Ms O Brien’s group made coconut snowballs desserts. We made small balls of dough which we then rolled in sugar syrup and then into desiccated coconut. It was a messy lesson but lots of fun and there were even yummy to taste.
Painting with Ice
We poured different coloured paints into ice cube trays. We placed lollipop sticks in to the centre of each paint cube. We placed the trays into the freezer for 24 hours. When we removed the ice cubes of paint from the trays we the set about painting Christmas themed paintings. It was extremely messy but great fun.
Lemon Drizzle Cake
As a group we planned how to bake a lemon drizzle cake. We listed the ingredients and the method in sequence. Lucky us we got to go into the staffroom to bake the cake. We all took turns measuring, beating and mixing the cake. Ms O Brien placed the mixture into the oven for 55 mins at 180 degrees.
When it was cooled the next day we returned to the staffroom and mixed icing sugar and lemon juice together to make the drizzle icing. We were able to eat it immediately. It was delicious.
This Christmas we did lots of art for Christmas. First we made snowflakes and paper chains. Our Teacher split the class and one group made snowflakes and the other made the chains. The snowflakes were WAY harder than the chains. Next Adam put up the Christmas tree for our class when he was done our Teacher called us up to put baubles on the tree. Then every class was asked to make a canvas for the hall. We did two canvas’s one was of Santa going over a town in his sleigh the other was of the North Pole. We also made Christmas cards and we made decorations for the Christmas tree by cutting up old cards. We really enjoyed doing this art..
BY CHLOE AND KATIE
On the 20th of December everyone in my class (Ms Sullivan’s class) did Secret Santa.SecretSanta is were we all pull a name out of a bag or hat and whoever’s name we get that’s who we had to be nice to and get a present for!. People were either happy with the present they gave to the person they had for secret Santa or the present they had received from the person who had them for secret Santa. A lot of people were surprised when they found out who had who for secret Santa. The first few days leading up to secret Santa we all had to be nice to whoever we had for secret Santa without making it obvious who we had, and if we told anyone in the class who we had for secret Santa we would get pages of writing. Presents were to cost around three euro, in this secret Santa Abbie had Sam, Alexandra had Leah Tegart, Chloe had Leah Murtagh, Ella had Alvin, Grace had Darragh, Hannah had Abbie, Katie had Zofia, Leah Murtagh had Chloe, Leah Tegart had Hannah , Shauna had Katie, Wiltoria had Grace, Zofia had Robert, Alex had Callum, Alvin had Tobi, Callum had Alex, Cathal had Jude, Dario had Eddie, Darragh had Dario, Eddie had Ella, Harrison had Ronan, Jude had Shauna, Robert had Wiltoria, Ronan had Cathal, Ryan had Alexandra, Sam had Ryan and Tobi had Harrison. No one knew who had who as their secret Santa. During December, we were extra nice to the person, some people left little gifts for their person, such as sweets or match attack cards. We only found out who we had on December 20th when we opened our presents. We really enjoyed doing secret Santa, it was very fun
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
We teased tufts of wool. The tufts had to be transparent
We laid the tufts vertically in overlapping rows. We laid out a second row of tufts horizontally.
We created our own Christmas scenes.
We soaked our piece with soapy water.
We put some soap on the bubble wrap and placed it on top of the piece.
We rubbed it.
We had to roll our piece 200 times to bind the wool and get rid of the moisture.
We peeled off the bubble wrap and our designs were revealed.
You take a cardboard box and form it into a stable. You apply glue on bit by bit and for every bit of glue applied you quickly put a ripper piece of newspaper on it before it dries, but don’t do it at the bottom.
After the whole stable is covered, you paint the inside, outside, roof and sides with a dark brown. You cut lots of sticks approximately the size of one side of the roof, then glue them on with super glue (be careful not to stick your fingers)
Rip out pages of magazines you don’t need anymore and form them into the characters you want in the stable. I made Mary, Joseph, Jesus, a sheep, a bull and a horse. When you’re happy with the shape ,use sellotape to secure them in place. After you can paint them and dress them.
Cut off the bottom of a bottle and paint it a dark colour. Don’t stick animals or people yet. First take some hay and stick it to the bottom inside the stable. Using a hot glue gun stick your characters in. You can also staple fry lights inside it.
Timmy our Elf on a Shelf has been snooping around our classroom keeping and eye on how everyone is behaving. He gives the big man in the North Pole a report each evening so we have to try and be good each day!
Keep an eye out for Timmy when you come to our classroom!