Parents' & Guardians. Please feel free to familiarise and/or reacquaint yourselves with our Code of Behaviour. As discussed at our Open Evening, any feedback is always welcome.
We were very proud to accept our own copy of the Proclamation of Independence and also our own Tri-Colour as part of the 1916 Centenary celebrations. 3 members of the Defence Forces hand delivered the flag and proclamation and we look forward to posting some reports of our own work on this very important anniversary. Make sure to check out the website in the coming months :)
A massive congratulations to our first four Pupils of the Month for this year. Well done to all the boys for representing and demonstrating all that is best about our school. :)
The 4 recipients were;
Ms Maher's Class: Alex Hughes
Ms Collins' Class: Killian Wilson
Mr Connolly's Class: Rory Fenlon
Mr Healy's Class: Michael Ijoma
To celebrate maths week why not take a look at some facts, videos and brainteasers on theses sites:
You will find out all about:
Euler's formula on https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/eulers-formula.html
The Golden Ratio on https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/golden-ratio.html
Fibonacci Numbers on http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/math/numbersofnature.html
His real name was Leonardo Pisano Bogollo, and he lived between 1170 and 1250 in Italy.
"Fibonacci" was his nickname, which roughly means "Son of Bonacci".
As well as being famous for the Fibonacci Sequence, he helped spread Hindu-Arabic Numerals (like our present numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) through Europe in place of Roman Numerals (I, II, III, IV, V, etc). That has saved us all a lot of trouble! Thank you Leonardo.
Fibonacci Day is November 23rd, as it has the digits "1, 1, 2, 3" which is part of the sequence. So next Nov 23 let everyone know!
The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, ...
The next number is found by adding up the two numbers before it.
Wednesday the 7th of October 2015 , the green schools committee had a visitor. His name was Dara Dwyer from Kildare County Council. He was telling us about water and the 7 steps for getting our third green flag .
here are the 7 steps he told us:
1) green-schools committee
2) environmental review
3) action plan
4) monitoring and evaluation
5) curriculum work
6) informing and involving
7) green code
He also said we should have 4 out of 7 of the steps completed by Christmas.
He also stated that if you waste water you basically waste energy because if you waste water the council would have to pump the water back to you so if you save water its a double win !!!!!!!!!!
if parents want tips on saving water then visit www.taptips.ie .
did you know?
The average 5-minute shower takes 15-25 gallons of water--around 40 gallons are used in 10 minutes!!!!
so please if you see a tap dripping turn it of and if you see a leaky pipe tell an adult ....
and remember "DON'T LET THE DRIP DROP"
By Conor McCabe
Here is a slideshow of other activities which have taken place in our classroom, such as working in groups to arrange the alphabet and baking a cake as part of our science lesson. We hope you enjoy it!
We LOVE art in 1st and 2nd Class. Here is some of our artwork from this year.
Week 1- We created a door display called 'Reach for the stars'. On the stars we wrote our aims for the year and decorated our hands which are reaching up to grab the stars.
Week 2- We made an Autumn display which included owls, a tree and autumn leaves falling form the tree.
Week 3- We used straws to do blow painting. We created a bad hair day piece.
Week 4- Using milk cartons we made (not so scary) scarecrows!! We were very happy with how they turned out.
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