Sometimes, we do activities in small groups or 1:1 with an adult, but lately, we have been doing lots of whole-class activities. Our lovely new horseshoe table arrived in December, which means we can do our circle time here and sit beside one another - we love it!
Check out lunch time in our classroom - we all sit together to eat.
We are superstars!!
We are also learning to line up together before we go to yard.
Once we have our coats and hats on, we line up at the door and wait until everyone is ready before we can go. We are getting better at it all the time!
Smiles from Orla's class!
We had a wonderful month, with lots to report. Our sensory room was finished and we have started visiting it every day - we love it in there!
We have been learning to do new Groupwork tasks and working hard.
Finally, have a look at some of our playtime and sensory play which we have been enjoying!
November has been a super month. Take a look at what we've been getting up to!
We've been enjoying our new lights which will be part of our sensory room. They are very calming and we love to sit quietly and watch them change colours.
We enjoyed some water play, even getting some nice foot baths!
Active time and play time:
We have had lots of active time this month - playing on yard, bouncing on the trampoline, playing together in our indoor activity space. We also enjoy some play time every day!
We have been practising lots of our work tasks - peg boards, colour matching, threading, using Play Doh, stacking activities and lots more.
We cannot believe that we are finished our first half-term in school. We had lots of fun today when we tried a different type of sensory play - making rice crispie buns! We had good fun eating them too!
Check our our costumes today too!
We have been learning to do some activities at our group work table this month. We are working on fine motor skills, colour matching, stacking, puzzles, Play Doh and shape matching.
We have been having lots of fun playing in our classroom too! We enjoy water play, sand play, exploring our comfort room, climbing, bouncing and lots more!
This week, we got our new bubble machine... and it was a big hit! We've had so much fun on yard: watching the bubbles, chasing them and trying to burst them.
We have officially finished our first full month in school! We have had a brilliant month - we're becoming familiar with the routines of school, learning where everything is in our classroom, finding things we like to do in school, spending time exploring some areas outside our classroom... and lots more!
This week, we have enjoyed our new rocking chairs...
And our new beanbag...
And we've been very busy!
We've been doing lots of activities in our classroom. We enjoy water play, sand play, painting, Play-Doh, Lego, puzzles, music and lots more!
Fun on Yard
We've had loads of fun on yard over the past couple of weeks. We still love our slide and we love walking and running around our soft play area. We also have two new additions to yard time - a balance board and a play house - both of which have been a big hit!
Our first whole-class photo!
We started off attending school in groups of 2, then we progressed to groups of 3. This week, the two groups of 3 are overlapping for a short while, so we have all 6 children in the classroom together. It has been loads of fun!
On Tuesday, we also celebrated one of the children's birthdays, so we all enjoyed some delicious cake together!
Last Friday, we were very excited to see our new slide, which was kindly donated for our Soft Play area. It has been a big hit and we've had so much fun with it over the past week.
It has been a great week - we've played lots, visited the OT room with Siobhán or Lisa every day, listened to some nursery rhymes on our whiteboard, tried our new train set, enjoyed yard time each day, played with bubbles... and lots more!
What a busy week we've had in the Early Intervention Class!
We got some lovely additions to our comfort room this week! The comfort room is a room within our classroom, where we can go to have some chill time and relax. Caitríona had donated a lovely little bed to Claire's class a couple of years ago, but they have now out-grown it, so Claire's class kindly gave the bed to us! As you can see, it makes for an excellent chill-out area! We also got some new colourful lights for this room, which we've enjoyed exploring.
We enjoyed lots of yard time this week and have lots of fun in our soft-play area. We've been trying out the balance bike and playing with bubbles.
We've also tried some painting, had a go on the class iPads, paid a visit to the OT room, listened to lots of music... and lots of play! We've been eating lunch together too and are doing a great job!