St Peter’s Post #13
Welcome to another edition of the St Peter’s Post. This week was full of Write-A-Book projects and parent-teacher meetings. We had fantastic attendance at our meetings this week and it was a fantastic opportunity to discuss the students’ progress. Write-A-Book was a great success and we were delighted to submit over 70 books for reading in other schools. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who took part!
This week’s headlines:
- We’ve new additions to the Project Room – two terrapins. Read Codie’s blog post on them here.
We are trying to think of names for them! They will live in the project room. We want to call them Esio and Trot! pic.twitter.com/NhHwfkSi9b
— St. Peter’s Primary (@StPetersBray) February 3, 2014
- Second class have continued to publish their Write-A-Book stories on the blog using Storybird. You can read them here, here and here.
- Last week, 5th and 6th class took part in the school round of the Easons Spelling Bee. Read the report from Ian from 6th class, our winner, here. Ian now goes forward to the Regional Final in a few weeks.
- Ever wonder how we use podcasting to help our reading? Read Ms Brennan’s explanation here.
- If you haven’t seen it yet, you have to check out Tommy’s AMAZING stop-motion animation. Tommy’s in 4th class and he’s extremely talented! Watch his film here.
- Wondering why the snow on the blog is back? It’s to mark the start of the Winter Olympics. Read all about it here.
- Roots of Empathy continues and you can listen to the latest podcast here. We were also delighted to welcome Joan Daly-Martin to the school this week. She left lovely comments on our Roots of Empathy posts. Thanks Joan!
- Wednesday for Parents dealt with the hot topic (or more appropriately, the cold, wet and windy topic) of the weather. Read some great suggestions for weather experiments that can be carried out at home here.
In other news this week:
- Swimming started this week and our 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes really enjoyed.
- Lots of important notes went home this week. One was the uniform questionnaire, another was related to our application to become a Digital School of Excellence and another was sharing exciting news about the future of the school. Let us know if they didn’t reach home and we can send you out a copy of any of them!
- This is what our Student Council got up to this week. You can find the link to the Blockly tutorials here.
Our Student Council are working using Blockly to improve our problem solving in programming! We’re working in teams. pic.twitter.com/iCbBTNkpNg
— St. Peter’s Primary (@StPetersBray) February 5, 2014
- We’ve been using News2day to improve our note-taking and knowledge about the world around us.
Next week sees St Peter’s celebrate a very special birthday! Keep an eye on the blog during the week to find out more.
As always, you can catch up with previous editions of the Peter’s Post here