Brigid the Bee says goodbye to St. Peter’s, Bray and returns to St. Brigid’s, Greystones

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Blogging Buddies | Posted on April 1, 2014

Brigid comes home

 

Our Biodiversity Mascot went to visit

2nd Class, St. Peter’s Bray.

She is now back home with us.

Do read their post about her visit HERE.  

Children writing poetry: Thoughts for Mothers’ Day: ‘She is the sound of the dishwasher closing.’

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Mother's Day, Poetry | Posted on March 29, 2014

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My Mother

She is the sound of the dishwasher closing
She is the colour white,
the same colour as the washing machine.
She would be a comfy armchair
She is ice cream
because she is cool when things go bad.
She is a tiger because she protects me.
She is a golden daffodil, standing tall.
She is birthdays all year round.

Tiger! Tiger! Burning Bright
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Here are some more poems for Mothers’ Day:

These poems were written using an idea

called ‘The Furniture Game’

from Sandy Brownjohn’s book,

‘Does It Have To Rhyme?’ (Hodder & Stoughton, 1980)

Blogging Friends & Global Connections – Say Hello to Isabelle from New Zealand @Izzy Incredible iBlog

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Blogging Buddies | Posted on March 27, 2014

Isabelle's Blog

Say hello to Isabelle.

She is from Mr. Webb’s class

in Auroa School

in New Zealand.

She has been blogging for approximately 6 weeks

and has had over 2,000 visitors.

She is good at making global connections.

She has left two comments on our blog in that time

and she has written a post about a package

that we sent to her class.

Do drop in and say hello!

You will find her blog 

‘Izzy Incredible iBlog’ here.

@NZWaikato Some answers to Tahana+Will’s questions about food that is traditional in Ireland.

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in The World Around Us | Posted on March 16, 2014

Tahana and Will from Auroa School in New Zealand

asked us what food is traditional to Ireland.

 

This is a bit of a tricky question to answer

because Irish food comes under a lot of influences

from our neighbours in the UK,

countries in Europe

the USA and beyond.

 

If we ask the children in school what their favourite food

is they will say pizza and spaghetti bolognaise,

both of which are Italian food.

Children also enjoy pasta from Italy.

Chinese, Indian and Mexican food is also popular.

Children like burger and chips which is an American food

and fish and chips which comes from the UK.

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Traditionally a lot of our food was potato based.

We boil them and chip them,

bake them and mash them.

Potato cakes are a traditional Irish food.

They are delicious.

Parsley and spring onion potato cake
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We eat a lot of meat in Ireland.

Irish stew is a traditional dish.

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Mmmmm… It’s tasty!

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This is called an Irish Breakfast

but it is very like an traditional English Breakfast.

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Porridge is a traditional breakfast in Ireland too,

but many children in school prefer

toast or cereal like Rice Crispies or Coco Pops.

Grown ups drink a lot of tea

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but coffee is becoming more popular.

Apple, rhubarb or blackberry pie

would be considered very traditional.

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Thank you Tahana and Will for your questions :)

@NZWaikato Some answers to Tahana+Will’s questions about Sport in Ireland.

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Sport | Posted on March 16, 2014

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Tahana and Will from Auroa School in New Zealand

asked us questions about sport here in Ireland.

We hope this post will tell you a little about sport in Ireland.

 

Greystones is a seaside town,

so there are lots of water sports to choose from.

 

Below are a list of sports that are played in Greystones.

We have written them more in alphabetical order

rather than in order of popularity:

 

Athletics, badminton, baseball, cricket,

cycling (and mountain bike riding), 

 

Gaelic Games are very important in Ireland;

They included Gaelic Football,

hurling (played with a wooden stick and small ball),

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Camogie is hurling for girls. 

 

There is also golf, lawn bowling, rugby, soccer,

skateboarding and tennis. 

 

Because Greystones is beside the sea there are lots of

Water Sports: angling, diving, kayaking,

rowing, swimming, sailing and wind-surfing.

 

People also enjoy hill walking,

jogging, running and hiking.

 

We know that Gaelic Games, soccer, rugby, swimming,

tennis and basketball

are very popular among the students in the school. 

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People support Gaelic games including Gaelic Football.

