The students of Ms. O’Sullivan’s class are currently reading John Boyne’s moving novel, The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas. Classmate Laura went to Poland last week and took a tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp, the central location of the novel’s tragic tale. Laura even brought a copy of her novel on her trip with her. She gave an excellent talk to the class on her experience there, sharing photos and stories with her peers. Thank you so much Laura – excellent presentation.
Senior Infants have been very busy since returning to school for the new term. They have been learning all about the weather and about the season of winter. They painted rainy day pictures and created wonderful melted snowmen. They have learned all about penguins and made their own penguins with 2D shapes. In Aistear, the theme for the fortnight is school. They are pretending to be teachers and playing with the small world school house.
The students of the JEP (Junior Entrepreneur Programme) were given a fantastic insight into what it takes to be a real Entrepreneur. Matthew McCormack, founder of Cúl Heroes, gave a wonderful talk on how his dream of creating trading cards for GAA stars became a reality. Not only did Mr. McCormack generously share some Cúl Hero goodies with the students of Ms. Reddan and Ms. O’Sullivan’s classes, but he also shared some pearls of wisdom when it comes to starting up your own business. Thank you so much Mr. McCormack for stopping by – the students can’t wait to get stuck into the production of their products now!! http://www.culheroes.ie
This week Sarah from Offaly Sports Partnership came into our classes to give a presentation on Healthy Eating and the importance of a balanced diet. So far the students have been engaging in plenty of physical activities and now they are looking at the benefits of the key vitamins and minerals they need in order to grow and develop properly. Thank you so much Sarah for dropping by!
Welcome back everyone – we hope that you had a wonderful Christmas. It is as though we have never left as we get into the swing of the second term. Before the sun sets entirely on the First Term we would like to congratulate our students who received certificates to acknowledge their best attendance or near perfect attendance for term 1. Long may it continue this term and let’s see who will receive three certificates by the end of the year! Well done!