World Book Day

We were delighted to celebrateWorld Book Day today.

Children in senior classes presented their favourite book to the class.

Over the last 20 years World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own.

Each child has been given a voucher to the value of €1.50 to encourage the purchase of a book.

The World Book Day Book Tokens are valid until Sunday 31st of March.

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.

 

 

 

The Story of Chocolate

The children in Miss C. Daly’s room have been reading about the history of chocolate. As Togher N.S. has a “hands on – minds on” philosophy the children had to explore all the qualities of chocolate – honestly!

Summer Stars Reading Adventure

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure in Dunmanway Library draws to a close this week. Just short of 240 children took part in the fun reading programme which encouraged them to read over the summer holidays.  Children collected stamps along the way for each book they read and each card can be returned to the library now (by Friday 7th) to be in with a chance to win a prize. There will be a special presentation day on Saturday 8th September where children will be presented with a certificate for taking part

Tara Julia Haubach – Illustrator

Today the children in the Junior Room were delighted to welcome Tara Julia Haubach to their classroom. Tara is an illustrator of children’s books.

Tara showed the children the original drawings and paintings from her first book “Gerard the Ferret” and from her latest book “The Cat Who Couldn’t Count” written by local teacher Sharon Hosford.

The children really enjoyed Tara’s beautiful artwork and were fascinated to hear how she comes up with ideas for her illustrations. Tara read from “The Cat Who Couldn’t Count” for the children who then had the opportunity to create an illustration for their favourite  part of the story.

Before she left Tara very kindly autographed a copy of “The Cat Who Couldn’t Count”for the school library.

 

The Gruffalo

The children in the Junior Room enjoyed the story of the week – The 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.