The girls in Room 12 and 13 took part in a device free week. It was a great success and many have continued to cut down on screen time. As a reward at the end of the week, the classes had lots of fun with some blocks, train sets, lego and board games,
Room 12 and Room 13 decided to get active outside today. It may have been frosty but the sun was out so we had no excuses! We completed a 35 minute walk around Ballinteer. We are making a big effort to have healthy bodies and minds and there's no better way than getting out with our friends for a brisk walk. Well done everyone!
Room 12 and 13 have been learning lots about water. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr. Brennan (Emma's dad) who works in Irish Water. We learned all about how our water is cleaned before it gets to our taps and what happens to our waste water. Thank you Mr. Brennan.
Junior Infants had a wonderful morning learning all about Spain from our very special Spanish visitor - Pillar!
Later on they had lots of fun planting potatoes. They were fantastic gardeners.
As part of 'International Fairtrade Fortnight', we all took part in a huge fairtrade assembly organised by Ms Sharkey. Fourth class introduced the assembly and spoke about fairtrade. Then pupils from each class presented a selection of their work to the whole school. Infants painted and drew fairtrade logos and some pupils even designed their own. First class designed and coloured in fairtrade fruit baskets with fairtrade fruit only! First and Second class designed fairtrade posters with brilliant slogans. Second and Third class researched fairtrade farming and designed very artistic posters with slogans. Fourth class wrote fairtrade recipes with fairtrade ingredients and made a recipe book! Fifth class researched fairtrade, designed powerpoint presentations and performed very informative dramas on fairtrade.
Sixth class researched fairtrade fashion companies and shops that sell fairtrade clothes. Their presentations were most interesting and gave us all lot to think about before we buy again. The assembly concluded with a lovely song composed by Ms. Sharkey entitled.....Ceannaigh agus díol fairtrade! We all really enjoyed the assembly. Remember to look for the fairtrade logo and .....buy fairtrade. Enjoy our fairtrade slideshow.