Today, many of us noticed a big change in how our hyacinth bulbs looked since before the mid-term. A lovely scent along with some brightly coloured flowers welcomed us back to school early this morning.
We are also adding to our kindness tree as we write down some of the good deeds we are doing for others or others are doing for us. It is really starting to blossom now and it definitely feels as though spring is in the air!
On Friday 17th of February Shane Crossan from Sligo Rovers visited our 6th class. We were delighted to have invited him to our school and extremely grateful for the wonderful t-shirts and jerseys which Sligo Rovers donated. We wore the t-shirts and jerseys for our school play ‘Sligo Rovers in the Hall of Fame’. Each pupil received a t-shirt to keep!
Shane spoke to us about the Sligo Rovers win in 2012 and the importance of playing sport.
A picture of our class can also be seen on the Sligo Rovers Facebook page.
We wish Sligo Rovers all the best this season!
We made our own granola using porridge oats. It took 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook. Read the recipe and the method below.
- Put porridge oats, desiccated coconut and a pinch of cinnamon into a bowl and mix.
- Add a tablespoon of cooking oil and a tablespoon of honey to the bowl and mix.
- Spread the mixture over two / three baking trays and place in a hot oven for 15 minutes ( 180 degrees celsius).
- Stir the mixture every 5 minutes.
- After 15 minutes return the mixture to the bowl.
- Allow to cool.
- Add chopped nuts, banana chips, raisins or any dried fruit to the mixture.
- Sprinkle over yoghurt and enjoy!
We are very proud of the achievement of John Travers, SNA in The Ark, who won the National 1500m Indoor Chamionship title in a nail biting finish in Abbotstown last weekend. He will now be heading to Belgrade to the European Indoor Championships at the beginning of March. You can see his race on the RTE Player here , his race starts at 05:30. Well done John, what a great role model for the children of our school!
Over the last number of weeks Senior Infants have been learning about teeth and dental hygiene. We learned about where our teeth come from and why some children in our class have lost a number of teeth! With the help of Margaret from Markievicz Pharmacy, we had a visit from Brona, a dentist, and Barbara, a dental nurse. They talked to us about why it is important to take care of our teeth and why 2 is the magic number. We should brush our teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day, and drink plenty of milk and water, 2 drinks that are very important for growing healthy teeth.
Margaret brought some toothbrushes and toothpaste and we have been practicing how to brush our teeth each morning after our morning snack. In our role play corner we have a dental surgery and we made a pictogram of the children in our class who have and have not lost any teeth yet! We have been writing some business cards for our role play corner and our budding dentists have been writing some patient notes as well. Lots of learning through play in room 7 this month!
We were delighted to be invited by the Sligo Champion to be part of their School Around The Corner series. There was great excitement when we bought our local newspaper on Tuesday to find an 8 page supplement all about life in our school! If you haven’t already bought a copy, get in there quick before they are all gone!
In Junior Infants, we have been learning all about space.
We have read stories about travelling in space and we really enjoyed reading about funny looking aliens. We even painted our own aliens.
In role play, we dressed up as aliens and and we imagined what an alien and an astronaut might talk about.
We built rockets with blocks and we made spaceships and rockets out of our junk art box.
At 10 o ‘clock today, pupils, parents and staff were all active and taking part in some form of exercise as part of Operation Transformation 10@10 nationwide initiative.
Schools across the country put down their school books and got active, trying to show the importance of exercise in our lives.
Members of the the SEASA Movie Makers Club have been learning how to use the Adobe Spark app on iPads to create promotional videos. Have a look at some of the “promos” they made for the upcoming School Concert here