On Thursday last we visited our Reading Buddies in Senior Infants. We began by helping them with their Art which involved making mattresses for a bed from the story ' The Princess and the Pea'. After that we picked out stories from the library and read them with our buddies.
Tickets for the Peace Proms are now on Sale. The boys will be performing in the RDS on Saturday 31st January at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online. Click Here to go to the page. Tickets cost €15 for a single and €50 for a family of 2 Adults and 2 Children. Tickets are not available in the school.
On Friday we all went Bowling in Base as part of National Bowling Week. We got lifts down from Parents in cars. When we got there we met Keith from Base who divided us into 8 teams. The bowling was great fun. We were all trying to get Strikes. 8 boys from the class got strikes and lots more got Spares. The hour went really fast. We all look forward to going bowling again some day in the future.
Tonights Maths homework is to answer Q.s 12 - 30 on the sheet below. If the picture isnt clear enough try open the document and zoom in.
Today we isited senior infants to meet our old reading buddies from last year. We talked with them, played a few games with them and gave them a tour of our website. We sang Let it Go and some of them joined in. We showed them the video of our Halloween Party and the monster Medley songs. We had a good time. It was good to see them after such a long time.
Today was the last day for shoe boxes. The boys in all the classes in the school brought in over 140 shoeboxes. They were collected by Team Hope today to be sent to children in poorer countries around the world. Mary Shaw our old SNA organized all the shoe boxes. We went down to see the collection before they were taken away. They looked really Christmassy! We have pictures below on a slideshow. We think the children who get the presents will be really happy. Watch here to see last year the children in Swaziland opening their boxes.
Yesterday we made our own circuits with switches. We were trying to light a light bulb with a battery holder, a battery, a cork, 2 thumb tacks, 3 wires and a paper clip. We used all of these objects to make the circuit. We took pictures of boys making the circuits and finishing the circuits. This will help us make our eletrical projects.
This week there is Free Bowling on offer for all schools in the country. We will be going to Base in Celbridge on Friday to take up our offer. We will leave the school at 1.15 pm and return at 2.15 pm. We will need lifts up to base on the day. If any parents are available to give a lift would you please leave a comment below. I will see the comment but I wont publish it!
Today we learned how to make a simple circuit using a battery, two wires and a bulb. The bulb lit up and stayed lighting. Tomorrow we will discover how to make a switch to turn the light on and off!
Over the next few weeks boys will take on a project which will involve making an electrical circuit with a switch. Boys can work individually or in groups of 2 or 3.
All the projects will go on display towards the end of November and everyone will be invited to come in to view the exhibition. Over the last few years other 4th classes have put on similar exhibitions. Judging by the boys reaction so far this years projects will be equally as good as any over the last few years!
To see examples of the projects from recent years click on 2013 or 2012.
Yesterday we started learning about electricity. Through out November we will be exploring electricity and working on some projects to show how electricity works. For homework last night Mr.Minnock told us to draw a picture of what we would think of when we hear the word "electricity". Below are the shocking pictures!!
On the day of the Haloween Holidays the boys came to school dressed up in some very frightening costumes! We recorded some of our Monster Medley songs with Ms Smith and Mr Curtins class. Click on the links below and download to view beginning withthe Adams Family, then The Blob, followed by Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and lastly Ghostbusters
Last month the school introduced a new paired reading programme for boys from Senior Infants to 4th Class. It involves boys reading a library book at home with an adult for at least 10 minutes 4 evenings a week. The boys will have a reading sheet to be signed each night after reading. Below are copies of the letter sent out to parents outlining the programme and the reading record sheet which the boys should have.