Last week we took advantage of the good weather and went on a nature walk to Dangan. We completed a history trail and filled in worksheets answering questions on the River Corrib, Menlo Castle and the Tea House Folly. It was very enjoyable!
We are hosting our School Museum in the school Foyer for the last week and it will run until the end of next week (Friday 5th April).
We have received lots of very interesting artefacts spanning a large period of History.
Below are some examples of the items on display. Please feel free to come in and take a look for yourself.
Thanks to all those who made our museum possible by donating their treasured artefacts for display.
Today, Tuesday 15th March 2016, is Proclamation Day. This is the day when every school in the country is invited to hoist the National Flag and share the results of their "Proclamation for a New Generation", and all other creative projects relating to 1916 that the student body have developed. Using the 1916 Proclamation as a foundation, primary and post-primary schools were invited to write a new Proclamation for 2016, to reflect the values, ideals and aspirations of the generation of 2016.
We decided to combine the celebration of Proclamation Day with our Maidin Gaeilge and our annual Ceoilchoirm, when all of our classes perform songs/music, drama and dancing. As part of our celebrations, some of our 6th Class pupils read Our Proclamation for 2016 and our school band played while we all sang the National Anthem. Then six boys and girls from 6th Class carried the Flag to our flagpole and with a little help from Mr Carney, they proudly hoisted the flag.
We have been busy working on our 'American History' projects since Christmas! We chose a particular person or event in American history to discuss and presented our finished projects to the entire class. Everyone did a great job! We have also been writing narrative stories in English. They are on display in the classroom and everyone is welcome to have a read! In art we have been working on symmetrical Chinese Dragons, Pointillism, Paul Klee inspired drawings and Lighthouse Silhouettes.
This week we have been looking at the differences between us when we were babies and now. We had fun trying to guess the baby in each picture and looking at clothes and toys we used to have when we were very small babies. Can you guess who we are?