Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Disaster David and chatting with the Junior Infants about giants, disasters and animals. We had a great time creating our very own book and we hope you'll pop in to have a look at it in the class library!
Friday, March 24, 2017
Inspired by Chris's art we then created our very own starry night using black paper, white and purple paint, bubble wrap and GLITTER.
As always, here are a few links to some tips, videos and songs about bears and bedtime.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
As promised, here are the links to the songs and videos, for more penguin-mania!
Do The Funky Penguin by Rufus Thomas -
Fairy Penguin Strut by Don Spencer -
Your Personal Penguin by Sandra Boynton and Davy Jones (song and slideshow of the book!)
Thursday, March 16, 2017
I'm stuck in an orange.
I can't get out.
It's really orange in here,
We wondered if it made sense or not, and even though we agreed it was bananas (ha ha), we could still picture it in our heads and it made a kind of sense. We then had a chat about how we could make people who had never seen an orange (the same way that we had never seen a person stuck in one) get what an orange is like. For that we used our 5 senses and tried to describe precisely this fleshy, juicy, spotty, peely, acidic fruit.
That led us to write some fun riddles about other things, from dogs to snakes to pencil cases, before moving on to our ongoing project of a 'travel journal'.
See you all next week for more writing explorations!
Friday, March 10, 2017
To add to the general excitement, I did three class visits on Thursday to chat about books, have some interactive story time and create our own masterpieces.
First up were the Junior Infants. We read the story of a young giant called David who is forever breaking things because he is too strong, too big... too giant! So much so that people call him Disaster David. The Junior Infants were brilliant listeners and great predictors of what might happen next. After that, we created our very own sequel to David's adventure, The King's Book: there was some awesome drawing and writing, that we gathered into a collective book. The book is now bound and ready to be borrowed in the class library!
In Search of Happiness came into being. That brought us to chat about all the many things that made us happy and we used them to write a collective list poem. You can read it here as it came out: pretty good for a first draft, wouldn't you say? Second Class was fantastic at coming up with striking images and sharing their feelings. They even brought in a few sneaky rhymes!
Thank you all for a brilliant day!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
See you all next week!