Our local Gaelic Club is called Éire Óg. 

We are also very proud of Wicklow, our county team.

There are fifteen members on a Gaelic Football team

and they are allowed use their hands to strike the ball.

 

Strangely though people who follow soccer support

the English soccer teams more than our Irish ones.

Many children support Manchester United and Liverpool.

Both of those are English teams.

Our local soccer team is called Greystones United.

 

We are celebrating because Ireland

won the Six Nations Rugby Championship this weekend

in the last match of Brian O’Driscoll’s international career.

 

Making Connections for St. Patrick’s Day

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Blogging Buddies, Connections | Posted on March 12, 2014

We sent St. Patrick’s Day Greetings near…

to blogging friends in St. Peter’s Bray:

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and far ….

all the way to Auroa School, in New Zealand

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Click on this link to see what

Room One, Auroa School in New Zealand

had to say about the bits and bobs we sent them.

 

Below is Larry the Leprechaun in

St. Peter’s in Bray.

 

Why not leave a message for our blogging buddies

in Bray and New Zealand.

They are a friendly bunch and we know

they would LOVE to hear from you.

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Larry the Leprechaun certainly

got around in the past week or so!

 

@SummerBuzz THANK YOU! You are a Bee in a Million :)

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Blogging Buddies | Posted on March 9, 2014

Brigid the Biodiversity Bee got a surprise this week.

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A package arrived in school addressed to her.

It was the first time she ever got anything in

the post and she was terribly excited.

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It was from a good friend of ours. Her name is

The Summer Buzz Bee.  Brigid is on an mission.

Her mission is to help children learn about

Biodiversity.

Summer Buzz is on an important mission too.

She encourages children to love books and to read.

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The Summer Buzz Bee knows all about Brigid

and knew exactly what she would be interested in.

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She sent her a book about how kids can be green.

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And a book about an ant and a honey bee.

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Summer Buzz says Brigid can leave these books in

the school library when she is finished with them.

Summer Buzz is very kind.

Thank you Summer Buzz.

Tracking the Post! Following a letter on its journey from Ireland to New Zealand.

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Blogging Buddies | Posted on March 9, 2014

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We have sent some St.Patrick’s Day greetings

to our friends in Room One, Aurora School, New Zealand.

In fact the envelope was so large it didn’t fit in the post box above!

So we brought it to the post office.

Now we can track the progress of our package.

We posted this on March 6th.

We can see that it has left Heathrow Airport in London, UK

shortly after midnight on March 7th

and is on its way to New Zealand.

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Update: It is the morning of Monday 10th March here. We checked  at 8.30 a.m. and saw that 

the package had already arrived in New Zealand at 2.16 p.m.

on the afternoon of Monday, March 10.

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This shows that New Zealand is ahead of Ireland.

We are amazed at how quick it travelled and are very happy

that it will arrive on time for St.Patrick’s Day on 17th March.

Update, 11th March 2014.

We see from the messages we received from Aurora School

that the envelope arrived on the 12th of March in New Zealand!

#SNAG From St. Michael’s College, Dublin, George Jordon Dimbo 6th Year singing “Sásta” by Pharrell Williams

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Gaeilge | Posted on March 9, 2014

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014 níos mó ná riamh

agus í ar siúl ón 1 – 17 Márta!

In honour of Seachtain na Gaeilge we are posting

a You Tube video from St.Michael’s College, Dublin 

‘George Jordon Dimbo 6th Year singing “Sásta” by Pharrell Williams.

A weekly initiative by the Music Dept. to give a wider platform

for students to show off their musical prowess.’

Cuireann sé an video seo gliondar croí orainn :D

Go raibh maith agaibh, St. Michael’s

Children’s Work: Stories written by Senior Infants

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Children's Work, Genres; Narrative | Posted on March 8, 2014

 

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Lucy wrote;

Once upon a time there was a happy girl called Lucy.

She lived in a house near the forest.

One day a rabbit followed her home.

 

Once upon a time there lived a princess who lived in a castle.

One day she met a witch.

She lived in a cottage.

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Ben said;

Once upon a time there lived a clever squirrel

who lived in a hole in a tree and was always eating nuts.

