Capsúil Ama // Time Capsules

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Cinnte, ní féidir liom a rá gur liomsa an smaoineamh seo, ach bhí orm a insint daoibh faoi ar an nós. Seo smaoineamh dochreidte a bhí ag ceann de na múinteoirí iontacha atá ag obair liom – an múinteoir a mhúin mo rangsa nuair a bhí siad i Rang 1. Thug sí cead dom seo a scríobh. Sa bhliain 2011, d’eagraigh agus chruthaigh sí capsúil ama leis na páistí, agus bhí an t-ádh liomsa inniu a bheith ann, agus iad á n-oscailt, 5 bhliain níos déanaí, agus iad ag críochnú sa scoil. Bhí an gáire tógálach inniu – ‘sé ceann de na gníomhaíochtaí is deise atá feicthe agam. Bhí sé soiléir le feiceáil go raibh sé fiúntach cúig bhliain ó shin chomh maith, gur úsáid siad snáithe ón gcurraclam OSIE, OSPS, ealaín, litearthacht agus uimhreacht – chomh maith leis an dteicneoilíocht a úsáid. Tá meangadh gáire fós ar m’aghaidh agus mé ag smaoineamh faoi.

I definitely can’t take the credit for this one but I just had to post about it. This was the genius idea of one of my fabulous colleagues – the teacher who taught my class when they were in 1st class. She has given me permission to tell you all about it. In 2011, she organised and created a time capsule and I just happen to be the lucky one to be there as their 6th class teacher to open the capsule five years later. The smiles and laughter were infectious today – it was one of the lovliest activities I’ve come across and it’s very clear that it was valuable when they were small too, incorporating various strands in the SESE, SPHE, art, literacy and numeracy curriculum – as well as using ICT. I’m still smiling just thinking about it.

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Is féidir a fheiceáil thuas an bosca ina raibh gach rud stóráilte – agus é curtha i bhfolach ar chúl an tseilf is airde sa seomra stórais. Istigh ann bhí ‘crann cairdis’ a bhí déanta acu le chéile agus leathanach nuachtáin lánaithe ón lá gur thosaigh siad ar scoil. Bhí sé go hálainn iad a fheiceil ag breathnú siar orthu féin agus iad 4 bhliana d’aois.

You can see above the box that everything was stored in – hidden on the back of a top shelf in our store room. Inside was a ‘friendship tree’ which they had made collaboratively and a laminated page from the newspaper the day they started school. It was lovely to see them looking back at their 4 year old selves on that.

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Ar dtús, bhí cipín cuimhne ann – físeán de gach páiste sa rang, déanta i 2011 nuair a bhí siad 6 agus 7 mbliana d’aois. Chuir siad iad féin in aithne, labhair siad faoi na rudaí gur mhaith leo, na rudaí nár mhaith leo (luaitear brocailí cúpla uair anseo), na leabhair gurb fhearr leo (luaitear go minic ‘Matilda’, ‘The Witches’ agus ‘Harry Potter’ – le cailín beag amháin a luaigh ‘500 Facts about Predators’), na scannáin gurb fhearr leo, na cairde a bhí acu agus cén rud gur mhaith leo a dhéanamh agus iad fásta. Bhí sé gleoite amach is amach agus níorbh fhéidir leo stopadh ag gáire agus iad ag breathnú air.

Firstly was a memory drive which had a video of each child, filmed in 2011 when they were 6 and 7 years old. They each introduced themselves, spoke of their likes and dislikes (broccoli came up a few times here), their favourite books (lots of nominations for Matilda, The Witches and even Harry Potter – with one little girl choosing ‘500 Facts about Predators’), their favourite movies, their best friends and what they wanted to be when they grew up. Absolutely adorable and there was hysterics as they watched and listened.

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Ansin, istigh sa chapsúl mór, bhí capsúil beaga do gach páiste, gach ceann acu i mbosca beag plaisteach. Bhí griangraf don pháiste orthu agus lámhphriota lánaithe ar bharr.

Then the large capsule contained individual time capsules for each child, each one in a small, plastic box. There was a photo of the child on each, and they’re laminated handprint on top.

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Istigh i ngach bosca bhí na rudaí seo a leanas :

  1. An ‘nuacht’ a scríobh siad an lá sin (28.3.11)
  2. Féinphortráid
  3. Comhad Firicí – na rudaí gur mhaith / nár mhaith / gurb fhearr leo
  4. Píos sreanga a thomais an airde ar a raibh siad ag an am
  5. Cúpla rud pearsanta a roghnaigh le gach páiste iad féin a chur isteach ann (griangrafanna / bréagáin srl.)

Inside each box they had placed the following things :

  1. Their ‘news’ on that day (28.3.11)
  2. A self-portrait
  3. A fact-file of their likes / dislikes / favourites
  4. A piece of string representing their height at the time
  5. A few small personal items that each individual child had chosen to include (photos / toys etc.)

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Bhí sé go hálainn breathnú orthu ag léamh na rudaí a bhí scríofa acu, ag déanamh comparáide idir an sreang agus an airde ar a bhfuil siad faoi láthair, agus ag gáire le chéile faoi na rudaí éagsúla a bhí tábhachtach dóibh ag an am. Ba ghníomhaíocht áthasach, greannmhar é – ní fhaca mé riamh an méid meangadh gáire sin.

It was so lovely to see them read what they written, compare the strings with their current height, laugh about the various items that had been important to them. It was a really joyous, funny and heartwarming activity – I’ve never seen so many smiles.

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Mholfainn cinnte an gníomhaíocht seo. Tasc ollmhór leis na daltaí i Rang 1 gan dabht, agus ní dóigh liom go ndéanfainn leis na naoínáin é, ach níos déanaí ná Rang 1 agus ní bheadh an éifeacht céanna faighte. Má tá tú ag múineadh Rang 1 an bhliain seo chugainn, sílim cinnte gur cheart duit seo a chur le do chuid phleananna. Bain sult as.

This is definitely an activity I’d recommend. A bit of a mammoth task with the 1st class students, so I maybe wouldn’t do it with infants, but no later than 1st class either, so that it has the greatest effect possible. If you are going to have first class next year, I really think you should add this to your plans. Have fun with it.

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Rangaithe faoi Litearthacht // Literacy, OSIE // SESE, Searmanais Scoile // School Ceremonies

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