I found a story that I think you might like. It shows how a simple smile can change your mood and can have a positive effect on other people too.
Good morning Daisies. I hope you are ready for another week of activities and learning from home. Make sure to send me photos of the fun games and projects you are doing at home as well as the work you have completed. I would love to see them and to hear from you. Well done to everyone who is keeping up to date with all of your work. I am very proud of you for taking responsibility for your learning. We only have 5 weeks left until our summer holidays so let's keep up the good work until then. :)
I found a story that I think you might like. It shows how a simple smile can change your mood and can have a positive effect on other people too.
Let's see what our class are up to this week
Sweta us doing a great job at her activities this week. She is enjoying the nice weather and created a message for her friends using tea stains on paper. Well done Sweta! :)
Kristine wants to say hello to all of her friends in the Daisies. She is enjoying doing the activities and is keeping up with everyone's news. Kristine has worked very hard this week on all of her activities, especially on her subtraction sums. She has also been working on some STEM challenges and crafts at home. Great work Kristine, keep it up! :)
Lexi has had lots of fun at home this week. She loves going out to play in the sun and has also been going on lots of walks with her sisters. Lexi also told me that her garden fairy Lola is still sending letters and that she has pink hair! :) Lexi has also been enjoying doing some STEM challenges herself at home. She has worked very hard on her maths this week and has figured out how to do those tricky subtraction sums! Great work Lexi! :)
Lucy is having a great time at home and has been making the most of the sunshine as soon as she finishes her work. She loves chilling out in her pool to cool down. She been exploring how things float and sink with her pool and dives down to get the items that sink. Lucy has also had fun painting rocks at home this week. Well done Lucy, they look great! :)
Yacouba is loving playing in the sun this week and is enjoying having water fights and spending time with his brothers. He has also been working hard and has done a great job on practicing his subtraction this week as well as working on his handwriting. Yacouba enjoyed learning about our value of 'tolerance' this week and completed the 'Despite our Differences' activity. He has been working on his cutting skills at home and completed some of his own STEM challenges. One of them was making a very long paper chain from 1 sheet of paper. Another challenge was to create a paper structure by making blocks shaped as triangles. His Pokemon have made a nice home from out of it. Yacouba also enjoyed doing the drawing challenge last weekend and also did a scavenger hunt at home.. Well done Yacouba, you have had a very busy week! :)
Katie wanted to show her friends just some of the activities she has gotten up to over the weekend. She has been keeping up with her work as well as practising her drawing. She enjoyed designing her dream room. Katie also created a house of cards. Katie has been practising her skateboarding skills and has also learned how to make paper airplanes. She is still enjoying some baking at home and made delicious jam buns. Katie also enjoyed the sunshine and had a picnic with Savannah at Liffey Linear park. When she was there she spotted Milly and Molly! :)
Kristine has been busy at home! She enjoyed designing her playground and also did some leaf rubbings outside. Looks great Kristine!. Kristine has been keeping up to date with all of her work and is doing a great job at making sure her activities are presented very neatly. Super work Kristine, keep it up! :)
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I can't wait to see what you got up to. I'm also delighted to see that so many of you completed the time capsule last week.
2nd class have shown great resilience this year as they have faced many obstacles and have adapted quickly to a very unusual and confusing situation due to Covid 19. Although many of our class must wait until it is safe before they can make their First Confession and then their First Communion, lots of you still decided to mark the occasion at home with your families. I am so proud of everyone for making the most of your time at home and I promise you that your Communion Day will be twice as special when it finally happens.
I hope you all enjoy the activities this week. Have a look at what our class are up to in the photos below. Feel free to send me any photos you would like to share with your classmates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See what your classmates are up to this week
Adrian says hello!
Adrian wants to say hi to everyone in the Daisies. He is missing everyone very much but likes seeing all the pictures and news on the blog. Adrian misses school but he doesn't miss getting up early so he is enjoying having a lie in some mornings. He has been very busy at home doing his Jolly Grammar and some other activities. Adrian has been working hard on practicing his reading at home. So far he has read 6 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and has also read other books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Well done Adrian, that is super that you are reading so much! I can see that you are also keeping up your drawing and colouring at home! It's lovely to see that smile, I hope you will share more news with us soon! :) We all miss you very much and we can't wait to see you again!
