018

Happy Birthday to our first Birthday Boy of the year. A big five today!