We’ve all been very hard at work over the past 8 weeks so we’re going to let down the hair a little tomorrow! We will have a little party during the day and children are invited to dress up for the occasion.
Some of the teachers are prone to bouts of weakness so try not to be too scary!
The school is looking especially spooky this year!
Our Parent Association are holding their annual used clothes collection again this year. Last year, the monies raised funded the modern dance classes which took place during January and February. We hope to do the same again this year.
Collections will take place in the Community Centre on:
Each of the five men (A-E) needs to get to the respective house (marked with the respective letter and color).
The problem is to discover how these five men can make these five routes without anyone crossing the route of another. In other words no more than one route is permitted through any cell. Men are allowed to move from cell to cell only vertically or horizontally, but never diagonally. Can you solve this challenge?
Q 4 Complete this easy Hallowe’en Sukoku using the letters “BATS”
The AGM of our Parent Association was held last night, Oct 15, in the Community Centre.
2014/15 was a hugely successful first year, and our PA has been a great addition to our school.
€600 will be donated to the school for the purpose of updating the classroom libraries. This funding is most welcome as it will benefit every child in every class. It is also hoped that our modern dance classes will again be funded by the PA in the new year.
A talk is planned for the coming weeks on the topic of internet safety. A guest speaker from the NPC will attend. This evening will also allow parents the opportunity to discuss the school’s new Internet Acceptable Usage Policy which is currently at draft stage.
The committee elected for the 2015/16 school year is:
This week in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class, Miss Ní Mhaicín was reading a book called “The Gentle Giant” with us. The book was written by one of our favourite authors, Michael Morpurgo.
This is a great story about a Giant who is bullied by all the people in the village just because he is different to them. After reading some of the story we wrote diary entries from the Giant’s point of view.
When we had drafted, edited and revised our diary entries, Miss Ní Mhaicín gave us some colourful writing frames to publish our work.
Here are a few examples of our diary entries which are on display in the classroom!
Today we had a visit from Amanda of Team Hope. She spoke to us about the annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal. We will be participating again this year.
We are all going to have our shoeboxes filled and returned to school after the Hallowe’en Mid-Term Break on Wednesday, Nov 4th.
What can I put in my box?
Please put in a selection of small gifts from the options below: (but out of respect for the children we ask that all items be new, or good as new)
TO WRITE – Items for school – like a pen, pencil, copy book, paper, colouring book, felt pens, sharpener, eraser, solar calculator.
TO WASH – Some hygiene items – toothbrush and toothpaste, soap (wrapped please), facecloth, hairbrush, comb.
TO WEAR – Small clothing items – a hat, scarf, gloves, socks or underwear
WOW ! – A treat – sunglasses, game, small Irish gift, a photo of yourself, sweets (must be in date until at least March 2016), make up, a small musical instrument, toys like a doll, a car, cuddly toy, skipping rope, yo-yo, a finger puppet.
We would like to wish the very best of luck to Niamh and Tara, who are performing in the Kiltimagh Town Hall Theatre this evening.
The girls are members of the Clann Machua Youth Drama Group, whose members range in ages from 9 to 14. They have been busy rehearsing over the past few months in the lead up to tonight’s performance. The group will perform two one-act plays by two of Ireland’s finest writers.
Tara plays the part of a 10 year old boy in WB Yeats’ “Cathleen Ní Houlihan”. Niamh plays the part of a little girl in “Spreading the News” by Lady Gregory. Her brother Joe, who is a past pupil of Craggagh NS, is also performing in this play.
These two girls are no strangers to the stage having taken part in many school performances.
The show begins at 8pm tonight in the Town Hall Theatre in Kiltimagh. It is sure to be an entertaining night of drama.
For our first Mystery Skype this year we connected with Ms Richman’s 7th Graders in Signal Knob Middle School, Virginia, USA.
Mystery Skype is an educational game played between two schools anywhere in the world, over Skype. The aim of the game is to locate the school you have connected with by asking only yes/no questions. Children use maps, both digital and paper and plenty of deductive reasoning to figure out where the other school is. When the game is over the children can then spend some time chatting with their new friends, learning about their school, hobbies, culture etc. It’s an amazing learning resource and one that the children really enjoy.
The children took turns in the hot seat, answering and asking questions, while our team of mappers tried to narrow down the location of the other school. Every child in the class has a role to play.
They had never heard of our favourite sport, Gaelic Football (we didn’t get a chance to tell them about hurling!). They play a huge range of sports too, their favourite seems to be American Football, but they also mentioned basketball, volleyball, soccer and more.
They also told us that they love Chipotle. (We had to Google that one!)