Throughout the last term 2nd class have been working together to write and illustrate a short story. Our finished product is called ‘Panda on the Loose’ and we are delighted to be publishing it today here on the St. Clare’s website.
Please click on the document below to read our story.
Panda on the Loose
If you’re still not convinced here is our blurb:
‘Marvin is a boy who is afraid of two things: heights and Giant Panda’s. When he gets stuck in a Helter Skelter slide with a fully grown Panda he thinks things are bad. Little does he know that the evil Mr and Mrs Sykes are way scarier and they are determined to catch the two miscreants. Join Marvin and Zi Zi on this great adventure.’
Tomorrow is a historic day for the camogie players and hurlers of St. Clare’s. When they take to the field in Croke Park they will enter into a very elite and lucky group of players who’ve gotten to play at GAA headquarters. Win lose or draw they will always be able to say ‘I played in Croke Park with St. Clare’s’ and that privilege is something many players who’ve passed through the school could only have dreamed of. But like those who preceded them they boys and girls on the squads tomorrow will undoubtedly represent themselves, their families, their school and their clubs with pride.
The girls will be first up tomorrow as they take on Holy Rosary in the Sciath Olly Quinlan. Throw in is at 11:10 am
The boys will take to the field in the afternoon for a 2:40pm throw in where they will renew rivalries with their friends and Kevins Hurling Club team mates when they take on Griffith Barracks in the Sciath Pádraig Mac Giolla Bhearraigh.
Below are pictures taken after our hard fought victories in the semi finals.
Yesterday morning we had a lovely walk in our local park. We counted our strides for a full lap and found out there were about 700 strides altogether. Some clever minds then remembered that on average a young persons stride is about half a metre in length. They then calculated that it must be about 350 m per lap ! Smart minds and healthy bodies in 2nd class!
On Friday last 2nd class got to help out with the giant cleanup operation on the school grounds. Together we took over a patch of ground and made sure that it was both litter and weed free. We used litter pickers, shovels and brushes to complete our zone and we are really proud of our work.
Some wonderful news filtered through this morning that a girl in our class is a national champ in handwriting! We are delighted for her and can’t wait to hear all about the prize giving in the GPO in a couple of weeks time.
Today 2nd class went to Rathmines library to see an exhibition. The exhibition was called “100 Days of Dogs” and it had lots of illustrations of different breeds of dogs. The librarian Eithne, was really friendly and she talked to us about the illustrator Tarsila Kruse and the story behind the exhibition. We had a quiz and got a chance to read books about dogs. Some students got to read the book itself and when we finished we had a look around the children’s library. We had great fun.
2nd class are getting active every morning by taking part in the 10@ 10. This morning we were stretching up to the ceiling, pretending we were jumping beans and trying to be runner beans!! We love it.