'English Language Class'

Elmer

Ms O’Connor’s Senior Infant class have been reading a lovely book called Elmer.

They have learned that even though we are different, we are all special in our unique way!

They created beautiful mosaic elephants. They are so unique and special!

Let’s celebrate our differences! It’s what makes you……YOU!

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Add comment September 27th, 2017

Skyping Argentina

Skyping to Argentina

Our skype session with Argentina took place on the 30th of April 2013. We skyped them after 1.30pm. The name of the school was Colegio Donte Allighiere De Compano.

We learned so much about Argentina’s culture and their ways of learning. We also found out two popular sports in Argentina- hockey and basketball.  They had very good English considering they speak Spanish. Another thing we fond out was that between two children they have one iPad instead of copies. We got to how them a lot about Irish culture, such as Irish dancing, hurling, the Irish language and G.A.A.  We told them about traditional Iris dinners and Ella played the Irish national anthem on the violin. they learned to count to ten in Irish and us in Spanish. We had so much fun skying Argentina and we hope to do it again soon.

Add comment May 24th, 2013

The Irish Table at our Intercultural day 2012

What was on display at the Irish table

Look at what we found on the Irish table !

Food

Whole fresh Salmon (of Knowledge)

Carrots and potatoes

Colcannon

Boxy

Irish cheddar cheese (mild!)

Brown soda bread

Strawberries

Chocolate coins from crock of gold

Duck eggs

Kerrymaid butter

 

Non Food

Dancing uniform

Flags

Pine cones

Badger and red squirrel toys

Books

Irish legends and folklore books -selection Macroom book ” Macroom through the mists of time”

Cork’s St Patrick’s Street

A little book of Trees

A rainy day guide to Ireland

The complete guide to Irish Wildlife

 

Add comment June 17th, 2012

French Table at our Intercultural Day 2012

 

Brioche

What was on display at the French table

  • Home made crépes  made the traditional Breton way
  • Home-made brioche and liquid caramel (both made by Marie Roche)
  • Sauisson (dry sausage)
  • Crépes
  • Rasberry and lemon’tisane’ (tea)
  • Soap from Marseilles
  • Dior perfume
  • Sirop de goenadine (Syrup/squash)
  • Pastis
  • Biscottes
  • Créme de cassis (blakcurrant liquer)
  • Poulain Hot Chocolate
  • Facial ream from Loréal
  • Map of France with 14 points of interest
  1. Eiffel Tower
  2. Versailles
  3. Tunnel?Eorostar France/UK
  4. Chardlain Bull
  5. Mont Blanc
  6. Ski/Alpes
  7. St. Tropez
  8. Provene/ Lavander
  9. Lourdes
  10. Plage des Landes
  11. Wines of Bordeux
  12. Chteaux de la Loire
  13. Ponte du Raz- Brittany
  14. Camembert from Normandy

Photos of Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Fete de la Musique 9yearly nation-wide music festival)

Recipe for Brioche

500mg flour

125g sugar

2 full eggs and 1 yoke

2 soup spoons of cream fraiche

1 tea spoon salt

25g yeast

75g butter

130 ml warm milk

1 spoon orangr blossom

1 spoon rum

30 mins kneading (can be done in bread machine)

Leave it rise over nightunder a wer tea towel.

Next day knead again to get the air out of the dough. Divide in 3 pieces and amke a plait. leave it rise for 1 0r 2 hours in a warm place.

Oven 180 degrees.

Mix another yoke with a little milk to spread over the loaf before baking.Protect the loaf with baking paper to avoid burning. Bake for 25 minutes. Leave it completely cool down before cutting.

Thanks to Marie Roche for providing the French table and givng us all this information

Add comment June 16th, 2012

The Welsh Table at our Intercultural Day 2012

Find out more about Wales in this powerpoint

Map of Wales

Add comment June 16th, 2012

The Polish Table at our Intercultural Day 2012

The Polish Table

The items on display at the Polish table were

POLISH FOOD

Sausages, cheese, ham, bread, sour cucumbers, salted sticks, ball stuffed with hazelnut cream.

