Junior Infants love learning all about people who work in the local community. So we were delighted to welcome Kate-Anne to our classroom in January to tell us all about her work as a hairdresser.
She answered lots of questions we had about her work and showed us some of the equipment she uses on a daily basis. This included rollers, hair straighteners, hair dryers, and a wide selection of combs and brushes. She showed us sample books of all the different colours of hair dye! She even brought in a practice head, which is used by trainee hairdressers. It was great fun trying this out.
After Kate-Anne’s visit, we had some great ideas for our own hair salon! Thanks a million Kate-Anne for taking the time to visit and chat with us about your work!
Junior infants made Brideog dolls for St Brigid’s Day. Long ago, on the eve of St Brigid’s Day, “Biddie Boys” would travel from house to house with a doll dressed in white called the Brideog, to represent St Brigid. Householders would welcome the Biddie Boys with bread and butter. They liked to see the Brideog dolls coming, as it was supposed to bring St Brigid’s blessing to the house.
The Biddie boys would say something like this as they went from house to house:
Something for poor Biddy! Her clothes are torn.
Her Shoes are worn.
Something for poor Biddy!
Happy Christmas from all the junior infants!
We have been very busy preparing for Christmas in our classroom.
During role play, we acted out the Nativity and made up our own Christmas stories, lots of which included Santa!
At the creative table, we made snowmen, Christmas wreaths and paper chains.
We also made Christmas tree ornaments from clay and painted them beautifully!
We really enjoyed the Christmas disco as we love to dance!
Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir!