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Middle Classroom

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd class pupils are taught by Mrs. Peavoy. We love to do art and craft, play sports and sing songs. Our favourite activity is baking! Here we are baking oatmeal raisin cookies. Everyone loves to help out mixing, weighing and of course eating them!

More School Tour Fun and Photos!

Date posted: 1st June 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, School Outings | Tagged , , |

As you all know,  1st and 2nd class went on their school tour on Friday, 27th May.  We all had such a wonderful day, from start to finish.  Quite a few children in 1st and 2nd class said “It was the best school tour ever!”….which has to be a good sign!  Have a look at our photos from the day…

All aboard!

We really enjoyed the train ride around Rath Forest and saw lots of species of trees and flowers.  We even spotted a tiny river running through the forest and lots of minibeasts in their natural habitats..

Lunch time!

Everyone really enjoyed the visit to “The Chocolate Garden”.  We painted some features of our cats white, such as their eyes and paws, then the moulds were filled with milk chocolate and they had to set.  We were really lucky, as we got to keep the moulds to make another cat at home!

We saw some of the other chocolate products on sale in “The Chocolate Garden”.  A giant egg….delicious!

And a football made of chocolate!

Finally we saw a Harris Hawk fly.  This bird of prey is extremely fast and can swoop down and catch a mouse or rabbit from high in the sky.  Here, he is happily perched on his rest!

The boys and girls in 1st and 2nd were very brave as they held “Cupid” the Owl!

This owl is called “Gizmo”….

We had a wonderful day!

Date posted: 1st June 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, School Outings | Tagged , , |

“Is Féidir Linn!” – “Yes We Can!”

Date posted: 31st May 2011 | Category Blog, History, Middle Classroom | Tagged , |

One very lucky parent in our school, Mrs. Jackie Neale, got to go to Moneygall and meet the President of the United States Of America, Mr. Barack Obama.  Here, she tells us what the whole day was like and how much she enjoyed this very special occasion!

“I can’t believe that I am standing here in the middle of Moneygall, rain pouring down on us, Gardaí lining the street, sleek-looking Secret Service Agents scanning the actions of every person there, waiting to get a glimpse of the most powerful man in the world.  We were waiting for President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.  At 3.40 pm, we overheard one guard telling a colleague that his helicopter had just landed.  We got very excited, the long queue, being scanned similar to that in the airport, getting soaked and windswept, aching feet, hungry and cold…Would it be worth it in the end?  We stood opposite Ollie Hayes pub.  President Obama entered his ancestral home, then he bought some gifts for his two daughters.  He then continued into the pub where he and Michelle had a pint of Guinness with his relations.  We shouted at a vehicle to move up so that we could see him leaving the pub, but the driver ignored us.  These Secret Service Agents were on their guard at all times.  And then, after nearly giving up on even seeing them, they left the pub and walked swiftly over to the barrier and shook hands with us all.  Such an elegant couple, relaxed and enjoying the warm welcome they got in the small village of Moneygall.”

Jackie also sent in her official invitation.  This is a piece of history and I’m sure she will treasure it for a very long time!

Thank you so much Jackie for sharing your experiences of President Obama’s visit with us all!

Date posted: 31st May 2011 | Category Blog, History, Middle Classroom | Tagged , |

Art in the Middle Classroom

Date posted: 24th May 2011 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We love to do art in our classroom and over the past few weeks we have completed activities with clay, paint and collage.  Have a look at our lovely work…

We made funny creatures with funny faces…

We made nature pictures using natural materials from our world…

We learned about primary and secondary colours and how to make them.  We painted rainbows by mixing colours together…

Date posted: 24th May 2011 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

“The Willow Pattern”

Date posted: 12th May 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

In 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class, we read a story called “The Story of the Willow Pattern” by Allan Drummond.  It is a story of a rich girl called Koong-Shee who lived in China and fell in love with a poor boy called Chang.  Her father was not very happy so they ran away.  Do you have any dishes or plates with the willow pattern on it? If so, have a look and see if you can spot the willow tree, a bridge, a boat, a pagoda (or palace) and two doves in the sky.  The story of Koong-Shee and Chang running away can be seen on the plates…

We designed our own Willow Plates in Art using blue paint on a white background.

Date posted: 12th May 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Projects by Third Class!

Date posted: 6th May 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science |

Third Class completed research projects on topics of their choice.  They thoroughly enjoyed finding the information, putting the project together with lots of interesting facts and pictures.

The boys completed their projects on “Cattle” and “Sheep”.  As a teacher, I learned so much about these animals as I do not live on a farm!  Well done boys….

The girls completed their projects on “The Famine in Ireland”, “Dance” and “Bugs”.  They did wonderful work.  Well done girls!

Date posted: 6th May 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science |