A visit out of this world!

We had the privilege of hosting Ron Bledsoe, an engineer at NASA who worked on the rocket for the Apollo 11 mission. 1st class were so excited to get to ask him many questions and learned so much from him.   

Rock your socks

This week we took part in Rock your Socks for Down Syndrome awareness day. All of first class took part and we had a great day discussing our differences and how we are all unique. We also talked about how we should treat others with kindness and respect no matter their differences. We read the …

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

First class had a very busy seachtain na Gaeilge. Oisín’s 6th class came to do some paired reading with us as Gaeilge. First class loved hearing 6th class tell them a story and learned loads of new Irish words. We learned, practiced and performed an Irish poem called Bogha Baistí in groups for the class. …

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Californian penpals!!

This week we got replies from our penpals in California!   In November we wrote letters to my sister’s first grade class in Red Wood City, California. First class were so excited to hear back from their new friends in America. We each got our letters, read them and then shared some cool things our penpals …

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In January our theme for the month was Explorers. 1st class learned all about the lives of a few explorers and then made a project about an explorer of their choice.   We looked at the life of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. 1st class decided that she …

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Martin Luther King Jr.

1st class loved learning all about Martin Luther king Jr. We had great discussions about equality and how we should treat others. We talked about spreading love and kindness to follow in MLK’s footsteps. We learned all about his life through reading books and watching videos. We even wrote down some of our own dreams …

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Term 1 in 1st!

We had great fun in 1st class this term. We are loving our new class ‘up stairs’ and were shocked that we are going home at the same time as 6th class now!   We had three great visitors this term. One thought us all about bees, how they live, make honey and how we …

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