Book Week

Book Week

We have recently finished our Write-A-Books. They were a great success. We have received books from Scoil Iognáid in Galway City. They are excellent. We are very proud of our success with our books. Some of the books we wrote include “Candy Land” by Ellie in 4th, “The Shannon” by James also in 4th, “Famous Diabetics” by Hannah in 5th, “5 Futuristic Technologies” by Eoghan also in 5th,  “Brilliant Brazil” by Ben in 6th and “Tom Daley” by Dervla also in 6th. We displayed them in the hallways for everyone to read during bookweek.

We had a visit from the children’s author Patricia Forde. She writes English and Irish books for younger children. She has written books such as “Frogs do not like Dragons” , “Scoil na bPáistí Deasa” and “Hedgehogs do not like Heights” She told us to describe the situation as much as you can when we write creatively, make people feel empathy for your characters and write down all your lies! Honestly she said you could lie all you like in fiction writing!

We organised a monster book quiz to celebrate Book Week. There were all sorts of questions about books and there was a picture round. We had lots of fun and there were two rounds for younger children so they’d get a chance to partake. The winners were Laura in 6th, Stephen and Patrick in 2nd and Killian in Senior Infants. Congratulations guys!

We devised a project called “Buddy Reading” for the week also. It was to help younger kids expand their reading experience and get them to know the senior pupils a little better. The kids in the senior room buddy up with the younger children. There were awards for kind generous  senior buddies during the week.

We always enjoy when some mums and dads come in and read to us and this year Michelle (Ava’s mom) and Anne (Abbie’s mom) came in to read to us. Michelle read “The Famous 5” and Anne read “Wayside School is Falling Down”. They were really kind to give up their time and come in and read to us.

On the last day of Book Week Politician Ciaran Canon came in to officially launch our new website. He unveiled our new website and gave out awards to the people who stood out in Buddy Reading. After he unveiled our new website we went into the halla and played some music. He joined in and played “Fields of Gold” by Sting on the keyboard. It sounded really well with the tin whistles, violins and flute.

By Hannah, Eoghan and Sean