Last week, Mr. Barrett assigned 5th and 6th class to create projects on South American countries. Some people did Bolivia, Argentina or Chile and some people even did non- South American countries, like South Korea, Portugal and France. These consisted of flags, fun facts, facts files or sometimes, famous people from that country. We had no written homework throughout the week, because we had to do 20-25 minutes on our projects every night. We still did our learning homework though, like our spellings and recorder. Everybody really enjoyed this and we all hope we do it again!
All the pupils of sixth class met at 9.25am at Batterstown church to get ready for their mass of commitment for confirmation. We all brought our certificates of commitment with us. Our parents had signed them in our presence. Father Stan greeted us at the door of the church. We read our readings from the bible and during mass, three pupils read the Prayers of the Faithful. We laid our certificates on the altar at the beginning of mass.
Last week in art, Mr Barrett assigned us to make St. Brigid Crosses. We made them over a course of two days. We were able to make them out of reeds or art straws. We got all of the reeds from Ms. Sammon, because her class were making them too. Only a few pupils were able to make them perfectly. If you made a really good one, it would get put up at the top of the classroom. Only one was good enough to be put up at the top of the classroom.
The spelling bee is on in the coming weeks in Ratoath. Two pupils from 5th and 6th will be participating in the Spelling Bee. This competition will consist of many rounds of difficult vocabulary spellings. Our school has participated in this completion for many years and have brought back some prizes and we hope all the best for this year’s participants and we know they will do their best.
The credit union quiz is back in Scoil Chóca Naofa Kilcock. We have 4 new teams two from 6th and two from 4th. It starts at 8pm and ends at 10pm on Friday the 27th of January. In 2014 one of our your 6th class teams got to the finals. Although they didn’t win in the first few rounds they won a few trophies.