Class of 2017 /  18

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Welcome to our Pics!

Welcome to our Pics!

Anna enjoying our Paddys Day in school.

Fiadh and Elsie Mai

Fiadh and Elsie Mai

The girls are really enjoying doing their cylinders! Super for social skills and learning about dimensions.

Springtime

Springtime

That never came! Amelia making a home for the birdies.

Skatepark Design.

Skatepark Design.

Malik is so inventive. Preschool toys meets Maliks imagination equals skate-park for his motorbike!

No Hands!

No Hands!

Natalia's confidence is soaring as she calls to me to show me "No Hands"!!

Fiadhs 'Silly' Face

Fiadhs 'Silly' Face

We were doing different faces to make our own emotions chart and Fiadh came up with a super silly face!

Goodmorning Killian

Goodmorning Killian

Fiadh is singing good morning to Killian while shaking his hand. The children love this.

Garden Maintenance!

Garden Maintenance!

Good girl Anna. Great for gross motor skills too.

Cullen's Angry Face!

Cullen's Angry Face!

Cullen is a great actor! Here he is pulling his scariest angry face for our emotions chart.

Caitlin's wondering face!

Caitlin's wondering face!

I love this photo. So much expression! Another child made for the stage.

Morning Molly

Morning Molly

Alisha giving Molly the sideways goodmorning hand shake (designed by Malik)!

Pink Tower Fun.

Pink Tower Fun.

Sophie's enjoying playing with the Pink Tower. Super girl!

Playing hospital

Playing hospital

Anna's going to the hospital with her broken arm!

Two Solar Systems!

Two Solar Systems!

Malik made two solar systems, linked them and spun them around. SO creative!

Great shot!

Great shot!

Jake getting the beanbag right in the basin for our obstacle course.

Extended hospital play!

Extended hospital play!

Now Alisha, Caitlin and Anna are in hospital with broken legs! I love their foot rests!!

Commando Malik

Commando Malik

Malik making his way through the dense forest!

Great cleaning!

Great cleaning!

Amelia and Natalia working together to clean the tables for lunch.Every day the children get different jobs and these are the highlight of their morning! This is great for building independence and a sense of routine.

Havin a laugh.

Havin a laugh.

Had to put this in because Fiadh loves to express herself and you can really see shes enjoying the measuring game she playing with Anna and Malik.

Musical Moment

Musical Moment

Elsie Mai plays the piano so carefully. She really listens to each note. Beautiful.

Hip hop moments!

Hip hop moments!

There nothing Killian enjoys more than to show us his new moves! This one was fantastic. Its great to let them have a little bit of risk in their lives!

There's a spot!

There's a spot!

Sophie directing her driver Killian into a parking spot. Killian loves to flex his muscles pushing the car around!

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

Jake's good morning for Molly.

Going on a bear hunt!

Going on a bear hunt!

Acting out "we're going on a bear hunt" with the kids. They loved the drama of it all. Cullen played the role of the bear and got totally into character!

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

Elsie's good morning for Natalia.

Sticky situation...

Sticky situation...

Malik puts on his serious science glasses to clean out the stick insects.

Who needs toys when you have a box!

Who needs toys when you have a box!

Malik's drum roll..

Malik's drum roll..

Malik made this drum kit completely from scratch using only his imagination and the recycled stuff! Magic. An inventor in the making..

Pizza anyone?

Pizza anyone?

Fiadh adding oregano to her play dough pizza. Nice way for children to explore news smells and tastes.

Incy Wincy...

Incy Wincy...

Malik found a spider and Alisha was very eager to hold it! Its fantastic to see children without fear around creepy crawlies. I was terrified of spiders all through my childhood!

Fun in the Garden.

Fun in the Garden.

Mia and Amelia give baby a bath and roll her up in a towel to dry her. Role play is so important for developing social skills and imagination. Play is a child's education.

Colours of the rainbow.

Colours of the rainbow.

Elsie Mai loves drawing on the chalk board and here does a lovely job of finishing off Emma's rainbow.

My Portrait!

My Portrait!

Mia really enjoyed doing her own self portrait! She had a good look in the mirror and mixed her skin colour and made her fantastic glasses using pipe cleaners. Super for building her self identity and pride in the special little person she is!

Squigz!

Squigz!

Malik and Fynn playing together with the Squigz, a super sensory activity from our government sponsored sensory box!

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

Elsie Mai wishing Killian a good morning.

Power wash!

Power wash!

Killian and Malik giving the stickies a good clean out. Super enthusiasm from these two for the stick insects.

The wheels on the bus!

The wheels on the bus!

The kids love to dress up and take the bus to different lands like "spiderman land" or to the hospital for Molly.

