Junior Infants

Halloween

Halloween fun!!! The juniors had a great day today. They made some buns, did some colouring, went on a nature walk, had a party and even scared a few people around the school.

We are all unique just like Elmer from our story

5 Little Pumpkins

5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said "oh my it's getting late"
The second one said "there are witches in the air"
The third one said "but we don't care"
The fourth one said "Let's run, let's run"
The fifth one said "Isn't Halloween fun"

There is something spooky going on in the Junior Infant Classroom!!! 

Our theme for Aistear for this month is Halloween. Have a look at what we got up to!!!! We painted haunting silhouettes, we constructed haunted houses, we went to the costume shop and went trick or treating, we cut out and pasted spooky bats!!! Have a look at some of our pictures. Be careful incase we scare you! 🙈🤖👹👺💀👻😈😸

 

The Junior Scientists

The Junior Infants were scientists this week. They did lots of science experiments. They looked created a tornado in a jar, they created static electricity, they increased the size of gummy bears, they tried to mix oil and water and Ada and Charlie even made an explosion using vinegar and bread soda!!!!

Food Dudes Programme

The children are currently taking part in the food dudes programme. They sample fruit and vegetables everyday. Juniors are really enjoying this healthy eating programme. Keep encouraging your child to eat fruit and veg every day.

Autumn - Our Theme for Aistear this Month

Our theme for Aistear this month was Autumn. We had lots of fun during Aistear. The children learned Autumn vocabulary. The children had to build an Autumn farm and walk with sand animals and machinery, they pretended that they were buying and selling at a farmers market, they went on a nature walk, they painted beautiful trees using Autumn colours, they also looked at Autumn items that float and sink, we also did some cutting and pasting! Our next theme for Aistear will be Halloween!

 

Our Autumn table

The children have been very creative and brought in some fantastic signs of Autumn to display. This is all part of Aistear. Have a look and discuss with your children what is on the table!

Our Junior Infant friendship tree

The children read the story called The Bucket Filler. It's all about doing nice things for others. The children then drew lovely pictures and cut them out of nice things to fill our bucket. (Parents if you would like to read this story to the children just google have you filled a bucket today pdf) it's a lovely story. Enjoy!!

Junior Infants designed their names in art today. It was definitely work to bee proud of🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

Visit to the school library

The Junior Infants visited the school library today. They got to pick out some lovely books to take home. The children will visit the school library every Thursday morning. The children will return their books next Thursday and pick a new book👍📙📘📗📕📓📔📒

Structured play this morning in the Junior Infant classroom

Important Notice

All the Juniors will line up outside the main door from Monday onwards. The children will then come into the class rooms and look for their names on their tables. They will appear like the picture below.

Junior Infants on their very first day of school

 


The classroom is all ready for the lovely new Junior Infants

 

A lovely poem for Junior Infant parents
 

Dear Teacher,
I know you're rather busy 
First day back, there's just no time
A whole new class of little ones 
And this one here is mine
 
I'm sure you have things covered
And have done this lots before
But my boy is very little
He hasn't long turned four
 
In his uniform this morning
He looked so tall and steady
But now beside your great big school
I’m not quite sure he’s ready
 
Do you help them eat their lunch?
Are you quick to soothe their fears?
And if he falls and hurts his knee
Will someone dry his tears?
 
And what if no-one plays with him?
What if someone’s mean?
What if two kids have a fight 
And he’s caught in between?
 
You’re right, I have to leave now
It’s time for him to go
I’m sure he’ll learn so much from you
Things that I don’t know
 
Yes, I’m sure they settle quickly
That he’s fine now without me
I know he has to go to school
It’s just so fast, you see
 
It seems like just a blink ago
I first held him in my arms
It’s been my job to love, to teach
To keep him safe from harm
 
So, when I wave goodbye in a moment 
And he turns to walk inside 
Forgive me if I crumple
Into tears of loss and pride
 
I know as I give him one more kiss
And watch him walk away, 
That he’ll never again be wholly mine
As he was before today.
Dear Parent,
I understand that you are scared
to wave your child goodbye
and leave him in a teacher’s hands
don’t worry if you cry!
 
I’m used to weeping parents
It’s hard to leave I know. 
But it’s time to share him (just a bit) 
To help him learn and grow.
 
Let me reassure you
That I’ll give your child my best
I’ll wipe his tears, soothe his fears 
And change his dirty vest!
 
If your darling child is full of cold
I’ll blow their nose all day
Just like you, I’ll care for them
In a special way.
 
I’ll treat him like I would my own
I’ll catch him from a fall and
If there is ANY problem 
I’ll be sure to tell you all.
 
I’ll tell you a secret.
That when your child is here
They talk to me as much of you
Of this please have no fear.
 
You’ll always be their mother
Whilst teachers come and go
To them you are their number one
This I truly know.
 
Soon you’ll see some changes 
In your little girl or boy
They’ll become more independent 
And to see this, it’s a joy!
 
I’ll teach them all I have to give
To share, climb and to write
But to you they safely will return
To tuck them in at night.
 
With love from a teacher…
 
 
 
 

 

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