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.
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!