At Ballycanew N.S. the motto is... Ag Obair Le Chéile. We are finding out that it is really nice to work together.
We made some delicious truffles in school last week! We worked together to make sure they turned out lovely! We were very happy with them and they tasted yummy when we had tried them! We hope you enjoyed the ones we sent home!!
Chocolate Biscuit Cake
We worked as a team and made some yummy chocolate biscuit cake! We had some left over so we shared it with the teachers, they are still going on about how delicious it was! We are getting a name for being the best cooks in the school :)
Spring Clean Day
On Tuesday (April 12th) we had our annual Spring Clean Day in the school. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so we couldn't go outside but it was a great opportunity for us to tidy up our schoolbags, toy shelves, library and tables. Our favourite part was definitely washing the tables! The classroom was super tidy by the end of it :)
We worked as a team to make some yummy Easter nests. We all had different jobs to do and we enjoyed making them. The best part was eating them though!!!
We worked together on some jigsaws this week. We are getting very good at them and it was nice to work together to make one. The Gruffalo is a particular favourite.
Mr Brosnan got us some new toy animals so we were set a challenge of creating an enclosure for them. Some of us were given farm animals whilst others were given jungle animals. It was a fun challenge we worked hard and used our imaginations to create a good enclosure.
Baking Christmas Buns!!
We learned how to make some delicious buns in school! Mary very kindly came in to help us out. We discussed all the ingredients first and then took turns doing the various jobs like adding the ingredients, mixing, prepping the bun cases, scooping out the mixture, decorating etc. We really enjoyed this task and the buns tasted really yummy!!!
Working on Oral Language....
This week we enjoyed looking at toy catalogues together. We were working on our oral language skills and discussing the various toys that we have.....as well as the ones that we would like to get!! We made sure that we gave everyone a chance to speak in our groups and then swapped around. It was nice to hear about and talk about all the toys.
Working with the tablets...
We used the tablets for the first time this year. We learned about turning them on and looking through the apps. We work in pairs when we use the tablets and we are good at taking turns when using the different apps. We cannot wait to use them again.
Building a castle....
In order to learn more about team work we decided to build a castle together as a class group. There was no leader of the class team and everyone was given a fair say in how to build the castle. We all got a turn in placing a piece of block on the castle. Here are some photographs of the building process as well as the finished product. We are very proud of it!
We had fun with our partners making jigsaws. Some were easy but some were hard. Working as a team made it easier though....