Category Archives: Ms Donnellan’ Class

4th Class Gaelic Blitz

We had a brilliant Gaelic blitz in the all-weather behind St. Molaga’s on Wednesday of Active Week. Ten schools from the Balbriggan area took part and St Molaga’s entered four 4th class teams (approx 15 children from each class). We played 10 a side, with subs rolling on and off every 5 minutes. It was a great experience and gave us a good opportunity to put the Gaelic skills we have been learning with Larissa into practice. We also had a chance to try out some hurling! It was a brilliant day! We were active all day long except when we sat down to watch the skills show in the hall – but lots of us were performing in that as well!! The kids who didn’t want to do the blitz did class v class matches with children in the other 4th classes so we were all on the go! Hopefully we can have another blitz like this next year!
Here are some photos:

Reader’s Theatre

We created scripts for Reader’s Theatre today, based on a chapter from our novel  Stanley. Stanley is a mischievous, but hilarious, child who has recently started school. His teacher, Miss Treacy kept him behind after an eventful day in Junior Infants and wants to hear his side of the story.

Miss Treacy: Now Stanley, there are lots of stories about you at the moment…

Stanley: Stories about me! Wow! Brilliant! Me in stories! Great, Miss! Tell me one please… Stanley and the Three Bears?

Miss Treacy: I’m afraid these are not those types of stories, Stanley. they are more like ‘Once upon a time there was a little girl called Helen who loved yoghurt until one day she found, instead of strawberry chunks, some tadpoles floating at the top of her favourite dessert!’

Stanley: Oh, that type of story.

 

We continued the conversation and used super expression, tone and pausing whilst reading our scripts. We dare you not to laugh at our version of events!

Junior Boys receive Heroes Welcome

Our wonderful Junior Boys Gaelic team received a heroes welcome when they returned from playing in the Fingal League final in Abbotstown today. Sadly they did not bring the trophy with them but they played an exceptionally good game against tough opposition (Gaelscoil Brian Boroimhe) and they fought like warriors, never letting their heads go down and making Brain Boroimhe work very hard for every point they scored. The team worked very hard and played some exceptional football to get to the finals, and while the result on the day didn’t go their way, they were wonderful ambassadors for their school and should wear their medals with pride! Many congratulations to: Adam M, Callum J, Jamie M, Sean C, Shane C, Callum T, Ryan T, Adam D, Billy R, C.J M, Sean A, James B, Judge I, Max K, Sean L, Conor M, Daniel N, Callum D, Adam K, Daniel K IMG_5627 and Sean M.

Strictly come dancing!

We have been focusing on creative dancing in PE over the last few weeks, transferring our talents and skills from our frequent GoNoodling in the classroom. At the start we pretended to have Magic Dust bouncing on various body parts, from our toes to our heads, and created individual movement pieces for 8 beats. Then we joined forces and made collaborative movement pieces in pairs and in groups, both mirroring each other and using completely contrasting moves. After that we experimented with a Space Bubble around us and practiced moving in different ways like running, skipping, hopping, walking, turning, jumping and floorwork. We then introduced different ‘flavourings’ to the main ‘ingredients’ of dance by changing direction, speed, levels, shapes and body parts. We love creating fun dances in pairs and with our friends every week, even though it’s thirsty work!

Gooooooo Noodle!

Whether we bound into school full of life and bursting with energy or traipse in with tired faces, there’s nothing we love more than letting off some steam and dancing our socks off using GoNoodle! We use GoNoodle and lots of other exercise breaks throughout the day, in order to keep our minds and bodies active and alert.

India Projects

We recently completed group projects on various elements of Indian culture, following our teacher’s trip to Kolkata last summer. Each group researched and presented on a particular aspect of Indian culture such as food, religions and customs, clothing and festivals, animals, traditions, sports and languages, famous people. We learnt a lot of thing we did not know about India and how different some things are there, in comparison to Ireland. After researching, each group illustrated their findings on a poster before presenting it to the class. We peer and self-assessed the quality of our project presentations just before the Easter holidays. Some children mentioned they would love to visit India in the future. We can’t wait for our next group projects!

Ceolchoirm Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2018

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!!