We are learning all about Japan in Room 12日本
Did you know that Japanese writing has three scripts? That's like having three alphabets! Or that Japanese books are read from back to front? Have you ever heard of a Haiku? Well, it's a Japanese poem with three lines. The first has five syllables, the second has seven and the third has five. Take a read of some of our What am I? poems below. We have also been looking at the work of Japanese artist Hiroshige and you can see a sample of our lovely paintings in the Art Gallery. We have read and talked about a Japanese legend called Princess Hase of Japan, which is very similar to our own Children of Lir. Listen (yes, we really mean for you to listen), we have even learned how to count to 10 in Japanese!
I get kicked around
Kids and adults play with me
I am a round sphere.
Means 'empty handed'
My suit is white with a belt
I am very rough.
The girls in Ms. Phelan's 6th class are presently undertaking the 'shadowing' programme for the 2015 Children's Book of the Year. 10 books have been shortlisted, and the girls are actively engaging in reading these books, writing various activities and creating artistic projects based on the books read. Much fun is being had through dramatisation of scenes from the books being read. The girls will vote on their favourite book at the beginning of May, and votes from shadowing groups from around the country will be counted to award the children's favourite book of the year.
We in the Pink Bakery are very busy preparing for our big day on this Thursday. Don't forget we have 3 delicious products on sale from the siopa on the day!
Choreos: Oreos covered in chocolate and sprinkles! Mmm!
Cocoa on the Go: Ready to go hot chocolate pouches with marshmallows and an Oreo- Mmmm!
Customised Cupcakes: Delicious red velvet cupcakes with buttercream icing! Mmmmm!
Each product is €2 or €5 for all three! (All proceeds going towards various cancer charities)
We are looking forward to seeing you all on the day!
By Aoife and Paige, Room 14
Our 3rd classes had a great time in St. Mary's taking part in lots of fun activiites on the hockey pitch. Thanks to the transitions year students for inviting us. See our Active Schools blog for more information and photographs. http://brigidsactiveflag.weebly.com/
We hopped, skipped, calculated, mapped, bounced, ran, drew and kept active on out Easter Trail.
Everyone knows how hard our Greenschool's Committee work at helping to educate and motivate our school community to become aware of their impact on the environment. We now have achieved 5 Green Flags because of a whole school team effort. We are very proud of the Committee and our flags and now they have been invited onto a local radio station called NEAR FM to spread the green word even further.
So tune into 90.3 FM or listen online at www.http://nearfm.ie/livestream/ on Monday the 23rd of March at 11.30am to hear Éabha (R13), Holly (R10) and Emily (R15) with Ms. Edwards discussing all things Greenschools!
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