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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.

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.

 

Art Inspired by Jackson Pollock

We learned about the famous American artist Jackson Pollock today. He was famous for his ‘drip style’ painting. He is known as an ‘abstract expressionist’ painter. That means that his paintings don’t look like real things but instead try to express an emotion.

We really liked his paintings. We used this website to learn about him and see some of paintings. http://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-jackson-pollock

It was very messy painting, but we had great fun!Click here to see more photographs.

100 Word Challenge

This week’s prompt is to include these words in our stories;

…so, what lies ahead of…

You can read our stories on our class blog by clicking on the link: https://msbrennocksclass.100wc.net/

This is Sophie’s story

Once upon a time there were four kids who went on a trip to the jungle. There was a hunter there too, he was mean and wanted to kill the animals!
The children were on a mission to stop him. One night whilst the hunter was sleeping in the forest they tied him to a tree with a long rope.
When he woke he was shocked and surrounded by the animals he had been trying to kill.
He begged for forgiveness so the animals nibbled the ropes & set him free. The hunter was afraid, so what lies ahead of him. The children had won.

 

Léigh Sa Bhaile – Audio Resource for Parents

LÉIGH SA BHAILE – PARENTS AUDIO RESOURCES

It is now possible to access the Léigh sa Bhaile book at home.

Step 1: Go to cjfallon.ie

Step 2: Select student and parent resources as shown on the picture above.

Step 3: Select Student Resources as shown above:

Step 4 : Select the choices as shown: (Level =primary, class=3rd class, subject=Gaeilge, Series=Léigh sa Bhaile, Title = Léigh sa Bhaile, Resource = Audio).

Step 5: Select the appropriate track number. We are currently on track number 4 (Thursday 7th)