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.
We enjoyed a lovely little trip down to see our Art work in the town hall basement gallery. It was lovely to see our wool work displayed – sadly our ‘Michael Craig – Martin’ inspired pieces had fallen from the wall.
Please see website post titled ‘Art’ for work in progress photos.
Our theme at this time is Hibernation and Hedgehogs.
We have been listening to songs, poems and stories all about hedgehogs. For Art we made our own little creatures.
Teacher demonstrated how to turn a lump of clay into a hedgehog.
Firstly we had to soften the clay and then roll and rub it into a hedgehog shape. We noticed how cold and squashy the clay felt.
Next we snapped dried spaghetti and stuck the small pieces into the clay to represent the spines.
We finished off by choosing and adding different coloured eyes.
We all helped to clean the tables after our work.
This week as part of our hibernation / getting ready for winter project we decided to help look after the wild birds in our Bio diversity garden.
In Home economics we mixed together fruit, seeds and melted fat – we chopped, poured, scooped and mixed as we worked together to make a healthy bird feed.
We visited some of the other classes in school and used Lamh and speech to ask the students to collect their empty yoghurt pots so we could recycle them to make individual bird feed balls.
We also used the local service bus to take a trip into town to buy some other bird feeder nets. We waited carefully and put out our hands to let the bus driver know we wanted the bus to stop, we carefully climbed the steep steps and really enjoyed the view from the top deck of the bus.
Once in town we walked carefully as a group and used the traffic lights to cross the road safely.
In Boyds we located the products we wanted to buy and then exchanged money at the till.
Back in class we worked together to fill the feeders and then hung them out in our schools bio diversity garden. We think the birds will really enjoy them.
We explored so many of our learning outcomes on this project.
We had great fun working together to create a wonderful poster for the local Credit Union poster competition.
The theme was ‘The force of Nature’.
As many of Sherkin students are making a real effort to develop new interests in age appropriate programmes, we decided to take inspiration from the famous ‘STAR WARS’ character Darth Vader whose famous line “may the force be with you” seemed to fit perfectly.
We mixed colours and worked together to lay down the backwash colours – we used gloves and tissue paper to create texture.
We dipped string into PVA glue and draped over of the back drop, next we added different types of leaf rubbings (cloth and paper) we’d prepared during our Autumn theme. We also added some flower petals we found out in our biodiversity garden.
A lot of work went into the Darth Vader character – tracing from whiteboard, colouring with pastels, adding fabric and glitter for texture and we think the whole poster looks so cool.
Hopefully we will win a prize and can use the money to go on a class trip to the cinema.
Welcome to Blasket!
Our teacher is Mrs Majella Harris.