Sensory Rocker!

Sensory Rocker!

Anna and Fiadh enjoying the sensory rocker (has suckers on the bottom). Another gift from our sensory Box.

Pancakes!

Pancakes!

Mia adds cinnamon to her play dough pancake and she then offered her friends a bit! Super for her social skills and exploring new tastes and smells. Great job Mia!

Mirror Mirror...

Mirror Mirror...

Elsie Mai really enjoys this practical life activity which involves colouring in the mirror and then cleaning it up to reveal her beautiful face again.

Peg lady!

Peg lady!

Killian and Cullen delighted in turning Emma into the Peg lady! Super for social development and fine motor skills, building up those little hand muscles.

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

Malik wishing Amelia a good morning.

My Happy Face!

My Happy Face!

Amelia sticking her face up on the happy spot!

Matching Planets.

Matching Planets.

Elsie Mai loves learning all about the planets and she's matching her planet cards here. Matching and sorting is great for a child's cognitive development.

Good Morning.

Good Morning.

Killian wishing Cullen a good morning!

Ta Da!!

Ta Da!!

Great job girls!!

Tower TIme!

Tower TIme!

Mia and Alisha build their coloured towers together. They really enjoyed this activity together and went on to build two more towers!

Ready, steady, go!!

Ready, steady, go!!

Mia and Elsie Mai had loads of fun on the slide this morning. They ran round and round and down the slide for about 10 minutes together! (Long time in little peoples world..)

Artist in the making.

Artist in the making.

Mia loves to paint and really puts thought into her brush strokes. Painting is a wonderful way for children to express their feelings.

Outside water play.

Outside water play.

Killian and Sophie playing with the water cleaning shells and cars!

Water fun!

Water fun!

Killian enjoying a good splash. Here they were mixing white and red to make pink. All very exciting!

Fynn loves water play!!

Fynn loves water play!!

Storyteller..

Storyteller..

Sophie is reading to Killian here. The children really enjoy reading to each other and they also love when a friend reads to them. Very sweet. Another example of how children copy behaviour that they learn form adults.

Parallel Play!

Parallel Play!

Both children are playing away at two different activities but also very much alongside each other.

Weighing it up.

Weighing it up.

Elsie Mai working out how many pine cones does a panda weigh!???

Creative Play.

Creative Play.

Anna and Caitlin making cakes out of our art and crafts bits and bobs. Lots of funny and interesting conversations along the way!

My Family.

My Family.

Killian loved sharing the pictures from his Family Box in circle time. he knew all the names of his relations and had some funny stories for us!

Art and Craft.

Art and Craft.

Natalia loves her art n craft and she is a bit of a perfectionist! Here Natalia is making an Easter chick!

Dolls House.

Dolls House.

Soph and Fiadh really enjoyed playing with the dolls together this morning and played so well together too.

Har Har me Hearties!

Har Har me Hearties!

Jake is helping Killian hold up his pirate boat for the practice run for his moment in the spot light of the Paddy's Day parade. They are super bunch of friends with lovely social skills developing all of the time.

Jump Around!

Jump Around!

Jake shows us some energetic Ceile moves!

More Ceile dancing.

More Ceile dancing.

Alisha loves dancing and I thought this was a lovely picture that captured her mid-ceile!

Toddle Waddle!

Toddle Waddle!

Fynn reading his favourite book Toddle Waddle!

Mollys water Play

Mollys water Play

Balancing the Books!

Balancing the Books!

Can almost imagine Kiilian as an accountant later in life balancing the accounts. He took this activity very seriously!

More water Play.

More water Play.

Amelia loves the water play!

This is Dedicated to..

This is Dedicated to..

The children love to get up and sing a song for the class. Killian made his own microphone to make sure everyone was listening!

Fiadh's waterplay!

Fiadh's waterplay!

Beep Beep!

Beep Beep!

Colour Mixing!

Colour Mixing!

Cullen loves playing with water, he's enjoying mixing his colours here.

Squeeze that bottle out!

Squeeze that bottle out!

Natalia's determined to squeeze the last out of that bottle!

Anna loves Art n Crafts.

Anna loves Art n Crafts.

Super gluing Fynn!!

Super gluing Fynn!!

The Baker Boys

The Baker Boys

Malik and Jake making the carrot cake for Mothers day treat. They couldn't believe you actually put REAL carrots into cake!!

Friends Together.

Friends Together.

Getting busy with designing!

Getting busy with designing!

Caitlin and Anna love fabrics and textiles and often talk about designing their new clothes.

It's Snowing!!

It's Snowing!!

The first glimpse of 'EMMA'!!

