For Home Economics we cooked scrambled eggs.
We followed the visual instructions to locate the equipment we needed – jug, bowl, fork, saucepan and wooden spoon. We also went to fridge and selected the ingredients we needed – eggs, milk, bread and spread.
We took turns and carefully cracked the eggs into a jug and bowl then mixed with the fork, added milk and mixed again.
Very carefully students came to the cooker and stirred the egg mix as it turned into scrambled eggs.
As the egg cooled, we made toast, used a knife to spread the butter and then really enjoyed eating our healthy snack of scrambled egg on toast.
Each student helped with the clean up – we loaded the dishwasher, wiped the table and swept the floor.
Instructions were sent home and parents invited to help their young adults to cook scrambled eggs for all the family.
In Horticulture this week we planted up pots of spring flower bulbs. Our topic was hibernating, we planted these bulbs that will hibernate and develop over the winter and produce beautiful spring flowers.
Firstly we half filled flower pots with compost, then we gently placed lots of bulbs into the soil – making sure the roots were facing downwards. We covered the bulbs with more soil and then watered the pots.
We all helped with the tidy up.
For the third Peace IV activity, we travelled to local sports centre and joined the 2 other schools to take part in fun sports activities.
Sherkin had a wonderful experience recently as we sat with the whole school and watched a panto in the senior hall.
We really enjoyed being part of the audience; we laughed, shouted and clapped along with our friends.
Several of our students also had the chance to join in and become an active part of the show.
We had a great afternoon.
As part of our initiative Sherkin are volunteering at a local horse sanctuary ‘Holly’s Horse Haven’ in Omeath.
This is a great way to use our skills to help out a good cause in our community.
We travelled by bus and arrived at the sanctuary ready and willing to work. We all introduced ourselves to Joe, his helpers and of course the horses.
We watched as 4 of the horses were let out to paddock and then we all got stuck in.
After a short demonstration the students carefully used brushes, grapes and wheelbarrows to muck out the 4 stables. It was great physical work and the students really enjoyed it. We also helped to groom a lovely little pony called ‘Andy’, it was lovely to brush and pet the horse as he stood still and enjoyed the experience.
We also helped feed the horses with hay and prepared the grain for later.
We had such a wonderful experience and can’t wait till the weather gets warmer in the spring when we can return and help tend to the horses again.
Sherkin and Tory – Bowling
We were delighted to be invited to meet up with other students from St. Ita’s and St. Ultan’s.
We travelled to Drogheda and stopped off at the Boyne visitors centre for our packed lunch.
Once inside the bowling centre, we practiced many key social skills – saying hello, smiling, waiting our turn, praising the success of others and having fun in a group.
We really enjoyed our day out and look forward to the next one.
We began the lesson on Thursday when we worked together to make our ‘shopping list’.
We then walked to Dunnes, followed the shop signs, checked our shopping lists, located ingredients, queued up at till, greeted shop assistant, exchanged money for goods, waited for receipt and change, thanked staff, packed bags and walked back to school. This lesson covered so many of our PLU’s.
Sherkin had great fun painting pumpkins. These great specimens were grown in our very own Horticulture area. Firstly students mixed the paints to get different tones of blue, we also cut strips of tissue paper. Next students looked at the templates designed by our wonderful SNA’s and choose which one they wanted to work on.
We had great fun using sponges and rollers to paint base colours onto the pumpkins.
For the blue one we added final details in black to show a tree. For the white one we added strips of white tissue paper.
I think you will agree that our pumpkins really make a wonderful addition to the Horticulture Harvest display.
On Thursday we walked to Dunnes and followed our shopping lists to buy the ingredients we’d need for our Home Economics lesson on Friday.
In Home Economics this week we followed our visual instructions to gather the equipment and ingredients we would need to make mini quiches.
Student’s worked together to grate cheese, crack eggs, whisk eggs, place ham slices into muffin trays, pour in egg mix, add grated cheese and place carefully into the oven. While our quiches cooked in the ovens every student helped with the wash up and tidy of Home economics room.
Home work was set for students to help their parents make mini quiches at home for the whole family.
We have had some wonderful photos sent into class showing students and parents working together.
Again this lesson covered so many of our PLU’s.