|CRUSHEEN NATIONAL SCHOOL|
We express a huge thank you to Des Mulkere and Charlie Harris who visited our children on Wednesday. We were privileged to have such fantastic musicians to play and chat to us. Des grew up locally in Crusheen where he learned to play the tinwhistle from a young age and later the flute and banjo. An excellent window to the past was opened for us when he told us about Christmas as a young boy growing up in Crusheen.
Accordian Player Charlie Harris was born in Co. Limerick. He has toured the world playing music and we were fascinated to learn of the many countries he has been to. He was recipient of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil award in 2009. Charlie now resides in Ardrahan Co. Galway.
The children were delighted to be able to play and sing for our visitors also. Thank you Des and Charlie for the generous giving of your time.
It was Science week last week. We carried out an interesting experiment to observe the effects of salt water and non salty water on nails.
We used some of our science skills, observing, predicting, investigating and recording.
Did the salt water or water on its own rust the nails faster?
We have been busy learning all about procedural writing. We wrote out the procedure for making Rice Crispy buns. Then we followed the procedure to make them. They were really tasty.
On Tuesday we explored rhythmic beats with Dermot. We had great fun playing djembes and boomwhackers.
We enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and learned about some of the stories and traditions associated with the festival in Ireland.
St. Brigid made a special cross to keep all harm away,
We place it now above our door,
Each and every day..