The Big Clean Up.

On Friday last 2nd class got to help  out with the giant cleanup operation on the school grounds. Together we took over a patch of ground and made sure that it was both litter and  weed free. We used litter pickers, shovels and brushes to complete our zone and we are really proud of our work.clean up1

Eco Friendly Newspaper Bags

Take a look at our Eco friendly bags. We researched gift bags and discovered that the majority of them are made in China. We wanted to reduce the air/land and sea miles used and thereby reduce our carbon footprint by making bags of our own using old newspapers.

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Spring Hunt- Senior Infants room 2!

 

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Today we went on a Spring Hunt around our school grounds. We worked in pairs and used a checklist to help us to spot as many signs of Spring as we could, it was so much fun!

Signs of Spring! Room 3

We had great fun searching for signs of spring this morning around our beautiful school grounds. We had a checklist to complete with our partner.  We found insects in the bug hotels and a frog splashed in the frog pond. We saw daffodils, crocuses, catkins and snowdrops. We saw birds returning from warmer countries and we even spotted a nest in a large tree.  We were lucky to see a squirrel from our classroom window yesterday that must have awoken from hibernation.

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Our Outdoor Classroom!

We liked looking at the mural 4th class made using the bottle tops we collected. We liked looking at where our compost goes and how it is broken down. We loved searching for frogs. We loved the flowers that were made with metal bottle tops that Lauren remembers collecting. Naoise liked the rhubarb because it reminded her of her Nana’s garden. Tadhg loved the seating area because it was made with wood. We can’t wait for our next visit to the Outdoor Classroom!

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Healthy Eating and Food Waste!

We have been trying really hard in Junior Infants to reduce the amount of waste in our lunchboxes. We came up with some clever ways of avoiding tinfoil and cling film in our lunch boxes. Take a look at some examples!

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