Fighting Words

Lorraine’s First Class had a great time on their trip to Fighting Words. This fabulous workshop gives the children the opportunity to work together to create a story. They then each got an individual copy to add their own ending and to illustrate. They really enjoyed it. Great excitement at the thoughts of a bus trip too!

First Annual Sponsored Walk

We had a lovely day on Friday for our First Annual Sponsored Walk. The sun shone and the children were amazing! They walked almost 4km down to Father Collins Park and back to the school – even the Junior Infants!!

A huge thank you to the Parents Association who organised the event. The children were delighted with the refreshments when they arrived back to the school. Thanks also to everyone who donated so generously. The money will be used to buy resources for our school.

Engineers Week

We had a great time celebrating Engineers Week. We had a visit from two different engineers, Karen is in the Air Corps and Zoe works on the wind turbines. Both talks were informative and engaging and the children asked great questions!.

The children had a go at building their own bridges, using a variety of materials to see what works. Tara’s Class also built wind turbines!

Think we definitely have a few budding engineers!

Tara’s Class made a video of their bridge building experiments which you can watch using this link – Engineers Video

Planting

Lorraine’s First Class are learning about the life cycle of a plant. They conducted experiments proving that sun, water and soil are needed for photosynthesis. Everyone planted their own seed. They had a lovely day for it!

Ice Cream Party

On Monday, Lorraine’s First Class had a scrumdiddly party to celebrate the fact that they filled their cookie jar with positive behaviours during the month of February!

1st March Celebrations

Tuesday the 1st of March was a busy day for celebrations this year!

Sophia and Bea taught us a little about Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, an Italian festival which signifies the last day of Carnival. Sophia was dressed to celebrate Carnival.

Alesia, Rares and Bogdan taught us a little about Martisor which is a Romanian celebration marking first day of Spring. They brought lovely Martisor trinkets to bring us luck and wealth.

Carol’s Junior Infants made shaving cream pancakes to celebrate Pancake Tuesday while some of the other classes enjoyed the real thing!

Lorraine’s First Class were learning about Spain and Carla taught everyone some Spanish dance moves and some Spanish phrases. Thanks to Carla’s mam for providing delicious tortilla de patatas which were a big hit in the classroom.

Pointillism

Lorraine’s First Class studied pointillism in art last week. All pictures are composed of a series of layers of dots using only primary colours but mixing them on the page to make other colours.

Trip to the Cinema!

The excitement was palpable yesterday in Adrienne’s Senior Infants with a trip to the ‘cinema’ to conclude their Aistear theme. The children made money, tickets and manned the concession stand! Such a treat with massive learning!