Third Mrs. Long
A letter to Third Class
Lissivigeen 3rd class HQ
My dear pupils,
I hope this letter finds you all in good form and looking forward to your summer holidays!
The reason I'm writing to you this morning is to thank you for being my faithful friends since last September when you came into my class, all of you a bit nervous of what life in Mrs Long's class would bring!
I can't say how you feel at the end of it, but I can share with you some of my own thoughts and feelings. Ever since we started as a class together, I have had a ball teaching you! There hasn't been one day when I didn't want to bounce into school to teach you (Bet you didn't know that teachers too can be nervous going in to face you sometimes!). We had so many interesting times in the class.
I hope you can remember some of the details, like when the general election happened in February and you learned all about the candidates etc.
Remember our great day-trip to Ross Castle and then Coppermines, where we walked in the footsteps of ancestors from thousands of years ago! I was planning to bring you all into town in March for a street study but I'm afraid a nasty little organism made sure that wouldn't happen!
Remember the religion exam when that nice man, Diarmuid asked you all about what you knew about your religion and you were able to tell him about the Pope's letter Laudato Si??? He almost fell off his chair....and that would have been a total disaster!
Do you remember all the fun we had with Matilda? I really loved all the stories you wrote in your English copies about that story. Poor Bruce Bogtrotter will be in my mind forever! Miss Trunchbull was so scary wasn't she? I think I'd really be horrified if you thought I was like her.....or maybe you do?!!!
And can you remember all the songs we sang this year? Mr Rabbit, Mr Frog went a-courting, Dr Knickerbocker, The fox and the hare to name just a few! And don't forget you can now read music for your tin whistles. It would be great if you could keep that up a little bit in your own time but be careful not to drive your parents mad!
Boys and girls there are so many other things I could remind you of but it would take several pages and I'm sure you'd get bored reading it!
So I'm going to finish up by asking you to remember our main class rule
'Do your very best always'.
If you can remember that in all aspects of your life, I guarantee you that you will live your best life every day!
I have loved every minute of every day I spent with you in the class. You have entertained and educated me and kept me fully informed about what makes 9-10 year olds tick! It was such a pity the year ended so suddenly but I know it will make all of us eager to rush back into our beloved Lissivigeen NS in September to see each other. Then I can check out how much you have grown. However you may have difficulty recognising me because of my new hairstyle!
Loads of love and hugs to you all
In English, we learned how to write a recipe
Scríobhamar próifíl as Gaeilge
Scenes of Winter
We had a Fire Safety Officer in our class today
We learned lots of facts about the Chinese New Year Festival.
Gaeilge: Dialann na Seachtaine
Colour My Dreams
We Wrote our Letters to Santa, let's hope he Writes back!
Sugar Plum Fairy
We wrote emails telling friends what happened in school ...... not our own school of course but the school in our story called 'The Carpet Bicycle'.
We read a stroy in our English reader called 'The Last Polar Bears'. We wrote a diary account based on the story.
Gaeilge : "Conas tá on aimsir?"
Halloween Dress Up
A Halloween Shopping List!
We learned all about Nutrition
We discussed the difference between Wants and Needs and this is what we came up with ....
SPHE - Things we do well & things we could improve
Impressions of Summer
Our Maths Graphs
Postcards From Milan
We learned all about the Stone Age
Though we are all different, we work well together