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Congratulations! First Holy Communions: May 2022 @ Sallins National School

Congratulations to the children in our 2nd Classes @ Sallins NS

They recently celebrated their First Holy Communion @ Sallins Church with Fr. Alex.

They also have lovely Art Work on display at school.

Well Done!

Blog by Lucy A 6th Class

 

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Student Council News! BAKE-SALE 31st May 2022

Hello Everyone!

Are you ready for the BAKE-SALE?

In aid of NEW PLAYGROUND YARD MARKINGS.

It will be a great day for us and we hope… for you as well!

The bake-sale is on:

TUESDAY: 31st May 2022

Thank you to all the families that have signed up to bake!

We ask you to let your children bring in the baked goods to their class on 31st May and a Council member will collect them..

On the BAKE-SALE day the children are allowed to bring money to school. The cakes will not be expensive. The children will be able to enjoy the cakes at lunch time or save them for later!

We will set everything up in the hall. and the children will visit the hall class by class to buy cakes.

We hope everyone will enjoy this fabulous event!

BLOG by DAVID (Deputy Chairperson)

of

The Student Council

Why not CLICK on this link below to revisit The Student Council’s last BAKE-SALE: February 2020 just before the Pandemic! We raised a lot of money for school projects! Read all about it….. 🙂

It’s great to be BACK!

bake sale « Search Results « Sallins National School (edublogs.org)

 

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Come and See! The Blue Tit Chicks have hatched in our Nesting Box

We are vert lucky in Sallins NS to have a TV-Camera link to the NESTING box outside in the School Garden. This TV is set up in the School Library and we can check on the nest daily.

Well…

The Good News….

The Chicks have hatched and the parent bird is caring for the young

Come and See…

 

We are very excited to see the Blue Tit family growing stronger by the day!

 

We will keep you posted!

 

BOLG by Lucy A & Lily McC

6th Class

 

 

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Walk & Talk ART: We review the Art Displays digitally… so that you can VIEW TOO!

Take a look around the school with us today…

See the beautiful Art Work on display…

 

Thanks to our photographers!

Lily, Ross & Kate

Room 21

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6th Class Room 20: Celebrating Easter with White Clay Medallions! Decorative and Imaginative!

Click on the video link below to view our Easter Medallion Art:

Clay Medallions 6th Class Room 20 – YouTube

 

Follow the recipe posted by our friends in Room 21 if you like to try making models at home.

You will need adult help to cook the clay. Always be careful!

We modelled the medallions using this quick drying pre-cooked white clay!

Once it dried (A few days on a warm windowsill) painting/colouring is easy!

Let us know what you think!

 

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HOLES by LOUIS SACHAR: BOOK REVIEWS from 6th Class Room 22

Recently as  a class group, we read the novel

‘HOLES’ by Louis Sachar

CLICK on the video below to read our reviews.

Pause at any time to read in more detail!

Let us know what you think!

 

Have you read the BOOK?

You can also check out the MOVIE

We did!

 

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Room 21: 6th Class making White Clay this week!

This week in Room 21 we made White Clay

  Thanks to Miss Macnamara so give her a big thank you!

If you would like to make the clay at home here is the recipe:

Mix one cup of bread soda with half a cup of corn flour. Add three quarter cups off water and cook over a gentle heat. Keep stirring so it doesn’t stick to the pot until it forms a soft dough.  Off you go!

look out for more blogging soon

bye for now   from Lily and Kate 🙂

 

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Sallins National School Sensory Room: A Calm & Relaxing Place

Some more work has been done in our Sensory Room. Thank you to the Parents’ Council for helping fund raise with us! Yesterday we went over to check out the atmosphere.

It was very calming and relaxing. We have a new Lava Lamp that makes the room glow with warm red and pink light. We also have a a light box that changes colour and fills the the room with a rainbow of colours.

The Yoga Balls are lovely to relax on and help with your balance. It is nice to lie under the weighted blanket and let your mind empty of any stress or worry. Before leaving we had a competition on the wobble board! My turn to win 🙂

Check it out!

 

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THE COACHES ARE BACK IN BUSINESS! GAA & CYCLE RIGHT INITIATIVE

Today in 6th Class, Room 21, everyone took part in the GAA training with our Sallins’ GAA coach, Mark. It is great to see Mark again after the Covid-19 lockdown. Here are some of our class warming up and playing the GAME!

Scroll down through the GALLERY below to view our GAA training and on below this to see our 5th class CYCLE SAFTEY INITIATIVE as well

Now view 5th Class, Room 15, taking part in the 7 week Cycle Right Programme sponsored by the Sallins N.S.Parents’ Council.