Sweta has been busy at home this week keeping up to date with all of her work. Sweta also wants to show her friends the scones she made. They look amazing, I'm sure they tasted delicious! She was very kind and gave us her recipe to try the scones ourselves. Thank you so much Sweta. We have some very talented bakers and chefs in the Daisies, I have no doubt someone will try your recipe. :)
Kenaya wanted to show her friends some of the activities she has worked hard on this week. She has been keeping busy at home and has been working very hard on counting and using money as well as finding change. Kenaya has also been working on her sentences and has been keeping up to date with her Jolly Grammar. She wants to say hello to all of her friends in the Daisies and she is enjoying seeing your pictures and reading all of your news.
Lexi wanted to show everyone her favourite activities from this week. She did a fantastic job on her bee factfile and has presented it in a very creative way. Well done Lexi, I can see lots of interesting information about bees there! Lexi also enjoyed designing and creating her own playground using materials from home. She got some help from her sister to create red papier-mâché chairs, which look great. Finally Lexi enjoyed the 'Think Outside the Box' Challenge. Well done for a great week Lexi, thanks for keeping us updated on your activities.! :)
Yacouba has done an amazing job on his STEM challenge for this week, which is to design and create your ideal playground using materials from home. I am so impressed with this design Yacouba, I really like how you used different materials for each piece of equipment and it looks like your Duplo figures has a great time testing it out. Yacouba also enjoyed learning about bees and has presented his facts very neatly. To cool down in the sun and get rid of some energy, he enjoyed playing with water guns outside with his brothers and drawing on the wall with water. Yacouba is also enjoying reading books on Oxford Owls and worked hard at finding words from his Jolly Grammar activity in the dictionary. Well done Yacouba for another great week!
Katie wants to say hello to all of her friends in the Daisies. She's keeping an eye on the blog to keep up with all of your news. Katie also had a nice day on Saturday to mark the occasion of her postponed Communion Day. Looks like there were plenty of tasty treats. I hope you had a wonderful day Katie. Make sure to keep us updated with your news! :)
Ciara would love to say hello to all of her friends in the Daisies. She misses everyone very much! She also wants to show everyone the project she has been working on at home with her dad. It's like a fairy wonderland Ciara, you must have worked very hard on it! Well done! :) Ciara tried on her communion dress at the weekend to show her cousin and she can't wait to celebrate making her First Communion with her friends when it is safe. Thanks for telling us your news Ciara, keep us updated! :)
Although Lexi was disappointed about her Communion being postponed, she decided to make the most of the weekend and celebrated 'Lexi Day' on Saturday instead. She got to take charge for the day and decide all of the activities! She enjoyed a fun sister slumber party on Friday night where she watched her favourite tv programmes and ate lots of treats with her sisters. On Saturday morning she booked herself into 'Ruby's Salon' where she got some lovely pink eyeshadow. Her family made her a basket of goodies that included fun things to play with and more decorations for her fairy garden! She made her favourite lemon cupcakes with strawberries for a special treat to eat. After dinner, Lexi had a special delivery of yummy sundaes from her favourite ice-cream shop! I hope you enjoyed your weekend Lexi, thanks for telling us all about it! :)
Lucy had a lovely day on Saturday to mark the occasion of her First Communion date. She began her day by taking a trip to the 'Home Hair Salon' where they did a great job on her hair. She then enjoyed some baking with her dad and her little brother. They made delicious fairy cakes which Lucy really enjoyed. Lucy then caught up with members of her family through a video call and they had a family quiz evening. Sounds like you had a great day Lucy, I hope you enjoyed it! Lucy also wanted to show everyone her kite that she made, she had great fun with it!
Jayden and his family had lots of celebrations in their house this weekend as they marked different milestones and achievements with a 'Just Because' party. Such a great idea and I like your sunglasses too Jayden.. very cool! I hope you had a fantastic day on Saturday with your family and enjoyed eating some of that delicious looking cake.