 

Once upon a time there lived a hedgehog who lived in a hedge.

He was lonely. He always had to eat on his own

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These are Daniel’s stories;

Once upon a time there was a sporty kangaroo

called Kealin who loved boxing.

She lived in the outback in Australia.

She had lots of trophies.

 

Once upon a time there was a white rabbit called Robbie.

He loved to do magic. One day he got a job at the circus.

His first trick was to pull a man out of his hat

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This is what Tom wrote;
Once upon a time there lived a dragon, who lived in a cave.

He was happy. One day he met a brick.

They did some art and they had a fun time.

 

Once upon a time there lived a bee,

who lived in a bee hive. He was working well.

One day he met a fish.

They went to the shop.

They had a great time.

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Sofia wrote;

Once upon a time there lived a girl called Sophia.

She lived on the moon but oh no there was aliens on the moon.

 

Once upon a time there lived a unicorn.

She lived in a crystal cave.

She loved to play in the fields.

One day she met a princess who always wanted a unicorn

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Beth wrote this story;

Once upon a time there lived a witch

who lived in a cave on a mountain where there was a dragon.

She thought that she was able to defeat the dragon, but she was wrong.

The dragon blew out fire.

The witch tried to put spells on the dragon,

but the dragon had blown fire at the want,

so she couldn’t put spells on the dragon.

The dragon blew fire at the witch.

So this story doesn’t have a happy ending!

The End.

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Andrew wrote;

Once upon a time there lived an electric dinosaur.

The electric dinosaur was guarding the gold mine.

 

Once upon a time there lived a polar bear.

The polar bear was captured by an icy jail.

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Kyle said;

Once upon a time there lived…

Wow!

Where was I?

Oh yes.

Sorry about that.

I was just looking at Mr.Happy’s art.

He just drew the beach

and Mr Happy has more art to show.

First we will visit other Mr Men art.

We’ll see Mr.Strong’s, Mr. Nosy’s and Mr. Noisy’s art.

First on the list is … Mr Strong.

He has painted his weights.

Second on the list is Mr.Nosy.

Mr. Nosy has made a wonderful statue.

Next Mr.Noisy has painted Mr.Happy.

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These are Ciara’s stories;

Once upon a time there lived a furry rabbit who lived in a burrow.

She was a Mummy. She had a baby rabbit. The baby rabbit was cute.

 

Once upon a time there lived a black and white badger in a forest.

He was sad because he had no friends.

 

Once upon a time there lived a hedgehog.

He had sisters. He had six sisters.

He got fed up giving the six sisters food.

He was bored of feeding them.

 

Once upon a time there lived a fox.

The Mummy had kids. Then the Daddy came.

Then they met a shy otter on the river bank

Laura wrote;

Girl Child Education
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Elisa had a project to do for college.

It was about a bee.

It was a very very important bee.

Elizabeth had a story to write and a story to read.

It was called Naughty Children.

When they were finished their homework Emily work up.

She wanted another bottle. Elisa made her bottle.

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Shannon wrote a funny story;

Once upon a time there lived a very silly Granddad.

His house was silly. He sleeps on a rock.

One day this silly man met a girl.

She was such a silly girl, the man loved the girl.

Memories of Polly’s Visit: Photos from her trip to our school.

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Blogging Buddies | Posted on March 8, 2014

Celebrating Past Pupil Success

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Green Schools, Growing Things, Past Pupil Success | Posted on March 7, 2014

We are always very interested to hear about the success of our past pupils. Earlier in the year we told you about a student who is having great success musically. We called that post ‘Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns grow’ . We could call this one ‘Monterey Pines from Tiny Pine Seeds grow’ as it is about the success Emily H had when she grew Monterey Pine Trees from seeds and made a real contribution to our local community. But let Emily tell you about her project in her own words.

Growing Monterey Pine Trees From Seed

INTRODUCTION

My project is to show how I grew Monterey pines from seed.

I did this project because I have always had an interest

in growing things from a very young age.

It was helped along when my Granddad

contacted the former Mayor George Jones

to see if he would be interested in having

some of the trees I had already planted

and succeeded in growing for the Greystones community.

