A visit to the Post Office!

The children wrote a letter to Santa to see how he was getting on and to tell him how good all the children in Room 13 have been this year. We went out for a walk to deliver our letter personally at the Post Office! Everyone was very excited and had a wonderful time. We also called into the church to look at the Advent wreath.

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The Joys of June!

Between…

lapping up the glorious summer sunshine,

playing old school playground games on the grass,

running for our lives and racing in relays for sports day,

predicting the outcome of the World Cup,

and flying our hopes and dreams for second class on paper planes,

…Room 11 are embracing the Joys of June!

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Our School Tour

We had a brilliant day at Energy Fun Centre!

Make Hay While the Sun Shines!

Room 11 and Room 12 made the most of the beautiful sunny day today!  Hopefully we will get lots more opportunities to dine al fresco!

Our Trip to the Courtyard!

We made our first summer trip to the courtyard today! We had a lovely time smelling the flowers and looking at all of the growth.  Ms. Clohosey brought the camera to take some class photos.  We got some hilarious action shots of our class after she almost fell into the pond!!

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Green Schools Update

Hi Guys,

We have started work on our next Green Flag. This year we will be trying to win a flag for Travel and Transport.

We have set up a new Green Team and we went out together on a walkability audit with Sandra Pokrant from An Táisce.

We are trying to establish a safe walking route to school where people might carpool and then Park n’ Stride from Bayside Shopping Centre. As the name suggest this would mean parking your car at the shopping centre and then walking to school from there. This would hopefully mean less traffic around the school in the mornings and afternoons.

On our walk we discovered lots of interesting things

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Here we are outside the school looking at the road markings that make it safe for us to cross the road.

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Outside our school we have yellow markings on the road and railings. The yellow markings help to remind traffic that they must slow down and they cannot park outside our school. The railings are there to stop any cars from parking on or mounting the path. They also stop children from running out of the school gates and straight onto the road.

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This is Sandra, she told us lots about raod safety

We are very lucky to have a safe pathway from the shops to the school. There is plenty of room for people and buggys to walk along. On our walk we heard the birds singing and saw some lovely trees and plants.

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Nice wide path

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Speed bumps on the road help the cars to drive at a safe pace

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Concrete pillars in the middle of the path ensure that no cars can access it. This keeps it safe for walkers

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When we got to the carpark there was plenty of parking spaces and space.

We think that it would be really super if some families that travel to school by car might consider having a go at “Park n’ Stride” from Bayside shopping centre, especially coming into the lovely summer weather

Thanks,

The Green Team

Mona Lisa Mystery

After finding out lots of interesting facts about Leonardo da Vinci we had a mystery art lesson.

Each of us had a small square which we enlarged, we then put our jigsaw pieces together to reveal our mystery masterpiece.

 

We think we did a super job!

Mystery Material Boxes

We had a great time using mystery boxes and guessing what was inside. Here are some of the items we had to guess and descibe using our sense of touch only:

Pineapple

Furry mittens

Sponge and wire wool

Watermelon and sweetcorn

A rubber baking tray

We had to put our hands inside the box without looking and then guess what we were feeling and write a description of how it felt.

We were not quite sure what to expect inside the boxes, we used words such as: fluffy, soft, hard, smooth, flexible, rubber, grassy, wet, squishy and rough to describe the different objects. Here are some of our reactions to what was inside the box.

Piggy Banks

We have big plans to save our money in our Piggy Banks!!!

We made them from recycled plastic bottles and papier mache. They were lots of fun to make. Have a look…

 

Blast Off!

We learned lots about Space.

We made rockets in our groups. Take a look…

 

 We even went on a space mission for NASA to planet Atopia! We met lots of funny looking Atopians! We wrote stories about our trip when we got back.

Perfect Portraits

We made some terrific paper portraits.

We think the similarities are uncanny but don’t take our word for it, have a look and see for yourself…

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We have been studying our galaxy The Milky Way.

Take a look at some of our astronauts and what they saw on their space adventures.

 

We also wrote some amazing stories about our space adventures.

Bird Watch!

There was great excitement in Room 12 today! We were quietly doing our work when we heard beautiful singing from outside our window!  There was a big flock of birds eating our bird cakes!  We spied on the starlings so that we wouldn’t frighten them away.  They had colourful designs on their feathers.  They had beautiful, sweet singing voices.  By lunchtime, there was only half a bird cake left!  We are glad that the birds liked our bird cakes.

Watch out for some fine fat starlings flying around Bayside!



Perfect Pancakes!

Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can!

We had great fun making pancakes yesterday.  We mixed the batter then we cooked our pancakes.  They were yummy!  At the end of the day we had a pancake flipping competition!