We had a Skype call with our pals in Virginia, USA today. We were marking world book day, which was yesterday. Our friends in America couldn’t call us yesterday as they were closed due to snow and ice!
The Green School Committee met today with Sandra from An Taisce. Sandra was here to evaluate all the great work done by the committee and all the classes on our 4th Green Flag.
The 4th flag is for transport, and the classes have been busy doing lessons, and encouraging each other to walk, scoot or cycle to school.
As part of our participation in Battle of the Book, organised by Fingal County Council Libraries, we took part today in a writing workshop based on the book we are reading.
The book we are reading is called Stormclouds, by Brian Gallagher. We are really enjoying the book.
During the workshop today we learned how to write shape poems based on the book. We used shapes based on themes in book. The words we used were based on the book too. We’ll publish our poems when they are finished.
Students and parents across the country will leave the car at home and scoot to school on Wednesday, March 12th as part of National S.O.W (Scoot on Wednesday/Scoot On a Weekday) Day 2014. Scooting is a great way to get to school quickly, safely and easily for children of all ages.
This is the first year of National S.O.W Day, which is the newest sustainable travel initiative from the An Taisce Green-Schools Travel programme, which aims to encourage children and their families to travel to school via sustainable and active modes of transport.
Schools which are currently participating in, or have previously been awarded the Green Flag for Travel, are being asked to encourage students to come to school on their scooters/flickers on Wednesday, March 12th.
Every day we go for a run around the yard. We run from our classroom around the junior yard, around the senior yard and back to our class. It wakes us up – and we are getting fitter.
We run every hour! It’s great fun.
Frogs begin as tadpoles and then grow into big frogs. In February frogs wake up from hibernation.They belong to a group of apmhibians and they are also cold blooded creatures. Frogs come in many different colours some frogs are poisonous however there are no poisonous frogs in Ireland.
Our teacher collected frogspawn and we are going to watch it grow into tadpoles.
Please note: Frogs are protected under European legislation because they are scarce in Europe in general. However, they are not endangered in Ireland so a general licence has been issued to all Centres of Education in Ireland to collect and study frogspawn in class.
Please don’t collect frogspawn.
We are taking part this year in the Twitter Signs of Spring project. We completed our printing today based on the theme of Spring.
We also posted the pictures on Twitter using #AntEarrach. You can follow the project on Twitter too, just use #AntEarrach.
As part of the work we are doing towards earning our 4th Green Schools flag, the 6th class membersof the Green School Committee carried out a traffic survey.
They will report their findings here on the blog next week.
Ms. Collin’s class also carried out traffic surveys and they will report their findings next week.