School Cookbook

Our school has just finished creating a cookbook. It has all sorts of recipes in it – starters, main courses, desserts and cakes and breads. The pupils designed pictures for a competition to illustrate the cookbook. One picture was chosen for the cover of the cookbook. It was designed by Ciara H in 5th class. There are more illustrations inside the cookbook.

On Friday June 24th at 6.30pm, the cookbook will be launched in the school halla. The Cookbook costs €10 and will be available to buy on the night. The proceeds from the sale of the cookbook go towards the school funds. There will be samples of some of the recipes from the cookbook on the night. If you cannot make it on Friday night, money can be sent to the school secretary, Mrs. Hampson.

We would like to thank Mrs. Hampson and Mrs. Mc Veigh for putting the cookbook together.

Also on Friday night, there will be a display of other work and projects completed by classes during the year. We hope to see as many people as possible on the night.

There we were doing  our Mental Maths on Tuesday morning when there was a knock on the door. A Postman was outside the door holding a large blue decorated box. The Postman came into the classroom and said, “Special Delivery!”. The whole class started screaming at the Postman because we knew he had our Trans-Atlantic Treat Box from @superkiddos, our American friends on Twitter. They live in Indiana, USA. They are in 2nd Grade.

We went on Twitter straight away to tell @superkiddos that we got their package. We went to the top of the classroom and huddled together with the box in front and Mr. Quinn took a photograph of us with the box. After Circle time in the hall we decided to open the box. The box was so heavy that some people couldn’t lift it. We were hopping on our seats with excitement. The atmosphere in the room was crazy. We saw so many nice things that we nearly fainted.

We tasted the Animal Crackers first and then we had the Cheez-Its. Animal Crackers were like ginger biscuits and Cheez-Its were like cheesy crackers. We then tried Twizzlers which are liquorice in strawberry, blue raspberry, lemonade, orange, grape and watermelon flavours.  They were chewy, soft and good as straws. We then tasted Chocolate Turtles. They were crunchy in the middle with chocolate on the outside. We then tried Flipz which are milk chocolate covered pretzels. They were delicious. Later Mr. Quinn gave us lots of things to bring home to taste like Atomic Fireballs, Almond Joys, Blow Pops, Peeps, Dum Dum Suckers, Sour Patch Kids, Jolly Ranchers, Strawberry Twizzlers, Nutter Butters, Kisses and Hersheys chocolate. Hershey’s chocolate is different to our Cadbury’s chocolate because they use more cocoa in their chocolate. But it was like chocolate heaven!

Some people tried Atomic Fireballs before they went home. They were really hot and spicy. There were screams and people were running to the sink looking for water. “My tongue is on fire” could be heard around the room. Everyone had red tongues and it looked like they were bleeding.

We would like to say a big thank you to @superkiddos and their teacher Mrs. Overman for sending us all the lovely treats, thoughtful letters and beautiful pictures.  We really enjoyed doing this project.








Our class and a class in Indiana USA that we met on Twitter are using “Snail mail” to send treats to each other. There are different kinds of treats in the box that they are sending us and they have given us a sneak peek of what they are sending us. Click HERE to read what some of them are on their blog. Click HERE to see what we have sent them.

Trans-Atlantic Sweet Postage

We are sending a box of sweets over to Indiana USA. We are sending them to @superkiddos who are a school we know on Twitter. We decided to swap sweets with them. We are sending them some of the sweets that they don’t have and we do have. They are sending us sweets that we can’t get in Ireland. Before we sent the sweets over, we discussed with Ms. Rolf what to send over and what not to send over. We asked Ms. Rolf for help because she was born in Texas USA. We used Twitter to ask @superkiddos to ask them what we have and what they don’t.

In the box that we are sending we put in some Cadbury sweets because they don’t have them, Taytos, Chickatees, Chipsticks, Hoola Hoops, Onion Rings, Snakes and Shamrocks, Emerald sweets and lots of others. We are looking forward to seeing what sweets they send us over and we are looking forward to tasting them.

By Aidan and Eimear (Rang II)

Today we talked about what sort of food goes off. We looked at a science book and we saw pictures of all different types of foods that have gone off. There was a picture of peaches and one had a mould on it. We talked about preserving food. You can preserve food by putting salt on it, by pickling it, by freezing it, by keeping it airtight or by tinning it. We use our senses to see if food is gone off.

We found out that before we buy milk it has been heated to kill some of the germs. This makes it safe for us to drink. Then milk must be kept in the fridge so that it will stay fresh. When milk goes off there is a thick layer of yellow skin at the top.

We are doing an experiment to see how food goes off. We have put food on the window sill in the classroom to see which ones go off. We have apple, bread, ham, cracker, cheese, milk, grape, pepper and yogurt. Already the milk is starting to smell funny and the ham is going yellow.

By Sam & Eimear (Rang II)


Rhubarb growing in our organic garden

A couple of Fridays ago we did cooking with rhubarb in the kitchen in school. We made rhubarb crumble, rhubarb fool and rhubarb and strawberry fool. We made them because we are in charge of the rhubarb in the school organic garden. Here are the ingredients we used to make rhubarb crumble:

700g rhubarb

35-50g sugar

110g white flour

50g butter

50g castor sugar

This is how to make it: stew the rhubarb gently with the sugar in a stainless stainless saucepan until half cooked. Taste and add more sugar if necessary. Turn it into a pie dish. Allow to cool slightly while you make the crumble. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. To make the crumble: Rub the butter into the flour just until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Then add the sugar. Sprinkle the crumble over the rhubarb in the pie dish. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until the topping is cooked and golden. Serve with whipped cream. It really tasted lovely.

This is how to make rhubarb Fool: the ingredients are

450g red rhubarb cut into chunks

175-225g sugar

2 tablespoons water

300ml whipped cream

Put the rhubarb into a stainless steel saucepan with the sugar and water. Stir, cover and bring to the boil and simmer until soft, which takes about 20 minutes. Stir with a wooden spoon until the rhubarb dissolves into a mush. Allow to get quite cold. Fold in the softly whipped cream to taste. We had a great time cooking the rhubarb fool and rhubarb crumble.

By Joshua and Maeve


Healthy Eating


We are learning about the food pyramid.

You should eat 6 or more portions from the Carbohydrate group.

Try to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables everyday.

Eat something from the fish, meat and dairy group.

Eat foods from the top of the food pyramid sparingly!!!

We are all healthy eaters in 4th Class!!