Monday, 29 February 2016

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Playing Keeper of the Keys

We played a great drama game called "Keeper of the Keys".
The "keeper" has to sit over the keys and listen carefully.
We try to steal the keys without the keeper hearing us.
If we are successful then we become the new keeper.
It is a fun game.
We also had fun with the drama "The Lonely Dragon".
What a great story!  We loved being part of it.

Let's Go summer camp

We got a brochure about the Let's Go Summer camp in case anyone is interested.
It's also on the class window if you can't find the note.

More clock Bingo!

Tip Toe Thursday

We are trying to walk/cycle/scoot or bus to school.
Here's how we got on today.
We made a great chart of how we came to school. 
Maybe we can win the Golden Boot!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Round 2: Cochaillín Dearg

Cochaillín Dearg
Next round:
On: Friday, March 4th
At: 11:30a.m.
In: Seanscoil Sailearna, Inverin
Price: €5 for adults, children are free
Cochaillín Dearg
An chéad babhta eile:
Ar: Dé hAoine, 4ú Márta
Ag: 11:30i.n.
I: Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán
Costas: €5 daoine fásta, páistí saor in aisce

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Tigtag presents

Thank you to Tigtag for some lovely classroom presents!

Fruit Baskets

After our great fruit and veggie tasting day last week, we made some lovely fruit baskets.

Time game

We used the visualiser, the interactive board and our clocks so everyone could play our new time Bingo game.
We are getting good at telling the time.
Be sure to ask us the time a lot at home!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Fruit and vegetable tasting day

We had a fruit and vegetable day today.
Each student brought a fruit and a vegetable to school today (the more exotic the better!)
We ended up with a total of 7 vegetables:- carrot, celery, broccoli, mangetout, pepper, potato and cucumber
and a total of 18 fruits:- apple, orange, banana, pineapple, kiwi, kaki (sharon fruit or persimmon), mango, blackberry, pomegranate, plum, papaya, apricot, lime, lemon, pear, avocado, tomato and granadilla.
First of all we sorted into vegetables and fruits.
Then we resorted into whether a fruit/veg is grown in Ireland or not.
These are the Irish produce:
We made a data chart of the different produce.
We had one two or three of most items.
We named the fruits, vegetables and colours as Gaeilge. talked about 2D and 3D shaped fruits (ovals, circles, spheres, cylinders and cones) and amounts half, quarters, eights, and how to cut a fruit into 24 pieces.
We used adjectives to describe our fruits (bumpy, heavy, ugly, scaly, spiky, hard, rough, smooth, cool, light, smelly, unpleasant, rotten, sweet, sour, fruity).
We are happy to have used our senses of sight, smell, taste and touch today.
We didn't use our sense of hearing.
Finally came the best part: the food tasting.
We all got a sheet with all fruit and veg drawn on them.
We had to add a smiley face for ones we liked, or a sad face for ones we didn't like or an X for ones we didn't try.  There were even prizes for anyone who tried everything (whether they liked it or not).
What a fun day!
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Most exotic fruit this year:- a granadilla fruit!  Yum!!!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Our results: An Update

We had an amazing day in Kinvara on Wednesday.
Our play was fantastic, our actors deserved oscars, and all lines, songs and dances were at their best.
We have got through to the next round of the competition in Inverin early March.
Many many thanks to all who helped us with our show.
We make a great team!

More investigations with sound

Today we continued our investigations with sound.
Today we tested whether sounds can travel through a solid like a piece of string.
We took ordinary spoons with string tied around them..
When you hit these spoons off a solid object like a table they make a clanging noise.
However, if you hit the spoons off the solid object again and this time hold the string to the bone outside your ear you can hear church bells.
We discovered that the size of the spoon influences the pitch of the note you can hear:
small spoons give a high note while big spoons and ladels give very low notes.
Teacher had a tuning fork. 
She showed us how to use it and we listened to see did it make the same note each time we hit it (it did).
When we got the prongs vibrating (shaking) we put the tuning fork into water, or up to dishes of rice or peas.  The results were amazing:
Look at what happens when you put the tuning fork against (an air filled) ping pong ball:
We also used sound tubes to get the air vibrating to make different notes.

What an interesting afternoon working with sound!!!

Valentine's art

We made some beautiful Valentine's cards by finger printing around some cut out hearts.
We wish all our Mums and Dads a very Happy Valentine's Day on Sunday next!