Election Day

On Thursday 27th October, the people of Ireland voted to elect the 9th President of Ireland. We held an election in our class to see who we would elect. We voted on a ballot paper and put one beside our first choice, two beside our second choice and so on. When everyone had voted and put their paper in the ballot box, Mrs Leonard showed us how the votes are counted.
The quota (half the electorate, plus one vote) was 13.
On the first count, no-one reached the quota, and David Norris and Michael D Higgins were eliminated.
After the second count, Mary Davis was eliminated.
After the third count, Martin McGuinness was eliminated.
After the fourth count, Gay Mitchell was elimated.
After the fifth count, Sean Gallagher reached the quota of 13 and was elected president. Dana Rosemary Scallon was the runner up with 8.
We can’t wait to see if our result is like the real one!

A video with the Armagh rhymers and students dancing!

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Our Fieldtrip to the seashore by Christopher

     Our Fieldtrip to the Seashore

On Thursday 15th of September the two Sld class’s went on a fieldtrip to the seashore. We were fortunate with the weather. It was cloudy but it did not rain.

Prior to our trip we studied the sea creature living in the rock pool, sea creature living in shell in rock pool, type of seaweeds, type of soil, rock and birds.

 First we looked at the coastline of Balbriggan. We saw the white lighthouse with a red balcony, the  harbour, the 12 eye bridge, St.George’s spire, train station. On our left side we saw the Martello Tower. It was an early warning system to the English if the French planned to attack from the back.

We get our picture taken in front of  the Bath House and the Boat House. The Bath House was used to take a bath because people had no baths then. The Boat House was used for storing boast like the lifeboat and dingys. We discovered we had to cross over a little stream using stepping stones.

 We had work to do. We recorded our findings on our sheet. We had to look for shapes,we drew a map of the beach, we listed for 3 nature sounds , named 3 human made sounds, found 5 different shell, we had to list smells.

Finally we went to the rock pool.We found  lots of Snakelocks Anemones. Them we had our lunch and Ms.Cogan read us a story called The Bell Hill. We came back to the school. It was Religion time.

My favourite part is finding the  Snakelocks Anemones.

Our Fieldtrip to the Seashore by Alex

Our Fieldtrip to the Sea Shore

On Thursday the 15th of September we went to the sea shore .We were fortunate with the weather. It was cloudy but it did not rain.

Prior to the seashore visit we studied sea creatures living in rock pools, rock and sea weed. On our way to the beach we looked at the coast line of Balbriggan. We saw the light  house with a red balcony our 12 eye bridge. ,St George’s Spire ,apartments , a train whizzing by ,the convent  and the red brick chimney.  Teacher said  we can make a wish. We had our picture taken in front of the Bath House and Boat House. Then we came to a  river. We used stepping   stones to get across the river.

 Our first job was to find 5  different  shells , name 3 nature  sounds , name 3 human made  sounds. We had to list the smells, colours and shapes we saw. Then we drew a map of the beach line, see what we found, and record our findings.

We moved to the rock   pools   . I could not find anything but when I was about to give up I found dozens of Snakelocks   Anemones   . They were not getting a lot of water so Tommy and I made a river and guided some water into them .We called back to the beach to have our lunch. I tried skimming   stones. We came back to school just in time for the religion bell .I had to get changed out of my tracksuit  behind the press door because they were saturated.      My favourite part of the day was discovering the bed of snakelock anamones

Megan and Melanie!

I’m Megan and I’m Melanie.We are having a great fun in 6th class. We have lots of responsibilities.We are having great fun and next year were going into 1st year can you believe it well if you can’t we can’t either.You know we look too young to go to 1st year and in our opinion we feel to small to go into 1st year. Also were very excited.Ok we have to go peace out peoples from Megan and Melaine! 😉

Connor Kostick’s Visit

Connor Kostick is an author. Connor has a week old baby and a two year old toddler. Connor wrote twelve books. Two books are called Move and Epic. Epic is a book about a video game. If you are good in the game you have lots of money. Move is about a boy that can see into different universes and pick which one he wants to go to.

Connor wrote a book called Digger and Truck for his two year old toddler. Connor started to write at the age of twelve. He was laughed at when he started writing so he stopped writing. He started to write again when he was older. He is a history teacher in Trinity College. He wrote some history books. His books are inspired by other books. He went to school in England but now lives in Ireland.

By Michael Gaffney

Balbriggan Co. Dublin