The Seven Wonders of the World

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.” though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids

2. Taj Mahal

3. Grand Canyon

4. Panama Canal

5. Empire State Building

6. St. Peter’s Basilica

7. China’s Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noticed one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied: ” yes, a little I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there are so many.” The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and then maybe we can help.” the girl hesitated, then read: “I think the “Seven Wonders of the World”are–

1.To See.

2. To Hear.

3. To Touch

4. To Taste.

5. To Feel

6. To Laugh

7. To Love.

The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook are simple and ordinary.

The most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought.

Have a great day!



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Sunflower Seeds

We planted our Sunflower seeds on 9th February.

During Circle Time on Friday we discussed how important it is to take good care of our seeds and how well they had grown.

This led to some very interesting comments and questions:

Emma: “My Sunflower seed is so big it needs to move to a bigger pot, just like I needed to move to a big girls bed instead of sleeping in my Cot!”

Adam: “Why does my Sunflower need a stick to lean on?”

These comments led to an exciting discussion about growing and Karen  (Class Teacher) asked the class if they, (like the Sunflower) needed someone to lean on?

Lucy: “No I can grow all by myself!”

Anna: “Yes Justine (Class Teacher) does sounds with me”

Luke: “My Nanny collects me from Montessori on Monday”

And many more!!!!!!!!

Circle Time ran over into Home Prep but how could I break up such a wonderful debate.

“Education through Exploration at it’s best!”

"This is a sample Sunflower Seed"

 Stage 1 The Seed



Stage 2

Stage 2 Germination


Stage 3 Sunflower needs support


Stage 3 Growing with Support



Karen in circle time discussing the 3 Stages

 Karen in  Circle Time Explaining Each Stage











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Easter Camp 2012

Easter Camp ’12

Week 1 – Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th April

Week 2 – Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th April

9.30am – 1pm

€70 per week or €20 per day

St Gabriels Parish Centre

Arts, Crafts, Fun,

Games, Music, Dancing and Yoga

Veronica 0877840377

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Hibernation Day

A quick reminder that Hibernation Day is on Friday 25th November!

Remember to bring you cuddly Toy to school on Friday to “Hibernate for the day”

Our project this week is to build our cave and decorate it, so remember to check our project gallery for updates!

If you are in the park, remember the very busy squirrel’s who are preparing for their long winter sleep.


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Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our Blog!
As the Seasons change we are discussing and singing and learning a beautiful poem about the changing seasons.
Karen found the poem and we would like to share it with you. Enjoy.

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