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READING BUDDIES
Some of our First Class pupils pictured with their "Reading Buddies" from 5th Class. We run this programme in our school every year and it is very enjoyable and beneficial for all of the pupils involved. Thanks to 5th Class for their enthusiasm and also for the kindness they show to the younger children.

Welcome
A warm welcome to Leah Austin (Transition Year Student Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass) Leah is a past student and has returned to St Patrick's NS  on work experience in our classroom every Friday until Christmas. We are really enjoying having Leah who is such a cheerful and efficient helper!

Planting bulbs

It’s that time of year again and Brigid kindly helped the children plant daffodil bulbs in tubs in the courtyard area. We look forward to them growing and blossoming In the Spring.

Congratulations to  Leona
Leona Kelly, along with her brother Seán scooped first prize in the Carlow Hospice Grow a Sunflower Competition. Well done Leona and I know she has already planted her daffodil bulbs which she received as a school prize for her success in the Competition!

Hibericum in Robin Wood
Autumn is well and truly here and time for hedgehogs to get some sleep. We have placed a cosy bed in our woodland and covered it with leaves. Maybe a little hedgehog will decide to snooze there over the winter moonths. We will keep you posted!

"FRIENDSHIP"

All the pupils in Ms Finlay’s class were delighted to deliver an important message for "Friendship Week" in their assembly presentation. They performed the Fox and the Stork Story which had a very simple message- Treat others as you would like them to treat you. Mossie and Riley were brilliant in their roles as the fox and stork. Well done also to our story narrators- Rachel, Leah, Will, Denys, Aoibhinn, Kallan and Casey. Other class members spoke about why their friends were special to them and why despite our differences, we can all be friends. We finished our assembly by singing The Friendship Song, a favourite with the class. During Friendship Week we played the Compliment Game and had a Container for our random acts of kindness notes. We also made a collage of a flower bouquet with the quote- Many different flowers make a bouquet of flowers!
Some of our First Class students are pictured across on our school "Friendship Bench" also.

Art Work

Ms and Mr Autumn

We had great fun working in groups of three creating Autumn fashion outfits for Ms and Mr Autumn. We used different fabrics, real leaves and beads to create our seasonal people.Have a look at our creations!


POETRY CORNER

An A-Z Poem of School by Harry McMorris
Art-Breaktime-Coloured Crayons-Digging in sandpits-Everyone is friends-Football matches,-Geography-Harmony,-Interesting facts-Junk food out-Kicking leaves,-Learning-New words-Outdoors-PE-Quizzes-Reading-Spellings-Tests-Understanding-Very good-Wet days--Xtra work-Yelling-Zero wrappers

LIMERICKS
We have been learning abut Limericks which are funny, silly poems with five lines and a particular rhyming pattern. We enjoyed writing our own and reading them to the class.

There once was a silly kid,                                         
who opened a tin with a lid,                                    
the tuna went splat,                                                    
all over the cat,                                                         
then he ran away and hid!       
                                
Written by Jane Doyle Hughes                                   

There was a boy from Carnew,
He only had one shoe,
Then he lost his sock,
And he had to hop,
Sure what else could he do?

Written by Rachel Burnell

There once was a snowman named Scott,                     
he dodn't do well when hot,                                        
He was having some fun,                                            
When out came the sun,                                             

Now our friend Scott is not!   
                                     
Written by Aoibhinn Lawlor                                          

There once was a rabbit from Rathvilly,
In winter he felt rather chilly,
So he hopped to the airport,
And jumped on a plane,
Now he has a villa in sunny Spain!

Written by Ted Healy

 
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