We had a great day at the Galway City Sports on Wednesday May 28th. Congratulations to everyone who took part from 1st to 6th class. We are all very proud of you at Bushypark N.S. Well done to those of you that won medals, ye did great!! Special thanks goes to Mrs. Regan who organised the event this year. We are looking forward to next year already.
We have been reading examples of explanation writing in our english lessons and have read about various topics from the water cycle to how a hot air balloon works! We were then paired up and decided on a topic we wanted to know more about and wrote an explanation piece on our decided subject. Take a look at our work...
'If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough' Albert Einstein
Today in Junior Infants we were very busy baking beautiful buns. First we got all our ingredients and measured them. Then we mixed all our ingredients together until the mixture was smooth. Next we used a spoon to put our mixture into bun cases. After that we put our buns into the oven and cooked them. When we took them out of the oven we let them cool for awhile. Then we melted chocolate in the microwave and put it on our buns with some sprinkles. Our buns were yummy. Here we are making our buns......
A quote from the One World Irish Aid Awards Officials: The Our World Irish Aid Awards is all about bringing the world into your classroom… but we want to recognise the hard work of pupils who take part in the Awards all over Ireland by bringing the shortlisted schools together for events all around Ireland to celebrate your work. This year, we have both regional events as well as our annual national final in order to celebrate all the hard work of teachers and pupils engaged in the Our World Irish Aid Awards. We held our regional awards exhibitions the week of 19/05/14. The top 60 projects attended exhibitions in Sligo, Dublin, Limerick and Cork. Check us out on http://ourworldirishaidawards.ie/regional-national-finals/
In Fifth Class, room 13, we were absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted to receive a regional award for our project entitled "Pangnono Pangnono ndi mtolo" (Little by little there is a bundle - old saying in the language of Cichewa from Zambia and Malawi) We researched the 8 Millennium Development Goals and composed and recorded our own version of "Imagine" to highlight these goals. We had great fun researching, compiling and recording our projects and are so proud of our achievement. Our teacher, Ms Sheehan-Jones and three of our class mates, Colm, Cian and Natalija went to the Lime Tree Theatre (in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, pictured above left), to receive our award for excellence in global awareness on May 21st. :-)
Best of luck to Maria and Kyra from our 5th Class who will be competing in the national MATHletes finals at the CHQ building in Dublin tomorrow. We are rooting for you and very proud of you for this achievement!
4th class co-operative games - in Tank Tracker we had to get from one side of the hall to the other without touching the floor - Teamwork!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THOSE WHO DID REALLY WELL IN THE GIRLS' 11 A SIDE CUMANN NA mBUNSCOILE FOOTBALL BLITZ IN MERVUE WITH MR MC DONAGH.
A massive congratulations to all the boys and girls in 2nd class who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday the 17th May. A wonderful day was had by all.
Green Flag Awards: We went to the Radisson and were awarded our 6th Green School Flag for Global Citizenship Litter & Waste and a Certificate!
We had a no uniform day on Friday May 16th. The sun was shining so we went outside for a picnic at lunchtime.
Seanchaí - Storyteller - Eddie Lenihan visited our school on Wednesday with tales of magic, myth and mystery! We enjoyed his fairy stories.
As part of our science lesson we read about and discussed particular scientists who have made an impact on our world e.g. Thomas Edison who created the electric light, Percy Shaw who created 'Cats eyes' and Francis Rynd who created the syringe. We then discussed other well known scientists and inventors and how they have contributed to our world today. Take a look at our projects...