Today, October 27th, marked the official end of the teaching career of our esteemed teacher, colleague and friend, Mr. O’Mahony. Mr. O’Mahony has taught in our school since 2007 and during those years, he imparted his fantastic love of Gaeilge, History, Maths and much more to the many boys and girls he taught. He mentored many Cumann na mBunscol teams alongside Mr. Conway and he always offered a kind word to all he met. While he may be back for some time before Christmas, we would like to take this oppotunity to wish him a very happy and heathy retirement.
Spooks, ghouls and scary creatures were in plentiful supply in school today as we celebrated the end of the first half term. Click on the picture here to see some of what we got up to!
Our weekly buddy session with 5th class was great fun today as we got together to have lots of Halloween fun. We enjoyed playing some traditional games and games we invented ourselves.
In 3rd Class, we all agree that active learning in Maths always makes more sense to us than simply writing in our copies! Our topic this week is “Shapes, Lines and Angles”. We learned about acute and obtuse angles and demonstrated our understanding in lots of different ways.
Following several games played by the boys and girls in the Cumann na mBunscol competition, we are delighted to say that the girls have won all their matches and are looking forward to the final while the boys won all their games except one and are in the playoff. Both their opponents have yet to be announced. We hope they add to the silverware already in the foyer!
Junior Infants went on a nature walk to spot the signs of autumn. We collected blackberries along the way. When we got back to the classroom we took apart our blackberries to find the seeds inside.
6th class have been busy improving their reasoning and problem solving skills this week. We used our IZak 9 cubes to solve mathematical problems posed by Mr Conway. We worked together and discovered that there may be more than one solution to any given problem. When using the cubes, we all agree that it makes Maths more meaningful and fun.To learn more about Izak9, click on this link.
Once again this year, we continue to get to know one another and collaborate in our learning. in 5th Class we thoroughly enjoy our weekly buddy reading sessions with Senior Infants. As well as getting to know some of the boys and girls at the junior end of the school,we know that we are helping them with their reading skills and we are developing our own leadership skills at the same time.
As part of our wellbeing strategy for this week, Rang a Trí took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and went to the ball wall to do some stretches, balances and warrior poses. We finished off with some breathing excercises before returning to class fully energised for the rest of the day.
In Senior Infants, we have Autumn on our minds. During our Aistear sessions, we made clay leaves. We made sure that all our leaves had veins before we painted them. We also created sunny sunflowers and crazy crows. We love Autumn!