Well done to all the children who took part in the Litter poster competition organised by the I.C.E. group. You all made such a huge effort and no doubt will continue to spread the message about how important it is to look after our environment. Thank you to the I.C.E group for getting the children involved and to Anna for presenting the prizes to the winners. Congratulations to you all!
*missing winner Danny Maloney
We had great fun watching our little caterpillars transform into beautiful painted lady butterflies. Alas, it was time to say goodbye to Sky, Mary, Little flower, Missy and Frederick. We released them and waved goodbye, as we know they have such an important job to do now. Butterflies play a huge role in pollination, as do bees and wasps. So we need to look after them all, as best we can!
Our little friends will live for approximately 5 more weeks(max), laying their own little eggs elsewhere, for the cycle of life to start all over again.
It has been really interesting so far, observing the changes that have occurred in our caterpillars, in one week! They started off so tiny and look at them now. They have been feeding so well and alot of waste, called frass, is evident in the jars. They have shed their exoskeleton a few times also! Some of the caterpillars are making attempts to hang in their ‘j’ shape, which means that very soon they will have to be transferred to their butterfly habitat! Exciting! Before transferring, they will form a chrysalis and while in the butterfly habitat, the last stage of metamorphosis will occur over time , resulting in,fingers crossed, our beautiful painted lady butterfly’s emerging soon after! We will keep you posted!
Chuir muid ár gcabáiste agus fataí san Earrach. Féach http://sninbhear.edublogs.org/2017/04/10/ag-cur-glasrai/.
Anois, tá an cabaiste réidh le n-ithe.
Ach féach, tháinig na boilb ar cuairt agus taitníonn an cabáiste go mór leo.
Tá an-suim ag na daltaí sna boilb agus tá súil acu go dtiocfaidh feileacáin as na boilb go luath.
Níl na múinteoirí ro-chinnte!
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.
An t-earrach atá anois agus tá an gáirdín réidh chun planadí a chur.
Inné chuaigh na daltaí ó ranganna Naí, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 agus 6 amach agus chuir siad plandaí cabáiste, oiniúin, gairleóg agus fataí. Bhí lián agus lamhaínní ag gach duine.
Chroch muid dhá óstán na bhfeithidí (bug hotel) chomh maith.
Dhóirt Siobhan uisce orthu nuair a bhí na plandaí curtha síos againn.
Tá súil againn go mbeidh an aimsir go breá ionas go bhfásfaidh ár plandaí.
Bhí na naíonáin ag seiceáil an raibh na plandaí ag fás ag am lón, ach tuigeann na daltaí ó na ranganna eile go mbeidh orainn foighid a bheith againn go fóill.
Today we learned about the ‘Leave No Trace’ programme at http://www.leavenotraceschools.org/ and how litter ruins the environment. We were working with a woman named Kirsten. We went into groups and made different animal shapes.
Then we went outside for a walk. We learned how long objects last before they biodegrade. A glass bottle will last forever and an apple core takes two months to biodegrade. I had a plastic cup and had to guess how long it would take to break down. Kirsten said that the cup would last for 250 years. It was really fun.
I enjoyed my time and I hope I could do it again. She gave us a pencil and a certificate. It was really fun.
we recently travelled to Claremorris to collect our FOURTH Green Flag for the theme of Travel. Siobhán, Róisín and Pádraig who are members of our Green team received the flag and the certificate on the day and represented the school so well! We are very proud of all the children and parents who have helped us achieve this special award and we look forward to raising the Green Flag on June 24th @ 1pm.