Cillian had a lovely day on Saturday to mark the date of his First Communion. He went to Donnelly's Hollow in the Curragh, made tasty popcorn chicken and dip at home and helped out at the barbeque in his garden. He also got a.... wait for it... HARRY POTTER CAKE! :O Looks yummy! I hope you enjoyed your day Cillian, thanks for telling us about it! He's also really enjoying the Oxford Owls book and is challenging himself with a level 14 book at the moment called 'Robot Rampage'. Wow, well done Cillian!
Yacouba really enjoyed making his time capsule with his family. Everyone added something to make it special including drawings, a pokemon card and even flowers from the field that Yacouba plays in with his brothers everyday. Lots of special memories have been added which will be wonderful to look back on in years to come. Yacouba tried out one of the 'Think Outside the Box' drawing challenges also earned a certificate from all of his hard work on the IXL website. Well done Yacouba! :)
To all of the Daisies, including those who were supposed to make their First Holy Communion tomorrow, myself and Ms O'Lone miss you very much and we are thinking of you. I can't wait to celebrate your First Communion with you later in the year when it is safe to do so. Have a lovely day tomorrow with your families and let me know if you decide to do anything nice for the day.
Written for a very special 2nd class by Ms. O'Lone
I hope everyone is having a good week so far and is enjoying working on their time capsule! I can't wait to hear how you got on and see some of the things that you added. You can look back on your time capsule years from now and remember this time and all of the activities you did at home when you were in 2nd class. Well done for keeping so busy at home and make sure to email at email@example.com me if you have any news or activities that you would like to share with the rest of the class!
Let's see what our class are up to!
Wiktor says hello to all of the Daisies!
Wiktor wanted to say hello to everyone and he is enjoying seeing everyone's pictures on the blog. He is having lots of fun at home and is also keeping up with all of his work. Well done, keep it up! Wiktor had a great time with his brother jumping on their trampoline and it was such a nice day that they decided they were missing something......water balloons!!! That's a great way to cool down in the sun, it looks like so much fun! Thank's for keeping us updated Wiktor! :)
Lexi is busy at home!
Lexi wants to show everyone what she has been up to at home. She has been very busy keeping up with her work and doing lots of activities. She enjoyed reading books on Oxford Owl and her favourite book so far was Brer Rabbit. Lexi has also been working hard on IXL and even got a Certificate of Excellence for all the questions that she answered correctly. Wow, well done Lexi! Have a look at the paper airplane she made too. She had lots of fun testing it out with her sisters. Lexi also made a mini parachute for her My Little Pony, which she enjoyed testing out. Thanks for telling us all of your news Lexi, we can't wait to hear more. :)
Kristine has been doing lots of activities!
Kristine wants to show the class the kite that she made. The materials she used were paper, a stick, glue and string. Well done Kristine, let us know if it works when you get a chance to try it out! She also wrote a lovely poem about kites that she wanted to share. Kristine has been working hard on her maths activities this week and has gotten very good at skip counting as well as problem solving. She also tried the 'Take a line for a walk' art activity. Well done for all your work this week Kristine, thank you for showing us your activities! :)
Sweta is keeping busy at home!
Sweta is keeping very busy at home and has had another great week of activities.. She has done a fantastic job on her kite and also wrote a lovely poem to go with it. She is keeping up with all of her mental maths and Jolly Grammar activities too. Great work Sweta, you have worked very hard!
Check out Yacouba's parachute!
Yacouba has done a wonderful job on his parachute activity this week, which he really enjoyed! He made his parachute from a plastic bag, string and attached a Lego figure. He tested his design from many different places including dropping it from a tree, from the stairs, outside the window and from the fence. He also let his little brothers try it out to see if it worked and it did! Super work Yacouba! He has also been working hard on his time capsule this week and has enjoyed reading the Alien Adventures series on the Oxford Owls website. He has read 8 books on it so far! Wow!! Yacouba wants to tell everyone in the Daisies that he misses them alot but he is really enjoying reading everyone's news on the blog! We miss you too Yacouba, keep us updated on all of your news! :)
Cillian is working hard!
Cillian wants to say hi to all his friends. He has been working hard at home and has been trying out the ebooks on the Oxford Owls website. He read the book 'The Deadly Cave.' Has anyone else tried any of the books? Cillian has also been brushing up on his Gaeilge at home and played the 'Cad atá imithe?' game to revise his vocabulary for Éadaí.. Well done Cillian! :)
Hi everyone from Janet!