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Mr Jones agreed and now as you can see from press cuttings

there is one of my trees in Burnaby Park

opposite the train station

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and also they took some of my trees

and planted them along Shoreline car park.

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I am very proud of these trees and so I thought that

I could grow some more for my science project for school

METHOD

Gather pine cones and place them in the full sun to dry them out.

Once dried they will open up for easier retrieval of the seeds.

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Place the cones on a paper towel

and roll them gently until the seeds fall out.

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Place the seeds in a container

with room temperature of water.

The ones that sink will be the best growers.

Plant the seed in pots, pointed end down and cover with soil.

Keep watering and when the seeds fall off

they can be transplanted to a larger container.

I will be keeping a diary following the progress of the trees.

Day 1

Date : 12.6.13

I planted the seeds in the compost pointed side down and watered them.

Day 2

Date : 13.6.13

Still no progress will be back in 2 weeks.

Day 11

Date : 25.6.13

We have our first Monterey shoot. The seed is still on the top.

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Day 12 

Date : 26.6.13

We have our second seed shoot. Also seed on top.

First seedling has now lost its seed.

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Day 19

Date: 3.7.13

We now have 13 Monterey pine tree shoots.

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Day 25

Date: 9.7.13

We have 17 Monterey Pine tree shoots.

Day 35

Date: 19.7.13

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The trees are growing fast.

Day 45

Date: 29.7.13

Still progressing well.

Day 55

Date: 8.8.13 

Strong and healthy trees growing fast.

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Day 65

Date: 18.8.13

Progressing well.

Day 75

Date: 28.8.13

Nearing end of project the trees are strong and healthy.

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About Monterey Pines

The Monterey pine, also known as the Radiata pine is a species of pine native to the coast of California. It’s the most widely planted pine in the world, valued for rapid growth and desirable lumber and pulp qualities.

Its native to 3 very limited areas located in Santa Cruz, Monterey peninsula, and San Luis Obispo counties. In Australia, New Zealand and Spain it is the leading introduced tree and in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Kenya and South Africa it is a major plantation species.

Monterey pine has a very small natural range on the central Californian coast, south of San Fransico and on Guadalupe and Cerdros islands off the coast of Baja California in Mexico.

Monterey pine grows best on deep, rich, dry soils or on infertile sandy soil types. It has also shown promise on old red sandstone soil in Munster. It will not do well on wet, shallow ground. It grows vigorously and is known to have a longer growing season than other conifers. In Ireland, Monterey’s commonly suffers from the ”yellows”, a disease sometimes associated with the fungus cyclaneusma minus which results in the yellowing and loss of all the previous years’ needles.

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CONCLUSION

I found this project very satisfying because I enjoy growing and the output of this project will have a long term effect on the environment.

They help the environment by a number of factors:

1. Trees reduce Carbon Dioxide – the same way humans breathe oxygen and exhale Carbon Dioxide, trees breathe in Carbon Dioxide and exhale Oxygen.  This Carbon Dioxide becomes sugars that can be eaten, burnt for fuel or enjoyed in its leafy form.

2. Trees reduce ozone levels – In  large cities a reduction in ozone can mean milder temperatures and more breathable air.

3. Trees reduce erosion by their roots keeping soil from washing away but also they absorb and store water.

4. Trees provide an ecosystem for animals and insects  by providing a home and  food for them.

Every tree is a potential life-saver to certain species

@StPetersBray ‘Bye Bye Polly’

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Blogging Buddies, Connections | Posted on March 6, 2014

It was with a heavy heart we said good bye to Polly today.

It was great to meet her. She taught us a lot about Polar Bears,

why they are endangered and how we can help them.

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Thank you to the boys and girls of 2nd Class, St. Peter’s, Bray

for sending her on a visit to us.

We are sending her back now and hope that she will arrive safely.

Green Schools: Biodiversity: Brigid teaches Polly about how bees are endangered.

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Biodiversity, Green Schools | Posted on March 5, 2014

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Polly the Polar Bear, has come to visit St. Brigid’s Greystones,

all the way from St. Peter’s in Bray.

She has come to visit Brigid the Biodiversity Bee

and has told her all about Polar Bears

and why they are endangered.

This is the story so far.

