Our 2nd Class girls have a real treat in store for you budding gardeners! We have been busy painting terracotta pots ahead of the Easter Fair on April 9th. We used acrylic paint and brushes or just plain old thumbs and fingers to create some bug-inspired pieces. We have some sleek, glossy versions, as well as some aged, rustic pieces which were soaked through, washed with paint, sanded down and finished off with some gardener’s twine. Each piece has been signed by the artist and is sure to be a talking point in your kitchen or garden. See a sample selection below.
10 girls from St. Brigid's took part in the Northside semi final of Dublin's Fittest Schools competition in Blanchardstown I.T. on Fri. March 24th last. It was a full days activities to determine which school would progress to the final. The girls were super in their attitude and participation in activities such as sprinting, jumping, basketball shooting and blindfolded balancing! A great day was had, and even though we didn't progress to the final, the girls did themselves and their school proud. Well done ladies!!
We've been busy in 2nd Class finding out about the parts of a tree. We have also been learning about where native Irish trees came from. We took to the outdoors to work as scientists, observing the detail of trees and recording the information. We also talked about trees providing habitat for all sorts of insects, birds and animals. We looked at trees providing wood for building and pulp for making paper. We remembered how trees help to keep our air clean. We learned that there are two main types of tree: deciduous and evergreen. Did you know that a healthy evergreen is never completely without its leaves? And that deciduous trees lose all their leaves for part of the year? Finally, we learned that leaves contain a substance called chlorophyll, which gives them their green colour.
The girls in room 7 recently interviewed Sr. Teresa O' Halloran for a history study. Sr. Teresa is a Holy Faith nun and has spent the majority of her life teaching the children of St. Brigid's school. Although now retired she still pops in occasionally to chat with the children (and dole out gifts and toys!) and is known and loved by all of us here at the school. To have a look at the video interview follow this link.. www.stbrigid.ie/videos :o)
Cailíní ó Rang a 4, 5 agus a 6 ag glacadh páirt agus ag baint an-taitneamh as an Tráth na gCeist sa halla ar maidin! (Féach ar ár suíomh Twitter freisin!)
Go raibh mile maith agat Ms. Conneely! :-)
For your notice, Choc 'n' Sock (Ms. Ryan's class' Junior Entrepreneur Project) will be on sale in the school siopa very soon!
When? March 20th - 24th!
What time? 08.30-08.50 each morning only!
What's in it? A pair of socks, sachet of hot chocolate, marshmallow stirrer and a scented candle.
How much do they cost? One costs €3 and 2 cost €5.
Get them while stocks last!! :-)
Have a look at our JEP journey so far!
After brainstorming all of our wonderful ideas, 6 of the products went through to Dragon's Den.
Ms. Burke, Ms. Keane and Ms. Fiona Keogh had a difficult decision to make choosing just one product from a list of Ellie's Cake Pops, Sophie's Little Letter Fudge Bags, Niamh's Create Your Own Cupcake, Chloe's Spread and Share to Show You Care, Isabelle's Pom Pom Accessories and Katie's Choc 'n' Sock!
On the day it was Katie's idea that was chosen!
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