Today, in sixth class we had some very special visitors. Carmel and Issac from 'Canine buddies' called into our class and gave a presentation about responsible dog ownership and how to interact safely around dogs. The initiative is run thanks to the backing of Lord Mayor Frank Fahey' who came along to meet the children and see the project in action for himself. The children were shown how to read the body language of a dog, what to do if an angry dog confronts them, and how to look after a dog responsibly.
After the presentation, each child was presented with a certificate and had their picture taken with The Lord Mayor.
The children were very thankful to Carmel and Issac of 'Canine Buddies' and the Lord Mayor for taking the time to come in and work with the class. However, the biggest round of applause was reserved for our two very special guests, 'Marge' and 'Homer' who also took time out of their busy day to come in and say 'hi' to the class!
In 6th class we explored the concept of sustainability. The boys and girls designed their own eco villages that they thought would help us develop in a more sustainable manner.
In history, the class presented their first projects of the year. The groups looked at Castles, Passage Tombs, Christian landmarks, Crannogs , Hillforts and Ringforts as well as one group exploring the history behind the Custom House in Dublin.
We have been working on the Place Value Strand in Maths recently. We got competitive with some Bingo games and Number Fan activities. We enjoyed ourselves!
We have been busy decorating banners and slogans in support of the Galway hurling team in the past couple of weeks. We also drew our initials on A3 paper, made a grid and painted our drawings. We switched colours every time we encountered a line on the sheet.
Have a look at our self-portraits and our drawings of cool and unusual buildings from around the world.
In Fiirst Class we have been constructing Timelines to understand how we grow and change over time. We start out as babies, grow into toddlers and then children. Then come the teenage years followed by young adulthood and then we are fully grown. We are adults and remain so. If we live long enough we