So! Can we give them all a big THANK YOU for this wonderful activity that they have organised for us!

Thank you to our PE coordinator Ms. Byrne as well 🙂

photos and blog by lily mc clean

 

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WORLD BOOK DAY 2022

As part of World Book Day 2022, we were delighted to link up with Petra from CLEVERFOXBOOKS.COM, a local Sallins based online bookshop.

                         

Petra of CLEVERFOX BOOKS came to our school on Wednesday 23rd March and kindly facilitated an exchange of World Book Day tokens for new books. This allowed every child in our school to use their free World Book Day token to get a brand new book of their choice!

The excitement and the joy was evident as each child in each class arrived into the PE hall and selected their own book.

World Book Day is all about encouraging everyone to read more and to enjoy reading.

We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Petra and everyone at CLEVERFOXBOOKS.COM for giving us a full day of their time and giving every pupil the chance to take home a lovely new book to read.

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Sporting Success for Past Pupils

St. Patrick’s week brought great success for some of our past pupils.

On a sunny Lá Fhéile Pádraig in Croke Park; Colm Dalton, Seán McDonnell and Stephen Kelly took to the field with Naas CBS as they looked to win their first Hogan Cup. The Hogan Cup is the All Ireland Competition for Secondary Schools’ Boys Senior football teams.

Naas CBS beat St. Brendan’s of Killarney in a brilliantly competitive and skillful game of football.

All of us here in Sallins NS, would like to congratulate the boys on their wonderful achievement of securing an All-Ireland medal!

Just a few days later on Sunday 20th March, the Ireland Under 20’s Rugby team took on Scotland in Musgrave Park. Their convincing win secured them a Grand Slam win for their Six Nations Championship.

Past pupil, Diarmuid Mangan is part of the team and we would like to congratulate him on the great achievement of representing his country and on a brilliant Championship win!

We are delighted that, like many of our past pupils, they have continued to develop their skills in sport and most importantly, that they continue to keep active and enjoy their games.

Comhgairdeachas daoibh, Diarmuid, Stephen, Seán agus Colm!!

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic: Junior Infants Rooms 1, 2 & 3… PODS & POSES!

Today The Junior Infant Classes, with Teddy Bears and picnics in tow, set off on a little trek to our beautiful school garden. There we found a grassy bank to play and picnic.

 

Come and join us in the garden.

We had a wonderful Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

We were all very tired and sleepy after a busy picnic and playtime.

At Home Time we were all very tired little Teddy Bears!

Tomorrow is our last day in Junior Infants!

Well done everyone!

 

 

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A Walk in the School Meadow

Today we went for a walk in the school meadow. The flowers are so pretty. Kevin said we could collect some petals.
We made this POD PETAL COLLAGE back in Room 3. We drew ourselves and now you can see us walking in the meadow!

Happy Days!

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Student Council News Bulletin – Summer 2021

Welcome to the Student Council’s latest, summer news bulletin.
We hope you enjoy!

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World Book Day Dress Up in Room 13

Enjoy our characters!

We had a splendid time dressing up!

We brought them to life in costume.

So…

Why don’t you bring them to life in your imagination by READING them!

 

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The Junior Infant Daffodil Patch… Kevin is tending our garden for us!

Hello Children in Junior Infants!

This past week we all said ‘HELLO’ to our wonderful caretaker KEVIN via ZOOM!

Kevin is taking care of the School Garden for us while we are on HOME SCHOOLING!

Come and See…   

Click on this hyperlink below to see our DAFFODILS and Kevin at work in the garden:

In The School Garden February2021 – YouTube

 

Do you remember our garden walks…

Our apple sauce…

Scroll back through the BLOG to see the history of our lovely garden…

 

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ZOOM @ Sallins National School: A HOW TO… VIDEO-GUIDE

Welcome this week to your class group Zoom check-in.

This video-guide shows you how to prepare for your child’s class session

Keep safe and well. We are all Home-Schooling as a team.

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine”

 

https://youtu.be/FSAlD0VzW-M

 

Hopefully connecting to ZOOM will be as direct as clicking on the link in the email you receive from the class teachers, or opening the zoom app and joining the meeting using the ID number and the Code in the same email.

If you have difficulty joining the class meeting, please contact us as soon as possible, emailing the class teacher or contacting the school. We will do our best to sort this before the next meeting. We are trouble shooting as we go.

Thank you!

 

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Greetings from our Wonderful School Garden: January 2021

Hello to Everyone form The Garden @ Sallins National School!

