Word of the Day – 23rd October

Seán suggested today’s word and it is “exasperating”.

Exasperating means feeling frustrated and  angry about something.

Have you ever felt exasperated?

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October 23, 2012. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

Halloween

Halloween is coming!

Our class has been  decorated and it looks so spooky and cool.

We are writing Halloween stories and making scary faces in Art.

On Friday we are  having a Halloween party

We are also having a Cake Sale on Friday.

Taitníonn Oíche Shamhna go mór linn!

By Caoimhe & Daniel

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October 23, 2012. Class News. 9 comments.

Word of the Day – 22nd October

Today’s word is “congruent” and we came across it during our Maths Minute challenge.

Congruent means being the same shape and size and we were asked to find a shape that was congruent to another shape. Another tricky word to add to our vocabulary!

October 22, 2012. Word of the Day. 2 comments.

Word of the Day – 18th October

Ellen suggested today’s word which is “hue”. She came across it reading her library book. But what does it mean?

a) to hide

b) an animal

c) paint

d) colour

October 18, 2012. Word of the Day. 7 comments.

Word of the Day – 17th October

Niall suggested today’s word and it is “crustacean”. A crustacean is a creature with a shell and several pairs of legs. Crabs, lobsters and shrimps are all crustaceans.

October 17, 2012. Word of the Day. 1 comment.

Maths Week

This week is Maths week and schools across across the country are promoting Maths through a number of different activities.

We enjoyed loop games in our class today and will be doing many more fun Maths activities throughout the week. Here are some links to Maths activities that we have enjoyed in class this term:

Fling the teacher

Toon University – place value

Tables challenge

How quickly can you complete the tables challenge?

 

October 16, 2012. Class News. 7 comments.

Word of the Day – 16th October

Today’s word is “excruciating” and was suggested by Ciara.

Excruciating means to be unbearably painful. For example, when Mark fractured his finger during the hurling match the pain was excruciating.

Can you suggest any sentences using the word excruciating?

October 16, 2012. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

Friday Challenge

This Friday’s challenge mixes Music and Gaeilge.

The challenge is to learn the song “Galway Girl” as Ghaeilge. Listen to the track by clicking here.

The words to the song are in in your Gaeilge copy but if you’d like to sing along to the track, here’s the words:

Cailín na Gaillimhe

Bhuel de thug mé cos ar an tsiúlóid mhór
Thart ar lár an lae
Is de bhuail mé le cailín breá dathúil
Agus thosaíomar ag plé.

Agus n’fheadar liom,
Cad a thiocfaidh orm.
Lena gruaig chomh dubh
Is a súile gorm

Ach thóg mé a lámh.
Thug mé rince di,
Agus phóg mé cailín na Gaillimhe.

Bhíomar leath-shlí tríd nuair a d’oscail an spéir
Níos déanaí ins an lae.
Agus rith muid síos chuig an árasán
Chomh bog an lae i-ay.

Agus n’fheadar liom,
Cad a thiocfaidh orm.
Lena gruaig chomh dubh
Is a súile gorm.

Ach thóg mé a lámh.
Thug mé rince di,
Agus phóg mé cailín na Gaillimhe.

Bhuel de dhúisigh mé agus mé liom féin
D’fhág sí mé i-ay
Le mo chroí bhríste bhí pian laistigh

Agus n’fheadar liom,
Cad a tharlaíonn linn
Nuair a chasamar leis an gcailín sin

Tá feicthe agam gach uile naomh
Ach ní a leithéid le cailín na Gaillimhe.

For those of you who are not familiar with the song, click here to hear it in English.

Go néirí an tádh libh!!

 

October 16, 2012. Friday Challenge. 4 comments.

Thinking like Scientists

Last week we were challenged to think like scientists in order to design a box that would hold 24 cylinders which were 2cm wide and 5cm tall.

 Working in teams of fours (and one pair) we measured the sides and faces, then we started building our box. The sides were made of green card stuck together with glue and sellotape. Lots of sellotape. Some were gigantic, others were tiny. A scientist called Susan came in to give us advice and help us make our boxes. Most of the boxes are finished now and they look great. A BIG thank you to Susan and Ms Fay who helped us design and construct our boxes.

Written by Ellen & Aoife

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October 16, 2012. Science. 7 comments.

Word of the Day – 15th October

Today’s word is “dictation”. Dictation means to say something aloud for someone else to write down.

Dictation is one of the words in our “My Spelling Workbook” this week. We do dictation every Friday during our quiz.

October 15, 2012. Word of the Day. Leave a comment.

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