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Goal Visit



Goal !
Goal came into our school to talk to us about what they do which is, they go to different countries that have trouble with natural disasters. The natural disasters they help with are Earthquakes, Wars and tsunami’s.
They also take care of medical diseases. They helped Africa fight Ebola by setting up tents and getting nurses to work in them so it could be an Ebola hospital because, if they got treated in the ordinary hospital and they were lying in a bed beside somebody with a broken leg they would give them Ebola.
They help countries by keeping them educated and healthy. They also try make them not starve because they could get too skinny and that is dangerous , so they measure their arms with a bracelet.
Thank you Goal for helping people around the world and for coming into our school.

By Sophie and Shauna !!!

Biodiversity Day !

We held our Biodiversity day in the Halla on Friday 15th. It was a fantastic display of all the hard work done by all the classes.

There were lots of projects on display covering a wide range of topics including, biomes, bunnies, bees and birds!

Well done to the Green School Committee for all their hard work over the last two years.

Later in the afternoon we held our National Spring Clean. All the classes took part and collected lots of rubbish.

Sean and Callum even found €5 !  You can see some pictures of the day in the videos below. There are also some pictures on Balbriggan.info.

(Click on the links) Video 1 – Biodiversity Day

Video 2 – Biodiversity Day 

Biodiversity Video 3


Skype Call with New Zealand

We had a Skype call today with Ms Cass Parker’s class in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand.

This was our first Skype call to the Southern Hemisphere. Ms Parker’s class were holding a 24 hour Skypathon so they were Skyping through the night!

When we were talking to them it was 12.45am in New Zealnd and 1.45pm here.

Katie from our class did some free style dance for them and they did the Haka for us.

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Our 100 Word Challenge Partners in New Zealand

We have been paired with Ms Cass Parker’s class in New Zealand.  Their school is called Broadgreen Intermediate School. They are in a town called Nelson. Nelson is on the South Island of New Zealand.new zealand

You can read their 100 word challenge stories here http://100wordroom11.blogspot.co.nz. They are aged between 11 and 13 years old, so they are a bit older than us, but we enjoy reading their stories.

Their teacher Ms Parker is originally from Ireland, but has been living in New Zealand for 13 years.

You can read their class blog here http://100wordroom11.blogspot.co.nz

Our other writing buddies are:

Mrs Boyce’s Class https://edu.nightzookeeper.com/class-blog/55f63df4bd20860300a0f79a

Mr Russell’s Class: https://mrrussell.100wc.net/

Mr Hanlon’s Class: http://mrhanlon6th.weebly.com/100-word-challenge

Ms. O’Keeffe’s  Class: https://kidblog.org/class/msokeeffesclass/posts

Ms. Sullivan’s Class: https://edu.nightzookeeper.com/class-blog/5643205e80765403006efaa1

Rang Niamh: http://rangniamh.edublogs.org/category/100wc/

Sacred Heart PS Granard: https://edu.nightzookeeper.com/class-blog/565c12aa9f6d000300422028

Road Safety

We had a visit today from the RSA (Road Safety Authority). They taught us all about being safe users of the road, as pedestrians cyclists or in the car.

We were all very surprised to learn that all of us in our class should still be using a booster seat in the car as we are all under 150cm tall.

We all passed the safety test and received our safety licence.

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Adventure ’15

We took part in Adventure ’15 today.

100,000 children from more than three thousand schools, in 62 nations took part today.

Adventure ’15 was all about getting to know what it’s like to be a child in another part of the world, and how small the world really is!

Our class meet up online with Ms. Melissa Simmons’ class. Ms. Simmons teaches 3rd Grade in China Grove Elementary School (North Carolina, USA).  We told each other about where we live, our culture, what we do for fun, about our school etc.

We had prepared some information about Balbriggan, Dublin and Ireland.

Ms Simmons class told us all bout their school and their town. You can read about their school on their website http://cges.rss.k12.nc.us/

We had great fun chatting and asking each other questions.

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Mystery Skype

We had our first Mystery Skype call today.  We played Rock Paper Scissors to see who went first.  We won, so we got to ask the first question.  We were only allowed to ask questions with yes/no answers.

These are some of the questions we asked and the answers we received.

Are you north of the Equator? Yes

Are you in the USA? Yes

Are you on the East coast of the USA? Yes

Are you North of North Carolina? Yes

Are you North of New York? No

Does your state being with a letter between letter A and letter M ? Yes

Are you in Maryland? No

Can you guess which state the school were in? You can see some pictures that they took and Tweeted during the Skype call.

We correctly guessed that they were in Delaware. Well done to Evan, Amy, Josh and Leah who were in the ‘hot seats’ this time.

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