We have been working very hard in the middle room learning all about The Titanic. We researched information on our Chromebooks and we made slideshow presentations in groups. We then took on an art project where each child got a room on the ship to make. We used a shoe box and recyclable materials to create each room. We loved using our imaginations and being creative. Some of us even made The Titanic out of Lego at home and brought them in to share with each other. It was a very enjoyable project.
On the first of February we made St. Brigid’s crosses. They were made with rushes. Every class got a turn making them.
Saint Brigid was named after a goddess. She was born in Dundalk. She died in Kildare. Her feast day is on the first of February. Her name in Irish is Naomh Bríd. Her saint names are St. Brigid of Ireland or St. Brigid of Kildare. She is one of Ireland’s patron saints along with St. Patrick and St. Columba. She helped a lot of people and animals. She was very kind and loving. There are many stories of St. Brigid. Here is one of them.
One day while Brigid was cooking steak for dinner a hungry dog came by and smelled the food. He went to where Brigid was cooking. She gave him a steak even though she knew her father would be mad at her. The dog left and Brigid prayed that her father wouldn’t be angry. She looked in the pot and a new steak had appeared. God was helping her because she helped the dog.