Yesterday we had a very exciting visit from Redmond O’ Toole. Redmond is a professional guitarist and has played with the Chieftains. He has played in some of the most famous concert halls all over the world. He plays the classical guitar so you might hear him playing some Bach and classical Spanish pieces. He is a teacher with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. His student Marina Kilmurray came with him too and it was cool because she is from Balbriggan! Redmond brought an 8 string guitar and played some wonderful pieces for us!
Leah said “It was fantastic I had never seen a guitar like that before”
Max said “His fingers moved so quick when he was playing”
Killian said “He was good at playing the music”
Adrian said “It was amazing”
Many thanks to Redmond for visiting and to Deborah Kelleher of the Royal Irish Academy of Music for helping to organise this visit!
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.
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!)
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!
On Thursday recorder class began, everyone was excited to get started. The children got their recorders and began learning “B”. We played a cool jazzy song called “JazzyB” next we we will be learning A & G
This morning we did the Operation Transformation 10 at 10! We had great fun as we did it as gaeilge! At 10 am we did 10 different exercises to keep ourselves fit and we got to do it as gaeilge!
Here is the link if anyone wants to give it a go!
Timmy the Elf decided to head up North to Donegal to visit Ms Mc Ginley and Daniel O’ Donnell! He even stopped for a wee cuppa with Jamie’s Grandad!
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!
We have been learning about money. Ms Ferguson has given us a a task to find presents suitable for children . We must find out how much we need to spend on each child! Callum and Jamie found a present for a three year old for E 379.99- We think this is a little over budget!
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
St Molaga’s school choir took FIRST PRIZE at the Feis Ceoil in the RDS on Tuesday 8th March. The choir won the competition for Unison Junior choirs and gave fantastic performance of ‘The Tiger’ and ‘Pure Imagination’ from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The adjudicator Catherine Ennis (daughter of Seamus Ennis) praised the choir for their enthusiastic singing, impressive breath control, in tune singing and warm tone. Their score was 87/100 which was very high indeed. Teachers Jennifer Ferguson and Patricia Hegarty were very proud of their talented and hard-working singers. Everyone was delighted that all the hard work paid off. They received a beautiful silver trophy which will take pride of place in the school trophy cabinet for one year. The choir were accompanied on the piano by Noreen Gavin from Skerries.
We learnt about a nest in school yesterday. There was a cracked egg inside.We learned about the life cycle of birds.Ms Ferguson showed us pictures of birds and when they grow up. There was blackstuff in the nest that looked like shells. We reckoned it was a blackbird by the eggs. The bird was very clever by using mud to stick it together and used leaves as bedcover.Their eggs are a light aqua colour.The sticks were tucked in very well . It shows that blackbirds are very clever . But sometimes they are very cruel to their speicies .The male bird doesn’t help build the nest at all ,the female does all the work.Sometimes the dad kicks the baby birds out of their nest . It can also take ages to crack open the egg. We watched a video where a egg hatched at x30 the speed. They also have a tooth to crack open the egg.It was great fun !!!! and NEVER go near or disturb a nest!!!!!!!Thank you BY Lucy Andrews