Maths Week 2019

As part of Maths Week (12th -20th October), Mrs McGuirk’s room participated in various events associated with the theme ‘Keeping Active’ both physically and mentally. Children participated in active number rhymes with actions.  We continued with our Malin to Mizen head walking challenge. We participated in number orienteering and we also completed a maths trail.  We played lots of games in class too, using our interactive whiteboard and concrete materials.  Thanks boys and girls for your ACTIVE participation.

Timeless Memories in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class

In our History Lessons (Myself and My Family and Change and Continuity), we have been learning bout the changes we go through during different time in our lives.  The  children put in lots of effort gathering information and writing about the important milestones in their lives. They then told the class about them in the ‘This is My Life Chair’. 

Bricfeasta sa Seomra Ranga 2019

We had great fun speaking Irish today and having our breakfast together in Mrs. Mc Guirk’s Room. We practiced our vocabulary(fóclóir), while having some ‘Bia Blasta’.

   

Have a Fantastic Summer!

Have a fantastic summer everyone! Congratulations on a great years work – Relax and enjoy the well deserved break!
From Mrs. Mc Guirk
Best of Luck 3rd class as you continue on your journey to fourth class!

Schools in the Past

We would like to extend our thanks to local man Frank Rooney who visited our school on Thursday 20th June 2019. Frank told the children some very interesting stories about life long ago, going into detail about life at school when he attended St. Michael’s National School. The children really enjoyed hearing about how he used to walk to school barefoot in the Summer time, and how girls were not allowed to play football at lunch time.

The art of storytelling is one that is slowly dwindling and we were very lucky that Frank gave up his time to provide this opportunity for the children.

Bike Green – Monaghan Sports Partnership

On Friday 21st June 2019, we were very fortunate to be offered a free taster session from Bike Green by the Monaghan Sports Partnership. Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class got to learn many valuable cycling skills, using balance bikes.

A massive thank you to Seán and Francis for coming to visit us today and providing the children with this fantastic opportunity!

‘Farmyard in your Schoolyard’

On Wednesday 19th June 2019, the pupils in St. Michael’s National School Donaghmoyne, were very fortunate to have some special visitors come to our school. Stephen from ‘Farmyard in your Schoolyard’ came to visit, and brought along an array of farmyard animals. He talked to the boys and girls about the various animals, including goats, chickens, roosters, guinea pigs, rabbits and even Shaun the Sheep! The children loved having the opportunity to learn lots of interesting facts about these animals, as well as having the chance to pet them.

A word of sincere thanks to our Parent’s Association for organising and funding this fantastic event!

Carrickmacross Colouring Competition Success!

Congratulation to Molly who won first place in the age 10-12 category, and to Maggie who won second place in the age 8-10 category, in the Carrickmacross Festival Colouring Competition.

We are very proud of you both!

Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Shield 2019

Congratulations to the children from Mrs. Mc Guirk’s first class who were chosen to represent us at the Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Shield Football Blitz.

Well done on your fantastic efforts and congratulations on receiving your two beautiful medals!

It is wonderful to see our school competing in this very special and worthwhile annual event.

  

 

Father’s Day Themed Day 2019

In Mrs. Mc Guirk’s room we had a ‘Father’s Day Themed Day’ on Friday 14th June 2019 to celebrate Father’s Day.

We created our own Father’s Day Prayers in religion.  We made Father’s Day posters in Gaeilge and we did colour-by-number activities for maths. We listened to various Father’s Day Poems and created some of our own. We sang some Father’s Day themed songs for music and made some Father’s Day clay ornaments and badges in art. We finished our day by learning about some Father’s Day traditions for our history lesson.

Take a peek below at some of our activities…