Welcome chicks!

http://tiny.cc/SeniorInfantsChicks Follow the link to see the first video of Senior Infants’ newly hatched chicks!

The chicks were due to hatch on Tuesday, but one hatched on Sunday, while three more hatched on Monday. No more have hatched today, and while fingers are crossed, senior infants have always understood that hatching is very difficult, and even if everything is kept just right, sadly, some of them may not hatch.

When they hatch, the chicks have a little “egg tooth” on the tip of their beak which they use to chip out of the shell. This falls off a couple of days after hatching. See if you can spot an egg tooth!
They have been moved to a “brooder” where they have food, water, warmth, and air, which all living things need to survive.
If there are 11 eggs, and 4 have hatched, how many are left?What would you name these little chicks? We won’t know if they are boys or girls until they grow up!

Daily Art Challenge

Thursday, 2nd April: Egypt’s Tourist Attractions Congratulations to Marium Rashwan from Fourth Class who is the winner of the today’s art challenge for her atmospheric painting of the pyramids at Giza. Tomorrow will be our last art challenge before the Spring Break. Please submit your entries by 5pm Friday, 3rd April to website@ballinteeretns.ie. Thank you for all your art challenge entries that have kept us smiling throughout the school closure. We hope you are just as impressed as we have been with all the creative talent in our school.

Wednesday, 1st April: Lost in Space Congratulations to Yassin from Fourth Class who is the winner of the Lost in Space art challenge for this striking, colourful space scene. Yassin has chosen Egypt’s Tourist Attractions as the theme for Thursday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Thursday, 2nd April to website@ballinteeretns.ie.

Tuesday, 31st March: Favourite Book Characters Congratulations to Alison Curtain from Senior Infants who is the winner of the Favourite Book Character art challenge. Alison chose Roald Dahl’s Matilda and we think that Quentin Blake himself would be proud of this picture. Alison has chosen Lost in Space as the theme for Wednesday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Wednesday, 1st April to website@ballinteeretns.ie.

Monday, 30th March: Favourite Sports Person Congratulations to Cian Lynch from Fifth Class who is the winner of the Favourite Sports Person art challenge for his fantastic tribute to Usain Bolt. Cian has chosen Favourite Book Characters as the theme for Tuesday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Tuesday, 31st March to website@ballinteeretns.ie.

Friday, 27th March: Bicycles. Congratulations to Rijin from Fourth Class who is the winner of the Bicycles art challenge for her beautiful miniature paper craft bicycle. Rijin has chosen My Favourite Sports Person as the theme for Monday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Monday, 30th March to website@ballinteeretns.ie.

Thursday, 26th March: My Future Self. Congratulations to Helena from Senior Infants who is the winner of the My Future Self art challenge for her picture of herself as a Garda. Helena has chosen Bicycles as the theme for Friday’s art challenge because she is really enjoying cycling during our school closure. Please submit your entries by 5pm Friday, 27th March to website@ballinteeretns.ie.

Wednesday, 25th March: Self Portraits. Congratulations to Yunseo from 6th Class who is the winner of the Self Portraits art challenge. Such a fantastically detailed self portrait! Yunseo has chosen My Future Self as the theme for Thursday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Thursday, 26th March to website@ballinteeretns.ie.

Tuesday, 24th March: Your Dream House. Congratulations to Claire from 3rd Class who is the winner of the Your Dream House art challenge with her 3D construction. Claire has chosen the theme Self Portraits for Wednesday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Wednesday, 25th March to website@ballinteeretns.ie.

Monday, 23rd March: Summer is Coming. Congratulations to Liam Kirwan from 2nd Class who is the winner of the Summer is Coming art challenge with his piece ‘Summer Festivals Around Europe’. Liam has chosen the theme Your Dream House for Tuesday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Tuesday, 24th March to website@ballinteeretns.ie.

Friday, 20th March Theme: Superheroes. Congratulations to Constance Sun, from 2nd Class who is the winner of the Superheroes art challenge. Constance has chosen Summer is Coming as her theme for Monday’s art challenge. Please email entries to website@ballinteeretns.ie by 5pm on Monday, 23rd March.

Thursday, 19th March Theme: Mother’s Day. Congratulations to Ivy Harle, from Junior Infants who is the winner of the Mother’s Day art challenge. Ivy has chosen Superheroes as her theme for today’s art challenge, Friday 20th March. Please email entries to website@ballinteeretns.ie by 5pm.

Thank you for all your Mother’s Day themed art pictures! We received a huge number of entries and we are still trying to upload them all here. The winner of today’s challenge will be announced tomorrow, along with the new art challenge theme. Take a look below and see whose pictures you can spot!

Wednesday, 18th March Theme: Leprechauns. Eyad Amr from 5th class was the winner of the Leprechaun challenge for his beautiful picture of a leprechaun with his furry leprechaun friend! Eyad has chosen Mother’s Day as the theme for our art challenge, Thursday 19th March. Please email your entries to website@ballinteeretns.ie before 5pm.

Thank you for all your fantastic leprechaun pictures! We were overwhelmed by the number of entries – we are still working on uploading them all here for you to see. Please keep an eye out here for your picture. The winner of today’s challenge will be announced here tomorrow along with Thursday’s art challenge theme!