Janet is missing all her friends in the Daisies and wants to say hello to everyone. She is keeping busy at home and has been practicing her sketching and story writing skills. Have a look at the amazing chalk mural she created outside!! Very creative Janet, well done! She is having fun spending time with her family at home, learning new dances, playing card games and doing face painting. She has learned some great skills like how to load the dishwasher, how to chop vegetables, how to clean as well as helping to make the dinner. She also has a new pheasant friend that likes to wake everyone up at 5am. His nickname is Marty! Thanks for keeping us updated Janet, we all miss you very much! Make sure to tell us when you have more news. :)
Janet is getting very good at sketching. These are just some of her sketches!
Gabriella is having fun!
Gabriella and her sister are enjoying spending time at home and playing together. They even decided to dress the same today! :) They are having fun being creative and making things out of playdough. It looks like they are having a great time! I wonder what they decided to make.
Kenaya is busy at home!
Kenaya has been working hard at home and keeping very busy. She is enjoying doing some reading on the Oxford Owls website this week and has also been working hard on her problem-solving skills. Well done Kenaya, keep it up!
Rebecca is doing great work!
Rebecca has been keeping up with her school work and is doing a great job with all of her activities. She is revising her skip-counting skills in maths and has also worked hard at revising her Gaeilge. Well done Rebecca!
Hello to all my lovely Daisies! Thank you for telling me all your news this week and sending me lots of pictures. I'm glad you all enjoyed the tinfoil boat challenge - Keep an eye out for more challenges like that one in the next few weeks! I;m glad to hear you are all enjoying catching up with everyone's news through the blog. Try out the Disney dance challenges below if you like.
Enjoy the sunshine today and have a fantastic weekend!
Let's see what our class are up to!
Happy Birthday Matthew!
Matthew celebrated his 9th birthday at home with his family and they had a lovely day. He missed having his friends and family over for it but he got a few drive-by birthday wishes from his friends which cheered him up! Matthew got some cool presents That cake looks incredible Matthew, I'm sure it tasted delicious. I hope you had a wonderful day, Happy Birthday from myself and all in the Daisies! :)
Hi everyone! - Milly and Molly
Milly and Molly wanted to let everyone know about the gorgeous rock trail on the Curragh Plains. Children and adults are invited to collect rocks on your walk, take them home and wash them, paint them using bright colours and add them to the trail. Molly added her rocks to the trail. They look amazing!! Such a lovely idea girls, thanks so much for letting us know! :)
Kristine is working hard at home
Kristine is enjoying looking at everyone's photos on the blog and likes seeing what all of her new friends are doing. She is busy with her work at home and is enjoying the problem solving challenges. She had fun looking for things that weigh more than, less than and are equal to 1kg. She has also been working hard at Gaeilge and has done a great job at drawing and labelling her picture. Kristine likes to write stories in her free time and has also created a rules poster for playing with lego and play-doh. I love the drawing you made of yourself as a lego figure! :)
Thanks for keeping us updated Kristine!
Hi everyone, from Maisie
Maisie has been very busy at home this week and has been a great help looking after her baby brother with Sadie. They even helped to give him his first bath during the week and took him for a short walk so mam could have a little rest. Maisie said that Archie is the best little brother in the whole world and she loves watching him grow every day. Well done girls, Archie is very lucky to have big sisters that love him so much! Maisie enjoyed the maths activity this week and found lots of items that weighed more and less than 1kg. I must say, I love your tiara Maisie! :) Maisie and Sadie love going cycling every day with their dad. They decided to go to Linear Park one evening to see if they could spot any bats leaving their homes in the trees. Luckily, they spotted one just as they were going home and also saw a heron looking for his supper in the lake. Maisie said to say hello to everyone and she is checking the blog to see all of your pictures and to keep up with everyone's news! Thanks for telling us your news Maisie! :)
Alfie.... look behind you!!!
Alfie is loving the good weather at the moment as is spending as much time as possible outside. He is keeping active by going cycling and playing football. He has also been keeping up with his work and has been very helpful at home looking after the cows and painting the fence. Alfie said he misses everyone but loves to check the class blog to see what you are all up to!
