June 2010

The following are the booklists for the school year 2010/2011:

Junior Infants: HERE>>>>>

Senior Infants HERE>>>>>

First Class: HERE>>>>>

Second Class (Ms. Mc Namara): HERE>>>>>

Second Class (Mr. Quinn): HERE>>>>>

Third Class: HERE>>>>>

Fourth Class: HERE>>>>>

Fifth Class: HERE>>>>>

Sixth Class: HERE>>>>>


On June 22nd it was Sports Day in Ransboro NS. First Rang II played unihoc and Rang I played table tennis. Then Rang II went on the bouncing castles and Rang I played unihoc. Then we had our breaktime. Then Rang II did parachute and Rang I did bouncing castles. Then Rang II played table tennis and Rang I did parachute games. Then we had our lunch. Then we had races in the field behind the school like egg and spoon races, obstacle races, tug of war, running races and relay races. Then we went inside for the rest of the day. We really enjoyed sports day because there was lots to do and we think everybody else enjoyed it too.


By Joshua (Rang II) and Ellen W (Rang I)

Wordle: Review of the Year

We made a Review of the Year word cloud using Wordle. We typed in all the things we did during the year. The things we liked we typed in more than once so that the word would come out bigger in the word cloud. We never knew how many different things we did during the year and then we realised that we had done quite a lot, especially art work. We really enjoyed doing them all. We put in iPods a lot to make it the biggest word in the word cloud because we liked them the best.

By Rang I and Rang II


Twitter is used for talking to other schools. We are working on a Jackson Pollock painting called No. 5. We are saying if it is good or not good. Some think it is not good, some think it is good.

In Twitter you can follow other people or schools and they can follow our Tweets too. At the top of the Twitter page we Tweet about what is happening in our classroom in school. It is fun and our teacher showed us all about it. We try to Tweet every day.

By Daniel and Eva (Rang I)

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

Last Friday Mr. Quinn asked us to make a sock for our iPod Touch. The reason was to protect the iPods and so they would not get lost on the tables at school. We had to re-use any old clothes or material to make the sock. We came up with lots of different ideas. Some of us used vests, socks, old tracksuits, gloves and some even knitted one. Some of us haven’t finished one yet. Some of us stitched and glued and put cool designs on the sock and put handles on them. It was great fun making them.

You can view photos of the socks HERE >>>>>

By Sarah and Caoimhe O (Rang II)


Every Thursday 2nd class go swimming in Sligo Sports Complex. We had to be on time for the bus or the other 2nd class would wave us goodbye. We can sit beside anyone we want to on the bus. There are three swimming groups. About a week ag0 we had a swimming exam. We had to do the breast stroke, the front crawl and the backstroke. It was a bit hard but everybody passed their exam. We had a good time. Next week is our last week to go swimming.

By Lola and Eilis (Rang II)


On the 15th of June we went to Glendeer Farm in Athlone to see the animals. We were allowed to feed and pet the animals. Thre were lots of animals there, some you have never heard of before. There was a lady there who took us on a tour of the farm. There were lots of animals like emus, monkeys, puppies, ostriches, kittens, wallabies, pigeons, peacocks, goats, Jacob sheep, deer and piglets. We played for a few minutes in the playground on the farm. We then had a snack. Then it was time to go home on the bus. We thought the farm was really good.

By Ellen W and Jack Mu (Rang I)


Poppy Field by Claude Monet

Two Fridays ago we painted pictures with splat painting. We copied the pictures from the famous artist Claude Monet. There were seven different pictures to pick from. We did not pick the same pictures as everyone else. One picture was of three girls on a boat. Another was a picture of flowers outside in the garden. One was a picture of a harbour. One was a picture of a swimming pool. One was a lady in a dress outside. One was a field of beautiful poppies. One was trees with flowers on them near a river. We really enjoyed painting the Monet pictures because we really like art.


By Amy and Joshua


A couple of weeks ago we started doing a pilot project on iPod Touches. The first thing we did was to check what time it was in different parts of the world. Then we did some maths on the calculator. Mr. Quinn downloaded some apps and games to play like Chicktionary, Planets, Flip It, PB Harmony and lots more. A couple of weeks later we got more games. iPod Touches are really fun beacuse there are lots of games to play and there are also education apps to play as well. We all enjoy using them.

By Caoimh B. and Daragh (Rang II)



Last week we started making fish with paper. At first we got a bit piece of paper with a fish on it. Then we cut it out and folded it in half. Mr. Quinn called us up in turn and we picked two sheets of coloured paper. We cut the coloured paper into 2cm strips. Then we drew 2cm lines on the fish and cut them out. We then started weaving the strips of coloured paper onto the fish. If the first one went over then the next one went over. Then we coloured the fish in. Mr. Quinn put a hole and string in the fish and he hung them up in the classroom.

By Stephen and Sophie-Leigh (Rang II)

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