Mia, very kindly brought in an egg that her pet bird had laid. Her bird is a conure and its egg is very tiny! It was safely wrapped in a little box and we were very careful when we were looking at it.
On Friday evening, we had a Mystery Skype with Amy Murch’s 4th Grade class. They are in Brooks Elementary School in Indiana, USA. They guessed where we are, before we guessed where they were!
We had fun chatting to them after the Skype call. Their school mascot is a bear!
We carried our some fun expeirments today to learn about sound!
We used tuning forks dipped into water to show that sound causes vibrations!
We used elastic bands to create mini string instruments!
We used straws to make mini wind instruments!
Finally we made a ‘string telphone’ to test whether sound would travel along a piece of string! It did.
We made lots of of noise! (Click on the link to see more pictures.)
We have been learning about the Vikings in History.
We have learned that they were fierce warriors that came to Ireland from Scandinavia in their longboats.
During Art we made Viking helmets and designed figureheads for Viking longboats.
We are going to finish our helmets by painting them!
Everyone in 5th Class was lucky enough to visit the National Gallery on Clare St. and the Natural History Museum on Merrion Square. The tour in the Gallery was terrific, especially considering how busy the Gallery was.
We had a terrific time in the Natural History Museum and saw lots of amazing Irish and international, especially the Hoopoe bird that was found here in Balbriggan in 1903
Our Guide Sarah was terrific!
Kate was fantastic too!
The sculpture Gallery was cool,Hercules was on legendary demigod!!!! But Teacher struggles taking pictures in mixed light settings.
and introducing Mr. Picasso
Caitlyn’s and Jessica’s plants are clinging onto each other for support! So we have two star growers this week. Well done girls!
We will have to re-pot our plants this week before we head off on our Easter break!
Today we built simple electric circuits, both in series and in parallel.
We learned some interesting facts about India recently. We learned about the life and work of Mohandas Gandhi, read a traditional Indian tale and made some Indian rangoli art. We also completed some fantastic projects about India.
We’ve been learning about magnets! It was great fun, magnets are great!
We had two mystery Skype calls this week. The first call was with Ms. Dawn Clevenger’s class in Beebe Elementary School in Illinios, USA. The second call was with Ms. Alison Ferrell in New Jersey, USA. We had great fun and sang The Man of the Bees for Ms Ferrell’s class. Click on the link to see some pictures. https://animoto.com/play/01UbwY601FEb0K87AtBe9A
We’ve been enjoying science week this week. We’ve done lots of experiments.
We put an egg into vinegar and we’ve been watching what happens. The vinegar erodes the egg shell.
We put ‘Mentos’ sweets into Coke to see what happens – it exploded!
We put raisins into Seven Up to see what would happen. The gas in the Seven Up makes the raisins rise and fall.
We put warm water on ‘Skittles’ sweets to create a rainbow.
We recorded all our experiments in our copies.
We loved doing our experiments because we could eat and drink most of them when we were finished! Click here to see our video.
This is our St. Molaga’s sweet collection for North County Outreach. It was collected on the 7th and the 8th November. In Geography we learned about homelessness and how it has increased through out the years.
Ms Sullivan’s fifth class decided to contact North County Outreach to see if we could donate some of our Halloween candy. The next day we all made posters to ask the pupils of St. Molaga’s if they could donate at least one thing from their Halloween bag. Pupils from Ms Sullivan’s 5th class went around the school with notes and posters sharing our idea. In the next few days we collected five big boxes of sweets and treats. On Tuesday, 8th our teach
er drove the collection over to North County Outreach. They were thankful for our donations and we were happy to help with the organisation.
By Zofia & Chloe