We wish all our pupils a safe and happy Halloween break. The school will re-open again on Monday, November 7th for the new school term.
The last day of this term saw many spooky and scary ghosts, witches and zombies attend school for the day. There were also some soccer players, hurlers, rugby players, Spiderman, Iron Man and fairies thrown in for good measure.
There was a Halloween theme to art this week as the pupils in 3rd and 4th created some "Pumpkin Heads".
Grandma and Grandpa Greenstein have donated some fabulous book series to 1st and 2nd class. We are currently reading "My Weird School", My Weird School Daze", "The Magic Tree House", "Henry and Mudge" and our "Non Fiction Books". They have also kindly given us some reading prizes. If we finish a series of books then we get to choose a prize.
We want to say a great, big "Thank You" to Grandma and Grandpa Greenstein for their interest in developing our reading and their kindness and generosity.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh!
The Infant classroom was full of future bakers this week as they took part in some Halloween baking. The final result was delicious!
Well done to all the Junior Infants who have just completed the 42 sounds in the Jolly Phonics programme. They are now reading their first class readers along with starting the Literacy Lift Off programme. To finish off a busy week, there'll also be Halloween baking and fun leading to "a wedding" on Friday. Who will the "happy couple" be this year?
Thank you to Garda Eddie Nugent who came in to the school today to speak to the senior pupils about the dangers associated with Halloween through the use of fireworks and bonfires. Garda Nugent also gave the pupils advice on different ways to stay safe over the mid-term break.
To help with the ongoing collection by the Golden Hall Committee, pupils are asked to bring in as many plastic bottle tops as possible to school. There is a collection point in each classroom. Once the Golden Hall Committee have reached their target then a worthy recipient will be provided with a new wheelchair.
Answer to last week's problem: 22 (Solution: The number on the shorts is the number on the previous pair + the number in the black box)
A special thanks from Thomastown NS to Tipperary County Council and the Cathaoirleach Projects. We received the sum of €5000 to help purchase PM Readers. PM Readers follow a tried and tested structure for promoting reading success. We are delighted to receive assistance from Tipperary County Council and we have already seen huge benefits in our classrooms. Thank you to Michael Fitzgerald for his continued support and assistance.
Thomastown National School