Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just Write in Junior Infants

Words with Mm
mat map mop mammy mud man monster Mary jam Jim mouse muck money Master Manor Manorhamilton monkey Molly

For additional activities on the letters and sounds go to the Starfall website here.
Remember World Book Day is fast approaching - March 7th 2013, view their website here.
Story Teller Videos on Oxford Owl are also great to promote reading at home (and school).
Teach your Monster to Read is a great game to help children reinforce their reading through play. 

Lough Doon, Co. Leitrim

GAA Training starts this morning

Today we will have the first GAA session with past pupil Seán Watters. We are really looking forward to developing our skills over the coming weeks!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Marla at Playtime

We play with Marla. We made angels, green fairies, volcanoes, tooth fairies, snails, bracelets, doughnuts, footballers and ladybirds.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Story Banner

I made a story about horses. I put all the pages to make a banner. We loved looking at the story today in school!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Shortlisted Best School Website 2013

Our school website has been Shortlisted for Best School Website in the Eircom Junior Spiders in the Mega Spider Category. The competition finalists for 2013 can be viewed on the Junior Spiders website.

This is great news for all the pupils, teachers and school community!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

'Up the Bank'

The good weather this week (cold today though) has enabled us to get playing 'up the bank' for the first time in '13. Long live the dry weather, high pressure predicted for next week = more fun 'up the bank'!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

World Book Day - March 7th 2013

A list of World Book Day books can be found here
World Book Day Games click here
StoryCraft - How to write brilliant stories. Lots of videos giving budding writers ideas to learn some of the tricks of the trade. These instructional videos can be found here.

Dr Seuss on the Loose! from World Book Day on Vimeo.

Dr Seuss on the Loose! from World Book Day on Vimeo.

Humphrey’s Tiny Tales: My Treasure Hunt Trouble from World Book Day on Vimeo.

Thomas & Friends: Thomas to the Rescue from World Book Day on Vimeo.

Danny’s Smelly Toothbrush from World Book Day on Vimeo.

The Great Pet-Shop Panic from World Book Day on Vimeo.

Happy Valentine's Day

In school we made Valentine's Day Folded Heart Cards. The idea for this came from DLTK's Crafts for Kids Website.

The instructions can be found here.

Enjoy the mid-term break!

We read the book "The Valentine Gift" by Maggie Kneen.

'I need to find a present' says Little Bunny Grey.

'To give to my friend Rosie on this very special day'.

'Something bright and beautiful to show how much I care.

A present to remind her of the happy times we share'.

Valentine's Day Word Search on Nat Geo Kids click here
Valentine's Day Treats Puzzler on Nat Geo Kids click here
BBC Newsround Valentine's Day Page click here
Recommended by Scoilnet
DLTK Valentine Games and Activities click here
Funschool Kaboose Activities with Valentine's Day theme click here

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Parents' Association AGM

The AGM of Leckaun P/A will take place in Newtownmanor Hall tonight at 8pm.
It will be a brief meeting and I would appreciate the support of as many parents as possible.

Pancake Tuesday

Happy Pancake Tuesday!
What can you tell us about Pancake Tuesday?
Learn about Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday here on and Woodlands Junior.
If you would like to view the post on Pancake Tuesday from last year in our school click here and here.
Make a pancake presentation on TES iBoard

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Expect the Unexpected!

The No.14 Donegal jersey signed by Michael Murphy got quite a reception at school today. Photographs include Leitrim and Leckaun N.S. colours.
GAA - "Expect the unexpected!"

Friday, February 08, 2013

Chinese New Year 2013 - Year of the Snake

Chinese New Year will begin on 10 February 2013 which marks the start of the Year of the Snake. The year will be 4711 on the Chinese Calendar. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival.
Chinese New Year is the main Chinese festival of the year and it is not a religious event. We explain some of the traditions and stories linked to this celebration.
As the Chinese use the Lunar calendar for their festivals the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon (black moon) in either late January or February. Traditionally celebrations last for fifteen days, ending on the date of the full moon. In China the public holiday lasts for three days and this is the biggest celebration of the year.

TES iBoard Make your own story click here.
The Zodiac Story to go with TES iBoard story maker above can be found here
Chinese New Year Customs click here
Chinese New Year songs and videos click here

Prince and Princess with their dog

Monday, February 04, 2013

Credit Union Quiz

The Schools' Credit Union Quiz took place on Saturday last in the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton.
Congratulations to all participating pupils both. Well done to the group of pupils from the Senior Room who achieved the 'Runner-Up' place on the night.

Jolly Grammar - Past Tense

Today we were noticing how some consonants 'double-up' when putting them in the past tense.

pat - patted
Sam patted the dog.

hug - hugged
I hugged my granny.

bat - batted
The baseballer batted the ball out of the park and got a home run!