Bee-Bots

The children in the Junior Room have been getting to know our new, colourful, easy-to-operate and friendly little Bee-Bots. An award winning programmable floor robot, the Bee-Bot has a simple and child friendly layout and is the perfect starting point for teaching counting, sequencing, estimation, problem-solving , directional language and programming to young children.

 

Wild Atlantic Way Challenge

Our Active Walkway was very busy before the Halloween holiday. We clocked up 560 km before the holiday and we are adding to this total every day. We are currently camped on the beach at Waterville Co. Kerry. The scenery is lovely but the water is a bit cold!

 

Trick or Treat

We have had a preview of some of the spooks, ghosts, ghouls, vampires, monsters and zombies that will be out in the Togher area this evening. We would like to wish our children the best of luck with their “trick or treating” and to remind everyone to be extra extra careful on the roads. If you are stuck for a song to sing here’s a quick reminder of the song we learned last week. Oíche Shamhna Shona daoibh. 

Oíche Shamhna

Oíche Shamhna, Oíche Shamhna,
Báirín, breac, báirín breac,
Úlla is cnónna, úlla is cnónna,
Is maith liom iad, is maith liom iad.

 

Togher’s Got Talent

As part of our Halloween celebrations, the children treated us to some wonderful dancing, singing, story-telling and instrument playing as part of Togher’s Got Talent. Children who receive regular praise and encouragement feel better about themselves and are generally motivated to succeed.

Togher’s Got Talent is a fun, engaging way for the children to show off something they are good at, practice performing and to receive positive feedback for their efforts. Congratulations to all the children that took part.

Thanks to Lisa and Diego who were our judges on the day. Thanks also to Hayley for her delicious treats.

Road Safety – Seatbelt Sheriff

We are delighted to announce that  a new posse of Seatbelt Sheriffs have been appointed at Togher N.S. As a Seatbelt Sheriff, these children will set a good example to everyone by buckling up as soon as they get in the car and making sure everyone always wears a safety belt – no matter how short the journey is!

 

The Gruffalo

Doesn’t he know,
There’s no such thing as a gruffalo?

But who is this creature with terrible claws
And terrible teeth in his terrible jaws?
He has knobbly knees, and turned-out toes,
And a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.
His eyes are orange, his tongue is black,
He has purple prickles all over his back.

“Oh help! Oh no!
It’s a gruffalo!

The children in the junior room really enjoyed the wonderful The Gruffalo story.