160 Bliain Ag Freastal

Language Class

Happy St. Brigid’s Day

Today is the first day of Spring and today is also the patron day of St. Brigid. We listened to a story about St. Brigid. She lay her cloak down on the ground and that is where she built her church. Then the two classes made a giant St. Brigid’s cloak with lots of beautiful colours and fabrics.

Then we coloured in their own pictures of St. Brigid and her cloak. We tried colouring on our tummies. It was hard but really good for strengthening our core muscles.

St. Brigid also had a special cross for teaching people how to bless themselves. We made our own crosses using lollipop sticks.

Ice Ice Baby

Continuing on with our ice theme, we decided to try out some ice painting. We made ice cubes out of water and food colouring. Lots of fun was had painting magical creations with cold hands. Brrrr!

Penguins

The Penguin

The penguin is a funny bird

Who’s suit is black and white.

He lives where days are very cold

And days are seldom bright.

He eats fish and likes to swim.

Do you think you could walk like him?

Scientists at Work

Can you help to free the Lego Man?

Three of our Lego Men decided to go for a little swim this week. It was a bit hot for them so we put them into the freezer to cool down.

       

But guess what?? They are now stuck in ice! How are we going to free them?

       

 

We decided to put them in three different places in the classroom to see which place would be the warmest. We put one on the radiator, one in the press and one on the window sill.

          

We found out that the one on the radiator melted first, then the one in the press and then the one on the window sill (the sun didn’t make an appearance unfortunately.) Now all our Lego Men are free! Phew!!! Good work scientists

Brrr…iliant Igloos

Our theme this week has been ice. We’ve been learning all about the penguins in Antartica and how to build igloos. We read a fab story called Lost and Found all about a little lost penguin who is brought back to the South Pole by his new friend. We have been singing penguin songs and dancing penguin dances. What a great two weeks! Here are some photos of us making our igloos and our penguins.

Painting our Penguins

Happy Birthday Liam and Oskar

Liam and Oskar celebrated their birthdays together in school. We had cake and sweets and a very competitive game of musical statues. And surprise, surprise, it was also Ms. O Donoghue and Siobhan’s birthdays. Happy birthday to all!

      

Happy Birthday Ciara

Ciara turned 6 today. Happy Birthday. We had a lovely time dancing and singing and tucking into yummy party bags that Ciara’s mum sent in. Thanks mum. We all had a great time.

Santa arrives in Greenmount

Wow! The excitement today when Santa arrived for a quick visit from the North Pole!!! He brought yummy selection boxes for all the children. We promised him that we’ve been very good all year and that we’ll go to bed early on Christmas Eve. Ho, Ho, Ho!

Christmas Dress Rehearsal

The Language Classes had their dress rehearsal on Friday. Don’t they look so cute in their costumes? Here they are mid-song, giving it socks. We’re all looking forward to the show on Tuesday so that we can show off to our families.