This week and next week we will be working on the /ai/ digraph as in ‘rain’ and ‘pain’.
We have also introduced the + and = symbols in Maths and we are working on basic addition sums.
We have had our first visit to the spooky room and had fun discussing all of the Halloween traditions and characters.
New sight words went home today. These are the first of the Senior Infant words and as usual should be learned off by heart. You should also have enough sight words to make simple sentences if you feel that your child needs to be challenged.
We are still participating in Be Well Month with a slight delay. This week was supposed to be about being mindful. Since our week was so short, we will extend it to next week as well. Ms. Cawley will be doing a yoga session with us and we will be doing meditation and taking mindful moments throughout the week.
A note about the school closure – On Monday and Tuesday of this week, all schools were instructed to close as a safety precaution. This decision was made by the Department of Education.
Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who came to our PIP meeting on reading yesterday. The children love to see you come in and it’s a chance for you to have a look around their classroom.
If anyone has thought about volunteering any morning to help with folders, please let me now.
All for now.
We have tiny pumpkins beginning to appear on our plants! Will keep a close eye on them over the coming weeks. 🎃
Our pumpkins have been coming on well over the summer months. I’ve seen lots of flowers but no sign of fruit yet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
On the other hand, there was a brilliant surprise waiting in our school garden:
A full sized pumpkin! I’m still hopeful for our crop but it’s great to see our award winning school garden flourishing.
Our pumpkins are now planted outside and are being carefully watched for any mildew or slugs. Fingers crossed we get some good weather for growing!
These fabric Clever Pots are brilliant but I’m still not sure how I’ll get them back to school at the end of August ☺️
Our pumpkin seedlings are looking healthy. We should have a good patch of homegrown pumpkins for Halloween 2017!
We’ve had a brilliant first term in Junior Infants – I hope everyone has a well deserved rest over the mid term and a happy and safe Halloween. I’ll see you on Monday 7th November! All for now …