Painting decorations for wreaths which our Parent Association will make and sell to raise money for our school.
We explored and investigated how different materials and substances would react when they were mixed together. We discovered that sometimes, there was no reaction but bread soda and turmeric had a magical reaction! We painted bread soda on our hands mixed with water and made handprints. When they were dry, we painted over them with a green paint solution without any exciting results but when we painted with turmeric mixed with water, ta da! Magic reddish handprints appeared!
Turmeric is a natural pH indicator. When it’s in contact with something alkaline, it turns red.
Finding Shapes in Houses
We observed houses around our school and drew the shapes and lines we saw. We then translated this into clay, forming shapes and inscribing lines to make little houses of our own.
The children were trying to figure out how to stabilise the pigs house so that the Big Bad Wolf wouldn't knock it down
Flowers March 2023
For the month of March, The Flower Shop is our Aistear and SESE theme in the junior classroom. The children made some beautiful flowers from playdough which they imagined they would like to sell in our classroom florist!