If the Garden could SPEAK… we think it is saying…

“LOOK! Everything here is alive, well and growing … Nature is awake and soon Spring will be here…”

Thank you to Kevin for tending to “The Garden” while we are at HOME/SCHOOL

Here are some photos from Friday 22nd January 2021

 

 

The bulbs the junior classes, planted last term by Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are appearing above ground. The bulbs planted over a year ago (Autumn 2019) by rooms 4, 5 and 6 are springing to life. The Peace STAR crocuses, planted by our 6th classes a few years ago… are ready to bloom once again and the world in SALLINS GARDEN is beautiful. 

Enjoy your garden too and keep watching for spring…..

See you soon!

THE GARDEN  

 

 

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Rm 25 Christmas Readers Theatre

We have been working very hard in Rm 25 and have prepared some readers theatre for the Christmas holidays. Enjoy.

 

1 Our Snowman

 

2 Runaway Snowman

 

3 Bob the Snowman

 

4 Snowy Day

 

5 Snowed in at Polkweed Public School

 

6 Twas the night before Christmas

 

Merry Christmas!

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The Christmas Plays 2020

Dear parents and families,

Welcome to the St. Laurence’s NS, Sallins, Junior Infant and Senior Infant Christmas plays for 2020.

The good thing about the plays being online this year is that you can watch them whenever you like and as well as that, extended family and friends from far and near will be able to view them too!

We hope you enjoy the shows. Just click on the videos below. Merry Christmas to you all 🎄

Junior Infants Room 1:

Junior Infants Room 2:

Junior Infants Room 3:

Senior Infants Room 4:

Senior Infants Room 5:

Senior Infants Room 6:

Music from all of the plays is from Out of the Ark Music. www.outoftheark.com

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Student Council News Bulletin December 2020

The Student Council have created their first news bulletin. This month they introduce the new Student Council members from the three 3rd classes, interview Mr. Lanigan and inform you all about our recent rag day.

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Rm 25 Discovering the Banana Piano


As part of Science Week, we set up a Banana Piano in the classroom. We tested the Banana Piano to see how it worked. We found out the Banana Piano works by creating a circuit. We had lots of fun. We recorded a little tune for you. We hope you enjoy it.

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Sallins School lives well with Covid19!

Room 13 have created a video about how life has changed in school as we live with and adapt to the important changes that keep us safe in Covid19 times.

We hope you enjoy our mini-television show.
Please let us know how you are getting on!

Leave a comment below!

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2nd Class Rm 25 – Haunted Houses

We made Haunted Houses for Halloween. The haunted houses are all different. They look very creepy and spooky.

They were very difficult to make. We worked very hard and used our team work to do our best. We really enjoyed making them.

How we made them:
• First, in our groups, we discussed and sketched our plans.
• Next we brought in bottles, cardboard and other recycling materials.
• Then we built the haunted houses using the materials.
• After that, we painted the haunted houses.
• Finally we displayed them in the small hall for everyone to see.

Here is a video of the process. We hope you like them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS94yz9WXSk

Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween from Room 3

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Room 2: Rainy Day Walk…..

We went for an ART Walk

We saw lots of Lovely paintings!

Look with us!

Room 2

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A Social Distance Song Room 13’s BUBBLE!

 

Listen to our song and you’ll find out how to heal the world.

 

It’s a happy song to entertain you during Covid 19 times!

We worked together in our PODS to make this special song.

Sing along with us today from your own BUBBLE.

We can save the planet…

One Bubble at a time!

Thank you for watching and Listening!

From

Duffy’s Room 13

Sallins National School

Duffy misses his visits to you!

 

 

 

 

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Washing Our Hands

After just 6 weeks of settling into life at ‘big’ school, the Junior Infants have learned many new routines. They now have the ‘all important’ routine of washing their hands, before eating their lunch, down to a fine art.

Watch below to see the Junior Infants in Room 3 busy, lathering those hands!

 

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Sallins School Garden September 2020

Thank you to Kevin our Caretaker for keeping our gardens so beautiful and GROWING all through the months we could not be here!
We will enjoy apple Sauce made from the apples 🍎 ripe and ready to eat!
The apple cake 🧁 was yummy too! And the apple pancakes!!
As we settle back into School we look forward to helping Kevin with the harvesting!
Onions! Kale! Salads! Vegetables!
Sunflower 🌻  Seeds…. And pumpkins 🎃 in the way!
thank you Kevin!

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Mini Scientist Grand Final 👩‍🔬👩‍🔬👩‍🔬 POSTED JUNE 2020: MEMORIES

On Wednesday the 29th of January, we headed off to Maynooth University for the Intel mini scientist grand final. We got there bright and early to prepare our project, “What is the science behind Rollercoasters.” From 11:15 to 13:15, five judges came around to judge our project. They said they were very impressed with our project, especially our booklet. 🙂

As we walked through the university we were fascinated by the design of the building. We got lunch and yummy hot chocolate. After our lunch, we went back to the Aula Maxima for the awards ceremony.

