Remember we set spinach seeds??? We were so impressed with how fast it grew so we researched different ways which we could use it in cooking. We decided on a nutrient rich vegetable soup and of course crusty rolls to go with it. To say it was devoured was an understatement!
We really have developed green fingers in the class and decided to set more seeds. This time we have peas, cress and tomatoes.
We are so grateful to Paul in Rebike for all the bikes he has given the school. We went to visit his lovely cafe in Abbeyside for a nice treat.
It wouldn't be like us to get out an soak up any sunshine we get! We made a beautiful Rolo chocolate biscuit cake and enjoyed it outside while we read our class novel.
We have had such a busy month! We got lots of use out of our school bikes, heading off every week.
We gave the Polytunnel a much needed weeding and clearing. We also set some some spinach seeds which we got from GIY ....watch this space to see how we get on with them!
We celebrated International Women's Day with breakfast in the classroom.....the men made tea for the women (of course)! We had a great discussion of women who have made a difference in the world.
We loved our time Irish Dancing for St. Patrick's Day.
Ms. Lynch started off some sewing buttons with some of the class...such a useful skill to learn.
Our woodwork Junior Cycle projects are well underway.
We learned how to do marbling for Art.
We are working away on our individual work of courses and Arrow.
Our first mission for January as the start of a new year, was to review the news for 2018. We were so surprised at all that had happened.
We have been reading 'Wonder' and this week we got finished reading and we also watched the movie to compare. It got great reviews from the class and we would recommended it.
We got back to working on our Junior Cycle. This photograph shows us using technology for Communication and Literacy.
We took advantage of the fine weather and got out on our bikes. Next stop 'The Greenway'!
We had a special 18th birthday this month. We are great at celebrating.
We got back to our weekly soccer.
Most of the class got out on Work Experience in November. We had a wide variety of placements between farms, garage and car sales, car valeting, Anne Le Roy, Chip Shop, Tesco/ Supervalu supermarkets, Cafés, shops, Day care centres for the elderly, Community development centre and Car sales.
We turned into Christmas elves this month preparing for our Christmas Market Enterprise Project.
We managed to get lots of work done also. We even got lots of certificates ready for the CV's. Lots of the class completed and passed a Health and Safety in the Workplace online course and we got some IXL maths certificates too.
We got started on more online courses and are continuing our novel 'Wonder' that we love listening to.
We got inspired by Eunice Power's Cookery Demonstration and gave on of her recipes a go.... we were very impressed. We made the chocolate tart and it was devoured!!
We had a few special birthdays this month. We know how to celebrate!
We had great group work chats discussing stress and managing stress.
We have been so busy getting work done on our QQI courses. Lots of determination and hard work but we got there. We had 8 students complete level 3 qualification in general learning. We are so proud of ourselves.
We are so grateful to have Karen in teaching us Yoga and Meditation. We love Wednesdays!!
A big thank you is in order for our volunteers who sold chocolate bars for the Hope Foundation. We had a speaker in to tell us all about how the money would help street children in Kolkata.
We had very special 18th birthday celebrations this month. Happy Birthday!
We have started an exciting venture of a weekly trip to the gym. It is great exercise and we are learning lots about different machines and how to work them.
We took a trip down to the cinema to see the portrayal of the Famine in 'Black 47' which we really enjoyed.
We started on our weekly cooking where the class decides what they would like to make. This month we had cheesecake, garlic cheese chips and pizza. We are amazing chefs.
Next on the menu was homemade pizza.
We got stuck into the weekly lotto that the school has started. Lots of sorting, counting and recording to be done.
Lots if artwork going on for different art competitions.