Thanks Alfie, keep us updated! :)
Hello to all my friends, from Sweta!
Sweta wanted to show her drawing to the class. She really misses her friends but she is really enjoying checking the blog and seeing what everyone is doing. Sweta is doing a fantastic job of keeping up with all her work from home. That is a wonderful drawing Sweta, I'm sure you have many other drawings like it at home. Everyone from the Daisies misses you too and can't wait to see you again! Thanks for showing us your lovely picture and make sure to keep us updated with your activities at home! :)
Chef Katie is baking again
Katie is continuing to practice her baking skills at home. This time she made yummy scones. Well done Katie, I'd say they were delicious! She also made a chill out den from a tent in her garden. Whenever she wants to relax and play games on her ipad or read a book, she can escape to her secret den. Great idea, I might even make a den in my own garden! Thanks for telling us your news Katie! :)
Update from Lexi!
Lexi is also spending lots of time outside in the sunshine and has even made a garden for her garden fairy. Her name is Lola and and reads and replies to the letters that Lexi leaves for her each day. How exciting! Tell Lola that all the Daisies said hi! :) For her act of kindness this week, Lexi made dinner and helped to tidy up afterwards. Well done! She has also been having fun drawing with chalk outside, helping with her little sister Darcy and going for walks. She even collected some daisies on her walk! Lexi did a fantastic job on the 'Tinfoil Boat Challenge' this week. She tried out 2 different shapes for her boats and found that one shape worked better than the other and held alot more coins. Super work Lexi, thanks for telling us all your news!
Yacouba the Pokemon Master
Yacouba is keeping up to date with all the latest Pokémon information and tips. We have a few Pokémon fans in the class who will recognise this book! He has had a busy week at home and has been doing lots of activities. He was very creative when he figured out the answer to Tuesday's maths problem by using numbers he could move around himself. Great idea Yacouba, there are lots of ways to help you solve problems! He learned more about weight and items that weigh more and less than 1kg. For his comic strip, Yacouba chose to retell the story of 'The Three Wishes'. Who else knows this story? He really enjoyed making his tinfoil boat and tested it using blocks - it held 12 blocks!! For his act of kindness, he cleaned his brother's toys away as well as his own and even sang a song for his youngest brother. That was a lovely thing to do Yacouba, well done. As you can see from the last photo, he is really missing school and his friends but he is making sure to keep busy and loves looking at everyone else's photos on the blog! Thanks for keeping us updated Yacouba! :)
I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend and is enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I miss you all so much and I am really enjoying getting updates of what each of you are up to at home. You are all making great use of this time off school by learning new and independent skills as well as making memories with your families, which is fantastic! I know it's very disappointing that we won't get to go back to our classroom again before September but the main priority at the moment is that everyone stays safe and that is the most important thing. As much as you can, try to keep up with a bit of school work during the week, as well as your fun activities. Make sure to let me know if you are finding anything difficult. I have uploaded some Go Noodle activities that you might remember as well as some new ones that I thought you might enjoy.
I would love to hear more each week about how you are getting on and if you have any news for me, so make sure to keep me updated! I really miss doing our check-in circles and hearing everyone's news during the week and after each weekend. I also miss reading with our reading buddies - I hope all of you are doing lots of reading at home! Let me know what books you are reading at the moment. No doubt some of you are continuing to read Harry Potter!! :) This poem by Julia Donaldson perfectly sums up the feeling of getting lost in a good book.
Try out some of these new Go Noodle activities. Some of them are new and some you might remember.
Let's see what our class are up to!
STEM Challenge - Rebecca
Rebecca really enjoyed the 'tinfoil boat challenge' in the activities this week. She designed her boat very carefully and it ended up holding 32 coins! She also did a great job with her maths activity, and organised items the items she found that weighed more and less than 1kg. Super work Rebecca! :)
Hello from Milly and Molly!
Milly and Molly are really missing all of their friends from school and wanted to say hello! They are staying busy at home with their work and are doing lots of other activities too. They have also had a go at making their own pizza! Yum! The girls have been making the most of the good weather too and have been going on lots of walks with their dog Jack to keep active. We all miss you to girls, keep us updated! :)
Hello from Noah!
