There has been plenty going on recently in 5th and 6th class. Before the week off the children worked hard on their Olympic projects. I was so impressed with the high standard of work that I showed them to Simon. He also thought that the work was excellent and has put forward some samples of the work to an Olympic project friends of his are working on. We also enjoyed a fabulous trip to the Visual Arts Centre for the Carlow African Film Festival Competition Screening.
Since our break we have been working hard on 3-D shapes in Maths. We experimented with cocktail sticks and chickpeas to make some shapes, but soon found out that cocktail sticks and marshmallows were tastier, ahem, more suitable to the task I mean.
Luckily we took some photos of our fabulous creations as they all disappeared rather quickly! Funnily enough the shapes made with the chickpeas are still standing.

This week we have had a talk from Lorraine & Marita from the Schools Completion Programme about the transition into secondary school. We looked at sample timetables and talked about our expectations of secondary school. At the Open Night on Thursday I will give a talk to parents on the topic.
Tomorrow we are heading to Graiguecullen GAA grounds for football training, so remember to wear good sports shoes & bring an extra drink. In June we will get the opportunity to play Tag Rugby again at the Carlow Rugby Blitz.

On Thursday Marie Scully, our Home School Liaison Officer will be giving a workshop to our class on the topic of healthy eating.

This week we also are looking forward to getting our hands on some books in the Book Fair downstairs in the lobby.

As you can see we have a lot going on. Eventhough we only have 5 weeks of school left before the summer holidays, we have a lot to fit in. We will keep you posted …