Friends enjoying Lego.

Friends enjoying Lego.

The Dressing Frames.

The Dressing Frames.

Super for developing independence and fine motor skills.

Gymnastics!

Gymnastics!

Fynn loves our indoor gymnastics!

Rollin rollin rollin...

Rollin rollin rollin...

Great rolling from Fiadh. The children loves this activity and its great for developing core strength and coordination.

Matching cards.

Matching cards.

Fynn really enjoys these cards and he likes to sit with his friends for this table top activity.

Those tricky chopsticks!

Those tricky chopsticks!

Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year!

Noodles and prawn crackers for tasting Friday!

Our Chinese Dragon!

Our Chinese Dragon!

The children loved making the dragon for the Chinese New Year. Here they are enjoying their own Chinese New Year celebrations.

Our Dragon!!!

Our Dragon!!!

Chinese Lanterns

Chinese Lanterns

Bottle Top Fun.

Bottle Top Fun.

Fynn enjoying the bottle tops from the recycling bag.

"The 3 Little Pigs".

"The 3 Little Pigs".

Cullen is reading the "3 little pigs" for his classmates. This is wonderful to see as it really builds a child's confidence and develops their love of storytelling.

Jakes New Year Lantern.

Jakes New Year Lantern.

My Eastern dress.

My Eastern dress.

Molly dug into the fabrics box and made herself an Eastern headdress when we were doing the continent of Asia. Love this picture of Molly.

More Eastern Dresses

More Eastern Dresses

Again the girls love dressing up in different styles using clothes from the fabrics bag.

The Knobbed Cylinders.

The Knobbed Cylinders.

This Montessori activity is great for cognitive and concentration development. It also introduces children to the concept of 1-10. Amelia flew through this without any bother and really enjoyed it!

In the Library!

In the Library!

The children will often retreat to the library for a spot of reading. I love this!

Pizza Man.

Pizza Man.

Malik loves role play and here he's making pizzas for his friends. He promises 'you can have whatever topping you like'. Some kids have icecream...

Sharing in circle time.

Sharing in circle time.

Sophie has being telling us about how Nana Shelly was picking her up today from school that day. I had to snap this pic of Soph as she was feeling so happy to have sat in circle time and shared this bit of news with her friends.

Pancake Flipping!

Pancake Flipping!

Natalia flipping her Pancake Tuesday pancake. She landed it too! Good job Natalia!

Pear chopsticks!

Pear chopsticks!

Towing Alisha along!

Towing Alisha along!

I can do it!!

I can do it!!

Pancake Maker!

Pancake Maker!

Fiadh's well in character here making the toppings for her pancake!

Trip Around the Sun!

Trip Around the Sun!

Alisha with her friends on her Birthday after doing her 'Trip around the Sun'.

In Your Nest!

In Your Nest!

Fiadh loved playing with this little birdie and her nest. This was her first week in Montessori.

The Year of the Dog!

The Year of the Dog!

Lovely masks Natalia and Anna!

The Balloon Game!

The Balloon Game!

A simple game where you say a name and pass it to that classmate. This is a great fun game for building social skills and friendships.

Recycling Fun.

Recycling Fun.

Anna and Jake test themselves to see can they pick out the correct bins!

That's the way to do it!

That's the way to do it!

Cookies anyone!?

Cookies anyone!?

Fiadh made some cookies and she's handing them out to her friends now. Alisha's always happy to have a cookie!

Giddy goats!

Giddy goats!

Malik and Natalia having a laugh together!

Mr Crocodile.

Mr Crocodile.

This is a table top activity that helps children explore numbers in a fun way. Natalia is great at puzzles and has a super mind for the numbers. Good girl Natalia!

Recyling matching cards.

Recyling matching cards.

Elsie Mai and Anna really enjoy each others company. Here they are enjoying working together to match their recycling cards.

My happy Teddy!

My happy Teddy!

Fiadhs enjoying playing with the teddy puzzle. Lovely wooden toy that allows children explore emotions in a fun way.

Spring time planting.

Spring time planting.

Spring planting.

Spring planting.

A wiggly worm!!

A wiggly worm!!

Molly loves nature and wiggly worms don't phase Molly at all!

Me and My Pals.

Me and My Pals.

More Spring Planting.

More Spring Planting.

Mangos!!

Mangos!!

Molly enjoying the Mango for tasting Friday as we visit Australia.

Singing in Circle time.

Singing in Circle time.

Amelia loves to sing and dances and takes great in song time in our circle.

Play it again Fynn!

Play it again Fynn!

Fynn loves the piano and plays like he loves the feel of the keys as well as the sound of them. Beautiful picture.

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