Jurgita read us a Lithuanian story about the tortoise who wanted to find a mate but was always too slow. The illustrations in the book are beautiful and we really enjoyed the story, though we felt sad for the poor tortoise.
Sandra visited us on Friday and read us a beautiful story in Catalan. Sandra was very interested to hear all about our own mother languages and gave everyone a chance to tell her about their language. We had lots of questions about the story she read, which was about how a very hairy rhino and a bald flamingo helped each other out!
Emmanuela visited us on Thursday to read this lovely book for us. We really enjoyed seeing the different parts of the dragon hiding throughout the story. It was so funny! Even those of us who don't speak Italian could understand the story and we loved the texture of the pages! It was so lovely to hear such a lovely Italian story!
On Thursday, Lucasz came to read us a story in Polish. He read a great story about Maja's favourite story character, Pippi Longstocking. We had a great discussion in Polish afterwards and Lukasz heard everyone's news - in Polish! It was so great to hear the natural chat in the children's mother language in the school and we all love the strong character of Pippi!
Wow! What an amazing day we had for World Book Day! Such an amazing effort everyone went to - we had superheroes, Vikings, traditional characters and so much more. There was great excitement all around the school as friends shared their inspiring books and tales. Lots of children brought in books in their mother language and read them for us, teaching us new words in different languages. Well done to all. Keep reading and keep loving your mother language!
On Tuesday afternoon, Kamila read us a Grimm tale in Polish. It was a great tale about three brothers, the magic items they owned and what happened when they lost them.
Lucky Senior Infants and 1st class are benefitting from lots of interesting classes this year!
This morning, both classes started an 8-week course in GAA. Peter will be coaching them in GAA football and in hurling.
The first lesson was very enjoyable today and we are really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the course has to offer!