The 5th class children from St Molaga’s were invited to visit Balbriggan Community College. The children were split into different coloured groups on arrival. They then, with their group leader, visited the art room to make gory cuts out of paint, glue and plaster, the tech room to look at robots, the science lab to make fire and dissect a lambs heart and finally to their new amazing gymnasium to jump the high jump and climb the climbing wall.
The children got a real flavour of what secondary school in Balbriggan Community College will be like if they chose to go there.
The RSA came to visit today, ourselves and MS Sullivan’s Class had a terrific presentation and discussion about road safety.
We did a SVP food appeal for the homeless and people who wouldn’t have a Christmas dinner .We were asked to bring food in, at least one item. We had to bring it in for December 16th. As a class we made posters to remind every class about the food appeal. We hung posters around the school. The posters had to have 16th of December on them as that was the final date to bring in the food. On the posters we had lists of items that we could bring in. We sent people from our class around the school to remind everyone one more time. We had to remind them that the food had to have a non-perishable items and a good Best-before date. Our collection was very successful we got hundredss of items, and people from the SVP came to collect all of the food. They were delighted with all we had collected and we were happy to help.
By Leah M. and Sam
Ms Sullivan’s 5th class.
This Christmas we did lots of art for Christmas. First we made snowflakes and paper chains. Our Teacher split the class and one group made snowflakes and the other made the chains. The snowflakes were WAY harder than the chains. Next Adam put up the Christmas tree for our class when he was done our Teacher called us up to put baubles on the tree. Then every class was asked to make a canvas for the hall. We did two canvas’s one was of Santa going over a town in his sleigh the other was of the North Pole. We also made Christmas cards and we made decorations for the Christmas tree by cutting up old cards. We really enjoyed doing this art..
BY CHLOE AND KATIE
OUR NEWSPAPER BRIDGE
In December 2016 we did a science project to test the strength of paper. We had to make a bridge of newspaper and see how many copies it would support. We separated the tables, leaving a gap wider than a copy. Then we placed a sheet of newspaper across the gap, to keep the paper in place we put baskets on each end for support. Then we started putting the copies on but we got around 50. Then we thought about folding the newspaper in half and putting on tape instead of baskets. It made it stronger and we got 77.
By Jude and Alex
On the 20th of December everyone in my class (Ms Sullivan’s class) did Secret Santa.SecretSanta is were we all pull a name out of a bag or hat and whoever’s name we get that’s who we had to be nice to and get a present for!. People were either happy with the present they gave to the person they had for secret Santa or the present they had received from the person who had them for secret Santa. A lot of people were surprised when they found out who had who for secret Santa. The first few days leading up to secret Santa we all had to be nice to whoever we had for secret Santa without making it obvious who we had, and if we told anyone in the class who we had for secret Santa we would get pages of writing. Presents were to cost around three euro, in this secret Santa Abbie had Sam, Alexandra had Leah Tegart, Chloe had Leah Murtagh, Ella had Alvin, Grace had Darragh, Hannah had Abbie, Katie had Zofia, Leah Murtagh had Chloe, Leah Tegart had Hannah , Shauna had Katie, Wiltoria had Grace, Zofia had Robert, Alex had Callum, Alvin had Tobi, Callum had Alex, Cathal had Jude, Dario had Eddie, Darragh had Dario, Eddie had Ella, Harrison had Ronan, Jude had Shauna, Robert had Wiltoria, Ronan had Cathal, Ryan had Alexandra, Sam had Ryan and Tobi had Harrison. No one knew who had who as their secret Santa. During December, we were extra nice to the person, some people left little gifts for their person, such as sweets or match attack cards. We only found out who we had on December 20th when we opened our presents. We really enjoyed doing secret Santa, it was very fun
By Harrison & Eddie
Ms Sullivan’s 5th class
On December 20th all of our class got candy from kids in Nevada like Airheads, hot tamales, Jolly Ranchers, Mike and Ike, Nerds, Milk duds, Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butter, Fingers, Skittles, Almond joy, Malted Milk Balls and Ferrero Roche in our class the favourite sweet was airheads and nerds not a lot of people liked hot tamales we sent them lots of crisps like Tayto Walkers etc we also sent them Double Deckers, Dairy Milk, Milky Ways, Jelly like Haribo Etc. The bad thing about the candy was when we sent it to America the school closed for their Christmas Holiday’s so they weren’t able to taste the candy. Some of their candy could be bought in Ireland and some could not. They probably got a half packet of crisps each. Every one wanted to get Jolly Ranchers but there was only five. Most of the class liked Irish candy more than American candy.