Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Eye Test

Today, two opticians, Síofra and Mairéad, visited our school to test our eyes. They only picked a few First Classes in the country to have the eye test so we are very lucky.


We talked about the experience:
I measured my eye with a special machine. Sienna
I got eye drops. Seán C
I was nervous about the eye drops because they can sting. Cathal
We had to read letters on a board– some were tiny. Emily
They had a special camera where they took a picture of our eyes. Marysia
We had to look at a red dot on the camera. Seán H
We got disposable glasses. These help us with bright light. Adam
We got stickers. Artiom
We measured our height and weight. Dylan
Our eyes are blurry – we find it hard to see our school work. James Mc
We wore two pairs of glasses – one had a patch on the left and the other had a patch on the right. Mischa
The orange pair was left and the green pair was right. James R
We had to read a flip book. James Mc 
I coloured a Halloween picture while we were waiting our turn. Jack
I coloured a picture. Amelie 
We add stickers to our pictures. Laoise

As our eyes are blurry and also, as a reward for all our help with the eye study, we have no homework. Woohoo!!! 

Maths Week 2017

We are playing Maths Games, solving Maths challenges and doing Maths Trail as part of Maths Week. We are seeing and using Maths all around us.

Here we are playing Boo Bump, a Halloween addition game and working with our teams on our Maths trail.










Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Tinwhistle Time

We had our first tinwhistle lesson last week. We had been looking forward to it all month. We learned part of the scale - the notes B A G. We play these notes with our left hand. We even played a full tune - Mary had a Little Lamb.
For homework, we will practise these two things:
- scale B A G
- our tune 'Mary had a Little Lamb'



September Maths

We are working very hard in our Maths lessons. We are counting forwards and backwards to 20 and even 50. Sing along at home to our Counting Back from 20 song.
Counting_Back_From_20_Song

Here are some games we played in September that can be played at home also.

Ordering and Sequencing Numbers
Caterpillar_Ordering

Ordinal Number
Ordinal_Number

Subtraction
Math Magician
Monster Subtraction





First Class 2017/18

Welcome to the blog of First Class 2017/18 in St. Attracta's N.S. Charlestown. 

It is great to be back with our friends for another year. We are getting used of the extra hour at school and the new activities that First Class brings. We hope to keep you updated with our work and play this year.


Green and Red Day Sept 2017