Now it is Brigid’s turn,

to tell Polly her side of the story.

 

‘Well first, said Brigid,

‘it is important to know about the important job bees do:

Read all about the important job that bees do HERE.

You can read more about that important job of pollinating flowers here.

Why are bees endangered?

Well you can find out the answer to this question if you click on this link.

‘We’ve done a lot of good work,’ said Polly.

I think it is time, I thought about getting back to Bray…’

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Watch out 2nd Class, St.Peter’s,

Polly is on her way back to you :)

 

Green Schools: Biodiversity: Polly explains how we can help Polar Bears

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Biodiversity, Green Schools | Posted on March 4, 2014

Polly the Polar Bear, has come to visit St. Brigid’s, Greystones all the way from St.Peter’s in Bray. She has come to visit Brigid the Biodiversity Bee and tell her all about Polar Bears and why they are endangered.

Click on this link for the story so far.

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Polly explained that ‘reducing our carbon footprint’ will reduce global warming and that will help the polar bears. We can do this by:

1. Turning off lights, computers, TVs and other electrical equipment when we are not using them.

2. Turning off the water while we’re brushing our teeth.

3. Walking or cycling instead of using the car.

4.  Not wasting paper. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle.

5. Growing your own food.

6. Buying food that is grown locally

 

Polly said that you can find your carbon footprint

and how to reduce it by using this 

Kids’ Carbon Calculator from Cool The World.com

 

‘Well,’ said Polly, now you have heard all about Polar Bears and why they are endangered perhaps you can tell me about bees’.

‘Why certainly,’ said Brigid. ‘That’s what we will do tomorrow’. 

@StPetersBray ‘Who’s that girl?’ Polly goes shopping!

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Art: Fabric and Fibre | Posted on March 4, 2014

There is great shopping in Greystones

and shopping is what Polly did today!

Green Schools: Biodiversity: Polly explains to Brigid why Polar Bears are Endangered

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Biodiversity, Green Schools | Posted on March 3, 2014

Click on this link to see how this story began:

St.Peter’s Polar Bear, Polly came to visit Brigid the Biodiversity Bee and St.Brigid’s.

Polly and Brigid had a long chat today.

Polly told Brigid all about Polar Bears

and why they are endangered.

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Polly said: ‘Click on the top tab on this link from Kids National Geographic.com

where it says ‘Video and Sound’

to see some of my Polar Bear cousins’.

 

Polly said: ‘You can also learn about Polar Bears here:

Polar Bears for Kids – Polar Bears International.org

 

Brigid was wondering where Polar Bears lived.

Polly explained Polar Bears are found in the wild

in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and Norway.

They are carnivores.

They don’t drink water.

They get the liquids they need from the food they eat.

Did you know Polar Bears are amazing long distance swimmers?

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Polar bear feet act like snowshoes.

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Brigid wanted to know why Polar Bears are endangered.

Polly explained that polar Bears are endangered because of global warming.

Polar bears can only survive in places where the oceans freeze.

This is because they hunt the seals  that live on, or under the frozen ice.

Because of global warming the ice isn’t there long enough during the hunting season

for the polar bear to catch enough seals,to have enough food for the year.

They have to ‘fast’ for months.

 

‘That make me hungry,’ said Polly. ‘Let’s take a break. I’ll tell you more tomorrow’.

‘I know a lovely place in Greystones where you can get

delicious and nutritious locally produced food,’ said Brigid.

So off they went…

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St.Peter’s Polar Bear, Polly comes to visit Brigid the Biodiversity Bee and St.Brigid’s

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Blogging Buddies, Slideshow | Posted on March 2, 2014

Polly the Polar Bear is going to teach us

all about Polar Bears and how they are endangered.

Brigid, our Biodiversity Bee 

is going to teach Polly all about bees

and why they are threatened.

If the slideshow isn’t coming up for you, please follow this link to see it.

Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Sofia

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Children's Work, Genres; Narrative | Posted on March 1, 2014

At the beginning of the month, Sofia was writing lovely stories:

A Story by Sofia

Once upon a time, there lived a family of butterflies,

who lived in a forest.

They were happy and were always smiling.

One day this family of butterflies met a fairy.

