Yesterday we had a very exciting visit from Redmond O’ Toole. Redmond is a professional guitarist and has played with the Chieftains. He has played in some of the most famous concert halls all over the world. He plays the classical guitar so you might hear him playing some Bach and classical Spanish pieces. He is a teacher with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His student Marina Kilmurray came with him too and it was cool because she is from Balbriggan! Redmond brought an 8 string guitar and played some wonderful pieces for us!
Leah said “It was fantastic I had never seen a guitar like that before”
Max said “His fingers moved so quick when he was playing”
Killian said “He was good at playing the music”
Adrian said “It was amazing”
Many thanks to Redmond for visiting and to Deborah Kelleher of the Royal Irish Academy of Music for helping to organise this visit!
Hi Ms Ferguson and all the boys and girls in St Mologa’s.
Thanks so much for being so kind and helping the little hedgehog.
Hedgehogs hibernate for the winter, it is important that they way 600grams before they can hibernate. This little guy only weighs 480grams. He may need a little help to gain some weight so he is going to live with Yvonne from Hedgehog Rescue Dublin, who will give him lots of food and make sure he is strong and healthy, ready to sleep for the winter.
Thanks again for your help.
From Sonya, the nurse at Shenick Vets
(A big thank you to Sonya and her team for all their help and the updates!)
Last week in school we noticed a little Hedgehog wandering around near our classroom. We became concerned because hedgehogs only come out at night as they are nocturnal creatures. We did some research online and found that they might come out during the day because they are sick, looking for somwhere to hibernate or looking for their mother and family.
On Friday afternoon, Ms Ferguson with the help of her class and Ms Hegarty got the Hedgehog into a box (ventilated box) and brought “Harry the Hedgehog” to Shenick Veterinary Clinic in Skerries where he was looked after by Sonya the Vet and her team. Sonya looked after Harry over the weekend, she ran tests, xrayed him and fed him lots.
This morning Sonya the Vet called Ms Ferguson to say he needed to gain more weight before hibernating so Harry will be staying with Yvonne in the Hedgehog Rescue Centre Dublin.
Keep an eye for more Harry the Hedgehog news!
On Thursday recorder class began, everyone was excited to get started. The children got their recorders and began learning “B”. We played a cool jazzy song called “JazzyB” next we we will be learning A & G
This morning we did the Operation Transformation 10 at 10! We had great fun as we did it as gaeilge! At 10 am we did 10 different exercises to keep ourselves fit and we got to do it as gaeilge!
Here is the link if anyone wants to give it a go!
Timmy the Elf decided to head up North to Donegal to visit Ms Mc Ginley and Daniel O’ Donnell! He even stopped for a wee cuppa with Jamie’s Grandad!
Timmy our Elf on a Shelf has been snooping around our classroom keeping and eye on how everyone is behaving. He gives the big man in the North Pole a report each evening so we have to try and be good each day!
Keep an eye out for Timmy when you come to our classroom!
We have been learning about money. Ms Ferguson has given us a a task to find presents suitable for children . We must find out how much we need to spend on each child! Callum and Jamie found a present for a three year old for E 379.99- We think this is a little over budget!
We learnt about a nest in school yesterday. There was a cracked egg inside.We learned about the life cycle of birds.Ms Ferguson showed us pictures of birds and when they grow up. There was blackstuff in the nest that looked like shells. We reckoned it was a blackbird by the eggs. The bird was very clever by using mud to stick it together and used leaves as bedcover.Their eggs are a light aqua colour.The sticks were tucked in very well . It shows that blackbirds are very clever . But sometimes they are very cruel to their speicies .The male bird doesn’t help build the nest at all ,the female does all the work.Sometimes the dad kicks the baby birds out of their nest . It can also take ages to crack open the egg. We watched a video where a egg hatched at x30 the speed. They also have a tooth to crack open the egg.It was great fun !!!! and NEVER go near or disturb a nest!!!!!!!Thank you BY Lucy Andrews
Hairy toe, hairy toe…I want my hairy toe!!!!