Summer Term 2013

Cats...meeeeeoooowww!

On the 18th of April we all went to see Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical 'Cats' in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. The musical was performed in the brand new Limetree Theatre and the cast was made up entirely of the students from Mary Immaculate College. We were on the edge of our seats for the entire show and all of us agreed that it was an excellent performance from start to finish. To make the day even more of a treat we stopped at Supermacs on our way home for chips and burgers.

Confirmation

Mr. O'Gorman's sixth class celebrated a very special day on the 20th of April when they received the sacrament of Confirmation. This year the children from Clondrinagh, Ballynacally, Lissycasey and Caherea were confirmed by Fr. Hourigan in Lissycasey church. Mr. O'Gorman and the children of sixth class must be commended for their dedication and hard work in preparation for the day. We wish sixth class well as they go forward in their journey of faith supported by the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Starting summer with a BANG!

In early May we decided to kick up a bit of noise about the start of summer...with a drumming workshop! Boris Hunka came to visit for a day and taught us a lot of various techniques that is used in drumming. Boris is a specialist in the area of world drumming and introduced to a variety of new types of drums. We learned a lot about rhythm, percussion instruments and the art of ethnic drumming from the workshop. The day was great fun!

Making new friends :)

Over the summer term the small room have been making a huge effort to get to know all about the children in first class in Scoil Chormaic Community National School in Balbriggan, Dublin. We have learned all about Dublin and Balbriggan in Geography and can now tell you lots of information about our capital city. We wrote letters, postcards and diary entries to the children in Scoil Chormaic telling them all about our school, what we do every day and what some of the hobbies we have. We also made a video of a nature walk we went on one sunny Friday afternoon and everybody in Scoil Chormaic found it very interesting...Ear to the Ground watch out! The highlight of making our new friends in Dublin was the Skype conversation we had with them. For almost a whole hour we chatted to the children and told them all about our school, the local area and what there is to see and do in Co. Clare. In return they told us all about their school and the area of Balbriggan. We enjoyed getting to know these children so much and we hop to have another Skype conversation with them before the end of the year.
There are lots of differences between our school and Scoil Chormaic but we all have one thing in common...we all love our schools :) To see some of the differences and similarities between our schools follow this link to look at the blog post Mr. Burke's First Class in Scoil Chormaic created about our school .

Tie-dye T-shirts

As part of art class the small room spent a very enjoyable Friday afternoon tie dying white t-shirts. It was amazing watching the plain white t-shirts change colour and form different designs based on the way we tied elastics around them before we left them to steep in the dye. On the day we were able to borrow some of our friends from the big room to come and help us. They did a great job stirring the t-shirts in the die and helping to tie the elastics.

Skipathon 2013

Once again this year we took part in the Skipathon in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. As well as collecting money for a very worthy cause, we also really enjoyed ourselves. Firstly, we mastered the art of skipping by ourselves before moving on to group skipping with rhymes and chants. After a few false starts, every class managed a synchronised skip. Luke also really impressed us by achieving over 800 skips in a row! In the weeks leading up to the event we were busy doing lots of fundraising for the and our school raised over €400!! A big well done to everybody who collected money and skipped on the day.

First Holy Communion

On the 18th of May Ms. O'Neill's second class made their First Holy Communion with the children of Ballynacally N.S. in Ballycorick church. In a beautiful mass celebrated by Fr. O'Dea the children received the Body of Christ for the first time. This was a very special day for the children and their families and all their hard work and preparation paid off.