Bhí Lá Glas againn i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge. Tháinig na páistí agus na múinteoirí ar scoil ag caitheamh eadaí glasa. Bhí bronntanaisí ar fáil do na páistí a labhair gaeilge i rith na seachtaine. Bhí ceilí mór againn sa halla. Bhí sult agus spórt ag na páistí ag rince le chéile.
It’s Engineer’s week!! Junior Infants, 5th and 6th class completed a challenge based on our pal Humpty Dumpty. The children investigated what materials could protect Humpty from cracking when he falls off a wall. Our first activity was based on Humpty Dumpty and structures. We know that Humpty Dumpty likes to sit on high walls so we got into groups and built walls as high as we could using a variety of materials; lego, wooden blocks, cubes, stickle bricks and duplo. The walls had to stand by themselves by the end of 30 seconds with Humpty resting on top. Next, we tested the best materials to protect Humpty Dumpty from breaking when he fell. We wrapped an egg in a variety of materials (cotton wool, newspaper, bubble wrap, tissue, fabric)and then placed it into zip-lock bags. The boys & girls then dropped each bag from the wall and observed the results.
Using just 2 A3 sheets, scissors and tape each group were challenged to make the longest paper chain possible. 2nd, 3rd and 4th class worked with Senior Infants and 1st class.
The annual pancake race took place on the 1st of March. A great buzz and sense of excitement was evident in all the classrooms.