The mid-term break has arrived already. Where does the time go?!
September flew by and we are now nearing the end of October. The beginning of the year is always busy and already we have had teams taking part in sports blitzes, junior infants getting their photographs taken, Ms fox's class dressing up for Roald Dahl Day in September and most classes undertaking some lovely activities, such as tree walks and leaf art, to celebrate Tree Day on October 8th.
Our Green Schools committee is up and running, doing energy, bin and water checks and trying to reduce our waste in every way possible. Ms Griffin is working with the Tidy Towns on behalf of the committee and we hope to achieve our Water Flag this year. You can learn more on our Green Schools blog, in the "Class blogs" section of this site.
Ms McKenna and Ms Riordan are making sure there is fun to be had by senior pupils on the top yard at lunchtimes, while Mrs Doherty and Ms Tait are doing the same on the junior yards. Mr, Barrett has been popping in each Monday with a new "Frasa Gaeilge na Seachtaine "(Irish Phrase of the Week). Some have included "Is breá liom..." (I love...), "An féidir leat ...?" (Can you ...?) and "Gabh mo leithscéal, a mhúinteoir" (Excuse me, teacher).
We were actively mathematical last week, for Maths Week 2015 (www.mathsweek.ie). A daily word problem was displayed on the maths noticeboard, thanks to Ms Riordan, and every class measured, drew and counted in many and varied ways, all week long! The winners of the door display competition were Ms McNeive's junior infants, with their impressive ghost paintings, and Ms Fox's 4th class, with some brilliant word problems, written by the pupils about themselves. Ms. Kirk's 2nd class wrote a maths trail for Mrs McEvoy's senior infants and many classrooms had estimation stations to practise estimating amounts. You can see more on Ms Griffin;'s class blog, in the "Class blogs" section of this site.
We will all be dressing up on Friday, October 23rd, and performing a song/dance/poem to celebrate Hallowe'en. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable mid-term break.