St.Molaga’s S.N.S. will remain closed on Tuesday, 17th as instructed by the Department of Efucation and Skills. We hope all our school community are safe today. We will reopen on Wednesday 18th.
St. Molaga’s S.N.S. will remain closed on Monday, 16th October as instructed by the Department of Education &Skills due to red weather warning because of Ex Hurricane Ophelia. Please stay safe and we will reopen on Tuesday,17th. Hopefully, we will have no storm damage to our building or prefab classrooms.
We had a Skype Call with Jennifer Nolan today. She taught us all about Sea Turtles and Sharks.
Jennifer also told us about all the litter in the ocean and how it is so harmful to sea creatures, especially Sea Turtles.
We got to ask Jennifer lots of questions and she showed us loads of great photographs. Click here to see some more.
We have decided in our class to try and only use re-usable bottles for our lunch drinks.
We were learning about the legend of Helen of Troy today. We imagined we had had been chosen to hide in the wooden horse. We wrote about what it would have been like.
We illustrated our pictures.
Everybody in our class (and all the other 3rd class children) planted a bulb in the school grounds today.
Every year at this time of year the 3rd class children plant bulbs. They will flower in Spring. We planted tulips and daffodils.
Thank you to Michael the caretaker for digging all the holes!
We had our traditional bulb planting today with all our new pupils in St.Molaga’s Senior N.S. We were delighted that some parents joined us as bulb planting is one of the most enjoyable events in the early months of the new school year. The pupils learned how to plant the bulbs correctly and are now eagerly awaiting the spring, when they can enjoy the daffodils and tulips to the right of the path as they walk into school. They were amazed to learn that the bulbs will continue to flower long after they have left St. Molaga’s.
We had great fun today celebrating Tree Day 2017.
We went on a Tree Trail and examined an Oak tree in the school grounds. Then we all collected a variety of leaves and tried to identify them using the sheet that teacher gave us.
We also collected some berries, horse chestnuts and acorns.
It was hard to work out what some of the leaves were! Teacher had a book which helped us identify them.
We also planted an Alder sapling that we received from the Tree Council.
We planted conkers from a horse chestnut tree that we won’t see germinate until next spring!
Teacher brought in part of a tree stump and we were able to do rubbings and look at the age of the tree by counting its rings.
We had great fun in maths today. Teacher rolled 3 dice and we had to add the numbers up and mark them on our bingo page!
Old roll books, copies from the 1960s, old photographs, primary school certificates, tape recorders and powder paint…. These are just some of the artefacts we had the opportunity to examine during our history stations!
We read about a boy called John who attended our school in the 1960s who dreamed of becoming a pilot, we wonder did his dreams come true! We also learned the history of our school and all about St. Molaga – The Man of the Bees!
Have a look at historians at work!
Hi Ms Ferguson and all the boys and girls in St Mologa’s.
Thanks so much for being so kind and helping the little hedgehog.
Hedgehogs hibernate for the winter, it is important that they way 600grams before they can hibernate. This little guy only weighs 480grams. He may need a little help to gain some weight so he is going to live with Yvonne from Hedgehog Rescue Dublin, who will give him lots of food and make sure he is strong and healthy, ready to sleep for the winter.
Thanks again for your help.
From Sonya, the nurse at Shenick Vets
(A big thank you to Sonya and her team for all their help and the updates!)
Last week in school we noticed a little Hedgehog wandering around near our classroom. We became concerned because hedgehogs only come out at night as they are nocturnal creatures. We did some research online and found that they might come out during the day because they are sick, looking for somwhere to hibernate or looking for their mother and family.
On Friday afternoon, Ms Ferguson with the help of her class and Ms Hegarty got the Hedgehog into a box (ventilated box) and brought “Harry the Hedgehog” to Shenick Veterinary Clinic in Skerries where he was looked after by Sonya the Vet and her team. Sonya looked after Harry over the weekend, she ran tests, xrayed him and fed him lots.
This morning Sonya the Vet called Ms Ferguson to say he needed to gain more weight before hibernating so Harry will be staying with Yvonne in the Hedgehog Rescue Centre Dublin.
Keep an eye for more Harry the Hedgehog news!
We are a healthy and active class. At least once once a day we go out to the All weather pitch (“the big astro”) for a run. The children choose whether to run a full lap which is approximately 440 metres or a half lap. In September the class ran a total of 489 laps.
In order to balance when you are standing your centre of gravity should be over your feet. When you are standing and bend forwards your centre of gravity starts to move forward too. Normally, you’d compensate by sticking your bum out behind you.
In this experiment you stand with your back and heels against a wall/door. Drop a coin on the floor in front of you and try to pick it up without falling over.
With the wall/door there, this is impossible, so you fall over.
We learned about the famous American artist Jackson Pollock today. He was famous for his ‘drip style’ painting. He is known as an ‘abstract expressionist’ painter. That means that his paintings don’t look like real things but instead try to express an emotion.
We really liked his paintings. We used this website to learn about him and see some of paintings. http://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-jackson-pollock
It was very messy painting, but we had great fun!Click here to see more photographs.
A great day was had by all today as we ventured down to Balbriggan library. We had the opportunity to hunt for books using the dewey decimal system and discover lots of fiction and non-fiction books. We learned that up to TWELVE books at a time can be taken out for free at the library for 3 weeks. We learned how to become members of the library and got forms to sign up. Some children who are already members of Balbriggan library even got the chance to pick some new books to take home today! We can’t wait to get home to read!