On Monday we met with the author Brian Gallagher. He has just written his 10th book. At the moment we are reading his book, Across the Divide in class. We are really enjoying it and it was a great pleasure to meet the author.
Well done to all the children who have been playing games and challenges on Mangahigh.com for Maths Week!! Well done.
The prompt this week is a picture. During the week you will be able read our entries here: http://kidblog.org/MsBrennocks5thClass/. You can also read our previous entries and some of the great comments we have received for our writing.
Here are some entries from from last week, by Stephen, Ava and Malinka.
This week our class took part in a Skype call with an organisation called Sharks4Kids. We made some posters in support of sharks. You can see our posters on the slideshow below.
We held a maths quiz today in the hall to mark the end of Maths Week 2014. The teams were made up of children form 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class. The teams were from Ms. Sullivan’s class, Ms. Ferguson’s class, Ms. Roche’s class and Ms. Brennock’s class. It was great fun. Three teams had to compete in a tie-breaker round. In the end team number 12 were successful. Well done girls!
As part of our Maths Week 2014 activities we have been playing maths games on Mangahigh. We are currently number 258 on the leader board. If your class is registered, get playing!
We also shared some maths jokes!
Q: Why was the maths book so sad?
A: Because it had so many problems!
Interesting Maths Facts (http://www.makemegenius.com/cool-facts/maths-interesting-and-amazing-facts)
The number 5 is pronounced as ‘Ha’ in Thai language. 555 is also used by some as slang for ‘HaHaHa’.
The word ‘hundrath’ in Old Norse (old language from where English language originated), from which word ‘hundred’ derives, meant not 100 but 120.
We also hope to take part in a Maths Quiz later in the week.