It’s a St.-Patrick’s-Day filled weekend for Luke and Elmer!

Luke Moran was chosen to take Elmer home next, this time for the Bank Holiday weekend! Their adventure was nothing short of jam-packed, involving everything from swimming lessons, to playdates with Harry Kavanagh, to dinner out in Little Ceasars, to a trip to town on the Luas, to meeting St. Patrick himself (!) and finally, coolest of all…alpaca trekking! We were all green with envy when we heard about this part of Luke and Elmer’s weekend, as it sounded SO COOL! We reckoned Elmer definitely enjoyed being read a different ‘Elmer’ story each night, as well as meeting his ‘twin’!! We laughed a lot at the idea of an elephant having good ‘table manners’! We were also very grateful to Luke for saving Elmer from the jaws of Poppy!! Another lucky escape! Thank you and well done for giving Elmer such a marvellous, exciting weekend Luke! I think lots of us want to go alpaca trekking now! Bualadh bos duit!

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Elmer visits Anna’s home!

Next up, it was Anna’s turn to mind Elmer!

Anna and Elmer’s fun-filled weekend started with a movie, (one which we reckoned Elmer was familiar with) the BFG! Aren’t Friday nights perfect for movies? We think so! Elmer had a chance to see Finn and Simon here too! Next, we were definitely not surprised to hear that Elmer was taken to visit Anna’s beloved ponies-Yankee and Piper! We have heard so much about these two special horses from their owner, Miss Lester! Elmer had the chance to ride one, and we reckoned he was very brave to do so! The rest of Anna and Elmer’s weekend involved a bounce-tastic trip to Jumpzone, a birthday party, and some lovely bedtime stories! What a super few days! What an adventure! Well done Anna and thank you for giving Elmer such great experiences! Bualadh bos duit!!

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Elmer has his first adventure with Darragh!

After saying a fond farewell to Beast, we chose class mascot Elmer, as the next teddy we would send on adventures! First up, it was Darragh’s turn, and what a weekend they had together! They did everything from playing football (turning Elmer into an Aston Villa fan!), to Gaelic training, to drinking hot chocolate and eating pizza, watching Spongebob, meeting family and experiencing SNOW for the first time! Luckily for us, Darragh rescued Elmer from the jaws of his baby cousin…phew!! Thank you for giving Elmer such a brilliant first adventure Darragh, and thanks for keeping him warm during the snow too! Bualadh bos mór duit!

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Re…Create!

Some weeks back, our class was extremely lucky to be chosen for an art lesson with Áine from Recreate. ‘Recreate’ is an organisation which reuses and recycles odds and ends, and then enourages schools to use these to create art! Scoil Carmel teachers often visit Recreate and stock up on recycled bits n pieces, so it was super to be given some new ideas on how to use these! As a Green School, Scoil Carmel gives recycling and reusing a big thumbs-up! We worked with cool, recycled shreds of wool (pulling it apart, sorting in terms of colour etc) before finally making our very own picture tiles…which you will have to wait until the Art Exhibition on April 8th, to see! Thank you for visiting Áine!

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Learning to play hurling!

Paul from Ballyboden GAA Club is visiting us each Thursday for next four weeks, to teach us hurling skills! We definitely have a few naturals in Room 11! Don’t forget to wear tracksuits on Thursdays, and also that buying a hurley and sliotar is a great investment!

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Ag obair leis na naoináin!

Here in Scoil Carmel we like to foster a supportive ‘buddy’ relationship between all of our pupils! With this in mind we just love working with our Junior Infant friends in Ms McCarthy’s class! So far this year we have paired up with them to play Maths games, to read stories for World Book Day, to play reading games, and most recently we worked together to make St Patrick’s day chains! Our first class pupils used their knowledge of dathanna (dearg, gorm, buí etc) to help their younger partners! Well done to all of our mini múinteoirs!

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Ms McGrath went exploring…!

Our beloved Ms McGrath came across something very ‘interesting’ while mountain walking one Sunday…an animal skull!! After cleaning and disinfecting her ‘find’ she brought it into us, and we all had the chance to hold it! Some of us were happier than others…! Thank you Susan! ☺

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