2nd class blog!

Welcome everyone to our Second class blog. We have had such a great first two months at school. We are all very busy working hard on lots of different projects and activities. Everybody has settled in excellently. It has been great to welcome Joe Lundy back and to also welcome a new member to our class Christian Kerr. Christian has come all the way from Singapore.
With the fine weather we have had great fun doing some outdoor activities. For example we did a tree hunt around the school ground. We learned how to identify certain trees and brought in leaves and fruits of trees for our nature table. We did bark rubbings and leaf rubbings.
We also learned about mini beasts of Ireland. Despite some of our fears we went on a mini beasts hunt collecting whatever we could find and observing them. We got to use a pooter and collect the mini beasts on a Petri dish.
We have been having great fun in our maths lessons. We do ‘table champs’ everyday to test our tables. Jake is our reigning champ! We also have maths stations on Thursdays where we get to do lots of different games on the iPads and various other board games. We really enjoyed all the activities in the hall for maths day. We continued with our maths games in the classroom. We made our own play dough and had to complete a ‘Bakeoff’ challenge. Some of us had beautifully made cupcakes.
We also had a little visitor called Speedy to our class. Liam brought in his pet chick which had only hatched two days previous. We got to pet him.
We also had the book fair to visit which was great. We bought so many new books. We also got the chance to start learning how to play hockey. Our coach Kenny is coming in on Fridays to teach us. It is great fun.
We also prepared for Halloween. We carved a pumpkin. We all got the chance to take out the seeds. It felt strange. We all got the chance to design the pumpkin. Aoibhin’s design won! We then raffled off the pumpkin for someone to take home.
We tasted some Bairín breac. Annie Russell and Fionn got the rings, so that means they are the first to get married! We dressed up in amazing costumes for the catwalk. We had so much fun. We also made 3d paper witches and painted witches feet. Hope you like all our pictures!