Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunflowers 29th May 2012

The sunflowers were well baked over weekend. They were very very thirsty by Monday morning. We give them lots of water and they have mostly recovered over the past few days. Some have yellow leaves. We will repot them shortly as there are roots coming out from the bottom of many of the pots.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Planted chestnuts report

The chestnuts (conkers) we planted in September are showing signs of growth. They too need plenty of watering like the sunflowers.

Leckaun N.S - Our School

Monday, May 14, 2012

First Confession in Leckaun

Today the children in Second Class made their First Confession. The simple ceremony held in our school with Rev. John McTiernan. we discussed the parable of The Prodigal Son and The Lost Sheep. We also talked about Zacchaeus, the tax collector. Through the Sacrament of First Penance we learned that If we are sorry, God will always forgive us.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sunflowers growth report

These photos were taken today. The sun was out following heavy rain yesterday and overnight. Some sunflowers needed watering in spite of heavy rainfall. We noticed considerable growth and some plant will soon need to be repotted or planted into the ground as their roots are beginning to show.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Sunflowers Update

Beatrice Butterfly in Leckaun

Today when we were watering the sunflowers we spotted a butterfly on the facia on the school. We could only see the fuzzy body when we put the photo on the whiteboard. We still think that it is a butterfly because...
  1. It was out during the day, moths are generally noctournal 
  2. Its wings were sitting vertically whereas moths spread their wings flat when they land
  3. It was quite colourful, moths are usually more dull in colour
  4. The antennae have rounded clubs on the ends whereas a moth usually has thick or even feathery antennae
We also got to talking about where the name butterfly came from - do they like butter? We found out that the old English (or Dutch) was butterfleoge. The insect was thought to steal butter from uncovered milk.