On Grandparents day , 28th January, we had some special visitors to our classroom. Some of us shared our memories of special times with our grandparents and others asked questions about school in our grandparents time. We were amazed to learn that our grandparents never did Science, Art or Pe and seemed to have almost no special equipment in their classrooms. They seemed to learn a lot of Maths, English reading and writing, Irish and Religion or Cathecism. They were amazed to see all the maths equipment we had on our Maths Table. We finished up by singing Trúp, Trúp a Chaipillín for them. It was lovely to have such special visitors to our classroom. Here are some pictures and watch out for a special one of a grandad and grandson . In it,Grandad is holding an enamel mug with a picture of a nursery rhyme on it . This was Grandad’s mug when he was a child. It was thrown out and he only found it again last year when he was digging in his garden ! What a find ! Well done Grandad !
Archives for January 2015
We were lucky enough to have lots of grandparents come in to visit us yesterday for Grandparents’ Day. They told us all about what school was like when they were children. We asked lots of questions about games and the kind of things they liked to play when they were little. After our chatting, we treated our visitors to a performance of a song and a poem that we had been practicing for them. It really was a great day!
In our maths this week, first class have been busy measuring the length and width of lots of things around school and at home. We used many different non standard units of measurement like straws, spoons, our span and our stride. We then went on to learn about metres and using using metre sticks, we measured the length and width of many items in school. We also measured and cut a metre string that we brought home to measure the length of lots of things there.
We had a fantastic day today when some grandparents’ came to visit. They came to our classrooms and answered our questions. We found out lots of information. The grandparents were invited to visit one classroom and we all had different topics to discuss. Junior and Senior Infants wanted to learn about the first day at school. First and Second Class wanted to learn about games that the grandparents played at school. Third and Fourth Class wanted to hear about equipment that grandparents used in school and Fifth and Sixth Class wanted to learn about school tours and extracurricular activities.
After the class visits the Sixth class pupils served tea and refreshments in the hall and the grandparents all had a little chat. Sixth class pupils made buns, cakes and apple tarts with some of the parents and grandparents yesterday! We would especially like to thank Ann Dunne for organising the ICA ladies to come in and work with the children. Our thanks also to Lorraine Boyle and Roisin Holmes for helping the children with the baking. Finally we would like to thank Barbara Keane and Catherine Woods for their help in serving the refreshments.
Some more grandparents will be in school on Thursday to help Third and Fourth class to make St. Brigid’s Crosses. We make one for every family in the school. Fr Daly will bless the crosses at our Friday Assembly.
Thank you to all the ICA ladies, parents and grandparents who made this a wonderful week.