There was great excitement on the 15th December when two members of the Air Corps came to present us with an Irish flag and a copy of the 1916 Proclamation. This was a joint event with Scoil Niamh Community National School, and it was lovely to have the two schools together in our brand new school hall.
They taught us how to fold the flag and how to care for it, and we learnt some interesting facts about it. The boys and girls from both schools asked wonderful questions which helped us learn even more about the flag, the Defence Forces and the Proclamation.
We finished off the visit with Amhrán na bhFiann, the National Anthem. The Air Corps showed us their salute and listened while we sang for them.
A great day to be involved in.
We have been doing so much work on fractions here in Second class. We've been looking at 1/2 (or 2/4), 1/4 and 3/4. To practise, we opened our very own Pizza Shop which specialises in unusual requests for pizzas.
All this work on fractions followed on from our study of Symmetry. We made symmetrical patterns using things from our classroom. Some of our patterns have 1 line of symmetry which can easily be cut in half, whereas others have 2 lines of symmetry so they can be cut into quarters. Check our our patterns and our symmetry display on the stairs.
Here in Second Class, we love reading. We love reading to ourselves, we love listening to stories (our book at the moment is The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne) and we especially like reading to others. We are really lucky to have the opportunity to read to Junior Infants every Friday. Click here to see Ross's post about Buddy Reading.
Wow - such excitement in Second Class. We went on a trip to the theatre! Not only that, but we went there by Luas. For some people, it was their first time on the Luas, so we took some time beforehand to talk about how to stay safe. Luckily for us, we have some regular Luas users in our class who were able to tell us the names of the stops along the way, and where we would have to change trams so we could get to Tallaght.
When we arrived in Rua Red, we had our lunches and then Sian (the playwright) came out with a big box of costumes from different shows she has worked on and everyone got a chance to dress up. It was really fun!
Then we went into the theatre to see the play Aunty Ben. The play was really good and the props were also amazing. Everyone was fascinated by the costumes and the whole production. It was a great day. The play gave us lots to think about, which is always good.
On Monday 30th November, we were really lucky that Sian (the playwright) and Lorcan (one of the actors) came to school to do a workshop with us based on some of the themes from the play. We looked at stereotypes and challenged them through little scenes we made ourselves. Check out some of the photos.