Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting closer to Christmas

We have a lovely school Advent Wreath.  We know which candles to light each week in Advent!

Tooth Day

It is tooth day today.  Have a look at this presentation for Junior and Senior infants http://www.dentalhealth.ie/download/pdf/toothday_2010_teachers_presentation_final_221110.pdf 

or other publications on http://www.dentalhealth.ie/publications/list/toothday/

Here's another great link.  This one is to the video story: Dr. Rabbit and the Legend of Tooth Kingdom http://www.colgate.com/app/BrightSmilesBrightFutures/US/EN/Kids/LegendVideoChapters/Chapter_01.cvsp

Here's another programme about looking after your teeth; http://www.irishhealth.com/clin/documents/mighty_mouth.pdf

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dick Whittington pantomime

Ugandan display

A day in the life of a Ugandan Child
We went to see Miss Tierney's Senior Infant class perform a play today in the halla. It was about a day in the life of a child from Uganda. It was very interesting. We saw how the children there begin the day with getting water from the well and collecting firewood to cook breakfast. The children then made their way to school and sang a lovely Good Morning song to the teacher. At break time the children had lots of fun playing together and they played with a ball made out of banana skins. We heard lions roaring and monkeys going wild. The children finished the play by singing and dancing to a lovely song about Africa. Well done to all the children in Miss Tierney's class. We really enjoyed your play.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Science and Technology Festival Event at our school!

We had a visit from Armagh Planetarium Stardome to our school today, Friday, November 19th, during Science Week.  Some of the classes got to visit the stardome, and the other classes did magnetism or electricity workshops.  It was a fantastic event.  Thanks so much to the planetarium, and to the Galway Science and Technology festival for this wonderful event.

Have you time to spare this coming Sunday?  If so, be sure to visit UCG (Bailey Allen Hall) between 11am and 6pm on Sunday November 21st, for the Galway Science and Technology Exhibition.  Fun for all the family, and it's all FREE!!!!