Hi my name is Brodie,
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Hi my name is Brodie,
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Many congrats to the children in our class who were announced as finalists in the Whiteboard Project in conjunction with The Sligo Weekender and Sligo Supply Centre.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I just came across a great website for mapping. Lots of you are already using google earth. Here is another website that you can use google maps and... scribble on them... really it means you can mark out your journey or a place of interest on them and then send it on to a friend or even put it up on our class blog. Maybe some of you could send me on your own scribble map? Enjoy! http://www.scribblemaps.com/
Saturday, December 5, 2009
THE ADVENT WREATH HELPS US TO GET READY TO WELCOME JESUS
Long ago, before Jesus was born, during the dark days of December, the people of Eastern Europe gathered wreaths of evergreen branches and lit fires as a sign of hope and a reminder that spring was on its way. This tradition was adopted by the Christians and by the 1600s the Advent Wreath was used throughout Germany to mark the time spent waiting for the birth of the Christ child at Christmas. From Germany this tradition spread to the rest of the world.
WHAT DOES THE ADVENT WREATH MEAN?
Usually the Advent Wreath is made of four candles, three purple and one pink. They are lit in the following order; week 1 and 2 purple, week 3, pink and week 4 purple.
The candles remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. The colour purple is used because long ago purple dye was very expensive and purple became a colour that was associated with royalty. Advent is the season of the coming of the King. The pink one is lit on the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday. Long ago Advent was a time of fasting like Lent. On the Third Sunday there was a break from this fast and the priests wore rose or pink coloured vestments. So that tradition became a part of the Advent Wreath. As we light the candles each week we are made aware of our journey through this season. Placing the candles in a circle is symbolic of God’s love for us, a love that has no beginning or end. The use of the evergreen leaves around the candles reminds us that God’s love is everlasting.
Here are some pictures of our class. Do you recognise any of the posters?
- The first picture is our full yard sticker chart. We have a movie afternoon when we are good in the yard.
- The second photo is a picture of the door into our class. We put up the names for all those who have died and on the last Friday of the month of November these names were brought up to the altar of the church.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
This really is a great resource for children to practice spellings at home. Try it out here!
Here are some sites for some Maths Games! Try it out here!
Here are some sites for some Gaeilge Games! Try it out here!
Here are some sites for some SESE Games! Try it out here!
Here are some sites for Early Learners Games! Try it out here!
Here are sites to other Games! Try it out here!
That will keep you all busy!;)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
We all are enjoying learning the different counties in Ireland.
In our History at the moment we are learning about Ancient Egypt.
Here are some links to sites that may be of interest.
Mummy Maker Game
Hey there everyone,
Going to try and blog on this a bit more. Was getting together all the songs for our Christmas carol singing next month. Came across some good karaoke on youtube so the pupils can practice at home! Click on the link to try it out...
Hope you like these... happy singing!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays?
Q. What do goblins and ghosts drink when they're hot and thirsty on Halloween? A. Ghoul-aid!!!
Q. What is a Mummie's favorite type of music? A. Wrap!!!!!
Q. Why do demons and ghouls hang out together? A. Because demons are a ghouls best friend!
Q. What's a monster's favorite bean? A. A human bean.
Q. Why can't the boy ghost have babies? A. Because he has a Hallo-weenie.
Q. What do you call a witch who lives at the beach? A. A sand-witch.
Q. Where does a ghost go on Saturday night? A. Anywhere where he can boo-gie.
Q. What did the skeleton say to the vampire? A. You suck.
Q. What do ghosts say when something is really neat? A.Ghoul
Q. Why was the girl afraid of the vampire? A. He was all bite and no bark.
Q. Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party? A. He had no body to dance with.
Q. Where does Count Dracula usually eat his lunch? A. At the casketeria.
Q. What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog? A. He is mist.
Q. What instrument do skeleton play? A: Trom-BONE.
Remember the starfall pumpkin activity... click on the link: