Senior 6 had a spooktacular October. We enjoyed a fancy dress day and had lots of ghosts and ghouls turn up to our party. The interactive white board game 'what am I?' kept us guessing about various halloween items and we enjoyed making funny faces on our pumkins. We listened to a hollween poem called Jack lantern and had great fun carving out our own lateran.
We had a busy time in Senior 6 as we all prepared our new classroom for the year ahead. It was great to see everyone after the summer break and we enjoyed sharing our news and getting to know each other. We worked on Autumn art and enjoyed social outings to the Diner for lunch and the library and had some lovely sensory walks in the dry Autumn days.
On June 16th our class went to Cavan to visit Eileen, the dog behaviour therapist. She brought us into her workshop where she trains the dogs.
She explained to us the importance of caring for your dog, the importance of the food they eat and how important it is to have a healthy, happy dog.
She told us the reasons why dogs bark, chase, dig, beg, sniff etc.
We heard about how Mary our Home Economics teacher took her dogs to Eileen and Geraldine to be trained.
She then showed us how well behaved her own 3 dogs are. We got to do some commands with the 3 dogs.
The most amazing thing we saw was how Pippa the dog can count.
As part of our level 2 learning program we are working on a short course called 'Grow it , Cook it, Eat it'. We had to grow some items before cooking. We decided to make a sensory garden the whole school could enjoy. With lots and lots of help from Paddy Mc Aloon, Marty and the parents association the garden is now finished and is being used by all the children in the school. We visited the garden centre to research all the plants we could use for each sense. We are all so proud of our garden and we enjoy visiting it and watering the plants. We will be using some f the herbs and vegetables in our Home Economics kitchen.
The completed garden
On Monday May 16th Senior 6 went on a trip to Sligo. Our class completed a project in the Irish Aid project competition and we were in the top 15 schools in Ireland to make it to the Regional Finals. At the prize giving ceremony we learned an African song and an African dance. Our project was comparing a school day in a developing country to our school day, it was very interesting. After the prize giving we enjoyed lunch in Sligo and a walk around the town where we saw some sites and enjoyed an ice cream. It was a great day.
Oh and we also made it into this week’s Northern Standard.