The girls created silhouette self portraits telling us what they each like!
We began by drawing and playing hopscotch and then got more creative with the chalk!
We had great fun during Maths week. We did problem/puzzles in class each day and played Maths quizzes on Manga High at home. We also were lucky with the weather and managed to get outdoors to do a Maths Trail!
We also had a "Maths inspired" Art competition in the school. The girls really did a great job as you can see from their work.
However, there can only be one winner and in room 12, that was Aoibheann! Fantastic work Aoibheann and a big congratulations!
Check out our spooky Halloween pictures.
We learned all about Gratitude and how important it is to be thankful each and every day. Gratutude for the big things such as Our Family and Friends, Our Health, Food and a Home to the little things such as Mammy making our favourite dinner, a sunny day or special time spent with our pet! It is important to look for the good in every day, but even more so when things are not going so well. We created a Gratitude tree for the main hallway with leaves displaying some of the things Room 12 are grateful for. We hope you get some inspiration from this!
The last day of the holidays, all the girls dressed up in their cool Halloween outfits. A lot of work went into those outfits! They looked brilliant.
We finally got the results from Write-a-Book that the girls had completed in March 2020 prior to Lockdown! The girls did a great job and all received a certificate and pencil in recognition of their super stories.
But as always, there could only be one 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.......
A big congratulations to all the girls!
We had great fun in Science week. We carried out three experiments involving balloons. In the first one we blew up balloons and put them under an upturned table. We then each stood on the table and saw how it held each of our weights, from the smallest person to the biggest! This demonstrated that the air in the balloons is spread over a wide area and does not burst because our weight is not concentrated in one small area. It was a bit scary though!!
We also saw the effects of static electricity after rubbing the balloon on our hair for a few minutes. It stuck to the radiator for some time after and made the hair stand on end!!
Finally we discovered that we can put a skewer through a balloon without bursting it, once the tip of the skewer is coated in liquid soap first!
This year, Scoil Bhríde are completing an Active Advent Calendar. Room 12 have been busy with our daily 10 minute activity:
Posing before our run around the school on Friday 🙂
The Santa Dash!
and that means......
and cute snowmen 🙂
and we've been very busy in Room 12...
We made Christmas cards for the residents and staff of Hazel Hall Nursing Home.
We wondered who the real Mrs. Claus is????
We painted beautiful pictures of the Nativity
We watched the Christmas Panto from the Helix "Sword in the Stone" and danced along to it..
We did Secret Santa
and we even had a visit from Santa Claus himself...
Since January 11th, we have been busy with our Online Learning in Room 12. We chatted about what we are most looking forward to Post Covid. Between us all, we had a very long list! The girls created fabulous Dioramas of what they each are most looking forward to. This included meeting up with extended family, returning to "normal" school, going on holidays, horse riding, cinema trips and of course shopping 🙂
We have been learning a lot about Italy over the past couple of weeks.
The girls created tasty, Italian menus:
and constructed fabulous replicas of The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
We in room 12 have been very lucky to get the opportunity to be part of the Active Sitting Pilot Project in Scoil Bhríde!
The stability balls arrived just after Easter and the girls (and myself!) have been getting used to sitting on the balls instead of chairs. These balls strengthen core muscles, improve posture and reduce tension.
The girls have adjusted very quickly to sitting on the balls throughout the day. Don't they look comfortable and at ease? 🙂
The girls had a great time doing lots of different physical activities during Active Schools Week. Each day we took part in the Daily Challenge plus did Active School Homework too! We did:
Run Around Ireland Challenge, Go Noodle activities, Skipping, TikTok dance, Yoga, Guided Dance class, Rounders to name but a few.
We ended the week on a high with Pyjama day and the Dance in the yard 🙂