CLASS OF 2019-2020 (B)
Watch this space for upcoming events. We have Catholic Schools Week, followed by Engineers week, followed by Wellness week, all before we break again for the February midterm...
This time of year is also Chinese New Year, and we are learing about the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs, and how they came about. This year is the year of the Rat.
After a succesful run up to Christmas with a Reading Intervention and a continued Maths Intervention, the girls are back and ready to go. And their creative juices are flowing again... Check out our "Nocturnal Owl Babies"! Get ready for the cuteness overload!!!
WOW, what a month December was! Our trip to the Panto in Silver Springs, the performance of our own Christmas Nativity Play, the Garden Raffle, Carol singing in the Halla, and we decorated our tree with Snowmen that we made. We also made beautiful Winter scenes using chalk, and had a wonderful visit from the Parents Commitee who brought yummy Hot Chocolate with Marchmallows... Here are pictures of the highlights for December. Oh, and dont forget, a visit from the man himself, Santa! WOW. (Pics of Nativity Play to follow) What an EPIC month!
The Panto... Look out behind you!!!
We added to our Amber Flag wall. (Steps to help us relolve conflict) Try this at home also :)
Our amazing Snowmen decorations :)
Our Winter Wonder Lands.
Eagerly awaiting the man himself, Santa!
We even got to perform one of our Nativity songs for Santa. It was incredable.
The Garden Raffle. Oh the Excitment... But we didn't win :( but lots of money was raised for our magnificent Garden :)
Finding out about 3-D shapes with Miss Morley for Maths.
Christmas Time! YAYYYYYYY!
Here is our tree! (What happened Santa?)
And Santa's washing line...
And we have recently stated a new Healty Food initiative called "Food Dudes" where we get rewarded for eating fruits and vegatables with Stickers and Prizes. Yummy Yum Yum!
We also got our Christmas Cards back and they are fantastic!. Well done everyone.
We are really looking forward to decorating our class for Christmas, and we have been practicing really hard for our upcoming Chrismas Musical Nativity. We can't wait for you all to see it. We will be performing it on Friday the 13th of December.
There is alot to look forward to in the month of December. One of the highlights will be the visit to the Christmas Panto on the 11th.
Today we had a visit from the winning St. Micheals Hurlers. Well done to them and well done to the girls of Beaumont who gave them the loudest " Hip hip, Hurray!" that i ever did hear. Hopefully our ears will be better by the New Year!!!
Back after our midterm break(November), and what a busy time... Science Week, our Cake Sale, and we are coming into the Christmas period. (We made Christmas penguins to celebrate)
Have a look at some of our amazing experiments, specifically the hot and cold water one, where we put blue cold water and red hot water together and recorded our results. When the hot water was at the bottom the water mixed, but when the hot water was on top it did not. This is due to the density of the hot water and cold water being different. Check out the results!!!
Hot and cold water...
Hot on top of Cold (Doesn't mix)
cold on top of hot... (Mixes and goes purple)
Some Science Fair Photos...
And an incredable visit from Tony Baloney, the mad scientist...
And our Epic Cake Sale!!! MMMMmmmmmmmmmm!!!
...and more cakes!
Check out our 'cooooool' penguins in their Winter Gear.
(Late October).... Check out our beautiful Self Portraits!
HALLOWEEN!!!! This last week before Halloween was a busy one. We have been doing lots of Halloween activities. And not only that, we got a sneak preview of some of the Christmas Cards. I think you will agree they are amazing! Well done girls!
Also a few weeks back we celebrated Tree Week, and here are our Autumn Trees.
We did some Spooky Experiments in Science this week. We made BUBBLING CAULDRONS, by mixing Bicarbonate of soda with Vinegar, for an Explosive combination. It was scary but exciting stuff!!
And the Giant one ....
We performed once again this week, last week we performed "When I'm 64" and "You've got a friend in me" for our Grandparents, and this week we performed "Try Everything" for the Lord Mayors Visit. Well done to all!!!
This week we celebrated the always anticipated Grandparents Day. It was brilliant to se everyone so happy and proud of each other. The smiles and enthusiasm were infectious and it was great to meet everyone.
The class wrote and decorated cards and wrote a poem in them:
Ganny and granddad are everything nice,
Like presents and candy and everything nice,
In winter or summer, in rain or in sun,
Grandparents are wonderful fun!!!
This week we also had great fun decorating our room for Halloween. And the Ghost of Mr. Jolly even made an appearance. Scary Stuff .... ooooooooooohhhhhhh!
This week was Space week and we celebrated this by learning about gravity, specifically that if there was none we would float off into space. Yikes!
We also carried out a successful Fire Drill and we will now know exactly what to do in the event of an emergency. After this we relaxed by checking out the new bug hotel that Miss Teahan's senior infants made. It helped to take our minds off the dangers of fires (and drifting off to Space!...)
We are aiming to get an Amber Flag for the school this year. This is run in partnership with Pieta House and it is is designed to "promote positive mental health". This is something that I am extremely passionate about, and so far we have taken part in Crazy Sock day, where everyone wore different socks to celebrate our diversity. There will be alot more fun activities like this planned for later in the year so watch this space :)
Every day we do our movement break at 12pm, and after that we relax by meditating for 5 minutes. Our goal is to check in with how we are feeling, between 1 and 10, and then to do a Meditation exercise. Then, we check in with ourselves again to see if our mood/feeling has improved. Each day the results have been amazing and inspiring. With just 5 minutes we can feel much better and are ready to go back to work focused! (Also every Wednesday we do GAA with John Holly from St. Micheals, and Irish dancing on Fridays with Niamh-Marie)
On the 27th of September, we took part in European School Sports Day. We went Irish dancing, went on a Nature walk, and took part in running races. It was great fun and we got loads of exercise. See Below.
It has been great to get to know everyone and we learned that we are all Unique, and that this is very important. Otherwise life would be very 'boring' and 'strange'. We celebrated our uniqueness by learning about our community and all those in it, and we represented our uniqueness, by making our unique hand impression in clay, and painting it what ever way we wanted :) We also showed that we were "happy to be me"... Have a look :)
Our theme for the year is the story of "The Pig of Happiness". The Pig of Happiness is sooooo happy, that his happiness leaks out to all those around them. He has no time for the mumbling and grumbling of normal life. Just like us !!! Here are our Pigs of Happiness...
Here are Mr. Jolly's Stars, from Awesome Aisling to Teddybear Tiana :)
Welcome to Mr. Jolly's Frist Class Blog... Keep an eye out for posts to inform you as to what our class has been up to :)