We were all really excited on Monday, when we realised that our caterpillars had made their cocoons. They had been eating lots of food recently and had gotten very big! Then at the weekend they finally made their cocoons.
We had to give the cocoons 2 days to harden before we could move them to the butterfly habitat and we had to be really careful with them. They are now in their new home and will soon become butterflies.
Junior and Senior Infants have been learning about the church in Religion and this week they visited St. Joseph's Church in Baltinglass. Sr. Eileen told the children lots of things about the church. They saw the altar, statues of Mary and Jesus and some beautiful stained glass windows. Afterwards, they visited the Tearmann Community Garden and had a lovely picnic
Some of the Junior Infants have been writing their own stories at home. Look at their stories below!
This month, Junior Infants will be…
The children in Ms. Beirne's Junior Infants have spent the last few weeks learning all about the lifecycle of the butterfly. We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and enjoyed learning about the different stages in a butterfly's life. We worked together, during art time, to create a collage showing each of the different stages.
We also read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar as Gaeilge, Dónall An Chlúimh Agus An-Ocras Air. We learned the Irish for all the different foods and we were able to retell the story as Gaeilge with the help of some story props.
We also got some caterpillars that we are going to watch change into butterfies over the next few weeks. We are really excted to watch them grow and change!
This year Ms. Donegan and the Green Schools Committee were busy ensuring all students became aware of ways to conserve water at school and at home. Scoil Naomh Iosaf have recently achieved their 3rd Green Flag for water conservation. Well done everyone!