They went to live in a castle. They had a fun time.

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Now her stories are even lovelier:

Once upon a time there lived a happy princess.

She lived in a big castle.

Every day the happy princess met a fairy.

They went to live in a zoo with the funny monkeys

 

Once upon a time, there lived a funny King.

He lived in a big flower bed.

One day the funny king found a tree.

The funny king pushed the tree and found a door.

He went in and he met a worm. They made friends.

 

Once upon a time there lived a small octopus.

He lived under the sea.

He had a friend, the star fish.

One day the two friends played and played until evening.

 

Once upon a time there lived a red deer.

She lived on a big hill.

One day the red deer met a funny otter.

He lived in a river on the hill.

The red deer met the otter.

They went to dinner.

 

I look forward to reading more of your stories Sofia.

 

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Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Kyle

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Children's Work, Genres; Narrative | Posted on March 1, 2014

At the beginning of the month

Kyle was writing good stories:

Once upon a time, there lived a teddy

who was talking,

who lived in a toy box.

He was hyper and was always helpful.

One day this teddy met a penguin.

They went to the North Pole.

They had a happy time.

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He worked hard all month and now is writing great stories.

Once upon a time there lived Miss Sunshine.

She was stacking boxes on her shelves.

Just then a robber stole all the shelves.

So she called the police

but when the police got there

the police couldn’t see anything.

Then Miss Sunshine saw burglars.

Speaking of that…

some other things were missing.

As well Mr Happy’s pet was gone

and Miss Scary’s bed was gone

and they called the police,

the fire brigade

and the rescue helicopter 

and they did it.

 

Once upon a time Mr Mo went to get a job.

He tried a fireman,

bus driver,

teacher,

police

but they were no use,

so he went back home

and that was Nonsense Land

to ask Mr Silly.  

‘Be a garden,’ said Mr Silly.

So he had flowers on his shoulder

and blue bells on his head

and banana flowers of his nose.

Who ever heard of banana flowers?

They’re in Nonsense Land

and you can eat them.

 

Once upon a time there lived some bread

that was being sliced.

Mr Tickle and Miss Magic they didnn’t need a knife.

Miss Magic wayed her magic wand …

and presto it was sliced

but the magic went right down the stairs

and out the door.

It sliced jam on Mr Small but he didn’t mind

he was red all ready.

Then it spread.

Mr Happy had butter on his head.

Mr Strong had egg on his eggs.

If even dropped a toaster on Mr Jelly’s house

and did you know Mr Tickle

and Little Miss Magic didn’t know

but they didn’t not know that for long

because finally the magic

sliced an egg on Mr Tickle’s arms.

 

Once upon a time there lived Mr Skinny.

One day someone was knocking at his door.

He opened the door…

and there stood two loaves of bread.

They had eyes,

a nose,

and even mouth.

They walked straight in

but Mr Skinny’s wasn’t a house,

he was in a hotel

so if the bread walked in

then it will be a disaster.

Mr Greedy gobbled them up.

Well done Kyle. Keep up the good work. 

Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Tom

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Children's Work, Genres; Narrative | Posted on March 1, 2014

At the beginning of this month Tom was writing good stories:

‘Once upon a time there lived a nice butterfly,

who lived in a gingerbread house.

He was happy and was always smiling.

One day this happy bee met the butterfly.

They went fishing. They had a funny time.’

 

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This week he is writing great stories:

‘Once upon a time there lived a friendly dragon.

He lived in a dark cave.

When he hiccuped he burnt everything.

One day he met a happy witch,

who gave him a potion to stop hiccups.

 

A big dinosaur eats a baby dinosaur.

The dinosaur had big big teeth.

His grandpa saved him.

 

Once upon a time there was a shy hedgehog 

who lived in a hedge.

He met a black and white badger,

who lived in a forest.

 

Once upon a time there was a bold cat.

He is bold because he sneaks into our garden

to get the bread for the birds.

 

Once upon a time there lived an uncle.

His name was Tom.

He was happy and was always joking.

He had a friend whose name was Tom as well.

They went to the shop together 

to buy chips and lucozade.

 

Well done Tom :D

Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Ben.

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Children's Work, Genres; Narrative | Posted on March 1, 2014

At the beginning of February Ben was writing good stories. 

