Ms. Sammon and 1st and 2nd class have put together a bake sale for the National Rehabilitation Hospital. The NRH receives referrals for patients from throughout Ireland requiring specialised medical rehabilitation following an accident, injury or illness. The cupcakes and buns are 50c-€1 and the cakes will be €2. Ms. Sammon has no goal or amount of money that she wants to raise, but hopes the best.
On Sunday, the under 11’s credit union team was competing in the RDS. They came 7th and got 44 points out of 60 and the winning team got 52 points. The team had great fun and were glad they could at least get to the top 10. Here is an opinion from one of the pupils on the team, “It was great craic and really enjoyable ”. Surprisingly one of the pupils on the team got an autograph from Gary O’Donovan the Olympic rower in the bathroom.
Today a boy in 5th class brought in his 2 razor back musk turtles, snappy and musket. They are 2 years old and he thinks one is male one is female as it is hard to tell. Here is how he got them, “I went to a pet store with many different types of animals and reptiles such as lizards, tarantulas and even meerkats!” “But my favourite animal of all was the 2 turtles.” They can grow up to 15cm in length, come from North America and can live up to 40 years old. They are also an aquatic creatures with webbed feet. Their webbed feet help them to swim.
Today Ms. Sammon Brought in baby chicks. There are 2 males and 2 females and they are 9 days old. A 2nd class pupil said, “when I saw them for the first time he looked so cute and so soft.” A first class pupil said, “they are really thirsty that they drank so fast that we had to give them more water”. Here are some facts about chickens, there are hundreds of different breeds of chicken, a hen will sit on its egg for 21 days and how you can identify the male from the female from the males brighter feathers. Their names are Lionel Messi, Jamie, Alison and Sweet Pee.
Lately Mr. Barrett has been teaching the class about our local history. He gave us sheets of work that the kids from 1937. They learned about their local history such as the local blacksmith, hedge schools, cures, Meath, landlords, penal laws and hidden treasure. The class will be going down to the old graveyard to lay some flowers on the grave and show our considerations of Patrick Kelly. A few of the pupils in 5th and 6th class will be doing a power point on our local history.