Maths Week Quizzes

We had two Math Quizzes in the hall on Thursday as part of Maths Week.  The teams were all mixed, with children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th all being on teams together.  Ms Geraghty, Ms Donnellan, Ms Ferguson and Mr Brown’s classes took part in the first quiz. Ms Carmody, Ms Walsh, Ms McNicholas and Ms McMahon’s classes took part in the second quiz. Everyone had a great time!

The winners of the first quiz – a draw!

The winners of the second quiz.

Taking on the Teachers!

Our sixth classes took part in the Active Ireland “Taking on the Teachers” challenge. We did basketball relays, tug of war, a penalty shoot out and golf (which everyone found hard!) At the end of the challenge, it was a draw but sixth class won after a basketball shoot out. Everyone was delighted, especially when they got a night off homework as a prize!

In even better news, we just learned that our school, along with another school in Donegal, won the competition so we have won €150 of sports equipment for the school.

We are all looking forward to the rematch!

Skype Call – Sea Turtles, Sharks and Healthy Oceans

We had a Skype Call with Jennifer Nolan today. She taught us all about Sea Turtles and Sharks.

Jennifer also told us about all the litter in the ocean and how it is so harmful to sea creatures, especially Sea Turtles.

We got to ask Jennifer lots of questions and she showed us loads of great photographs. Click here to see some more.

We have decided in our class to try and only use re-usable bottles for our lunch drinks.

Planting Bulbs

Everybody in our class (and all the other 3rd class children) planted a bulb in the school grounds today.

Every year at this time of year the 3rd class children plant bulbs. They will flower in Spring. We planted tulips and daffodils. 

Thank you to Michael the caretaker for digging all the holes!

Planting Spring Bulbs

We had our traditional bulb planting today with all our new pupils  in St.Molaga’s Senior N.S. We were delighted that some parents joined us as bulb planting is one of the most enjoyable events in the early months of the new school year.  The pupils learned how to plant the bulbs correctly and are now eagerly awaiting the spring, when they can enjoy the daffodils and tulips to the right of the path as they walk into school. They were amazed to learn that the bulbs will continue to flower long after they have left St. Molaga’s.

Tree Day 2017

We had great fun today celebrating Tree Day 2017.

We went on a Tree Trail and examined an Oak tree in the school grounds. Then we all collected a variety of leaves and tried to identify them using the sheet that teacher gave us.

We also collected some berries, horse chestnuts and acorns.

It was hard to work out what some of the leaves were! Teacher had a book which helped us identify them.

We also planted an Alder sapling that we received from the Tree Council.

We planted conkers from a horse chestnut tree that we won’t see germinate until next spring!

Teacher brought in part of a tree stump and we were able to do rubbings and look at the age of the tree by counting its rings.

 

Our School’s History – Stations!

Old roll books, copies from the 1960s, old photographs, primary school certificates, tape recorders and powder paint…. These are just some of the artefacts we had the opportunity to examine during our history stations!

We read about a boy called John who attended our school in the 1960s who dreamed of becoming a pilot, we wonder did his dreams come true! We also learned the history of our school and all about St. Molaga – The Man of the Bees!

Have a look at historians at work!    

Harry the Hedgehog Vet Update

Hi Ms Ferguson and all the boys and girls in St Mologa’s.

 

Thanks so much for being so  kind and helping the little hedgehog.

 

Hedgehogs hibernate for the winter, it is important that they way 600grams before they can hibernate. This little guy only weighs 480grams. He may need a little help to gain some weight so he is going to live with Yvonne from Hedgehog Rescue Dublin, who will give him lots of food and make sure he is strong and healthy, ready to sleep for the winter.

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

From Sonya, the nurse at Shenick Vets

(A big thank you to Sonya and her team for all their help and the updates!)

Harry the Hedgehog

Last week in school we noticed a little Hedgehog wandering around near our classroom. We became concerned because hedgehogs only come out at night as they are nocturnal creatures. We did some research online and found that they might come out during the day because they are sick, looking for somwhere to hibernate or looking for their mother and family.

On Friday afternoon, Ms Ferguson with the help of her class and Ms Hegarty got the Hedgehog into a box (ventilated box) and brought “Harry the Hedgehog” to Shenick Veterinary Clinic in Skerries where he was looked after by Sonya the Vet and her team. Sonya looked after Harry over the weekend, she ran tests, xrayed him and fed him lots.

This morning Sonya the Vet called Ms Ferguson to say he needed to gain more weight before hibernating so Harry will be staying with Yvonne in the Hedgehog Rescue Centre Dublin.

Keep an eye for more Harry the Hedgehog news!

 

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