St Marys Booterstown

2nd 1 - Mrs. O'Dea



 Welcome Back Boys!


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               It has been a great week for me - Ms. O Dea!

I have really enjoyed meeting, and getting to know all the boys starting in Second Class. I hope we have a wonderful, happy year together, full of learning, acquiring new skills, and lots of fun in the process....! There is so much to look forward to  - and of course, this year the boys will be making their First Holy Communion.


Our first week was a busy one. We discussed our names, and why they are special to us. I loved hearing how Dylan got his name - His dad is a Bob Dylan fan! 'Henry' has been in Henry O Connor's family for a "very, very long time....."


What fabulous summer holidays you all had!

Thomas Doyle was so lucky - fishing in Marbella! One of our lovely new boys - Archie Higgins - moved to Ireland during the summer. He visited the zoo, and loved it.

We also have two other new boys - Deon and Dorian. We are delighted they have joined our class - and the rest of the boys have been so welcoming. I was very happy to see them having such fun with their new classmates in the yard.



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  Last week we learned about Georges Seurat. He 'invented' a new style of painting, and it was called Pointilism.............tiny dots of colour.

This is a snapshot of the boys' interpretation of the style. Their 'Sunflowers' really brighten up the classroom......


                                                                              Halloween - 'Dress up....if you dare...!







                                                    Science Week.......Our Trip to the Lexicon Library.........



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                       Today we travelled on the DART to the nearby Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire, where                           we were treated to a wonderful display of science in action!  The energetic 'Bubbleologist'

                                           demonstrated the science of bubbles. It was a terrific interactive and fascinating display,                          and the boys all got involved. The boys were very happy to assist as you can see.......!


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                                                             Welcome back boys!

I hope you all had a lovely and happy Christmas. 2018 is going to be a fabulous year for us all!


December was an exciting and full-on month in school. Enjoy the following photos- starting with the "Dig- It" workshop- where Stephen and Lisanne showed us how to construct a Roman Aquaduct...

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  •                      We had great fun making our sock snowmen...

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  • We completed our novel "The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark", and the boys put together their "show- stopping" array of artwork in their portrayal of "Plop", the main character.

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  • On December 22nd, we had a very very welcome visit from Santa Claus and his helpers!

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  • He brought us a sackful of goodies! We would like to thank Santa and the P.A. for all the games and puzzles...

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  • As you can see, we got stuck into them immediately!





  • We are all sad to see Enzo go. He has been with our class since Junior Infants. He loved his Dublin jersey, which all the boys signed.
  •  We'll miss you lots Enzo - but you'll be the best footballer in California!

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I would like to thank you all so much for the extremely generous Christmas presents and voucher. It's a real pleasure working with your boys. 

They have proved themselves as bright, enthusiastic and full of personality to date!

  • Please note an alteration in the school calendar: First Penance is now to be celebrated on Thursday, April 12th. 



Read: G.T. pg. 64 Unit 16.

Ma: Act. bk. pg.45A B C

C.L.:PG. 35 Srón= nose      smig=chin

Sp. List     Shared Reading




Read: Unit 16 - 

Wr: G.T Act. bk. pg. 55 A+B

Ma: wk sheet

Sp. List      C.L. cluas=ear     ceann=head  pg.35

shared Reading      €20 bring in if you're doing hurling again.