“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little ‘extra‘.”
We designed our own funky socks for Down Syndrome Day
Everyone in our school wore odd/funky socks today to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Socks are used as the symbol because chromosomes are shaped like socks and people with Down Syndrome are born with an extra one. GET CELEBRATING!
Junior Infants and Second Class celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 7th March by doing some ‘Buddy Reading’. They each found a buddy from the opposite class and second class pupils read some books to their buddy from Junior Infants.
Both classes loved getting to know their new friends and asked each other lots of questions to get to know each other better.
They had ‘THE BEST DAY’ celebrating World Book Day with their new buddy! 🙂
We had great fun making pancakes for Pancake Tuesday.
We mixed flour with eggs in a large bowl and added milk gradually until we were happy with the consistency of the pancake batter. We all got a chance to stir the batter to make sure there were no lumps. We helped teacher to cook our pancakes and put our favourite toppings on top. They were YUMMY!
Our favourite part of the process was eating our delicious pancakes. As you can see from the photos, the most popular topping for the pancakes was…
To celebrate World Book Day, pupils in the school dressed up as a character from their favourite book.
Rang a 3 very kindly shared some of their favourite books with the pupils in Rang a 1. The pupils in 3rd class took time to read to the 1st class pupils.
1st class really enjoyed hearing the stories and even shared some of their favourite books with the pupils from Rang a 3.
1st class also made some beautiful bookmarks to celebrate the day!
As part of our sixth green flag on Global Citizenship litre and waster. We had a Culture Day in School.
Each class learned about a different country connected to our school and presented their projects to the whole school.
We had songs, dances, poems and some lovely food.
It was a great day and enjoyed by all.
Cultural Day was Friday 15th February. Every class chose a country to study that pupils/parents came from to celebrate multiculturalism in Ireland. Second class chose Peru in South America.
Most of the class knew very little about Peru to begin with. Therefore they were very interested to learn so many facts about this country. Following lots of learning about many parts of Peru, the children created projects in groups which involved research, planning and presentations. Titles of these projects included; ‘Fact File’, ‘Food and Clothes’, ‘Amazing Animals’, ‘Machu Picchu’, ‘The Amazon’ and ‘Similarities and Differences between Ireland and Peru’.
The children dressed up in Peruvian clothes/the colours of Peru: Red and White for Cultural Day and they presented their projects to Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First Class, Le Chéile and many teachers. They did a fantastic job!
Second class also created Llamas in art when learning about Peru. They had so much fun making these and as you can see, they are very impressive! 🙂