Easter Holidays!

The Children’s House will be closed for Easter holidays from Friday 23rd March, reopening Monday 9th April –

Have a wonderful Easter break everyone!!

20th – 23rd March

The last week before Easter holidays, hard to believe!! We hope you all had a wonderful long St Patrick’s weekend, and we’ve lots of fun activities ahead for this week before we break up for 2 weeks. We will be doing lots of Easter themed activities within the Montessori work cycle, e.g. matching eggs & chicks, counting rabbits, colour coding parent & baby animals, transferring Spring animals with tongs…!!! As well as this, we will be doing an Easter egg roll with boiled eggs, egg decorating crafts, Easter cooking, an Easter hunt, and a puppet show as well as practising mindfulness – important in the middle of all the excitement & possible mayhem!!

5 Little Ducks (using Lámh to sign)

5 little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the hills & far away,
1 little duck went ‘quack, quack, quack’,
And only 4 little ducks came back!

4 little ducks….3….2….

1 little duck went swimming one day,
Over the hills & far away,
1 little duck went ‘quack, quack, quack’,
And 4 little ducks came back to quack!

12th – 16th March

This week in The Children’s House we will be continuing to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, ending up with having St Patrick’s Day festivities at the end of the week! We will be decorating the classroom, doing lots of fun games, making green playdough, and dressing up in green on Friday for our St Patrick’s Day party!!

5 Little Leprechauns

5 little leprechauns standing in a row,
1 fell down and hurt his toe.
4 little leprechauns climbing up a tree,
1 slipped down while spying on me.
3 little leprechauns dancing in the sun,
1 sat down and spoiled all the fun.
2 little leprechauns sang an Irish song,
1 quit singing and said they sang too long.
1 little leprechaun guarding all the gold,
He fell asleep, so I was told.
I crept to his cave as he began to snore,
I snatched up the gold and ran out the door!

5th – 9th March

Welcome back to everyone – it’s great to get back to school after being snowbound last week! This week in The Children’s House we will be celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge as well as talking about the new month, and making a craft for Mother’s Day. We will be learning an Irish poem about our body parts, and also learning Irish names of farm animals, as well as practising our Irish dancing at the end of the week which should be lots of fun!!

Within the classroom we use Irish phrases such as ‘faigh do chóta’ (get your coat), ‘dún an doras’ (close the door), ‘cé leis é?’ (whose is this), ‘anseo’ (here) etc on a daily basis, so this week we will be expanding our Irish vocabularies greatly!

Lámh, lámh eile

Lámh, lámh eile, a haon, a dó,           (Hand, other hand, one, two)
Cos, cos eile, a haon, a dó.                  (Leg, other leg, one, two)
Súil, súil eile, a haon, a dó,                 (Eye, other eye, one, two,)
Cluas, cluas eile, a haon, a dó,           (Ear, other ear, one, two,)
Ceann, srón, béal, smig,                      (Head, nose, mouth, chin,)
Agus fiacla bána i mo bhéal istigh.   (And white teeth inside my mouth.

School re-opening!

Dear parents & guardians, we have been out to risk assess the school and as of today, Sunday 4th March, the main roads have been cleared; with this in mind we will be re-opening tomorrow morning Monday 5th March, and hope to see you too – once it is safe for you and your children to travel!