After learning all about different jobs we decided to take a closer look at the different people who are involved in the process of delivering a letter. We wrote a letter to some Junior Infants in Ms Bolger's class in Portmarnock. The children in Room 7 had a look at Ms Bolger's class blog and thought about what was different and what looked the same about their school and ours. Then the children drew some lovely pictures of our school and our uniform and we put them altogether in a big envelope.
We wrote the address on the front of the envelope and put some stamps on the top and then our letter was ready to begin it's journey to Portmarnock.
On Thursday we got all wrapped up in our coats and gloves and hats and headed off to the Post Box. Tracey and Ms Hourican came along for the walk and everyone had a partner. The children were very good on the walk and we Stopped, Looked and Listened for traffic at every crossing. On the walk we passed lots of the children's homes or Grandparents' homes and there was great excitement. We saw the bus, a big truck and the playground!
We posted the letter and waited to see what would happen next.
We were very excited on Monday to see that Ms Bolger's class had updated their blog with pictures of our letter. It worked!! Our letter traveled to the mail centre overnight, was sorted and the Post Man in Portmarnock delivered it directly to Ms Bolger's Classroom on Friday morning. Hopefully we will get post some day soon!!
You can see Ms Bolger's blog on St Marnock's website and you can watch a video all about the mail centre and the journey of a letter on the An Post website.
This month we have a doctor's surgery in our role play corner. Our small world is Goldilocks and the Three bears and the construction area has lots of pictures of buildings and structures to inspire the children. We have a new area this month - Junk Art. The children can design and make whatever they want from the materials. We are also using our planning copies to record our play plans.
I was so proud of all the boys and girls in the Room 7. They won the yard star class competition for two weeks in a row. They must be really, really good at walking into their line and making a nice quiet straight line at the end of yard.We got to keep the star award trophy in our class for the two weeks and as a treat Ms Moloney gave the children a lollipop each.
We used the Autumn table for our maths lessons. We sorted the leaves and signs of autumn, made patterns and counted all the objects.
We carved a pumpkin for Halloween. It was a messy job but it was lots of fun.
We had lots of fun dressing up and playing Halloween games.
Sorry the blog has not been updated in so long but I have had some technical problems with the app!! I will put up as many of the photos I have from the past few weeks today and then try to put some more regular posts up from next week again.
Hi. Welcome to Room 7's Junior Infant blog. My name is Ms. Boylan. I have been teaching in St. Cronan's for 9 years. I am really excited about the year ahead with the boys and girls in Room 7. Have fun looking at all our hard work and keep checking back as I will try to update it at least once a week!