We were overwhelmed when we heard our names being called out for two awards. One award for excellence in science and another for the best project booklet. We were so happy when we found out that we had the best project booklet in Ireland. We received an exquisite trophy for the school.

We had a great day out! We would like to thank Mrs Molyneaux, Mr Kennedy, our parents and our classmates for supporting us along the way.

By Ailbhe  and Lucy

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Rang a 3- An Teilifís- Cad atá ar siúl?

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Exciting news from the Green School Committee!

Hi! It’s Niamh Lenehan here from the Green Schools committee with some fantastic news.  Our school has been awarded our fourth Green Schools flag!  Well done to all of the classes for travelling to school in a green way over the past two years as often as you could!  From walking, cycling, parking and striding, carpooling and scootering people found their own enjoyable way to get to and from school. An Taisce, (who gives out the flags) even mentioned that our application was very impressive.
While on the committee, I got to see all of the great artwork done in our school, from the infant’s lovely colouring to the older classes’ creative poster designs.  Not to mention the catchy slogans!  Many students switched to a reusable bottle or told their parents about the problems of idling which was satisfying to see.  My favourite thing that we achieved was topping our number of green travellers from the start to the end of the last 24 months! This really says a lot about all our hard work.  Knowing that kids and families were influenced to have greener ways makes me really happy.  I hope you all will keep up green habits at home and convince your families to do the same. 🙂

 

 

Our Green Schools Committee

 

National Scoot to School Day 2020

We hope you’re all keeping active and having fun at home!

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Ceisteanna- An maith leat?- Rang a trí WC 25th May 2020

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Rang a 3-Aviation and Rocket Projects!


3, 2,1…Blast off!!

 

The children in Ms Molyneaux, Ms. Mulhern and Mr.McDonnell’s third classes have been very busy at home creating Rockets and design their own paper airplanes. They based their designs on a flying creature of their choice!

We are very proud of the hard work and creativity taking place in your own homes!

Take a look at these lovely creations!


 

 

Enjoy!

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The Norman’s come to Room 28!

Even though we can’t be in school, the children of 3rd Class, Rm. 28, have created some fantastic Norman projects. Their teacher, Ms. Molyneaux, is hugely proud of them!

Please have a look at our projects. We really hope you enjoy them!

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Ceisteanna ‘Cad a cheannaigh tú?’ – Rang a trí W/C 18th May 2020

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Ceisteanna ‘An maith leat?’- Rang a trí

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The Secret Garden

Our very own school garden has become like a secret garden in the weeks we have been away from school.

While the school community has been in quarantine the garden has quietly grown and blossomed in our absence.

Thanks to Kevin, our fantastic caretaker who has tended to the garden so well, we have footage of how the school garden has been blooming. Click below where some students from Miss Molyneaux’s 3rd class and Mr. Kennedy’s 6th class, take us on a journey through our very own “Secret Garden”.

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Rang a Trí – Mé Féin- Ceisteanna Sa Bhaile!

Bígí ag cleachtadh do comhrá gaeilge sa bhaile!

Éist leis na ceisteanna agus freagair iad! Go n-éirí libh!

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APRIL 2020: Let’s Look Back! Celebrations and Fruit Smoothies.

Remember, remember…. Back in November!

On Friday 22nd November 2019, Bishop Denis celebrated with us. He blessed and officially opened  our wonderful all weather pitch, as well as the fantastic community play ground and the new garden.

That same day we all wore Green & White: The Sallins Colours!

We also met in the Friday group and made Super Fruit Smoothies! Today, 24th April 2020 we are all home schooling. We can still remember friends and look back at hundreds of BLOGS over the past years. Send us your comments and let us know how you are!

Here is a repeat of that day’s recipe: 3rd Class in Room 18.

We followed the recipe in LET’S COOK!

ISBN 978-1-4075-0482-7

For the Berry Smoothie we need:

  • 1 banana
  • Fresh raspberries and strawberries
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk

For the Yoghurt Smoothie we need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear
  • Apple juice
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Runny honey

We started by chopping the fruits.

Next, we prepared two jugs: one with milk and vanilla and the other with yoghurt, apple juice and runny honey. Then we put the fruits into the two jugs. We took turns doing the jobs.

With the help of the adults we set up the BLENDER. It was really loud and we watched all the ingredients whiz and swirl together.

