CSI Balbriggan

In science this week we looked at our fingerprints.
We scribbled really hard on a piece of paper with our pencils. Then we rubbed our finger on the pencil scribble. When our finger was really black, we cut a piece of sellotape big enough to fit our fingerprint and we put the sellotape on our fingertip. We pressed it down hard then peeled it off. Then we put it on another blank sheet of paper.
This let us see our fingerprints clearly and with a magnifying glass we were able to work out what kind of designs our fingerprints had.

Our Leaf Hunt 6/10/2011

Today we went on a leaf hunt around our school grounds. We discovered 11 different types of trees on our school grounds. We found a holly tree, an alder tree, an oak tree, a mountain ash tree, a hawthorn tree, an elder tree, a hazel tree, a rown tree, a sycamore tree, a beech tree and a birch tree. It was extremely windy while we were investigating the tree and then it started to lash rain so we came back into class. Finn used an isosceles triangle to measure the height of a young oak tree. Finn held the triangle to the same height of his eye and walked backwards until the top corner was inline with the tree. Then Finn took steps into the trunk of the tree. Finn had taken 14 steps. He then added his own height to the 14 steps. Finn is 1.38 metres tall. So 14 steps plus Finn’s height equals 15.38 m which is the height of the oak tree. We estimated the height to be 10 metres. We all had great fun on our  leaf hunt. 🙂

Miss Nolans Class!

Hi! This is Miss Nolan’s class, we love St Molagas and we love our teacher ! We have lots of fun here, we did a fantastic science experiment, we have buried rubbish in a hole in the ground and we can’t wait to see if it decomposes in a months time. We get treats every friday. Last year we were in a junior school we are now in a senior school. We are learning a recycling song called “3 is the magic number” but we LOVE the banana song! We love playing football on the all weather pitch!

Mo laenthanta Saoire

Nuair a bhí mé ar mo laenthanta saoire chuaigh mé go dtí an Spáinn.  Bhí sí go hálainn.  Ar dtús thiomainíomar go dtí an aerport.  Chuamar tríd an aerport.  Chuala mé fearr , dúirt sé ‘tá eitlean 1172 Aer Lingus réidh.  Chuamar go dtí an ruidbhleach agus i cúpla nóiméad bhíomar sa spéir.  Tar éis tamaill shroicheamar an aerfort sa Spáinn.  Bhí an lá an gghiranhmar.  Bhí an ghrian ag scoilte an cloch.  Rith me do dtí an linn snámha agus léim mé isteach.  Tar éis cúpla la bhíomar ar an eitlean arís.  Is maith liom mo leanthanta saoire.  Bhí siad go hálainn.

By Lucy

Toitíní!

Chaith mé toitín.  Thit an toitín ar an talamh agus chonaic mé spréacha.  Bhí mo theach ag dó.  Chuir mé fios ar an mbríogháid doiteáin, agus rith mé amach as an teach.  Tar éis tamaill shroic an bhriogáid dóiteáin an teach.  Chuir fear doiteáin dréimire ar an teach agus chuaigh sé thuas an dréimire.  Thosaigh sé ag stealladh uisce ar an tine.  Thug mo mhamaí ide beal dom.  Na caith tabac.

By Jamie.

Balbriggan Co. Dublin