Ms. Foley's had frogspawn in the class, it turned into tadpoles and now we have froglets.
Ms. Foley collected 7 eggs from Newbridge Farm in Donabate. They were put in an incubator. Chicks take 21 days to hatch. Two were eating eggs (infertile). Two did not hatch and we had three healthy chicks. We had a naming competition and the chicks picked their names by standing on them! Summer Fluffy Back, Eggypop and Choc Chick Cookie. We fed them and petted them and had them in our class. Then Ms. Foley brought them back to Farmer Joe in Newbridge Farm.
We have been learning about Travel & Transport for Aistear. We were very lucky and had a visit from Pilot Eric who flies with Aer Lingus. He is Shane’s uncle! We set up the halla like an airport, everyone had a job to do. It was great fun, we even got to try on Pilot Eric’s hat and uniform. Finny our frog stowed away in his hat and flew to New York with him. What an adventure!!
We were learning about the farm for Aistear. Shane’s Grandad is a beekeeper and he came to visit us and brought lot’s of honey from farm for us to try. He showed us how to do a bee dance and answered our questions.
We are planting and growing! We have planted potatoes and onions in our school garden. We watered them and we will watch them grow.
Pupils from 4th Class were recently interviewed for RTÉ Jr Radio by a past pupil, Jamie.
Please find the link here. -It may not work on phones or tablets. You will need to download the RTÉ Radio App from app store, and may need to allow flash.
The show is called "The Weekend Club" and aired 3/3/18.
The pupils were on air at 40 mins and 1hr36mins.
On Thursday Feb 1st Ms Gaye McDonald published her book on St. Brigid in St. Laurence's School. Ms Anita Foley completed the illustrations in the wonderful book and many pupils created St. Brigid's Crosses.
We were very lucky to have the News2Day crew out to record this for RTÉ, which can be viewed here. (Starts at 2:45)
Any money made from the sale of the book is going to the Jack and Jill Foundation
Today we had a very special visitor to our classrooms. Sam Maguire was brought around by our GAA Coaches. We would like to thank them very much for this great opportunity to hold Sam and to get some questions answered.
Our Junior School enjoyed a play by the Dry Ice Theatre company in December.
The pupils were very lucky to get to see a play called "The Curse" performed by students from Marino Institute recently. It was extremely enjoyable, and all the pupils had a great time at it.