We held another mystery Skype call yesterday. This time the school was in Georgia, USA. Their school is called Eastbrook Middle School, the link to their school is here https://sites.google.com/site/eastbrookmustangs/
This time they guessed where we were located, before we guessed where they were.
We had a lot of fun chatting to them about school, music, hobbies, sport, homework and TV.
We sang Man of the Bees for them.
The wind is howling strong and loud
The leaves are falling to the ground
The snow flakes fall without a sound.
The winter nights are long and dark
All the birds sleep even the lark
I snuggle warm in my bed
with the covers over my head.
Rudolph is helping on the sleigh
The other reindeer have to stay
Then one day Santa woke
After choking on a smoke
Then he said Ho!Ho!Ho!
And then yo!yo!yo!
Rudolph says your slow!slow!slow!
Cant catch me when I’m making dough!dough!dough!
It’s winter time
The snow is out
The ground is white
The snow comes down at night
When we awake
The world is white
Make a giant snow cone with snow from your yard
Jack Frost will freeze the flakes
Your job is not that hard.
Snow is falling
From the sky
The Winter is calling
Very, very cold
Can’t stand it
‘But its beautiful’ I told
Wrapped up warm and cosy
Like on a cloud
My cheeks were so rosy
The cold, I cant bear
The Summer is near
See you next year.
My Winter Poem
A snowy Winters day
Sadly not to say
The cold breeze
Freezing our knees
giving out toys
to good girls and boys
Outside is wet
The table is set
At the hearth we will settle
And drink from the kettle
We wish christmas day coyuld stay
Winter time is here
the coldest time of year,
Snow falls fluffy and white
not a blade of of grass insight,
Snowmen,sledging,OH! Such fun
lot’s to do for everyone,
Play outside have a cheer
cos Winter comes just once a year!!!
My Winter Poem
Rain, sleet and snow
That`s the way these winters go
Heating set at full blast
To try and warm the house at last
Everybody crowded around the hearth
While anxious parent read the weather chart
And it will say it will snow
But like every winter it will come and go
By Rachel Byrne
This is Ava’s entry into the 100 word challenge this week. The writing prompt was …the light was so bright…
Leave a comment below to let Ava what you think of her writing.
Maddie enjoyed dancing and gymnastics. Her Mum told her that she had to choose between the two as money was very tight.
Maddie didn’t know what to do, she loved them both, her pal Eimear was in dancing and her friend Amy was in gymnastics. That night she was lying in bed worrying over making the right decision when suddenly she saw a light, the light was so bright it hurt her eyes. She knew what she needed to do.
She was going to choose Gymnastics because that was where her heart was and you always have to follow your heart.
You read more of this week’s entries on our class blog http://kidblog.org/MsBrennocks5thClass/
We had other Mystery Skype call yesterday.
This time the school was in Montreal, Canada. The school was called Murielle Dumont. The teacher was Ms Usha Singh. This is a link to their school.
We used the laptops (using Google Earth and Google Maps) and our atlases to try and find out where they were.
We started by trying to find out which continent they were on, and then we had to find the province they are in. We were only allowed to ask yes/no questions, so it takes time to find the correct answers.
We are calling it a draw because they guessed Dublin before we guessed Quebec. Then we guessed Montreal but they had to go to their next class, so they never got to guess Balbriggan.
We learned all about their school. They told us that they start school at 8.00 am and they finish school at 3.00 pm. They also told us that their lunch last 1 hour 20 minutes and they have 4 breaks.
Our next Mystery Skype call will be on the 22nd January.
Congratulations to Rachael, she has been awarded a Special Showcase for her last 100 word challenge. Well done!
You can read her entry here.
Click on the link to see Rachel’s report.
If I was homeless people could help me by:
1:Giving regular donations to certain charities.
2:Pointing me into the directions of shelters.
3:Doing charity walks.
4:Participate in things like giving bags of clothes to charities and homeless people.
5:Wearing a christmas jumper and giving a euro for it.
6:Giving a can of food to a collection hamper.
7:Attending a giving mass.
8: Giving a nice warm blanket or sleeping bag to homeless person.
9:giving a homeless person a hot drink or a hot meal.
It was cold, I was waiting under the overhang of Lidl. Day in day out I stayed here begging for food money or anything then a police officer came over to me bent down and offered me a piece of fruit he said “lets get you warm.” That day I learned people are willing to help.
We have been researching Christmas traditions for a Google Hangout on Wednesday. Here are some the traditions that we learned about:
Some people put a candle in the window to remember relatives that are away from home at Christmas. (Adam & Adam)
The Wren is celebrated in some parts of Ireland, people go around playing music, collecting money for charity. They used to use a real wren, but nowadays they use a fake one. (Sophie)
Lots of people exchange gifts at Christmas (Reward).
People exchange cards at Christmas (Rachel)
The season before Christmas is called Advent and people use this time to prepare for the celebration of Christmas (Racheal)
Most put up a Christmas tree (Adeshola) and a wreath on their door (Eirinn).
Some lucky children are allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve. (Ava B.)
Lots of houses put up a Christmas crib in their homes (Leah).
In Poland they hide money underneath the tablecloth and after dinner everybody gets a chance to take some money out. (Malinka)
Most people enjoy Christmas dinner with their family. (Maleek and Dan) Usually they eat turkey (Holly).
At Christmas people enjoy singing and/or listening to Christmas carols (MJ)
Many people go to Mass on Christmas morning with their families (Ava)
Children enjoy pulling Christmas crackers. (Dami)
People hang up holly and mistletoe in their homes (Kevin & Stephen)
Lots of people eat mince pies and pudding at Christmas (Alex & Dami)
Lots of people in Dublin (and Balbriggan) do a Christmas Day swim to raise money for charity. (Stephen N)