Congratulations to Anne Marie Egan and Dillon Kitt (both 6th Class) who recently won prizes in the Galway Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Essay Writing Competition. Anne Marie came 1st in Galway and 3rd in Connaught, and Dillon came 3rd in Galway and 2nd in Connaught! Well done guys - great achievement.
Here are Anne Marie and Dillon pictured receiving their prizes from Frances Egan (President of the Galway PTAA) and Sean Duffy (Secretary of the Galway PTAA), also pictured with one of our 6th Class teachers - Ms Hynes.
Big congratulations to our 6th Class debating team who won the Debating Final and took home the Sr De Lourdes Perpetual Cup on Wednesday. The team was proposing the motion "The USA Can Lead the World to a Safe Future" and defeated St Ita's NS, Loughrea. The team members were Shane McLoughlin, James McDonnell, Dillon Kitt, Alex Roe, Caoimhe Hogan and Temitade Adedeji. Congratulations also to Shane McLoughlin who won Best Overall Speaker!
Well done to all our 6th Class pupils for their hard work and research - it was a great help and support. Thanks and well done also to the teachers and Patricia O'Rourke who put in lots of hard work over the last couple of months to prepare the team for the debates - it was a real team effort!
Here are some photos from the day. To see the video of the debate, please check out the "Our School" tab.
4th Class made Sock Heads in science and wrote about the procedure. We are waiting for their hair to grow!
Buddy Reading today with some of Mr. Cunningham's Senior Infants and Ms. Lillis' 4th Class. We tried Making Connections with the story. It was fun.
We were busy painting this morning in Ms. Cooney's Junior Infants. We did some free painting so we got to paint what ever we liked. Some of us painted the beach, a flower, a fire engine, a see saw, a rainbow, a car, a dragon, a monster and a Skylander. We also coloured in and cut out some triangles and played with plasticine. Look at us busy at work......
Seanchaí - Storyteller - Eddie Lenihan visited our school on Wednesday with tales of magic, myth and mystery! We enjoyed his fairy stories.
See our Easter bunnies waiting for sunrise on Easter morning.
We coloured our Easter eggs and wrote our best descriptions.
We loved making our Easter nests. Cáisc shona daoibh go léir.
We thoroughly enjoyed our preparations this term for Mother's Day. As you can see we were busy planting, re-potting, painting and writing.
Snowman by Sarah
My snowman Ed,
His best friend is Ned.
My other snowman is called Ted
And they all sleep in my bed!
One of them sleeps on top of the bed
The other one sleeps under the bed
We all have fun in my bedroom
Thats it for now off to bed Ed, Ned, and Ted
I KEEP MY SNOWMAN IN THE FREEZER by Cathal
My friend snowman
His name is Bob
He’s very friendly
And likes corn on the cob
We play together
He doesn’t move
He just plays along
With the grove.
In the night
He stays in dark
Until morning light
Appears like a spark.
One sunny day
I looked out the window
To only find
He had gone away.
Oh so nice
Waiting for winter
Are all about
Never bring them inside.
We decided to treat ourselves to chocolate muffins. Watch carefully and you will see exactly how to make great chocolate cakes! You will see some of our story on the whiteboard.
We didn't keep everything for ourselves! We hope you liked the cards and wreaths we made for you.
We love to share with each other. Look, we brought treats for all our friends. Thank you parents for your help.
Thank you friends from Second Class for coming to sing to us. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you too.
Táimíd gléasta suas do Oíche Shamhna.
Bhuaigh Cillian an duais inár rang.
We enjoyed our blow painting as part of our 'fireworks' creations. Notice our 'fireworks' poems already attached in safe containers awaiting Hallowe'en celebrations.
Fun and games as we prepare for our Hallowe'en break.
First of all we had some 'Floury Fun'!
Then we were blindfolded and tried to pin the tail onto the witch's cat! See where we put it.
Next it was 'apple bobbing' time!
We simply got 'wet, wet, wet'! You can see we had so much fun.
In Mr. Finlay's 6th class we have been writing odes. Odes are poems which praise or worship a person or thing. Why not have a listen to some of them here.
First up is Eoin K with his Ode to Technology
Next is Emma L with her Ode to Music
Then we have Eoin F with his Ode to the Sportsground, the home of Connacht Rugby
Finally, Shane F reads out his Ode to Gum, which is of course banned in our school.
We thoroughly enjoyed making our Mother's Day gifts.
We studied our word wall.
We painted our flower pots, hearts and stars.
We repotted our bulbs, wrote our cards and poems and rolled our scrolls.
We hope our Mums enjoy their presents for a very long time.
Making the batter
Lots and lots of whisking, pouring, beating, and mixing
The quality control teams at work
Ready, steady, cook and eat
Tidy up time
Mr. Finlay's class have been doins some explanation writing. We were writing about how things work and are made. We did the research at home and types them on our computers. Below are a few examples. The first one is by Shane and shows how volcanoes are made. The second is by Emma and explains how to get a book published and the third one by Tom explains how bows work. Look back next week to see some more of our projects.
Mr. Finlay's class have been using the website storybird.com to publish stories for younger children. We will hopefully get to read our stories to the infant classes. We have been using the artists drawings to create stories.
You can read some of our stories by clicking on the links below:
My Pet Monster by Shane F and Eoin K
Fun Things to Do by Dean and Shane C
Patrick the Panda by Emma and Niamh
The Big and Bulky Elephant by Eoin F and Andrea
The Hostage by Dion and Daniel
The Little Mouse by Ben and Simon
A Day Out by Sinead and Nicole
Jeremy, Frank and Tom by Conor and Tom
My Adventure to the Jungle by Natalie and Hannah