mmmm….My bun looked so nice. It was lumpy. The flavour was so so chocolately. So crispy. Silent at all times. Lots of different shapes. Feels so different to all the others. Smothered in chocolate. mmmmmm. It smelled so heavenly. You don’t know what you missed. It melted in my mouth. Mmmmmm tasty. from Shauna’s blog
Today we did an Easter egg maths hunt with Múinteoir Mairín and Múinteoir Lorraine. Our team was Róisín, Niall and myself. The hunt was all about maths but it was fun.
First you had to get 4 maths questions correct. Straight away we got a clue it said “Go to a place where you get your environmentally friendly water”, so then we thought about the water butt. We ran outside, around the school and to the water butt there we found 3 small Easter eggs,wrapped in crepe paper. We quickly put them in the bag and got back to work again.
In no time again we had the next 4 questions correct. The next clue was “Go to the thermometer that no longer tells the correct temperature”. So we went to the old thermometer on the window sill and there, at the back, were 3 small chocolate eggs!
The last 4 questions were left. They were harder than the rest but still we got them. The last clue was to get the map. So we got the map from Múinteoir Lorraine and there we set off to look for the last 3 eggs. In no time we found them behind a pipe. We had finished! We got 3 Easter eggs each and they were lovely and it was REALLY fun.😃
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Today we did a Easter Hunt.We were in groups. In my group, there was Ailish, Grace and myself. First, we had to answer four maths questions and then we got a clue of where our Easter Egg was. My team was the pink team there was some hard questions in it but we got through it.
We answered the questions but then the teacher had to check them to see if they were right. If they were not right we would have to try again. Eventually we’d got our first clue. The clue was in a little plastic Egg. It was in the Red Tulip then we had todo another four questions to get another clue there was three Eggs
Today we done a Easter Hunt we were in groups in my group there was Ailish,Grace and Myself first we had to answer four maths questions and then we got a clue of were are Easter Egg was my team was the pink team there was some hard questions in it but we got through it.
We answered the questions but then the teacher had to check them to see if they were right if they were not right we would have to try again eventually we’d got our first clue the clue was in a little plastic egg. It was in the Red Tulip.
Then we had to estimate how long the distance from the front door to the gate was.Then we had to measure it. We got 9 metres. The next thing was we had to estimate was how much water would the bottle hold.We estimated 750 but the real mesurment was 800mls. We were very close.
We got our second clue. It was near the book shelf in the corridor. We looked through the book shelf and we found it wrapped in a purple wrapper. We had to get a map to get the final egg. On the map, there was a map of the school. the last clue was in the shelter on the table.
I really enjoyed the Easter Hunt and next year we might be doing another one with the younger children.
Huge congratulations to Eve and Lucy Deane who completed the Spar Great Ireland Run in Dublin this weekend. We are very proud of both the girls and very grateful for all the money they have raised for the school! Well done girls!
Some weeks ago we received a mysterious package in the post. We blogged about it to see if we could unravel our mystery.
Now we have solved it! It was an intriguing introduction to an art project we are hoping to do with Haast Primary School in New Zealand.
Artist Kate Buckley, is inviting us to work alongside a school in New Zealand as art investigators. She says:
‘Special Art Investigators work to find out as much as they can about both their place and their partner place. This means you and the students from Hannah’s clearing (Haast) will have to be in touch with each other- sending things back and forth between the two places.
Special Art Investigators use the arts when they do their work- drawing, writing, finding out, acting, painting , dancing, using technology and making things- whatever kind of art you like .
When I’m in Ireland we can work together make artwork about our own place and about our partner place. But you don’t need me to start making things- you can begin whenever you like.’
Our exciting project is just beginning. We sent some clues to Haast School, New Zealand to introduce ourselves, and to see if they could discover who we were and where we were from. We sent some maps, some Irish sweets and biscuits, some tourist information, flags and shamrocks, a copy of Primary Planet and a QR code for our blog.
Our new friends are clever investigators and they cracked the clues! They have asked us the following questions written in bold type and these are our replies from Ailish, Orla, Sophie, Niall, Amy and Lisa.
1. How many children are there at the school? A. There are 29 children in our school: 14 in the Junior room and 15 in here, in the Senior room.
