Workshop in Phibsborough Library with author Patricia Forde

On Tuesday, 2nd/3rd class took part in a workshop in Phibsborough library with the fantastic author Patricia Forde. We had lots of fun reading her book ‘Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth’. She entertained us no end with her funny tales about growing up in Galway. She read extracts from the book and she was blown away by all the fantastic questions the boys and girls had for her. We gave this book a resounding thumbs up!

Bubble wrap printing

In the Sunshine Class we painted designs on bubble wrap and printed them onto paper.

Raindrop Sun Catchers

In the Sunshine class we are learning about weather.
We made raindrop sun catchers using card, cotton wool, contact and crepe paper.

 

Autumn Leaf Sun Catchers

In the Sunshine class we made autumn leaf sun catchers using paper plates, clear contact and autumn leaves.
We cut out the inside of the paper plate and painted the outer edge in lovely autumn colours. We then covered one side with a sheet of contact and chose leaves to stick on to it. We then covered the other side of the sun catcher with contact to seal in the leaves.
They look beautiful hanging on our classroom windows when the sun shines in!

 

Autumn Art

In the Sunshine class we used some of the autumn leaves that we collected in the Phoenix Park on Tree Day to create autumn pictures. We placed the leaves on paper and painted around them with orange, yellow, red and brown paint.
In other autumn art we used cotton balls and bundles of cotton buds dipped in orange, yellow, red and brown paint to create autumn trees.

Tree Day 2018

Today, October 4th, is Tree Day 2018.
The Sunshine class went for a walk to the Phoenix Park where we looked at some trees and noticed their different leaves and bark.
We saw that lots of the leaves have changed colour and fallen off the trees. We collected some leaves to bring back to school.
We also saw a family of swans going for a walk!