Noah wants to say hello to all his friends in the Daisies and let them know that he misses them alot. He is having lots of fun in the sun at home with his family and has been enjoying making a splash in the new swimming pool. Check out his cool new hairdo!!! Noah is also helping out at home alot and has been cleaning his room and playroom, helping to make lunch for his family and has even learned how to change his own bed. Some great skills being learned at home! He is enjoying going for walks and found some lucky shamrocks while out exploring. Noah and his family made a beautiful picture of all of their handprints to remember Covid '19 and the time that they spent in lockdown. It's a lovely idea to create something you can all look back on in years to come.
Noah's Summer Poem
Sun is shining
Under water we play
My family around me
Everyone is happy
Remember, stay safe!
Happy Birthday Gabriella!
Gabriella celebrated her birthday at home last week with her family, and even though she missed having all her friends and family there, she had a lovely day. She wanted to say hi to all her friends in the Daisies and she is keeping busy at home doing her work and other activities with her sister Sarah.
I hope you enjoyed your birthday Gabriella and I'm sure you will have a big party when this is all over! Thanks for keeping us updated, we would love to hear more about all the fun things you are doing at home! :)
Sweta's secret library
Sweta has had a great idea of creating a cosy reading space for herself and teddies. She converted her tent into a library and chose her favourite books to keep inside. Who else has made a reading den for themselves?
Happy Friday and Happy May Day to all of you and your families. I hope you all enjoyed this week and I'm delighted to see how active you all were for Active Home Week. Thank you for keeping me updated with all the activities you got up to at home - I love hearing your news and seeing all the fun things you are doing. Well done to everyone who has sent me on samples of your work, I am very proud of you all for keeping up with it! If you haven't sent me pictures yet of your activities from home, I would love to see them. You can email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone!
Ms Hassett xx
Happy May Day to all the Daisies from Yacouba
Yacouba really enjoyed celebrating the start of the summer with his family. While he was decorating his May Bush, he found a baby snail and made sure to keep it safe and put it back where he found it afterwards. Yacouba also had a very busy Active week, fully of cycling, relay races, Cosmic Yoga and Go Noodle. Great to see so much exercise being done at home!
Thanks Yacouba, Happy May Day!
Summer poem by Yacouba
Sun is shining outside.
Umbrellas are boring at home.
My ice-cream is melting.
My brothers are playing on the beach.
Enjoy building sandcastles!
Happy May Day everyone from Lucy!
Lucy had a busy week at home and did a fantastic job of decorating her yukka tree for May Day. I love the bright colours and all the decorations. She also wrote a lovely poem and found out some very interesting facts about May Day traditions.
Super work Lucy, Happy May Day!
May Day poem by Lucy
It's May Day eve
and what else do we have to achieve?
We decorated our May bush
in a little bit of a rush.
We put up our pole
with help from a mole,
to protect our homes
from fairies and gnomes.
Happy May Day from Lexi
Lexi really enjoyed Active Week at home and did lots of activities to build up her exercise during the week. She also enjoyed finding out about May Day traditions and wrote a summer poem to celebrate Poetry Day and the start of the summer. Have a look at her May poster she designed and her May Bush that she decorated with her dog Olaf!
Well done Lexi, Happy May Day!
Summer poem by Lexi
Summer is here
Up in the sky, the sun will shine
Making sandcastles so high
Making the water splash
Everybody eating ice-cream
Relaxing on a warm day together
Happy May Day from Kristine
Check out the parachute Kristine made at home. She has also been very busy keeping up with her work this week and has drawn some lovely pictures with labels. Kristine has also had a good idea of keeping a diary at home to record her thoughts and memories. Great idea, you can look back on it in years to come!
Well done and Happy May Day Kristine!
Cinquain Poem by Kristine
See, touch, smell
Deeply touched my heart
Happy May Day from Katie!
Chef Katie is busy at home baking and making yummy treats to eat. Looks delicious! I'm sure all those Easter eggs and chocolates were put to good use! Katie also enjoyed celebrating May Day today. Hopefully we get lots of sunshine over the weekend from all the decorating our class have been doing to celebrate the start of summer!
Happy May Day Katie! :)
Welcome to The Daisies Blog Page. We are in 4th class and Mr. Lalor is our teacher.