Jingles Comes to Room 11

On Monday morning, we came in all ready for the week's work ahead when we were met with a very big surprise...... JINGLES!!!! We had heard that he had come and caused mischief in other people's classroom and knew some day he was on his way to room 11, but we did not expect him first thing on a Monday morning.

When we came in, we noticed Ms O' Riordan's and Tina's chairs were all wrapped in toilet paper. Then, when we looked up on the whiteboard, hanging up high was our two advent calendars covered in tissue paper and our book we are reading at the moment, 'Rover Saves Christmas', stuck to the board upside down. He had written on the board in his funny jingly writing that he was going to eat all the chocolate in our advent calendars and was stealing our book. We could not believe our eyes and didn't know what to do. Luckily, Ms O Riordan found a note on her desk from Jingles saying: we will get our advent calendars and book back if we complete these 5 jobs:

  1. Write 10 ways to make Santa's good list.
  2. Write a recipe for the nicest hot chocolate in the world.
  3. Write a poem entitled 'Jingles the Bestie Elfie'.
  4. Practice for the carol service.
  5. (Most importantly) Give Ms O Riordan a break

We worked really hard to get all our jobs done, went to see a nativity play and when we came back..... Jingles was gone!!!! and we got everything back. Thank you Jingles. Next time you come..... we will be ready for you!

On Monday morning, we came in all ready for the week's work ahead when we were met with a very big surprise...... JINGLES!!!! We had heard that he had come and caused mischief in other people's classroom and knew some day he was on his way to room 11, but we did not expect him first thing on a Monday morning.

When we came in, we noticed Ms O' Riordan's and Tina's chairs were all wrapped in toilet paper. Then, when we looked up on the whiteboard, hanging up high was our two advent calendars covered in tissue paper and our book we are reading at the moment 'Rover Saves Christmas' stuck to the board upside down. He had written on the board in his funny jingly writing that he was going to eat all the chocolate in our advent calendars and was stealing our book. We could not believe oUr eyes and didn't know what to do. Luckily, Ms O Riordan found a note on her desk from Jingles saying we will get our advent calendars and book back if we complete these 5 jobs:

  1. Write 10 ways to make Santa's good list.
  2. Write a recipe for the nicest hot chocolate in the world.
  3. Write a poem entitled 'Jingles the Bestie Elfie'.
  4. Practice for the carol service.
  5. (Most importantly) Give Ms O Riordan a break

We worked really hard to get all our jobs done, went to see a nativity play and when we came back..... Jingles was gone!!!! and we got everything back. Thank you Jingles. Next time you come..... we will be ready for you!

On Monday morning, we came in all ready for the week's work ahead when we were met with a very big surprise...... JINGLES!!!! We had heard that he had come and caused mischief in other people's classroom and knew some day he was on his way to room 11, but we did not expect him first thing on a Monday morning.

When we came in, we noticed Ms O' Riordan's and Tina's chairs were all wrapped in toilet paper. Then, when we looked up on the whiteboard, hanging up high was our two advent calendars covered in tissue paper and our book we are reading at the moment 'Rover Saves Christmas' stuck to the board upside down. He had written on the board in his funny jingly writing that he was going to eat all the chocolate in our advent calendars and was stealing our book. We could not believe oUr eyes and didn't know what to do. Luckily, Ms O Riordan found a note on her desk from Jingles saying we will get our advent calendars and book back if we complete these 5 jobs:

  1. Write 10 ways to make Santa's good list.
  2. Write a recipe for the nicest hot chocolate in the world.
  3. Write a poem entitled 'Jingles the Bestie Elfie'.
  4. Practice for the carol service.
  5. (Most importantly) Give Ms O Riordan a break

We worked really hard to get all our jobs done, went to see a nativity play and when we came back..... Jingles was gone!!!! and we got everything back. Thank you Jingles. Next time you come..... we will be ready for you!

A Snapshot of Senior Infants 2016/2017!

We had a super-de-duper year in Senior Infants Room 5 filled with lots of learning and oodles of fun!! Here is a snapshot of some of our favourite memories: 

In September, we were happy to be back at school and looking forward to Senior Infants. We had fun painting self-portraits in Art – it wasn’t easy! We created our very own superheroes and decided that we were going to have a super year! In October, we had a popcorn party to help us learn about the effects of heat on different materials. Some of us wore very spooky costumes on Dress-up Day! In November, we did some work on houses and homes. We designed a house that we would like to live in and made it using a shoe box, coloured paper and paint. In December, we practised for our Christmas Play. We especially enjoyed the dress rehearsal, which we performed in front of the other classes. In preparation for Christmas, we made beautiful Nativity silhouette scenes using paint, black paper, lollipop sticks and chalk. In January, we spent a lot of time learning about water. We did an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof, so we tested newspaper, a plastic bag, a rubber glove, a towel, tinfoil and cotton wool. We really enjoyed making plastic bottle penguins in Art too! In February, our Aistear theme was Spring and Caring for Our Environment. We opened a Garden Centre to help us learn about plants and caring for flowers. Love was in the air coming up to Valentine’s Day, and we made Cupid Cups. We finally got to make our rice krispie buns and they were delicious!! In March, we celebrated Ratoath GAA Day in style wearing our GAA jerseys. During Seachtain na Gaeilge, Ms. Smith visited our class to teach us about Irish music and instruments. We had lots of fun making Leprechaun masks for our assembly performance! In April, our Aistear theme was Transport and Travel. We really enjoyed playing in the Airport. Outside, we did car colour and traffic surveys, counting plenty of red, black and silver cars, and we even spotted a bus and a lorry! In Science, we went on a magnet hunt around the classroom. In May, we learned about all of the tiny little creatures around us called mini-beasts. It was a very hot day for our mini-beast hunt so lots of them were hiding! Just like real scientists, we had clipboards and checklists to mark each mini-beast that we spotted. In June, there was some beautiful, sunny weather, and one afternoon, our classroom was so warm that we needed ice-pops to help us cool down. Yuuuummy!

Active Week

There was lots of sport and activity in St. Paul's last week for our annual Active Week. Each day the children took part in different activities including Athletics, GAA, Orienteering and the much love Water Day. Thank you to all the teachers involved in making it such a fantastic week. A special thank you to Mr. Burns and Ms. McCarthy who organised the whole week.

Sixth Class Donation to Keith Duffy Foundation

Keith Duffy, and his wife Lisa, paid a visit to St. Paul's last week to be presented with a cheque for The Keith Duffy Foundation. The children in Sixth Class donated some of their confirmation money to the charity, which so far has amounted to €800. Keith and Lisa really enjoyed their visit to the school and were astounded by the wonderful facilities offered to the pupils in St. Paul's, in particular to the children in our ASD classes.

More Active Week Fun in Third Class!

Room 12 really enjoyed all the activities on Wet Day, as well as the orienteering fun on Friday! Thanks Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Burns and to all the Learning Support teachers for organising the best Active Week ever!!

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