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Giggles galore!

Laughter is the best medicine as they say, so we tried an experiment to see if artificial laughter could make us really laugh.
The first person had to fake laugh, but soon everyone was rolling around laughing!

Maths fun!

4th and 5th class have been enjoying maths games, activities and puzzles. Look how happy they are to be studying maths!

Visit to Castle Manor

Last Friday, 5th and 6th classes visited Castle Manor nursing home.
The children brought Christmas cards that they and 4th class had made, the residents were very pleased to get such lovely artwork.
The boys and girls sang carols, then Brianna and Ava played the fiddle. 5th  class sang "The Gallant John Joe", which was very popular with the audience!
The boys and girls spent some time introducing themselves to the residents and having chats with them, then they were treated to drinks, biscuits and selection boxes as a thank you!


Liorah, Aoibheann and Ashling knitted lots of hats for The Innocent Big Knit 2014. We used wool, knitting needles and pom-poms. They are for a charity called Age Action for helping the old people. It supplies them with oil, coal and food for the winter. The hats may be small, but they're important, because they raise money to help keep older people warm, safe and well in winter. When you buy a hat, 30 cent gets donated to the charity. Age Action have all ready raised over € 100,000!

Well done girls for helping such a worthy cause :)

Children should not have mobile phones!

It's official!
According to our victorious debate team, children shouldn't have mobile phones!
Brianna explained how children can be victims of cyberbullying through their phones; Aisling told us that germs on phones are dirtier than toilet seats (YUCK!) and James did some maths and figured that it would be cheaper to take a holiday to Florida than to have a phone with its accessories and apps.
St. Feilim's N.S Baileboro gave some very good arguments as to why children should be tech savvy and independent. The adjudicators listened carefully then after serious deliberation announced Killygarry the winners! We would like to thank our opponents for being worthy competitors and for travelling to our school to participate. We wish them lots of success in debating in the future.

Debating Trials.

We held a debate in the GP room to decide on our team for the upcoming debating competition, run by Monaghan Education Centre.
37 pupils participated, arguing for or against the motion that children should be allowed to have mobile phones.
We were very impressed with the preparation the children put into their talks, as well as their confident delivery.

6 pupils were chosen to represent our school. Well done to James, Brianna, Joanne, Aisling, Regina and Callum. 
Their first round debate takes place this Wednesday v's Baileboro. 

Short story competition

TV3 have a short story competition for children. The deadline is the 6th of December so if you are interested, start writing a first draft as soon as possible. Bring whatever you are working on to school and we can have a look at it!

Check these websites that offer some advice and samples of children's work.
BBC 500 words

Christmas Shoe Box

Well done fifth and fourth class for giving all these beautiful  Christmas Shoe Boxes.

An Cabhán Abú!

Coat of Arms for County Cavan
4th and 5th class are starting some research on Cavan, its geography, history, people, music and culture.
We are learning "The Gallant John Joe", which is about the captain of 2 Cavan All-Ireland winning teams in the 1940s.
Deirbhile brought in some books about Cavan football that have lots of references to that team.

Can you find any information on the following?

-nice places to visit in Cavan
-what activities/sports you can do
-famous people-sporting/musical/arts etc.
-Cavan through history
-placenames and what they mean
-geographical features

Here are a few websites to get you started- remember, sometimes the best way to find out about your county is to talk to people!

New blog!

Announcing our latest blog, KillyMathsEyes!
Children are encouraged to look for examples of maths all around them, and to think creatively about mathematical questions. 
Send in photos via Ms.Wynne's email to get your photo posted. 
Have a few questions prepared as well to get your classmates thinking!



We are again preparing to participate in a debating competition organised by Monaghan Education Centre.
Have a look at our blog from last year, there are tips and advice, as well as websites to check out.

thenoisyclassroom This website has video clips of children debating, as well as judges giving feedback, so you know what they are looking for.

The topic for next week's debate is "Shops should not display Christmas decorations until December 1st".
Remember to look at the argument from both sides to get a better perspective.


How many mistakes can you find?
Let me know!

Up Killygarry!

To all the boys from 4th and 6th class playing in the Cumann na mBunscol final tomorrow in Breffni Park, good luck- we are very proud of you!

4th class angles!

4th and 5th class are learning all about different types of angles. 
5th are going a step further and are measuring them as well with our new maths instrument, the protractor!
The boys and girls in 4th were keen to make this as interesting as possible for 5th, and came up with the following poses, in an effort to make as many acute, right and obtuse angles as possible!
See how many you can find!

Nature watch!

We have been doing a garden wildlife survey this week. Lots of birds, butterflies and creepy crawlies have been spotted. A few rabbits, hares and foxes have been seen too. Here is a picture of what Josh and Zach saw in their garden.
Well done boys!

What we've been up to lately...

4th and 5th class have been so busy lately that we haven't had time to post on our blog!
We listened to The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Inspired by his incredible imagination, the boys and girls made dioramas of their favourite scene from the book. These are on view in the GP room until the end of this week, call in and tell us what you think.
Meanwhile, look at our clever Lorax disguises!