5th Class Tour to Aran Islands and Cliffs of MoherJune 12th, 2019
Thanks to Zuzanna Kusko’s amazing artistic talents, our class won a the chance to go on a cruise of the Cliffs of Moher. After tense negotiations in recent months, we decided to add a trip to Inis Oírr to our school tour!! We met bright-eyed and bushy tailed at 8am and set off on the bus to Doolin Pier. The ferry crossing was lovely and smooth. We had great fun playing in the playground, exploring part of the island, visiting a shipwreck, having an outdoor picnic, playing soccer, badminton and racketball, and buying some treats in the shop…it was a good opportunity to make use of our ‘cúpla focail’ sa siopa!! On the way home, we were lucky to get seats on the top deck of the ferry which brought us right under the bottom of the Cliffs of Moher. We had an amazing view of the cliffs from below. The people up doing the cliff walk looked really small. We saw a sea-stack, a sea-arch, Harry Potters cave and loads of interesting birds and sea-life. It was a fantastic day and many of us needed to recharge our batteries with a nap on the way home!!
First Class Write-A-Book 2019May 12th, 2019
What an experience the children had during the Write-A-Book process this year. They learned to plan a piece of work, draft it, edit it (more than once) , illustrate it and publish their own text. We sent our books off to be judged by another teacher in West Clare and we enjoyed viewing their entries for the competition too. We had three winners from our class chosen to receive a presentation from the Clare Education Centre in the Auburn Lodge on Tuesday 7th May ~ Chloe Mullan, Daithi Lynch and Ruby McCormack. Once we received our books back the whole class was presented with their certificates by Ms. Fitzgerald at Cruinniu last Friday. The children also had the fantastic opportunity to have an ‘Author’s Presentation’ to every class in the school. They got to discuss their books with children from other classes. They had a fantastic afternoon! Thank you to all the parents who helped the children through the process.
Having fun coding Bee Bot!May 8th, 2019
1st Class children teamed up with 5th class and had super fun learning to code Bee Bots. Children learned all about directions and took turns moving Bee Bot around a maze, tracing numbers, Maths trails, etc. It was a great start in learning to code for the children.