March in Ms O’Brien’s 2nd Class

2nd Class have been very busy since they returned to school at the beginning of March. 
They celebrated World Book Day by writing their own books and then designing the cover for their book. There was a great variety of books from stories and facts about animals to autobiographies and books about the Titanic. 
They have been very busy learning about procedural writing, reading and writing spells and guides. They wrote a spell for turning a teacher into a goat!
We explored the topic of Friendship this month, we discussed being a good friend and the children brainstormed ideas for what a good and bad friend does, says or how they make them feel. They used their information to write a recipe for friendship, they included ingredients such as happiness, kindness and laughter. 
We discussed mistakes and decided that mistakes were ok and even a good sign when we are learning something new. We also spent some time talking about the good things about ourselves and put some positive words about ourselves onto our rainbow clouds.
In Maths we were learning all about money, the children have worked really hard on this topic. They were using coins to make different amounts of money, counting coins and calculating change. They got to try out their skills in our Fruit and Vegetable shops. 
We used pointillism to create rainbow art for St.Patrick’s Day and we also drew chicks and designed eggs for the chicks. The children showed off their observation and drawing skills when they got a daffodil to draw, they all did a fantastic job!
Finally, in Gaeilge we finished off the month on a very exciting note today. Bhí na páistí ag lorg Ubh Chásca sa phiciúir agus bhain siad úsáíd as na frasaí nua. 


Beannachtaí na Cásca ort!

Ireland Reads Campaign

On Thursday 25 February the Ireland Reads Campaign is inviting people of all ages to get reading.

Why? Because taking some time for yourself to relax and do the things you enjoy (like reading) is important to help look after your mental wellbeing.

Go to irelandreads.ie to take the pledge and see how many minutes people all over Ireland will be squeezing in to read on Thursday 25 February.

Ireland Reads is a public libraries initiative, in partnership with publishers, booksellers, authors and others under the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign.

Feeling lockdown fatigue? ‘Squeeze in a read,’ says book campaign

Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email AppA campaign to “get Ireland reading during Covid” has been welcomed by President Michael D Higgins, who described the initiative as “such a good idea”.The campaign sees local authority libraries teamed-up with publishers, booksellers and authors to ask people to “squeeze in a read” on or before Ireland Reads Day on February 25th. While the libraries are not open for browsing or borrowing due to Covid restrictions, library members can use the library BorrowBox service online and choose from more than 44,000 e-books and 33,000 audiobooks. The website irelandreads.ie offers book recommendations suited to a person’s interests and the time they have available. There are more than 800 recommendations from librarians all around the country. Users may enter their favourite type of book and how long they would like to read each day, and the website will offer book suggestions and work out how long it will take to complete.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     From Independent.ie