Fun with Playdough!

Look at our monsters that we made from playdough! We used playdough to explore the soft, delicate texture and  to practice how best to mould the playdough together before we used clay to make the final product.

This gave us an opportunity to think about the type of monster we were going to create.

Ms. Meehan showed us various images of monsters as our stimulus and we sang a song about Martians too!IMG_1717[1] IMG_1718[1] IMG_1719[1] IMG_1720[1] IMG_1721[1] IMG_1722[1] IMG_1723[1] IMG_1724[1] IMG_1725[1] IMG_1727[1] IMG_1728[1] IMG_1725[1]

Computer time in 3rd class!

We spent an afternoon using the laptops in school in pairs. The first thing we learned was the importance of looking after the laptops and how we turn them on/off correctly.

We then had an opportunity to write about ourselves using a Microsoft Word document.

Before we finished using the laptops, we were shown how to save our work to the teacher folder on the desktop for another day. Our next day using the laptops is the 3rd November. We all really looking forward it!

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Egyptians

We began to learn about the  Egyptians before Halloween. This will be our second History Project and we are all very excited. The first thing we did was a concept map to see what we knew about Egypt already.

We then discussed what we knew and began to look at some short video clips, images of Egyptian landmarks and their way of life including their homes, clothes, food they eat, farming and Egyptian writing.

We have been put into groups for this project and given a topic to research. Over the next few weeks we will learn all about Egyptians and report to the rest of the class about our topic. Watch this space!

Below are some Egyptian art pieces.

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Colour Mixing Art.

During the month of September we explored colour through painting and colour mixing. We began by using the primary colours and mixed them to make other colours from the colour wheel.

Gradually, we created a colour wheel with various different shades and tones of colours. We also looked at the complementary colours on the colour wheel. These are colours that are opposite on the colour wheel such as red and green.

Our final piece of art was inspired by a story we wrote in English about a Birthday Party. We used one colour and painted a picture just by using different shades of that colour.

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How school has changed over time.

In our first History project of 3rd Class, we learned about Education and Schools long ago. We had an opportunity to explore and analyse various resources which St. Molaga’s has kept for teaching this interesting topic. Examples of material that we got to see and discuss in class were:

  • roll books from past pupils in St. Molaga’s Senior School
  • Copy books from past pupils of St. Molaga’s Senior chool
  • ink and slates like the ones children used to write on in school and
  • newspapers with  articles about St. Molaga’s Senior School

Mercedes made a model of an old school from Co. Cork out of clay for our project. She even made desks and chairs inside the school!. She did a fantastic job and we really enjoyed listening to how she made it. We found this project very interesting and most of us were able to talk to our families at home to learn more.IMG_1686[1] IMG_1685[1] IMG_1687[1] IMG_1688[1] IMG_1689[1] IMG_1690[1] IMG_1691[1] IMG_1692[1] IMG_1693[1]

Testing our senses!

We explored the power of our senses during this experiment in Science. We held a piece of cotton wool, covered in vanilla essence up to our nose, while eating a piece of apple. The result was that the strong smell of vanilla essence over powered our sense of taste and the apple tasted of vanilla!!

We also identified the different parts of the tongue and got to taste things that were sweet, salty, sour and bitter. We tasted Tuc crackers (salty), fizzy sweets (sour) and lemon and lime (bitter).

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Exploring our senses!
Exploring our senses!

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