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Book Fair 2017
Scoil Thomáis is getting ready to host it's annual Book Fair!
Pupils will have a chance to see all the fantastic books available when they are brought to visit the Book Fair by their teacher next week but in the mean time, you can have a sneak peek at the books that will be available by perusing the images below.
Yellow Section Books - for ages 4+
Green Section Books - for ages 7+
Blue Section Books - for ages 9+
The Book Fair will be open in the school hall until 5.15pm on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon during our Parent Teacher meetings on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2017.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Irish Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge takes place between 6th and 17th November 2017 and classes from 3rd to 6th have been invited to take part. Bebras Challenges test your logic and computational skills through different types of fun and challenging problems.
Here's a sample problem for you to try and solve at home:
Four beavers start swimming at different places. They only swim forward and always follow the arrows.
Which beavers will reach the strawberry?
6th Class Visit Glasnevin Cemetery
On the 25th of October, I went to Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum with my class and we saw the graves of famous Irish people like Charles Parnell, Grace Gifford and Michael Collins. We learned that where Parnell is buried there are about 12,000 people who died of cholera buried there too! And we learned that every Saturday at 10am flowers are placed at Michael Collin’s grave. We went into Daniel O’Connell’s crypt where he was buried with ten of his family members. We saw builders reconstructing the stairs in his round tower exactly as it was before. We sang some of the song Grace at Grace Gifford’s grave too, before we visited the Botanic Gardens to have lunch. We all really enjoyed the trip!
by Maeve McCann
Room 26 Halloween Heads
Last week we were busy making Halloween decoration heads! Using newspaper as our base, we applied Modroc plaster, paint and various fabrics to decorate our spooky creatures. Here’s a video of the work in progress and the finished product!
The school is so sad to be saying goodbye to school secretary Róisín who has worked in the school office for the last three years. Róisín will be finishing in Scoil Thomáis on Friday 27th October and takes up another employment offer after midterm.
The BOM and the school community wish to thank Rosin for her great work and for always being so helpful to everyone - parents, pupils and school staff alike!
We will miss Róisín and wish her all the very best of luck in her new job!
Children in Room 6 made pizzas this week to conclude their ‘Pizzaria’ theme in Aistear. The pizzas were delicious and everyone enjoyed making, and eating, them! One of the boys even drew a fantastic picture of a pizza-making factory while he was waiting for his pizza to cook.
Read more: Aistear Pizzas!