Once upon a time there lived a giant,

who lived in a castle.

He was grumpy and was always busy.

One day this giant met a wizard.

They went fishing. They had a happy time.

By the end of the month he was writing great stories:

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Once upon a time there lived a red deer

who lived in a forest.

He was wild

and was always ripping the leaves off the trees.

One day the deer met a clever fox.

 

Once upon a time there lived a grey mouse

who lived in a hole.

Once upon a time, there lived a red squirrel

who lived in a hole in a tree.

 

Once upon a time there lived

a black and white badger who lived in a forest.

One day this badger met a deer who lived in the forest as well,

but the badger lived in a bush.

 

Once upon a time there lived a brown rat

who lived in a rubbish dump.

One day this rat met a mouse who lived in a hole in a house.

He met a mouse who lived in a hole in a house.

 

Once upon a time there lived a clever fox.

He was so clever that he could jump and and grab a bird from the sky.

Keep up the good work Ben.

Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Andrew

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Children's Work, Genres; Narrative | Posted on March 1, 2014

During the first week in February,

was writing good stories:

Once upon a time, there lived a robot,

who lived in a robot house.

He was hungry and thirsty and was always tired.

One day this robot, met another robot.

They went to the robot restaurant.

They had a nice day.

By the end of the month, 

Andrew story writing was even better:

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Once upon a time there lived a bird.

The bird was building a nest.

The bird laid three eggs.

The eggs started to crack.

In the eggs there were three baby birds.

 

Once upon a time, there lived a tiger.

The tiger lived in the ground in a hole.

The tiger met another tiger.

They had a nice day.

 

Once upon a time there lived a lego dragon.

The lego dragon was hungry.

The lego dragon eats fish,

shark,

whales

and icecream.

He eats big burgers,

big hot dogs

and big meat.

He drinks water.

 

Once upon a time there lived Emmet.

Emmet met a lego dinosaur.

Emmet was brave.

He climbed up on the dinosaur’s back.

Well done Andrew. Keep up the good work.

Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Shannon

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Children's Work, Genres; Narrative | Posted on March 1, 2014

In the first week of February,

Shannon wrote some very good stories:

Once upon a time, there lived a fairy,

who lived in a tree.

She was magic and was always happy.

One day the fairy met a little elf.

They went to the forest.

They had a picnic together.

After a month of story writing

her stories were even better:

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Once upon a time there lived an happy octopus

deep in the bottom of the blue

and she had so much fun under the sea

and swam all day in the sea.

She had to swim all day and loved it so much.

 

Once upon a time lived a nice king.

He was so happy

for his queen

she was a happy queen

of all the earth

 

Once upon a time there lived a bunny.

He met another rabbit.

He asked would you go on a date with me.

So they went on a date with each other

and they lived happily ever 

 

Once upon a time there lived a tiger.

He was not a nice tiger.

He never tried to be nice to anybody,

but one day he became a nice tiger.

Well done Shannon. Keep up the good work.

Story Writing from Senior Infants: Well Done Lauren

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Posted by merrybeau | Posted in Children's Work, Genres; Narrative | Posted on March 1, 2014

Lauren wrote a good story in the first week of February:

Once upon a time, there lived a happy dog,

who lived in a kennel, with his Mammy.

He was happy and was always playing.

He had a friend who was a laughing cat.

They went to a party together. They had fun.

She practised her story writing all month 

and her story writing got better and better:

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Once upon a time there was a magic swan.

She was called Elizabeth.

She lived in a big pond,

with her Mummy and her Daddy

and her baby sister Emily

and her big sister Eliza.

One day Elizabeth and her Mum

and Emily and Elisa went to Zoom.

(Zoom is a play centre).

 

Elizabeth met her friend Ben

the red squirrel in Zoom.

Then Ben said ask your Mum

can we have a play date

Elizabeth’s Mum said ‘Yes’.

‘Yippee,’ said Ben.

Emily started to cry.

They went home to feed Emily her bottle.

It was nap time for Emily.

When Emilly had her nap,

Eliza and Elizabeth did their homework.

Elisa had a project to do for college.

Well done Lauren. Keep up the good work.

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