Archives for February 2015
Spring is the time for knitting. Our friends the knitting ladies are back again this year to work with us and help us learn to knit. Bridie, Mary, Ann D, Anne M, Joan and Phyllis join us on Wedensday afternoon to knit. We are starting with tin whistle covers. Then we will knit our teddies. Here are some photos …
In Geography this month we turned our attention to the west coast of Ireland and learned about people living and working in a contrasting part of Ireland – Ballina, Co. Mayo. We saw a slideshow of the town and the famous River Moy and The Ridge Pool. Also Beleek Castle and woods. We read brochures ,tourist maps and studied a road map of the area. Here we are at work ……
Today is Pancake Tuesday and to celebrate, we learned how to make pancakes at school! We learned that Pancake Tuesday occurs on the day before Ash Wednesday. People long ago would use up all their eggs, milk and sugar before Lent and making pancakes was a simple way to do this.
We got all our utensils and ingredients ready. Clodagh could even name the spatula! We weighed the flour and sieved it into the bowl with a pinch of salt. Then, we added the eggs and gradually added the milk as we whisked the mixture. We mixed it really well with a whisk. We added a little bit of melted butter and finally our pancake mixture was ready. Adam even remembered that the pancake mixture is called batter!
We cooked some pancakes, making sure they were golden brown on both sides. Ms Lambe flipped the pancake and caught it in the pan! We got to choose our topping – most people wanted Nutella! Only one person wanted lemon and sugar!
Now we know how to make pancakes. We can also sequence the steps for Maths and History.