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Skittles and Phones

2nd class students were busy learning about the amazing Alexander Graham Bell this week. They explored how he invented the phone and experimented with their own phone making ability (watch out Samsung!). They also made some interesting discoveries with skittles and water. The results were very pretty indeed.

Post Office Time!

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Senior Infant groups are learning about the community this week, in particular, the post office. They took a trip into town to find the post office and to post their letters.

Aistear in Junior Infants

It’s all go in Junior Infants this fortnight as they dive into lots of activities during Aistear time based on the traditional story “The Three Little pigs”.

They have been busy Junior Architects designing houses, building houses and they had great fun cutting shapes to create their own showhouses!
Today we enjoyed sequencing the story by using real straw, some sticks and “bricks”

Virtual Reality

Just when we thought that the two cups and a string were pretty sophisticated tools of science- Tullamore Library invited our lucky 1st class students to experience something out of this world- Virtual Reality! With their VR helmet on the students were transported under water to a shipwreck surrounded by whales, stingrays, sharks and fish. The children had the most amazing time discovering with VR Party. Thank you to the organisers!

Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal- Thank You!

Another great response to the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal this year by the children of Scoil Mhuire. 93 Shoe Boxes are now winging their way to those who need them most. Such generosity!! Thank you for taking part and to Ms. Daly for organising it.

Pen Pals!

The students of 6th class were thrilled to receive their first letters from their pen pals in New Jersey, USA!! It is going to be fantastic getting to know our new friends in Hooper Avenue Elementary School. Nothing quite like old fashioned letter writing!

Science Week 2018

Science Week 2018 runs from today the 11th until the 18th of November. There are plenty of activities organised around the country and also in Scoil Mhuire to inspire all our budding scientists! The girls of 6th class were treated to a wide variety of fantastic experiments by the Transition Year students of Tullamore College. And yes – at one point the girls were quite happy to sit on a chair of nails!!! We must warn you – stock up on some extra baking soda and vinegar – volcanoes aplenty will be erupting this week! Science Week 2018

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Witch Walk!!

Thank you so much for all of your support today. We wish you all a very enjoyable midterm break. We have plenty of photos and videos to keep you amused!!! Thank you again to those who came out and supported us. The talent was incredible again this year. Well done!!

Junior Maths Quiz Winners

Well done to the winners of our Junior Maths Quiz. We hope that you continue to enjoy maths every day!!

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Halloween Hints!

It is the night before one of our major events of the school year – the annual Witch Walk. The costume was decided upon MONTHS ago and now you are in the process of organising the make up and accessories. Some small humans might be trying to convince you that they want to suddenly change their mind……or perhaps you need some inspiration. The best advice that I can offer is to get a Pinterest Account ASAP as it is swimming in ideas! In the meantime – here is our very own Sophia in 1st class transforming into Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus (a movie that is turning 25 this year….feeling old anyone??!!). Fabulous work Sophia!! Sophia transforms into Winifred!

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