TASTING:

We tasted both smoothies. The milk smoothie was very smooth…. and the yoghurt smoothie was really tangy!

We all picked our favourite. Then some of us mixed them together!

It doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy smoothies with friends! Friday was a really wet day! We had all been out to the new all weather pitch in the rain! Bishop Denis blessed and opened the pitch.

Cheers! We are celebrating in Room 18!

NOW! Try these at home as the days are sunnier and we have time to be in the kitchen and the garden! Look back on your favourite blogs and share us your comments please!

Keep safe! Stay home! Wash your hands!

 

 

 

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Thank you Kevin…. Our Caretaker leads us on a school garden walk….

Walk this way…..

We miss being  in school and of course we would normally be planting seeds together and tending the school garden throughout the spring. The Infant classes would be starting to play in the garden at the break-times and classes would be working at the planting boxes and recording all the wonderful new growth… Sadly we cannot be there at present….

Kevin has been tending the garden for us and we send him a very special THANK YOU!

Garden Memories 2018-2019

If you would like to view archived GARDEN posts, type the word

garden

into the search box on the right-hand side of the screen. Click go

Now you can select and view some of our favourite garden blogs.

TAKE CARE!

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Scooters!

National Scoot to School Week ran from March 9th to 13th 2020.

We are delighted to see so many people scooting to school especially during Scoot to School week. The Green Schools and Active Schools Committee have been encouraging everybody to travel to school in a green and active way. We are seeing so many more children walking, cycling, scooting, park and striding etc.

Wednesday March 11th was National Scoot to School Day and to mark this we invited all of the children who had scooted to school to join the Green Schools Committee for some scooter playtime in the schoolyard.

We all had lots of fun!!

Remember,

Walking, cycling and all the rest,
Being green is the best.

First Session

 

Second Session


There was some super scooting!!!

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Mothers’s Day 2020: Here’s a treat for Mum… Heart Shaped Cookies!

Last month in our Friday group we made HEART shaped cookies. Your cookies can be any shape. Use the cookie cutters you have at home.

You can follow the recipe and make some lovely cookies for MUM. She might even like to help you in the kitchen!

You will need:

Cookie Dough:

  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 125g Butter or STORK
  • 70g Icing Sugar
  • 1tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1tblsp milk to bind
  • OVEN 160C for 10 Mins….
  • Decorations: Sprinkles, Coloured and Silver Baubles… 100’s and 1000’s!

Set the OVEN to 160C

Cooking Time 10 Mins

  • Mix all the ingredients together to make the dough!
  • A hand held mixer is great for this.
  • Roll out the dough between two pieces of grease proof paper.
  • This way the dough does not stick to the rolling pin!
  • Cut your cookies: we used HEARTS
  • Sprinkle the cookies with decorations
  • Bake for 10 minutes!
  • Share with MUM!
  • HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY 2020!
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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY from Sallins School BAND

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all from the Wednesday Band at Sallins National School!

Last Wednesday when the band met for after school rehearsal, it had been decided that the in-school Seachtain na Gaeilge concerts and Céilí would not be held on the Thursday or Friday. This was an important and necessary decision made in light of the Covid-19 situation. We came up with the idea to hold an impromptu concert and Ms. Hennessy recorded our performances!

And now… Specially for St. Patrick’s Day 2020…

Mountains of Pomeroy March

Éamonn na Chnoic

Dirty Old Town

Foggy Dew followed by The Minstrel Boy

The Minstrel Boy

Walshe’s Hornpipe: The Lunch-timers! Well done!

The Rookery Reel: The Lunch-timers:

All of us again!

Sweeney’s Polka & Kerry Polka

Tóg Amach Mé: Thanks to Mr. McDonnell for teaching us this one!

 

Míle Buíochas Banna Ceoil!

Tosóimid ag seinm ceoil le chéile arís tar éis na  Cásca.

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Cook @ Home with GOOGLE & A Little Help from US!

FRIDAY GROUP ROOM 18

Last week we met to cook and complete a grammar quiz…..

While we are all home we can help in the kitchen. Here is a great Google Recipe for a SWEET OMELETTE…

Sweet breakfast omelette. Yes, really! It’s delicious!

 

Begin by separating the egg yolk and egg white…. Look at our easy way to do this! It works every time!

Whisk the egg whits to a meringue…. The TEST of a job well done is to hold them over someone’s head…. upside down! We did well!

Mix the egg yolks with yogurt and sugar, and then mix with the meringue. It is really fluffy…..

Fry for 5 minutes and place the pan under the grill till golden brown. Share using FRACTIONS! Top with yogurt, fruit and jam. Delicious! Try this at home

 

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