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5th Class Visit to Balbriggan Community College

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.

 

Christmas Felting

On Monday, the 19th of December, Clodagh the felt maker visited our SLD unit in St Molaga’s N.S.

She began by telling us where to source material for felting e.g. hair from Lamas, wool from sheep. We used merino wool. She gave us a rectangular piece of cloth and bubble wrap. She allowed us to choose our own coloured wool to make our Christmas scenes.

What we did

  1. We teased tufts of wool. The tufts had to be transparent
  2. We laid the tufts vertically in overlapping rows. We laid out a second row of tufts horizontally.
  3. We created our own Christmas scenes.
  4. We soaked our piece with soapy water.
  5. We put some soap on the bubble wrap and placed it on top of the piece.
  6. We rubbed it.
  7. We had to roll our piece 200 times to bind the wool and get rid of the moisture.
  8. We peeled off the bubble wrap and our designs were revealed.
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Goal Jersey Day

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We held a Goal Jersey Day on the 16th September, the Friday before the All Ireland of Dublin v Mayo. We all enjoyed dressing in our favourite jerseys and each pupil was asked to donate to GOAL. We collected €720 and today,Louise from the Goal organisation, visited our school.all-ireland

In the morning she facilitated two Drama workshops with 6th classes which were great fun and made us think about the work of Goal and life in a developing country. In the afternoon she spoke to 5th & 6th class about the work undertaken by GOAL in countries worldwide. We learned a lot about the work of GOAL and how we helped contribute to it through our donation. We will continue to learn about global citizenship, climate change, migration, the refugee crisis, conflict and natural disasters in our SPHE work in class.

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Beads

5th and 6th SLD Classes

Beads

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A Visit from the Scéalaí

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At ten o’clock, we went over to Ms Daly’s classroom and met a storyteller. She told great stories. One was called “An Gadaí” (The Thief) and the other was called “Bríd na Amhráin” (Bríd of the Songs). Those stories were written by Patrick Pearse.

Tháinig an scéalaí go dtí an scoil ar a deich a chlog inniu. D’inis sí scéalta dúinn. Scríobh Pádraig Mac Piarais na scéalta. Bhí na scéalta an suimiúil. Bhí an scéalta go hiontach.DSCF0677

Green Schools

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This year’s Green School Committee members are Joe, Ella, Adam, Kate, Bronagh, Shane, Liam, Jake, Jessica, Aaron, Sophia, Josh and Bethan.

We are focusing on bio-diversity this year for our 5th green flag and our school is continuing to recycle, conserve energy and water and walk or cycle to school.

Keep up the good work everybody!

 

Lollipop Stick Snowflakes

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What you need:

Lollipop sticks

PVA glue

Glitter

Paint

Thread

 

Method

  1. Make an overlapping hexagon with 6 lollipop sticks.
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    2. Divide the hexagon into 6 triangles overlapping the lollipop     sticks.

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    3. At the base of each triangle make a” headless match stick man” with the lollipop sticks.

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    4.Use PVA glue to stick the lollipop sticks together.

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    5. Leave to dry overnight.

    6. Mix some PVA glue into white or light blue paint to make it sticky for the glitter.

7.    Paint the snowflake

8.    Sprinkle with glitter and leave to dry.

9.     Hang the snowflake up with thread.

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Volcanoes

We learned about how volcanoes erupt and we researched different volcanoes in the world. We found out that Mauna Loa in Hawaii is the largest volcano in the world and last erupted in 1984. We also found out about the most recent volcanoes that have erupted. Kratatoa in Indonesia erupted in 2014.

We used clay to construct our volcanoes. We let the clay dry for a few days.

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We mixed bread soda, vinegar and food colouring and created our eruptions. The bread soda and vinegar produced carbon dioxide which is the gas in the bubbles coming out of our volcanoes.

Paper Mache Snowman and Penguins

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Materials Required

Two balloons & pins

Newspaper strips

Wallpaper paste

PVA glue

Water

Paint

Method

  1. Blow up two balloons, one small and one big.
  2. Stick newspaper strips on each balloon with wallpaper paste and PVA glue. Repeat five times and leave to dry.
  3. Paint the two covered balloons with two coats of white paint and leave to dry.
  4. Paint the snowman’s face on the small balloon and the body details on the big balloon. Leave to dry.
  5. Burst the balloons with the pins
  6. Cut a hole on the top of the body (big balloon) and fill with sweets. Rest the head (small balloon) on top.