We had so much fun drawing and designing our very own masks. We were all going to do Halloween masks but since we only use them once a year, we thought it would be an even better idea to pick our own theme and design our masks based on the theme. Some of us still chose a Halloween theme while others chose, Spring, Summer, Egypt, the moon and many other themes.
It took us two weeks to complete this art as we had to paint first and let that dry and then add colour to our drawings.
Our masks are something we will be able to keep forever. They are on display in our school corridor at the moment for everyone to see because we are so proud of them.
For a few weeks in October we learned all about teeth as part of our science lessons. We learned the different names for our teeth and what each tooth is used for. We know that we have 20 baby teeth and these are the teeth t the tooth fairy comes to collect before we get our permanent teeth. Here is a look at some of us doing a worksheet at the end of one of our lessons. We had to stick all the teeth into the correct places.
Our Halloween Art this year was all about focusing on bright and dark colours. We painted first and then we drew Halloween themed pictures and painted them black to create the most SPOOKtacular Silhouettes!
We were busy during the month of October doing our maths. Our focus in 1st Class was combining and partitioning sets. We loved active learning in pairs and enjoyed all the games we played. We also did so many maths challenges as part of Maths Week which also took place this month.
We really enjoyed our Pop Art lesson inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. Teacher took pictures of us and printed them in black and white. We added colour by using oil pastels for the first time. We added some really cool and funky hair colours and designs that we thought best suited our personalities.
We had great day on 22nd October 2021 celebrating Halloween in St. Michael’s National School. The children dressed up and each class had a Halloween party. We took part in Trick-or-Treat for Temple Street and raised €170 for this very worthy cause, well done everyone!
We also held a socially-distanced fancy dress parade and fancy dress competition. Congratulations to our winners – Lucas, Calum, Calum, Anna, Saoirse, Tom, Liam and Cassie.
Well done to everyone on an amazing first term! We look forward to seeing you all in November!
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