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22 Oct

STEM Flying ‘Ghosts’ We learned all about electricity this week – especially static electricity. We created our own static electricity by rubbing balloons on our hair and jumpers making them stick to the walls and windows. We made some of our ‘ghosts’ fly using the static from our balloons! Pumpkin Painting We had great fun painting pumpkins as a group – deciding on characters together, painting and drawing their faces! We will raffle off Olaf, the Ninja Turtle and Scarecrow tomorrow and kids can take them home for their Mid-Term! Pumpkin... 

23 Sep

To celebrate European week of sport, all classes took part in a sporting challenge. Below are some of the photos from the Junior Infants challenge.  

16 Sep

2nd class were so excited to return to school! they have created some fantastic art work by drawing self-portraits, designing their own masks and writing about their goals for this year! 2nd really enjoyed practising their cursive handwriting using whiteboards, writing with pencil and markers! We created symmetrical names which turned out to be our very own name monsters. We also are trying to enjoy the September sunshine by getting outside for our SESE! Working in pairs we had to search for things in our yard that stimulated our senses.  

1 May

First Class have been having great fun programming Bee-Bots over the past few days. Bee-Bots are floor robots that we can code to move around. We have been using them to practice our tables and number work in maths. These number lines have also been useful when practicing counting in Irish.         We have also been building mazes for Bee-Bot. We love challenging each other when building mazes. We think they are a-MAZE-ing 🙂         We have been practicing using a Bee-Bot mat. We use challenge cards which show us pictures of where we want Bee-Bot to start and where we want Bee-Bot... 

1 May

First Class have been learning all about hot air balloons in SESE. Firstly we all shared what we know about hot air balloons already and looked at pictures of different hot air balloons. We then watched videos of hot air balloons in action and were all amazed at how they moved through the sky. We began asking lots of questions about hot air balloons such as ‘Why are they called hot air balloons?’ and ‘How do hot air balloons float in the sky?’. From watching the videos we were very interested in the use of fire to heat the air in the envelope of the hot air balloon. We decided...