Many thanks to our volunteers who helped out on Wednesday afternoon with our St. Brigid cross making. We had lots of fun and it is always lovely to have grandparents visit our classroom.
Feast Day 1st February
Poem about the conversion of Gaelic Chieftan from paganism to Christianity
Brigid wove a cross of rushes by a dying chieftain’s bed”
“Brigid what is that you’re making
From the rushes there?”, he said.
Brigid said,”A cross I’m weaving, like the cross where Jesus died.”
“Who was Jesus?” asked the chieftain,
“Why was this man crucified?”
Brigid told the gospel story to a dying pagan King.
Lying silently he listened,
Never saying anything.
Then he kissed the cross of rushes
Saying ,”Brigid, thanks to you,
I have come to love this Jesus,
I will follow his way too!”
By Emma Finnegan
Bhí an-spórt againn inniú, ag súgradh leis an sneachta. Thóg cúpla páistí fear sneachta beag sa pháirc.Níor aontaíonn siad ar an tainm. Rinne siad job maith áfach! Cad a cheapann sibh?
An Fear Sneachta
Is fear sneachta mise,
Ní féidir liom siúl
Ba mhaith liom bheith ag imirt peile
Ach níl aon chosa fúm
Is fear sneachta mise
Tá mé breá fuar
Tá súile beaga dubha agam
Agus dath ar nós plúr
Is fear sneachta mise
Is breá liom na páistí
Ach ní maith liom é
Nuair a bhíonn sé ag cur báistí
Inne chuaigh ár rang sios go dtí an trá chun rang ealaine a bheith againn.
Bhí buicead agus spaid ag gach duine. Bhí hatai agus uacthar gréine ag go leor duine mar bhí an aimsir te.
Rinne gach duine structure déanta as gainimh. Rinne daoine tithe agus linn snamha agus daoine.
Bhí me fein agus Kirsty i mo ghrúpa.
Bhí go leor lochan carraige beaga ag an trá.
Rinne me fein agus Kirsty cailin.
Is maith liom ag dul go dti an trá.
- Lots of fun was had as the children in the junior room worked in their teams to try to win the lollipop stick construction challenge. Each group had to build the tallest construction possible, that was stable enough to stand for at least 10 seconds using a maximum of 20 pegs and 20 lollipop sticks. There were wonderful ideas presented and great team work evident all round!
On Friday I went to Grace’s (my cousin) for a sleep over but we had to make a light house.
Mom got us lots of sweets for the evening so we used them to make it. We used two Pringle boxes for the light house. The teacher gave us the light bulb and the battery. We got paper to put around the light house and then painted it.
We got a carboard box for the base and we painted that. We got blue stuff for the water and for top of the lighthouse we got a sweet jar.
On Wednesday we brought it in to school and everyone else had their lighthouses in too!
For my lighthouse I got a bottle then I put some paper on the bottle and painted the paper red and yellow .
Then I put the bottle on a sweet box then I put paper rocks on the box.
Then I put a paper door on the lighthouse .
After that I put the light on the lighthouse .
My mammy helped me with my lighthouse .
Yesterday I made my lighthouse.
I used a Club Orange 2-litre bottle, two A4 pieces of white paper with a small piece cut off, black tape, red paint, a permanent black marker, Sellotape and electricity stuff from school. I used a battery ,a light bulb and a holder, 3 crocodile clips and a switch
First I cut a bit off the two sheets of paper and taped them onto the bottle and but the battery and the light inside. After I put two strips of black tape onto the paper, then I drew some windows and a door on and coloured the cap black. I put tape around the cap and put five strips of tape from the top to where the tape was to connect them together. I then cut two holes under the bottle so the cable could reach the light.
To finish it off, I painted a small bit red and tried it out. It worked
See our Green Screen movie about our lighthouses (by Rosaleen, Shauna and Kian).
Once upon a time lived a beautiful woman called Mary and her husband Joseph. They lived in a small town called Nazareth.
One day Mary was sweeping the floor and suddenly an angel appeared and told her she was going to have a baby: “It will be God’s special King and you will call it Jesus.”
Caesar Augustus had ordered everyone to sign their name on the book, in the place where they were born, so that he would know how many people were living in his land.
Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem and sign their names on the census. Mary couldn’t walk that distance so they brought a donkey.
Meanwhile the three wise kings had seen the most beautiful, brightest star in the sky and they were following it.
An angel also told the shepherds that there was going to be a special baby born in a stable.
When Mary and Joseph got to Bethlehem it was awfully busy and there was nowhere to stay! Mary and Joseph tried loads places but everywhere was fully booked … until they found an inn and thought it would be quiet. The innkeper and his wife told them there absolutely no more room and Mary told them that she was having a baby.
The innkeeper told Mary and Joseph that there was a stable they could borrow for the night. Mary and Joseph were so pleased. That very night Mary had God’s special King.
The shepherds got to the stable and they were all amazed to see Jesus lying in a manger. When the kings followed the star, they ended up in the stable, too. The three kings brought three gifts , gold frankincense and myrrh.
By Abby (from Abby’s blog)
It all happened when a woman called Mary was sweeping the floor and then out of nowhere an angel from above came down and told her that she was going to have a baby and his name would be Jesus. Mary and Joseph had to go to Bethlehem to sign the Census. When they reached Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph signed the Census and went to an Inn.
There was no room at the Inn but the Innkeeper said to Mary and Joseph that they could use his stable for a night. Later that night, the Baby Jesus was born. Then when Mary bent down to settle her baby, Joseph could see some kings in the distance. Then the shepherds and the Kings came and so did the Angels. Everyone was really excited for the birth of the baby Jesus.
There once was a woman named Mary. Mary lived in Nazareth and was engaged to a carpenter named Joseph. One day Mary was baking when an angel appeared in front of her. Mary couldn’t believe what she was seeing. The angel told Mary that she was going to have a baby boy named Jesus and he would be the son of God. Mary was shocked with the news she had just got but she did exactly what the angel told her.
At this time Ceasar Augustus was the emperor and wanted all the people to travel to Bethlehem to get there name in the census book so he could see how many people were In the country. So Mary and Joseph started to make there way to Bethleham to get there names in the census even though Mary was pregnant. Joseph walked all the way and Mary travelled on the donkey.
When they finally arrived at Bethleham there were a lot of people there! After they got their names in the book they went to find an inn that they could stay in but they couldn’t find one anywhere. Just when they were about to give up a generous woman offered Mary and Joseph a stable beside the house because all there rooms were booked. Mary and Joseph were delighted even though there was lots of animals in the stable.
While this was all happening some shepherds and wise men had heard of the terrific news of the baby Jesus and needed to find the stable that Jesus would be born in that very night.
Sure enough high in the sky a star shone brighter than any other star in the sky and these people knew that this would lead them to the baby Jesus. They followed the star and it brought them to the very stable where baby Jesus lay.
When they walked in, there, lay the baby Jesus in a manger.
So Christmas isn’t all about presents and gifts, we’ve got to remember Jesus and what he scarified or us!