Active Week in St Molaga’s
On Monday, we did Dancing with Ms Ferguson
We did The Cha cha slide, Saturday night shake off and The Macarena.
Later on Monday I’m doing Basketball with Kelvin.
On Tuesday I’m doing the Obstacle Course.
On Wednesday I’m watching people doing the Gymnastics/ DANCE / SKILLS.
ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IM DOING WAKE UP AND SHAKE UP.
AND THERE IS MOLAGAS GOT TALENT FINAL AT 11.15 .
Michael. Third Class.
Hop, skip, jump and play… Let’s be active every day!!
Basketball, football, rounders, obstacle courses, orienteering, tennis, dodgeball, racing and even………. SKIING !! Yes you read that right, we even tried “grass skiing” in school during active week. It is a lot harder than it looks; trying to work with a friend to move our sleds in sync with one another to get from one area of the grass to the next. Some of us came up with great strategies to move in sync… There was a lot of “1,2,3 LEFT….. 1,2,3 RIGHT” to be heard amongst us all in the sunshine during active week 🙂
We really enjoyed all the activities and playing against our friends from the other 3rd classes as well. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. No excuses to not be out and getting our 60 minutes daily exercise in!!
Have a look at what we have been up to over the last week in school.
This week we have been learning all about the importance of knowing dates, months, seasons and time. We have been studying timetables, diaries and TV schedules.
Today, we worked with a friend to make our own June 2018 calendars and wrote special occasions into the correct dates. We wrote in Active Week, School Tour, Cispheile, Astro, Soccer Blitz, Molaga’s Got Talent…. It’s no wonder June is our favourite month of the year! 🙂 We then came up with questions of our own based on our calendars and quizzed our peers in our class. It was great fun!
9am and off we went on the bus to Gormanston for our end of the year school tour. We had a great day taking part in lots of activities. We did rock climbing, ipad orienteering, went on bouncy castles, wrecking ball castles and Xorbing. Ms Geraghty and Ms Long even gave the Xorbing a go!
The sun was out all day and we were absolutely exhausted after a fantastic day out. It was a great start to a sunny weekend!
We work hard we dance hard! We love to show off our dance moves in between some of our lessons in school. Sometimes, we work so well that we to shake our body parts to refuel us during the day. It really helps us get energized for the next lesson and it’s great fun too. We dance to Irish songs and popular songs. We also say poems we have learned with actions we made up too. Who said learning was all about sitting still?!
Tumbles, bends, turns and twists… You name it, we can do it! We have been practising some of our best gymnastic moves this month! We have practised sequences and lots of balancing over the last 4 weeks and we get more and more confident each week. Have a look at some of the stations we worked on! It was great fun! You never know… Some day you might see us at the Olympics!
SENIOR BOYS GAELIC TEAM
On the Gaelic Team it is quite fun and we have great managers and equipment. We train a lot and very hard.
In our first game we played against Realt na Mara. We played very well and ended up in a good win.
In our second game we played against St. Pat’s of Skerries out on the big astro. It was a very sunny day and a very close game. In the end we won it by a very late point. It was a very good game.
In our third game just a week ago we played against St. Olivier Plunketts from Malahide. We didn’t have a great start and it ended up to cost us.
Next game was a quarter final against Olivier Plunketts the team that had just beaten us. If we won this game we would be straight through to the semi finals and if not we would have a play-off to get through. We played a great game but so did the opposition. We lost by a few points.
Our next game will be on this week and if we win were one game away from Parnell Park.
MOLAGA’S GIRL’S GAELIC TEAM 2018
Playing for the school team is an honour. You learn new skills and make lifelong friends. Playing for the school team has definitely helped me develop into the player I am today. Playing for the school team is an amazing experience and hopefully in the coming years more girls will play for the school team because the skills you learn are just amazing.
Win, lose or draw our coaches would be very proud but would always want more.
This year the Malaga’s girls team has been probably the best team yet. Unfortunately, we got knocked out by Howth. It was very tough but someone was going to win. Unfortunately, Howth won and that was us knocked out in the qualifiers for the semi-final.
On behalf of all of the girls we would like to thank our coaches, Ms. McGinley and Ms. Geraghty. Without them the team wouldn’t be here. They thought us skills that will help us all in our Gaelic careers. Thank you for everything.
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.
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine!
Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam!!
Well done to everyone who took part in our “Children of the World” Christmas play today. The children had been practicing singing and performing songs for weeks and learned their lines excellently! What a brilliant play, you should all be very proud of yourselves! Thanks to all the parents for coming to see us perform. Almost set for the Christmas break!
Third classes are a frenzy of wings, sunhats, drums, stars and candy canes this week as all the children and teachers sing their hearts out and prepare for next week’s performances of “Children of the World”.
Looking forward to seeing lots of parents and grandparents at our shows on
Tuesday (Ms Geraghty/Ms Brennock/Ms Kiely) and on Wednesday (Ms Carmody/Ms Sullivan/Ms Kiely).
We had a visit on Friday from Eimer. She is a marine biologist. She works with sharks and seahorses. We learned a lot about sharks and we got the chance to handle some artifacts. Click on the link to see some pictures.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all the spooky souls in Ms Geraghty’s 3rd class! If anybody has any left over sweets after Halloween, we will be collecting donations on Monday and Tuesday for charity. Remember to have a safe and happy midterm, we will see you all on Monday, November 6th.
All four 3rd classes have been partaking in GAA lessons with Larissa each week this term. Today, some children had the opportunity to represent their school in a local GAA blitz!
Well done to all who took part! St. Molaga’s 3rd class students played brilliantly against 3rd class children from local schools.
It was great to see such good sportsmanship from all! Maith sibh!
If any parents are interested in sending their children for additional GAA coaching, O’Dwyers GAA club are always looking for new members!
Here are some pictures of our day!
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.