Everyone in the Beech Class today created a piece of art based on shapes that can tesselate! This means that they will connect together without leaving any spaces between them (like a jigsaw puzzle!).
They made a template with card and then used that to create a piece of math art for Maths Week!
As part of our November ‘Every School Day Counts’ 20 day challenge – to raise awareness in the school community – we are running a poster competition throughout the school. As a collaborative family project at home we ask that posters about why it is important to come to school our made any time from the 14th October and be submitted to class teachers no later than Wednesday 23rd October.
From all entries 4 posters (1 from Junior/Senior Infants; 1st/2nd Class; 3rd/4th Class; and 5th/6th Class) will be chosen to feature on our school website, in the weekly newsletter and be displayed at the front of the school to remind and help us all to try achieve our goal of 20 days in school for November.
Attached are some examples from TUSLA to get the ideas flowing!
As part of TUSLA's (The Child and Family Agency) ‘Every School Day Counts’ national attendance campaign, in the month of November, our school will we taking part in the 20 day challenge.
This attendance awareness campaign runs annually in schools across Ireland focusing on improved attendance with the aim of boosting children to get the most out of their time in education. During the month of November there are 20 school days - the aim for all children is to be in school every day each week. If children reach this goal they will receive homework passes to celebrate their family's achievement. The month will also be broken up into four 5 day segments - if a child is in 5 out of 5 days they will get 10 dojo points from their class teacher on Friday.
Attached are some really helpful tips from TUSLA to help prepare ourselves for reaching our November goal.
Beech Class are hard at work today getting ready for Maths Week 2019! We are designing some fun number mazes that we are going to donate to the younger classes. We planned them this morning and then tried each other's mazes to see if they were too hard or too easy. Now we are decorating them and then we will laminate and give them to the junior classes for some Maths Week fun next week!
Last week the Beech class began studying the Sikh religion. We learned about it's origins and who founded it. Today we began developing timelines in groups! These timelines plot out the life of Guru Nanak and how he founded the Sikh religion!
Apologies for the lateness of our election results update but Laurel class just wanted to introduce our new class representatives! Sarah would like to say a huge well done to everyone who took part in the elections and put themselves forward for a committee this year. The posters and speeches we had were amazing! Unfortunately not everyone could be elected but everyone did an incredible job and worked so hard! Here are the children who were elected:
Today the Beech Class started their Ukulele lessons! Lessons will be every 2 weeks. Laurel Class will start theirs next week! We're looking forward to building on all that we learned last year and performing some new songs!
Our rehearsals for Peace Day celebrations on Friday are in full swing! We've done lots of practicing and can't wait to show everyone our performance on Friday!
Eoin would like to say a big well done to all the children that took part in elections this year! We had some fantastic posters and amazing speeches! Unfortunately not everyone who ran for election could be elected but everyone did a fantastic job. Here are the 8 children who were elected last Friday: