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4 Dec

Last Monday morning, when Jerry and Nathan from 2nd class went to the classroom library to choose a book, they noticed something very unusual – a penguin!

 

We spent the day wondering what was going on and asking everyone who came into the classroom if they were responsible for leaving him there. On Tuesday, we noticed that the penguin had moved and found himself the letter P. It turned out he was trying to tell us something!  

The mystery was solved during Tuesday morning when our good friend, Summer Buzz, tweeted us to ask how her little friend was getting on! Suddenly it made sense why we found the penguin in the library – Buzz loves to read! She told us that Páidí loves to read and to make friends and that he wouldn’t get up to too many tricks if we kept him occupied with books! Tristan started the ball rolling by reading to Páidí during breaktime…

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When it was time to head home. Lana and Ava made Páidí comfortable for the night with a cushion and a book.

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On Wednesday morning, something very exciting happened! Páidí got post from Summer Buzz. We guessed it was from Buzz because of the cool stickers on the outside of the envelope!

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Inside, we found a letter to Páidí and lots of stickers of Buzz for Páidí to give out whenever our class read to him or write about him. Buzz also wrote that she hopes that 2nd class will write little notes to Páidí and to Buzz. We’ve set up an envelope for all our notes to Buzz. Maddy started us off this afternoon with a lovely letter to Buzz, reassuring her that we’re taking good care of Páidí.

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We even put a sticker on Páidí to remind us to read to him whenever we get a chance.2014-12-04 10.46.01

 

Patrick, Des and Emanuele found a poem in ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ about penguins. Maybe we should learn it tomorrow so that we can pretend to be penguins and stop Páidí from getting homesick?

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Ms Whyte suggested that her elf at home gets up to mischief when he gets hungry so we think we need to learn more about penguins so that we know how to take care of him. Do you know where penguins live?

We can’t wait to see what Páidí gets up to next!

4 Dec

Junior and Senior Infants are doing the play “Whoops-A-Daisy Angel,” together for Christmas. The play will be on Tuesday the 16th of December at 1:00p.m. We can’t wait to see all the Mams, Dads, Grannies, Grandads, Aunties, Uncles, brothers and sisters there!

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The front row are angels in the play, the row behind them are snowflakes.

We have been having lots of fun practising with our teachers. We have lots of songs to sing and we know them all really well! Some boys and girls are learning lines at home. A big thank you to all the Mums, Dads and grandparents helping us learn our lines!! :-)

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The front row are the shepherds in the play, the row behind are the narrators.

 

3 Dec
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Daniel tries an orange.

Junior Infants have been learning lots about food over the past few weeks. We have learned what foods are good for us and we should eat lots of, and what foods we should only eat as a special treat. One morning during Aistear we tried different types of fruit!

Some of us were really brave and tried all the fruit! Some of us tried fruit that we didn’t like and realised it was suprisingly yummy!

Cian, Aysha berries

Cian tries some blueberries and Aysha tries some raspberries.

We learned that berries have something called Vitamin C in them which helps you not get a cold!

 

 

3 Dec
writing books

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Junior Infants have been working really hard tracing, cutting, coloring and using play dough to build up our fine motor skills! We are now ready to write letters. We have been learning to write “c” and are moving on to “a.” We love our new writing books!

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A.J. is finished his work and is reading a book while he waits for every body else to finish. Lovely and neat work done too A.J.!

3 Dec

 

aysha phonics

Aysha is figuring out what sound to use next.

As well as learning our sounds Junior Infants have been practising cvc words. This means consonant, vowel, consonant words like “run,” “bag,” and “tap.” We have been playing fun games to learn our words, we really like it!

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Szymon, Elif and Liam try to figure it out!

We will be getting our words home for homework soon and we can’t wait!

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Aysha, Carl and Chloe are hard at work and having lots of fun!

Our teacher is so impressed with how well we work together!

2 Dec

Cian 4

Cian in Junior Infants has just become the first pupil in the class to know all 42 of his Jolly Phonics sounds! Cian has been working really hard on his sounds in school and at home and this week he got this lovely certificate! Cian got to show his certificate to all the other classes and got a prize! Well done Cian, keep up the good work!!

 

 

2 Dec

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At the moment, 2nd class are covering Emotions as their theme in Roots of Empathy. We had a visit from Baby M last week and we couldn’t get over how much she has changed in just a few weeks! We made a podcast about her visit and an Animoto of our pictures from her visit. Well done to Anthony who led his first podcast!


25 Nov

Student Council Logo

The St. Peter’s Student Council are set to team up again with the St Vincent de Paul to help those who need it the most in our community this Christmas. The Toy Appeal has been a great success over the past two years. This year, once again, we want to make Christmas a happy time for families throughout Wicklow.

We want to ensure that no auntie or uncle, granny or grandfather struggling financially has to personally suffer to give some simple presents this Christmas.

We're going to help others to enjoy a happy Christmas!

We’re going to help others to enjoy a happy Christmas!

What are we doing in St. Peter’s?

This year, we’re asking you to spend no more than €1 or €2 on simple, cheap toys that are similar to those you’d find in a stocking. We’ll collect them and send them to families in need this Christmas. This small gift from you could really help a family that is struggling financially this Christmas. Gifts can be dropped into the office or Ms. Brennan’s room and all donations of toys or gifts for children that are unopened and still packaged/boxed would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for being so generous.

The Student Council 2014-2015.

24 Nov

Where did that time go? It’s hard to believe that we’re thinking about the Christmas performances already!

This year our performance schedule is slightly different, to reflect the fact that we have three new classes!

Junior and Senior Infants will prepare a play together, First and Second Class will prepare a play together and Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class will perform individual class plays. Not only that, they will also perform the annual Roald Dahl musical as a large group together!

This year, our Roald Dahl musical is ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Everyone got a chance to audition for parts, and we were delighted to hear Mr. Foley announce who will play which part during an announcement in the hall today!

We tweeted the news as it came in!

Bring on rehearsals in the hall! LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

24 Nov

As we told you in our last podcast and blogpost, 6th Class are reading ‘Reaching the Heights’ by Peter Gunning.

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The book is an incredible read, and our latest podcast tells you all you need to know about Chapters 10-15!

You can hear our earlier podcast on the book here!