In class 4 we have been very busy over the last 28 days.
Four weeks ago we set duck eggs into the incubator. We were all very careful around the incubator so that the eggs were not disturbed.
We candled them at day ten and also day twenty – we could see the developing embryos with their pulsing hearts and blood vessels. In the last few weeks we opened the incubator for half an hour each day to cool the eggs and sprayed them with warm water – as if the mammy duck had gone for a swim and came back wet.
It was great fun when teacher sprayed us instead of the eggs.
We were so delighted today when we came into school to discover that four little ducklings had hatched. They are so cute.
To find out more about ducks and their natural habitat, we visited Stephenstown pond yesterday. It was very wet but ‘a great day for ducks’, we had a wonderful time. We saw so many ‘Mallard’ ducks swimming and quacking and ‘bottoms up’.
Today we will write ‘invitations’ to invite all the other classes to come and see our baby ducklings – we are very proud.
Last Friday, six of us from Class 1 and Class 2 made our First Holy Communion. We arrived in our best clothing to share the important day with our families, friends, and school community. The weather was beautiful and we all had smiles on our faces. Mr Dunlevy, Sinead and Denise worked so hard to help us to prepare for their big day, and it was worth it! The choir with Ms Byrne provided the music for the ceremony.
Afterwards, we were invited up to the school to have refreshments, and share a cake. It was a great day, thank you to all involved!
We had a great day despite the wet weather.
We were greeted with a cup of juice and biscuits then we visited the animals. We saw ducklings swimming, donkeys, lambs, kid goats, rabbits, birds, a huge pig, peacocks and even a bearded dragon.
The indoor play area was brilliant with lots of slides, music, and even tea and coffee for the adults.
We ate our picnic outside and the wrappers kept blowing away but we caught them.
We can’t decide which was more fun – the zip line or the busy bee ride.
All in all, we had a great day out.
Class 4 really enjoyed the visit from Dundalk Fire fighters, who gave the junior school a talk on fire safety and awareness. Outside we looked at the fire truck and were amazed at how the fire fighters keep their boots inside their trousers so they can get dressed in a hurry. We looked at the ‘jaws of life’ which are very powerful and heavy. We each had a turn using the hose to squirt water – it was great fun. At the end they set off the siren which was very loud.