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.

Summer Stars Reading Programme

Cork County Library Service will run the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children in all library branches during the months of July and August. Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to children across the country. Staff at our 28 branch libraries and 4 mobile libraries would love to see your pupils take part at their local library and are very happy to work with teachers and families to encourage children to continue reading over the summer. Taking part makes reading fun and helps combat the common problem of literacy loss that can happen over the summer holidays.

Each child is invited to register for the adventure at their local library; all participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress and a library reward stamp will be added to their reading card at the library after each book read. At the end of the adventure, all children who participate are invited to attend an award event at which they will be presented with their own Summer Stars certificate.

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Penpals from Sweden

Our new pupil from Sweden brought letters from his classmates. Our class have been busy replying. They are delighted with their new penpals. We are learning many exciting facts about Sweden in the process. We would like to visit The Ice Hotel!

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