  • The Polish flag and emblem
  • A poster of Polish kings
  • A poster of Regional ostumes
  • Krakow regional costume
  • Polish map
  • Postcards from Krakow, Posnan, Warsaw, Gdansk, Tatry mountains
  • Cook Books
  • Leaflet about the Salt mines in Wieliska
  • Family Bible
  • Polish money (100 PLN, 50PLN, 20 PLN, 10PLN, 5PLN, 2PLN, 1 PLN
  • Tourist guides
  • School Books from lass 1to 3
  • Animals protected in Poland
  • Old cartoons for children’s posters.

Add comment June 16th, 2012

The Sri Lankan Table at the Intercultural Day 2012

The Sri Lankan Table

Items on the Sri Lankan Table

  • Sri Lankan flag
  • Spices: Cardamin, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Fenugreek, Chilli, Tumeri
  • Vegetables: Long beans, Rich gourd, Capsicum, Drumstick, Aubergine
  • Fruit: Rambutan
  • Coonut scraper
  • A coconut
  • Spoons made from coconut shell
  • A rope made from coconut fibre
  • Batic tapestry
  • Wooden mortar and ppestle
  • Sri Lankan food; Milk rice (traditional breakfast)
  • Sesame and jaggery balla, String hoppers.

Add comment June 16th, 2012

The Chinese Table at our Intercultural Day 2012

The Chinese Table

Items on display on the Chinese Table

  • Latern
  • Birthday envelopes
  • Hand painted writing script
  • Chopsticks
  • Folder with photos of scenery, temples and modern buildings.
  • Chinese tea
  • Cake
  • Gbbe
  • Toys- Paint set
  • Poetry Books
  • CDs
  • Chinese checkers game
  • Fan
  • Decorations and stickers

Add comment June 16th, 2012

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

 


Mia McSweeney from Fifth Class tells  about the Chinese New Year.

The Chinese New Year (also called the Spring Festival) is the biggest celebration of the Chinese Year. The dates of the New Year changes from year to year as it depends on the new moon. Each year is named after a different animal. Legend has it that long ago Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came and Buddha named a year after each one. This year is the year of the Dragon. We created some dragons in our art class.

The animals were the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. People are believed to have the characteristics of the animal of the year they were born on.

The celebrations last for 15 days. It is a time when families like to get together. At Chinese New Year ccelebrations people wear red clothes, decorate their homes with poems on red paper and give children lucky money in red envelopes. Red symbolises fire which according to legend can drive away bad luck. During the celebrations many many public parades  are held. These include large firework displays and colourful dances. Families celebrate with special food such as fish, dumplings and sticky sweet cakes.

Listen to Anna Liu  counting in Chinese and Ruth counting in English.  Click here  Counting to 10 in Chinese

More information on China and the Chinese New Year

http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en/Resources/Item/28950/china

http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en/Resources/Item/45628/chinese-new-year

http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en/Resources/Item/45802/chinese-zodiac-signs

http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en/Resources/Item/28647/chinese-culture

http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en/Resources/Item/43426/chinese-new-year

 

3 comments January 31st, 2012

A visit to our local Mill

Our English language classes have beeen learning about Walton’s Mill in Masseytown, Macroom. The owner Donal Creedon very kindly gave us a tour of the Mill and lots of information about the Mill to the teachers. He also gave some packets of flour and Macroom Oarmeal. The flour and oatmeal are stone ground which gives them their distinctive texture and flavour. The children have really enjoyed learning about the milling process and using the flour and oatmeal to make brown bread, porridge and oatmeal biscuits which they shared with their class mates. We discovered that we can enjoy eating healthily using ingredients produced right here in Macroom!!

Add comment June 20th, 2011


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