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Christmas Felting

On Monday, the 19th of December, Clodagh the felt maker visited our SLD unit in St Molaga’s N.S.

She began by telling us where to source material for felting e.g. hair from Lamas, wool from sheep. We used merino wool. She gave us a rectangular piece of cloth and bubble wrap. She allowed us to choose our own coloured wool to make our Christmas scenes.

What we did

  1. We teased tufts of wool. The tufts had to be transparent
  2. We laid the tufts vertically in overlapping rows. We laid out a second row of tufts horizontally.
  3. We created our own Christmas scenes.
  4. We soaked our piece with soapy water.
  5. We put some soap on the bubble wrap and placed it on top of the piece.
  6. We rubbed it.
  7. We had to roll our piece 200 times to bind the wool and get rid of the moisture.
  8. We peeled off the bubble wrap and our designs were revealed.
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Beads

5th and 6th SLD Classes

Beads

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Green Schools

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This year’s Green School Committee members are Joe, Ella, Adam, Kate, Bronagh, Shane, Liam, Jake, Jessica, Aaron, Sophia, Josh and Bethan.

We are focusing on bio-diversity this year for our 5th green flag and our school is continuing to recycle, conserve energy and water and walk or cycle to school.

Keep up the good work everybody!

 

Lollipop Stick Snowflakes

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What you need:

Lollipop sticks

PVA glue

Glitter

Paint

Thread

 

Method

  1. Make an overlapping hexagon with 6 lollipop sticks.
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    2. Divide the hexagon into 6 triangles overlapping the lollipop     sticks.

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    3. At the base of each triangle make a” headless match stick man” with the lollipop sticks.

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    4.Use PVA glue to stick the lollipop sticks together.

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    5. Leave to dry overnight.

    6. Mix some PVA glue into white or light blue paint to make it sticky for the glitter.

7.    Paint the snowflake

8.    Sprinkle with glitter and leave to dry.

9.     Hang the snowflake up with thread.

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Volcanoes

We learned about how volcanoes erupt and we researched different volcanoes in the world. We found out that Mauna Loa in Hawaii is the largest volcano in the world and last erupted in 1984. We also found out about the most recent volcanoes that have erupted. Kratatoa in Indonesia erupted in 2014.

We used clay to construct our volcanoes. We let the clay dry for a few days.

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We mixed bread soda, vinegar and food colouring and created our eruptions. The bread soda and vinegar produced carbon dioxide which is the gas in the bubbles coming out of our volcanoes.