Easter Greetings from Room 18

We made our colourful Easter Baskets from wool and we wove into shape them using card and different colours of yarn.  We used yellow tissue paper to line them and then we filled them with Easter goodies.

Easter Walk by the Boyne

It was a lovely, crisp Spring morning and the pupils of St Mary’s school went on a walk around the town and the Porchfields.  We really enjoyed the  the fresh air and the exercise!

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Our Gratitude Tree

We made a Gratitude Tree this week and we added some of the things we are grateful for- our families, our home, running water, friends, our lovely school. We thought about all of the things we take for granted every day and we are learning to say “thank you” more often for all the little things. We are grateful.

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St Mary’s Spelling Bee 2018!

Congratulations to all twenty-four competitors from 5th and 6th Classes who took part in the St Mary’s Spelling Bee Final yesterday (Wednesday, 14th February). Our newly crowned champ (pictured below) has jumped the first hurdle and is now looking forward to the county final on 1st March. We wish her every success!

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Pedal Power!

Last Friday, 6th Class learned about different forms of energy in a hands-on workshop. We took part in discussions and carried out a few ‘pedal’ experiments to demonstrate how energy works. Using a bicycle, a simple generator and some ‘pedal power’ we managed to light up some bulbs and make a smoothie! It was great fun!

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Grandparents’ Day in Room 18

 

We were delighted to welcome some Grandparents to our class last Wednesday, January 31st, to celebrate our annual Grandparents’ Day. We had a great time chatting to them and finding out how life was like when they were growing up. We really appreciate that they took the time to come in and share their memories with us. A big thank you to the grandparents of Emma, Aoife, Destinie, Casey and Amelia for being with us on this special occasion.

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Lá Fhéile Bríde!

Today is the Feast of St Bridget, the second patron saint of Ireland. The 6th Class pupils in Room 30 visited Ms Rickard’s and Ms Dully’s classes in the afternoon. The senior pupils helped the younger girls and boys to make St Bridget’s Crosses. The finished crosses looked amazing and everyone enjoyed the experience. Here are some photos………

 

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Credit Union Schools Quiz 2018

Congratulations to our representatives at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in Drogheda last Friday night. Despite some tough questions, the girls performed to a very high standard and represented themselves, their families and their school with distinction. Unfortunately, neither team managed to make it through to the next round, but as the expression goes, “it’s not always about winning!” Maith sibh a chailíní!

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A great Buzz in Room 9

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We are having great fun using the Beebots in First Class. A Beebot is a floor robot and we have to enter commands in order for him to move around the floor. He can change direction, moving left, right, forward … Continue reading

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Science, Science Everywhere!

Last Friday, 6th Class pupils travelled to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS. It was 10.15am by the time we got to the venue and already there were thousands of students and teachers from all over Ireland touring the arena. Hundreds of projects were on display and we got a chance to chat to some students about their work. Some of us managed to get to some of the shows, including the ‘World of Robots’. The ‘Ministry of Science’ show was excellent….the sound of the hydrogen/oxygen balloons exploding was deafening! In no time at all it was 1.10pm and we were ready to hop on the bus again. Lá iontach a bhí againn!

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Santa Dance and Dash 2017!

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