Friday, 28 January 2011

Greater than and Less than - Greedy Crocodile!

27 is less than 31

We are doing greater than and less than. For this we are thinking of the Greedy Crocodile. The crocodile will always eat the bigger number. There are other activities here.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dragon Smoke - Huff! Puff!

Dragon Smoke

Well done Michael on your podcast. It is so cold in the mornings that we can all blow Dragon Smoke!!

Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit 2011

Chinese New Year
Chinese new year will begin on 3rd of February 2011 which marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit. This year will be 4709 on the Chinese Calendar. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival.

Chinese New Year is the main festival of the Year and is not a religious event. The Chinese calendar is based on the lunar year, so the date of Chinese New Year changes every year. The Chinese calendar follows a 12-year pattern with each year named after an animal. There are various stories which explain this. The simplest is that Buddha (or the Jade Emperor) invited all of the animals to join him for a New Year celebration, but only 12 animals turned up. To reward the animals that did come, Buddha named a year after each of them in the order that they arrived, starting with the Rat, followed by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat (or Sheep), Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

Depending on the year you are born, you are believed to have the various character traits of that year's animal.

We will be doing an activity to mark 2011 the year of the rat from Activity Village.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Snowball Poem

Snowball Poem, with sound effects from
We used Audacity to put the two recording together onto one track.
More winter poems to come!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Junior Spiders, Helix, DCU

On Friday December 18th 2010 our principal Ms. Marguerite Stenson travelled to the Helix at DCU in Dublin to the Eircom Junior Spiders.

It was a great honour for the school to win the Best Blog in the Mega Spiders Category!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Happy New Year + Celebrations!

Happy New Year to all!

Just before the holidays our blog got a great boost when we won "Best Blog" in the Junior Spiders in the Helix in DCU, Dublin.

Everyone is absolutely thrilled with such a fantastic award and of course a great way to begin the Christmas Holidays.

Well done to all the other winners, the standard was really high in all categories this year.