Winter is finally over and what better way to welcome the heatwave than with DEAR time outside in the sunshine!
My Grandad is from Serbia, and in Serbia they celebrate Easter 2 weeks after us. So, last Sunday we had another Easter celebration.
One Easter Sunday tradition is the Egg Cracking game. Eggs used to be coloured red to represent Jesus' blood but nowadays they are decorated in different colours and patterns. Cracking the egg represents Jesus rising from the dead and leaving the tomb.
One person holds the egg in their hand. The other person then says "Christ has risen" and taps the top of the egg. Then you turn the eggs around and the other person does it.
On Tuesday my class walked to the other school. When we got there Sister Therese, Maggie my classmate's Godmother, told us some stories about Saint Brigid. It was so much fun. My favourite story was the one when Brigid gave the poor man her dad's sword to sell. After that we made Saint Brigid's crosses out of real rushes. It was hard but it was also very fun. I loved it because it was nice and relaxing and because at the end it was going to look so good.
On Tuesday, 2nd class went down to St. Mary's NS school hall. First we talked about St. Brigid and sang the song 'St. Brigid brings the spring'. Next we got rushes and wove them in a special way. It was hard at the start but you get the hang of it. I loved it so much. I gave one of them to my grandmother called Brigid and hung the other one in my room. I hope I can make some more soon.
Every week on Friday for the last 45 minutes of the day students get up and perform acts, songs, raps and much more! Some of the raps have gone up on the website! Ella and Ryan's 'Bononos' has been a great hit! I love doing it and I love going up and doing a song. After the performances we get to play games. I love playing Candyland with my friends. Golden time has been amazing.
Every Friday for the last half an hour, some students perform songs, raps and dances. I really liked 'Bononos' by Ella and Ryan. You can now see it on our website. You can also see 'Send a message to the stars' by JP and Gary.
Let the games begin!! Ms. White's class and Ms. Weston's class find themselves in a draw following the latest game of 'Capture the Flag' but who will be victorious?
DEAR means 'Drop Everything And Read'. You get ten minutes to read. You are probably wondering if you have to stay in your seat? No, you can go anywhere in the class like under a table, in the library, sit down and put your feet up. You can also take off your shoes. Ms. White bought loads of new books like Tom Gates, David Walliams, Story Treehouse and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I love DEAR time.
Ms. White calls DEAR time, once a day for ten minutes, which stands for 'Drop Everything And Read'. In DEAR time we all get our books and get cushions and get comfortable. We can go under tables and put our feet on chairs to get comfortable. There are rules like... no talking. I like DEAR time. It is good to relax. You can bring in your own cushion which I did.
This year, second class did some toy projects. I did it on Lego. I think it was a good project. I liked every other project too. We put them up outside our classroom. Everyone tried their best so that made it even better. I loved it and soon I will do one on Serbia. It was the best thing ever. We had IPads to help do some research.