Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Easter

Jessie could smell chocolate from the knitted Easter chicks!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Philip the Cock Pheasant

Yesterday we had a visit from Philip our resident Cock Pheasant. The photos were taken from the classroom window.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Publish a Poem Project 2012 winner

Leckaun National School are delighted to announce success in the Publish a Poem Project 2012. The following poem will be published in a book of poems later on this year. The prize giving will take place at the Landmark Hotel in Carrick on Shannon on Tuesday 24th of April 2012. Two other students' poems were awarded Highly Commended in the same category.
In their compositions the students endeavoured to incorporate rhyme, rhythm and repetition whilst maintaining their own experiences and perspectives throughout.
Comhghairdeachas leis na páistí go léir a ghlac páirt ins an gComórtas Filíochta.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Handprint Tulips

We made handprint tulips for Art class this week. We made a video on the visualiser of the instructions we followed. There is a similar idea on DLTK Spring Crafts website. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Where is Jessie?

Jessie went to Calry AstroTurf pitch some weeks ago. He was sad because the sign said "No Dogs Allowed".
Best of luck to the children on their match tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What is Spring?

We are learning about Spring in School. The Senior Room read their Spring Poems for us. We really liked them. We liked them because everybody had their own story to tell about spring. 
In the Junior Room we are learning about the life cycle of the frog and the butterfly. In our Daily News we hear about the lambs and calves being born. 
Junior Room information about spring click here. 
Senior Room information about spring click here.
It is a busy time on the farm but it nice work too especially when the weather is dry and mild.
We are reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. Jessie likes books written by Eric Carle. We like the illustrations too.

We will be doing some spring planting in school soon. Senior Infants had 'sow' as one of their spellings this week. The sunflower seeds packet says 'Sow March - May' which means to plant them in either March, April or May.
  • We will sow the sunflower seeds in March.
  • Teacher will sew up the rip in the the Bee puppet's wing.
  • We can sing 'doh, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, doh'.
  • I was sick so I didn't go to school.

Spring Poetry on the Vernal Equinox

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

We made lovely cards for Mother's Day. The template for the card can be found if you click here.

Mums make children blossom.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh

Today we celebrated St. Patrick's Day, the Patron Saint of Ireland.

We made snakes at school but we learned that in fact there never were snakes in Ireland, so there were in fact no snakes for St. Patrick to banish. This information was obtained from naturalist Nigel Monaghan, keeper of natural history at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, who has searched extensively through Irish fossil collections and records.
For more information on St. Patrick and the banishing of snakes click here. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

INTO EBS Handwriting Competition Winner

We have great news to report that one of the students of Leckaun N.S. has won a prize in the INTO / EBS Handwriting Competition 2012.

Well done to all who took part. We look forward to the prize-giving in Carrick-on-Shannon next week.

Conn Coinín

At school today we had a special visit from a new member of the Leckaun Community. The photos were taken from our classroom windows.
We have named him Conn Coinín because this is the name of the rabbit in our Gaeilge book. We have to be very quiet or we will scare him away.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

GAA training

We have Football training every Thursday. We like playing games and practising our skills. Brian MacDonald is our trainer.