Along with swimming, we are also getting GAA lessons each Thursday with Larry! Very active time for the Beech class!
We will be holding auditions for the leading roles in our production of Annie this coming Friday. If your child wants to audition, please make sure they have the relevant song prepared for the role they would like to perform.
Please see the list of songs below. All song lyrics can be found online and songs can be found on Spotify/YouTube.
Miss Hannigan: "Little Girls"
Oliver Warbucks: "I Don't Need Anything But You"
Lily/Rooster: "Easy Street"
Molly/Kate/Tessie/Pepper/July/Duffy: "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile"
Best of luck to everyone auditioning!
A chairde! Parents, Guardians and friends!
This week we will be celebrating Irish language and culture as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. We will be busy learning Irish songs and dances, playing games through Irish, reading and writing stories, listening to Irish music and promoting the Irish language throughout the school.
We would like to invite you to join in the fun this Friday 15th March.
Please come and celebrate with us! Bígí ann!
We would be delighted if anyone would like to contribute baked goods for our Irish Breakfast morning. Some ideas of Irish foods include:
Soda bread or brown bread
Barmbrack or fruit bread
Spreads: blackberry jam, apple jelly or Irish butter.
We are delighted to be celebrating the 22nd World Book Day (7th March) in Powerstown E.T.N.S. with a series of in-school events 4th – 8th March 2019. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading. We kicked things off with some shared reading in our assembly families this morning.
Along with various in class activities, we are holding the following events in school during the week that we would love your support in:
Our cooking lessons continue tomorrow. This week's star ingredient is aubergine (eggplant). The children will be slicing and cooking them in a small bit olive oil with some salt and pepper for seasoning. I have recommended that they bring in something they can use to eat with while the pieces are hot (fork, chopsticks etc).
Like before, all children will be slicing, cooking and eating their own pieces.
Any questions just ask!
Today was quesadillas!
Went much smoother as now we all know the different stations and we had already been able to practice flipping last week! They went down a treat with the class really enjoying them!
We had John from SuperValu come visit us too! He wanted to see all the lovely things that the children are making with the ingredients he is donating. He also came with a present of really sweet and sour mandarins from his story. We all got to have one and there's some more left we can share tomorrow!
Swimming lessons are coming up just after the mid-term break! We start on Tuesday the 27th of February and our lesson will begin at 12:15 and finish at 13:00.
The children will need the following items:
Please make sure you have returned the permission slip and the money for your child’s swimming lessons.
Here is some information to help you and your child to prepare for his or her lessons:
What to pack:
Parents at the pool:
If you decide to attend the pool during your child’s swimming lesson, please remember the following important pieces of information:
Sorry for the delay getting the video live! Been a somewhat manic week!
Today we completed the first recipe from our Cooking All Stars programme! All the ingredients were generously donated by our local SuperValu in Tyrrelstown! It was messy but we had lots of fun making our cheese omelettes! Everyone made their own from start to finish! We've also learned that being too generous with salt is certainly not a good thing!
We spoke earlier today about calories and what type of foods are best for our bodies. We looked at some food labels and today I asked the children to see can they bring in 2 labels tomorrow that we can use for our research!
Cooking All Stars
This week the Beech Class starts the Cooking All Stars Programme from SuperValu. The goal of this programme is to educate the class on healthier food choices and to give them some basic cooking skills. Each week we will make a new recipe. If your child has any updated allergy/intolerance issues since September please email me to let me know!
This week the skill is whisking. The children will be making a cheese omelette. The cooking utensils are all provided by the school. We will also provide an egg per child and the cheese. I've told the class that should they wish to leave out the cheese, that is fine! They have also asked if they can bring in something from home to add to their omelette. The children will not have access to chopping boards or knives for this week, so I told them that if they wished to bring a small amount of chopped pepper or tomato they can, but nothing that needs chopping. This programme will be vegetarian for health and safety reasons so no meat is allowed.
I am asking that children would bring a fork with them each Thursday for tasting. They will be able to wash the fork before putting it back in their lunchbox/bag.
We will have the theory lesson tomorrow followed by the practical lesson on Thursday. They will all be preparing, cooking, and tidying up after themselves! I'll share some pictures on Thursday when we are finished!