Reading in the Sun

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Ms. Donohoe’s class enjoyed reading their library books under the shade of the garden trees this afternoon…..

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

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We had a wonderful Seachtain na Gaeilge this week.
We had a great time learning gaelic skills with Mr Connolly.
Ms McGettrick taught us Irish dancing.
Today we were announced our Art winners.

Junior Infants

Senior Infants

First Class

Second Class

Plaza 1

Third Class

Fourth Class

Fifth Class

Plaza 2

6th Class

Also today was an exciting day for two people as they received “Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine”

Well done Girls.

Junior Gaeilgeoir Na Seachtaine

Senior Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine

World Book Day 2017

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World Book Day took place today in our school. We had a fantastic day, all the children dressed up in their favourite book character. The Junior classes had a very enjoyable parade in the hall followed by a senior parade later in the day. Ms.Fahy made a fantastic job retelling the classic story, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to all the junior classes.

My Dog

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Here is another poem from THE SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS, the new book of poems by our writer-in-residence Gerry Boland. The book is available to buy in the school and costs €8. Gerry will sign it and dedicate it. It’s also available in LIBER on O’Connell St.
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MY DOG

When my dog wakes up, he sniffs the air,
Then he goes to the mirror to check his hair.

When my dog barks, it sounds like Meow,
Our doggie psychiatrist can’t figure out how.

When my dog is hungry, he runs to his bowl,
Sometimes for fun, I fill it with coal.

When my dog is hyper, he chases his tail,
He circles real fast and whips up a gale.

When my dog hears the gate, he attacks the door,
It sounds like the beginning of a third world war.

When my dog is sick, we visit the vet;
The vet always says: He’s not dead yet.

Granny Cat

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Here is another poem from THE SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS, the new book of poems by our writer-in-residence Gerry Boland. The book is available to buy in the school and costs €8. Gerry will sign it and dedicate it. It’s also available in LIBER on O’Connell St.

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GRANNY CAT

Granny Cat lies under the blazing sun
Dreams of the first fight she ever won

She twitches her tail
Once or twice
In her dream she is chasing
Three blind mice

She hears a sparrow
In the hedge
Hears it fly
To the window ledge

She doesn’t move
She doesn’t stir
She just lies there dozing
In her matted fur

Granny Cat lies under the blazing sun
Dreams of the first fight she ever won

[after ‘Sunning’ by James Tippett]

Relative Advice

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Here is another poem from THE SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS, the new book of poems by our writer-in-residence Gerry Boland. The book is available to buy in the school and costs €8. Gerry will sign it and dedicate it. It’s also available in LIBER on O’Connell St.

RELATIVE ADVICE

Shake hands with your uncle
Give a hug to your aunt
But if they try to kiss you
Tell them they can’t

Show respect to your cousins
Be nice to your niece
And when there’s a row
Try to make the peace

Put up with your mother
Tolerate your dad
Cause they love you to bits
Even when you’re bad

Look out for your brother
Give your sister a break
I know you believe
They were a terrible mistake

And don’t mind your grandad
Or even old gran
The last I heard
They’d moved to Japan

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What age am I?

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There’s a great buzz in the school about THE SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS, the new book of poems by our writer-in-residence Gerry Boland. We thought you might like to read some of the poems from the book (there are fifty poems in all). We’ll put a different poem up each week for the next four weeks. The book is available to buy in the school. It costs €8 and Gerry will sign it and dedicate it. It’s also available in LIBER on O’Connell St.

WHAT AGE AM I?

I am ONE
Life is fun

I am TWO
How do you do?

I am THREE
It’s all about me

I am FOUR
Hear me roar

I am FIVE
Still alive

I am SIX
Snapping sticks

I am SEVEN
I wanna be eleven

I am EIGHT
On my first date

I am NINE
Out of line

I am TEN
Never again

Reading in Sixth Class

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The children in Ms. Donohoe’s class have been reading novels in groups of three over the past few weeks. Each group read a different novel and novels included The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom, Long Way Home, Cool and Fox Friend. The children took on roles within their group each day and used the skills of predicting, visualising, questioning and inferring to help them engage with their novels as they completed Task Sheets. Well Done Everybody! Thank you to Ms. Gillespie and Ms. Campbell for helping us too.

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The Secret Lives of Mothers

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THE SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS
Our writer-in-residence, Gerry Boland, has just published his new book of poems for the young reader. Titled The Secret Lives of Mothers, it contains fifty funny and clever poems that children of all ages will enjoy. The book costs €8 and signed copies can be purchased in the school shop. LIBER Bookshop on O’Connell Street also stock it. Many of the poems in the book are poems that Gerry ‘workshops’ in his popular creative writing workshops in the Mercy Primary. An unusual design feature of the book invites the reader to illustrate many of the poems himself/herself.
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Reading Friends

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Every Friday morning, 1st class meet with students from Mercy Secondary in the school library. Each child is paired up with a TY student and they get a chance to read their book every week. Each session ends with a game presented by 2 TY students. It is always lots of fun.
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Bored, Bored, Bored

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We are reading ‘Bored, Bored, Bored’ in 1st class. All the children in the class got a chance to read a part of the story. Everyone is getting much better at using expression, especially with the dialogue parts.

The Big Sleep In!!!!

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We wore our pyjamas and slippers to school today as part of The Big Sleep In! school fundraiser for World Book Day. Thank you to Ms. Lewis who read us some Roald Dahl before our nap!

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