March in Junior Infants with Ms. O’Donoghue

We have sprung into Spring here in Junior Infants, and what better way to explore the changes that the new season has brought, but to go on a Spring Walk! The boys were organised into small groups, and their task was to tick off as many signs of spring that they could find! The children discovered blossom trees, birds nests, dandelions and much more!

March was a very busy month for the boys, and we had lots of themes to explore this month. We began with identifying spring flowers, with the boys having lots of fun using straws to blow water colours on their own flower creations!

We continued to discuss healthy eating through the use of the popular story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. The boys loved engaging with this book and I used a tactile approach to what we could learn from it. The boys worked collaboratively on sequencing the story by days, the food which was consumed as well as the amount of each food. This story was undoubtedly loved by all of the boys and still a firm favourite to be read for story time!

Another theme we explored this month was ‘On the Farm’, which was also our ‘Aistear’ theme for the month of March. The art area included fabric & fibre farm animals, the small world play area was set up for the children to create their own farms, the play dough area elicited the children to make all sorts of vegetables for the farmer, ducks for the pond and crops for the field etc and the construction area required the children to plan and design their own farms and then to build it, using a variety of building materials.

We also celebrated two important dates this month; St.Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day! The boys made Irish themed headbands for the parade and learned a lovely poem ‘Lá Fhéile Padraig’ as well as creating a beautiful ‘you have my heart in the palm of your hand’ clay piece for their Mammies!

Thanks for taking the time to visit. Until next time, slán!