We have been getting active ! Our class recently started our Super Trooper Programme. We have been completing all the activities and its been great getting out into the sunshine.
Here is Ian’s recount of what we have done so far
In the first week of Super Trooper we did 10 side leg raises,
1 minute of Kangaroo jumps, 30 seconds of airplane balances ,
10 minutes of musical creepy crawlies and stop everything and move.
On week 2 we did dice running for 10 minutes, step and stone for 30 seconds play basketball 10 to 15 minutes. At the weekend we will try to get our family moving and do we did during the week and we will try to walk 2k over the weekend.
Comhghairdeas le gach rang a ghlac páirt i gceolchoirm Sheachtain na Gaeilge.
Bhí dánta, ceol, amhráin agus rince le fáil. Bhí na páistí go léir go hiontach ar fad! Go raibh mile maith agaibh do na múinteoirí agus páistí go léir – chuir sibh an-obair go deo isteach sa cheolchoirm!
Go raibh maith agat do Michael freisin, a d’ullmhaigh an stáitse agus do Gill agus Colette a chroch suas na póstaeir a rinne na páistí chun an halla a mhaisiú.
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.
Today the 3rd classes enjoyed a visit from Tom (with his dog Gatsby) and Andy (wiht his dog Nico). Both Tom and Andy are blind. Their lovely dogs are guide dogs.
Tom and Andy told us about how they manage everyday tasks like cooking, getting around and telling the time.
Tom showed us a book in Braille and an old Braille watch. He uses a talking watch or an app on his phonenow. He also showed us Braille playing cards.
Tom and Andy explained how guide dogs are trained from the time that they are just puppies.
Tom explained that it is very important not to disturb a working guide dog – they are working if they have their harness on.
He said it was very important never to block footpaths and said it’s a good idea to offer help to a blind person at pedestrian crossings.
We got the chance to ask them both loads of questions and we learned a lot from them. Tom has been to Goodison park to watch a football match and has travelled a lot. Both Tom and Andy agree that their dogs are very important to them.
Andy surprised us all with a song when their presentation was over. He sang the Beatles song, Blackbird. He is a finalist in Balbriggan’s Got Talent on Sunday night! We wish him all the very best!
This week we were very lucky to receive a visit from Nicola Pierce author of Spirit of the Titanic.
Nicole showed us lots of pictures of the Titanic and told us different stories about passengers who were on the Titanic. The Titanic hit an ice berg and sank on her maiden voyage. Nicola inspired us to draw our own pictures of the amazing ship.
This morning we listened to “First you make your fingers click”. In the music you only use your hands and feet to make the music. We then worked in groups and made our own compositions. We are now composers. Click and have a listen !
On Wednesday we started learning about bridges. On Thursday we got a chance to design and make our own bridges. Bridges let you cross from one place to another. Bridges cross over water , busy roads, rivers , steams , train tracks and valleys. There are lots of different types of bridges including
An arch bridge
A rope bridge
A beam bridge
A cable bridge
Some famous bridges from around the world are London Bridge, Sydney Harbour bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge , The Mary McAleese Bridge and the Ha’Penny Bridge.
We have been working very hard preparing for our summer tests. Today we took a small break and made some Horrid Henry jigsaws! Aaron and Dylan have there’s finished! Ethan , Erinn , Adam and Tori are still working away. Their jigsaws have 250 pieces!
This morning we played a game called BananaGrams. If you are wondering what BananaGrams is , its a game where you make words out of tiles. The First team to use up all their words are the winners and they shout BANANAS! .
We worked in groups and made words using vowel digraphs.
Our Opinion it is a fun game to play however when you run out of vowels it gets very tricky!!!