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!
Today as part of our friction investigations, we held a competition to see who could bring in the show with the best grip! We used the Newton meter to test the different shoes and had a draw! Both Vlad and Andreea's shoes required 1.4N (Newtons) to move! Everyone who took part received 2 dojo points and the 2 winners shared the jackpot and took 8 points each!
This week in the Beech class we have been learning all about friction. Today we completed an experiment using a Newton meter. We chose different surfaces and tested them to see which caused the most and least friction!
Well done to everyone who took part in the Beech Class Talent Show today! They put on a fantastic show and the effort that went into each performance was really clear. Unfortunately not everyone could be chosen for the School Talent Show next Friday! Congratulations to Jenna, Iga, Andreea, and Bana who will go on to represent our class next Friday! I recorded all performances and will put together a video for you all over the next day or two! I'll share it here once I have it finished!
Beech Class are performing at this week's assembly! As February is Friendship Month in PETNS, we wrote acrostic poems about friends to perform. Some of the children wanted to practice at home so I'm linking all the finished poems below!
To save the children bringing a big book home for one page, I'm just uploading a picture of what they need to complete their Gaeilge homework later this evening!