WHAT MIGHT YOU MISS IF YOU MISS SCHOOL?
Independence Day? The Halloween Bake Sale? The day the baby lambs come to visit? The day the hens came. Baking buns in the staffroom? Making pizza in the staffroom? The Day the Santa Claus Man visits? The school decorated for Christmas. The school decorated for Halloween. English: our class novel, learning poems, writing poems, writing stories. Teacher reading to us. Irish: fun and games in Irish, learning Irish songs. Maths: doing our sums, learning our tables, doing problem solving. PE with teacher. PE with Cormac. PE in the hall. PE in the yard. PE anywhere. Go Noodle. Art: drawing, painting, using clay, using pastels, use charcoal, being messy. Music: listening to music, singing songs, singing rounds, singing in harmony. Learning about long ago. Learning about other countries. Learning about science. Aistear in Infants. Library day. The Library Ladies. Music Generation with Joan. The days we plant things. The day we harvest things and eat them. Using the ipads, laptops or chromebooks. School plays. Rehearsals. The musicals. Seeing the little kids do their plays. Being the audience when the older children perform. Sports. Matches. GAA. Basketball. Bicycle Safety, Scoot to School Day. After school activities. The day we get our photographs taken. The photographer that tells jokes. Dressing up for Halloween. Non uniform days. School Tours. Nature Walks. Trips to the Beach. The Seaside Scavenger Hunt, Sports Day. Students vs Teacher. Basketball Match. Visitors to the school. When the gardaí come to visit. When the fire brigade come to see us. More visitors to the school: the priest, ‘The Happy Pear’, authors, sports people, successful teams, the Sam Maguire Cup, scientists, engineers, artists, the photographer, politicians, the fire alarm, the day a dog came into the yard
What else would you miss?
There are so many interesting things to do in school it would be a pity to miss any of it.