2nd, 3rd and 4th class went on their school tour last Wednesday. we visited Parkes Castle, took a boat trip on Lough Gill, went for a forest walk in Dooney Wood and paid a visit to Tobernalt Holy Well. Here are some pictures taken before the batteries in the camera ran out!

CESI Conference

Next Saturday week, 3rd class are going on a minibus to Portlaoise to give a workshop about using the iPods in the classroom. It will take three hours to get there and three hours to get back. Mrs. Clarke, our principal, and Mrs. O’ Rourke, our deputy principal, will be coming to the conference with us. We will stop for a snack on the way.

There will be about 200 people at the conference. There will be four other workshops going on at the same time as us. The are seventeen people going from our class. We will be doing tables, spellings, Flickr Lunes and apps on the iPods. Our teacher knows another teacher from Twitter going to the conference. We are really excited.

By Leah and Eilis (Rang III)

 
 
 

Primary colours

 

We visited an art exhibition ‘ primary colours’ in the Teachers Centre on Tuesday the 19th of October. We were guided by two artists Andy and Cherie. We viewed different paintings some were oils, some acrylic and some watercolours. We saw some ink paintings also and prints. We had to pick our favourite painting and say why we liked it so much. We did our own abstract pictures based on the paintings we choose. Here are some of our pictures.

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On Friday October 8th, we went on a bus to Sligo Education Centre to show work on our iPod Touches. There were lots of principals from schools around Sligo there. Mary, who gave us the iPod Touches, was there as well. Fiona’s mum was there and Caoimhe O’s dad was there and Mrs. Clarke, our principal, was there. We were there for an hour. Some of the apps we showed are Alligator, Faces iMake, Rory’s Story Cubes, Storynory podcasts and Chicktionary. When we were leaving we got a goodie bag from Mary. We had great fun showing off the iPods.

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By Maeve and Caoimhe O

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We went on the bus into town to go to the library. We saw a puppet show at the library. They were very funny. The characters in the show were Lauren, Jack, the Mayor, the Princess, the Wizard, the Pirate, the Big Bad Wolf and Bookie Wookie. The show was about reading. Jack went to the library to get a book for his dad. There were no books in the library because the Mayor threw them all out. Jack climbed up the shelf to get a book and he fell because it was too high.

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Then Bookie Wookie fell down from the shelf. Jack heard a smash sound. Jack looked to see what it was. Then Bookie Wookie and Jack became friends. Bookie Wookie said “I have lots of story friends for you to meet”. Jack said that he was too busy playing with his video games. Then Bookie Wookie said that he could try some books.

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The Mayor owned a battery machine so that the children could replace the batteries in their video games. But the battery machine broke down. All the DS’s ran out of power and they couldn’t play any games. The battery machine could not be fixed for two weeks. The Mayor got very angry. Jack could not play his games and he tried to think of something to do. Jack went back into the library to see Bookie Wookie. Bookie Wookie showed Jack and Lauren all the characters in his stories. Jack started to read some of the stories. The Mayor wanted to rip up the books but he wasn’t able to. We helped the Wizard to make a spell to make the Mayor disappear forever. Everybody wanted to read books again.

The puppet show was fascinating. It was very funny. We really enjoyed it.

By Rang I and Rang II