2. What are their names?
We have two classrooms in our School. In our classroom there is Niall, Shannon, Orla, Ava, Ailish, Lisa, Seamus, Grace, Shauna, Sophie, Rosaleen, Kian, Rosín, Liam and me, Amy. In the junior class room there is Siobhán, John, Hannah, Eve, Aofie, Danny, Patrick, Mikey, Kyle, Kirsty, Laoise, Ava, Freddie and Lucy. (Amy)
3. How old are the children at your school?
They are aged from 4 to 12. In the Junior Room we have ages 4-7 and in and in our classroom we have ages 8-12. (Ailish)
4. Are there people at your school who come from other cultures or countries?
Yes there are students born in other countries. We have three students from England.
5. What are the names of your teachers?
The names of our teachers are Muínteoir Máirín and Muinteoir Deborah and our support teacher Muinteoir Lorraine.
6. Do you have computers?
Yes, we have computers. We have just 1 PC and 1 Mac desktop computers, some laptops (PC) and lots of iPads. We also have interactive whiteboards and Apple TV.
7. What wildlife is there in your area?
Here the wildlife is mainly foxes and hares as well as birds. But some farmers have to kill the foxes at this time of year, because sheep have their lambs, and the foxes would kill the newly born lambs. (Niall)
8. What sorts of learning do you do? The learning we do here is: our national language, Gaeilge or Irish, we also do mathematics, which are sums, we do history and geography, in history we learn about things that happened years ago, and today we learned about Maoris. English, we learn about lots of things. Religion, we about all the Saints, God and all the great stories Jesus Christ. We also do Science, Art, Music, PE and SPHE.
9.What books does you have at your school?
We have lots of books at our school like books about sport, animals, art and lots more. We have a good mixture of fact and fiction books. We have just finished ‘The Suitcase Kid’ by Jacqueline Wilson. We all love to read! (Sophie)
10. How many classrooms are there? There are 3 classrooms in our school. There are the senior class, joiner class and there is our middle room that we just call that the storage room. We wanted to turn the middle room into a canteen so that we could get warm food and cold foods and that is all about our school. But the canteen didn’t work (Ok so the canteen is in my imagination but I (Orla) really wanted it :0
11. What is in your classrooms? Seats? Desks?
There are lots and lots of lovely posters in our classrooms and yes we have tables and chairs too.
12. Do you like living in your area?
I love living in our area. I have many friends. I don’t think I would be able to manage without them in a different country. (Lisa)
13: Would you like to be pen pals or e-pals with us?
Yes we would love to be either penpals or epals with you.
This week our school will again be the focus class allowing the other three classes to visit and comment on the our class blog. We like having visitors to our blog and we love when they leave comments.
As we visit each school’s blog, we read about the school, learn a little about life and learning in that school and then we leave a comment. Our comments are always positive and encouraging and we remember to spell words correctly, using full stops and capital letters. We always re-read our comments before submitting. See Mrs. Yollis’ children’s suggestions here:
We have been reading and enjoying ‘The Suitcase Kid’ by Jacqueline Wilson. Amy made this book trailer using the ‘In a World…’ app. All the drawings and images are from the ‘The Suitcase Kid’ which was illustrated by Nick Sharratt.
Today my classroom went to the beach.
We saw loads of creatures, peri winkles,crabs,mussel shells and limpets.
We saw something that looked like sea anemone too.
1st class and 2nd class took some pictures of some of the shells we found.
Some of the limpets were stuck on rocks and others were just lying on the sand.
We found mussel shells but the seagulls had eaten their meaty part.
When we were going home we traced our names in the sand.
We also saw some seagulls looking for prey..
I love going to the beach!!!!!
Today we went to the beach. We found some mussels,limpets, razor shell fish and crabs.
We found a dog whelk. We saw lugworms track on the sand. On the way we saw a baby lamb in the field. He was feeding. On the way home our teacher let us write our names in the sand. It was good fun today. By Hannah & Seán
Today we went to the sea side. We wanted to look for rock pool life.
We saw crabs,some were dead and some were alive. We saw lugworm tracks.
We saw some rock pools, they were interesting. We love the sea side.
By Eve & Aoibhe
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