Friendship, Love and Valentine’s Day


Before we broke up for midterm the students of Hedley Park took time to celebrate all the best aspects of St Valentine’s Day. Every class got involved and it really was wonderful to witness the affection and caring shown by all to their classmates.

Nursery Hearts display

Nursery pre-writing table

Starting with the nursery class, they began with the new Valentines work on their pre-writing table. These tables are a great way to hone those newly developing pencil skills. Laminating the sheets means they can wipe and rewrite as much as they want. Even better our table is red!

Size sequencing skills were used to create our sparkly valentines sun catcher chains.  This visually striking display adorned our hall lending a very festive air. I’m certain they were much appreciated when our little cupids brought them home.

Nursery Valentines Art

Nursery Valentines all in a row

All week we worked hard on our Valentines Colouring books, using a variety of mediums, from watercolour, marker and collage to name a few. Working in a group was lots of fun as we shared and giggled and then hung our work up to dry.  We also worked on our drama and storytelling skills with a Snow White storyboard and Handa’s surprise display to compliment our African continent study.

Handa's Suprise

Snow White Storyboard

Junior and Senior Infants were also full of love for everyone. Beginning with their writing table and writing samples the walls were decorated with all things pink and heart shaped.

Junior & Senior Infants Valentines writing table

Learning the old school Nat King Cole song “L is for the way you look at me” with teacher Aoife was lots of fun, especially when we could hear it and watch a video on the school iPad.

L is for the way you look at me

Our practical life shelves had a special Cupid theme thanks to teacher Katie. Sequencing, cutting, pouring and transferring even heartshaped sewing cards were on offer.

Senior & Junior Infants practical life

Senior & Junior Infants practical life

The scent of sugar and spice and all things nice was everywhere when we made our Valentines cupcakes too. Baking hats at the ready we set to work, taking turns to measure, stir and pour.

Sifting the flour, practical life in real life!

Sifting the flour, practical life in real life!

Of course it wasn’t just love in the air but Spring too, and our snowdrops and daffodil displays alongside our spring writing really put a spring in our steps.

Valentines Writing Samples

Valentines writing up close!

Snowdrops for Spring

Snowdrop Writing Sample

In the Senior class friendship, creative writing and beautiful sewing were the orders of the day. Our “All about me” project has helped us to see that we are all a unique and special part of the class team, and our buddy system is giving us a wonderful opportunity to show our classmates that we care everyday.

Senior Class Buddy Wall

Using our typing and creative writing skills we created Valentines poems. (I sense soon the Senior class will be writing the blog unaided, as they are very confident pc and iPad users)

Sew Lovely!

But it was our sewing skills that really impressed as we created felted hearts to display and take home.

Felt Hearts

The last day before midterm we had a Pink & Red Party. Everyone wore pink or red or both.

Some of the Senior Class

Nursery Valentines Snack

Some of the Junior & Senior infants Class and Friends

Even Daisy Duck got in on the act. We checked our Valentines letter box for cards and notes, and we had a “party” snack enjoying our valentines cupcakes and one or two other goodies.

Valentines post box

What a lovely way to start the spring midterm. We hope you had a good time and are all rested for the spring term!

Daisy Valentine

Come back soon to learn all about the Senior class’s “Deep Space Odyssey”.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s