Easter Egg Hunt

In our school we had a copper hunt  and the class that got most money raised from just 1 cent, 2 cent, and 5 cent coins would go on an Easter Egg Hunt. The classes that won the copper hunt and got to go on an Easter Egg hunt were Room 1 and Room 2. They were joint winners because there was only 1 cent between the classes. Room 1 got 251 euro and 50 cents and Room 2 got 251 euro and 49 cents. Just between those 2 classes they raised 502 euro and 99 cents! Today they went on their Easter Egg Hunt and you can see in the pictures where they found them!

Fourth Class – German Footballer Project

Fourth class created a powerpoint about German Footballers.

We took two very good German footballers and made a powerpoint about them. There names are Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mesut Ozil. Schweinsteiger plays for Bayern Munchen. Mesut Ozil plays for Real Madrid. They both play around the middle of the pitch. They are both very good at passing the ball.

Check out the great powerpoint that they created by clicking on the link      GermanFootballers

Sending Postcards to Germany

Our class sent 22 postcards of the scenes of Dublin and the Irish countryside to a school in Berlin called Quentin Blake Grundschule.The school is in an area of Berlin called  Zehlendorf.We loved writing the postcards. It was gteat fun!      Here is what I wrote on my postcard:

Guten Tag,  Ich heisse Sophie. Ich bin 9 Jahre alt.Ichwohne in Dublin.Ich mag Deutsch.What is your name?Do you have any brothers or sisters? We have an Easter tree in our school.Please wtite back and tell me all about Germany.

This is what Marta wrote on her postcard.

Hallo! Ich heisse Marta.Ich bin 10. Ich wohne in Dublin aber ich komme aus Polen.We are learning a lot about Germany from Frau Redmond.I have a pet dog called Snowy.Do you have any pets?

An example of another postcard

Hallo! Ich heisse Ellen.Ich bin 9 Jahre alt.Ich wohne in Dublin.Wie heisst du?I play the violin.I find it fun.Do you like learning English.I love learning German. Bye.   Auf Wiedersehen!

Fourth class German eggs

We made German easter eggs with Ms. redmond this week. Here is what we did:

1) We got fresh eggs

2) We got a hammer and a nail

3) We made two holes in each egg  using the hammer and the nail.One at the top and one at the bottom.

4) We put our lips our lips on one of the holes and we below out the yoke! It was very funny.

5) We then washed the egg by rinsing out the inside.

6) We then painted it and put clitter on it.

7) Next week we are going to hang them up on the Easter tree.

Check out the photos here:

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German – Easter Table

Every year in our school we put up an Easter Table in the school hall. Our German teacher Frau Redmond brings in all of the beautiful decorations for us and sets up the table with some help from the pupils. Each class gets an Easter tree for their class which they decorate with lovely handmade decorations made by the class themselves. Easter is great fun in our school because we do a lot of arts and crafts about the joyous holiday. In the older classes the pupils blow eggs, paint each egg in whatever design they like and hang the eggs on the Easter tree. We love Easter in our school and this year we are having a raffle to celebrate the special time of year. We are also having an Easter egg hunt for the pupils of the class that bring in the most copper for the copper hunt. Here are some pictures of the Easter table.

St. Clare’s on RTE News 2Day

St. Clare’s German day was the first story on News2Day on tRTE yesterday. Aidan Kelly reported on the government’s plan to cut the teaching of Modern Languages in Irish primary schools from June 2012. A number of the pupils and Mrs. Spring were interviewed in relation to the matter. You can view the News2Day report by clicking HERE.

There is also a chance to comment on the cutting of the modern languages program by emailing news2day. This is a section of their report.

So what do you think? Do you think it should be saved? Would you like to learn a modern language like French, Spanish or German in school? Let us know by clicking on the ‘Your Comments’ button above, or email us: news2day@rte.ie

Choir singing German songs