Fun in 1st Class

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Miss. Lavelle’s 1st class have been working incredibly hard for the past few weeks. They learnt about autumn, what school was like in the past and enjoyed making a rainstorm using body percussion.

 

We also have two new class pets.

20211021_105646[1]This is Speedy.

 

20211021_105658[1]This little one is called Baby Speedy.

 

The boys made spooky bat silhouettes.

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The children learnt about autumn. They learnt about the different parts of a leaf and they labelled a diagram showing where the petiole, midrib and vein are. They collected leaves and did leaf rubbings.

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They finger painted these beautiful autumn trees.

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They made some spooky pumpkins.

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The boys all agreed that 1st class is a hoot!

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The boys drew Picasso inspired witches. Don’t they look amazing?!

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Bubbles and Art Fun!

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Chalk Art: Bubbles

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Crepe paper butterflies

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Bubbles for hard-working boys!

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Sports Day 2021

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Sports Week

The boys had lots of fun during sports week. They had taekwondo with Grandmaster Howard.

 

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They had GAA with Mark.

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The boys had a lesson in Karate.

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Seachtaine na Gaeilge

Rinneamar ceiliúradh do Sheachtaine na Gaeilge sa scoil seo. Bhain na páistí an taitneamh as an gclár gníomhaíochtaí agus cluichí.

D’fhoghlaim na páistí an Ballaí Luimnigh thíos sa halla.

Féach ar na rinceoirí iontacha sa phictiúr seo. Tá siad reidh don damsha!

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D’fhoghlaim na páistí an Haka Gaelach! Sílim go raibh siad níos fearr ná na All Blacks!

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Chuaigh muid ar siúlóid timpeall na scoil. Bhí bratach nÉireann ag na páistí agus chan siad an t-amhrán is fearr leo “Chuala mise Éinín“. Tá an t-amhrán ar fáil tríd an naisc seo  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvtVJgkcIMw

 

Phéinteáil na páistí leipreacháin ag úsáid forcanna chun an féasóg a dhéanamh.

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D’imir muid go leor cluichí mar shampla, deir ó ghradaigh, mím, biongó agus éist agus tarraing.

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Is ór soladach rang a hAon!

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Christmas Cards for the Nephin Nursing Home, Navan Road

The boys made some beautiful Christmas cards and we walked to the nursing home to deliver them.

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Christmas Nativity Crib Art

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Skype Call to Ben Montet, Astronomer

This week we were very lucky to Skype call Ben Montet a Canadian astronomer based in Australia.

He told us all about what an astronomer does and that he specializes in finding out about new planets. The boys asked him lots of super questions and Ben kindly and patiently answered all of them!

Here are some things we found out:

Jupitar is 1000 times bigger than earth. It would take you 6 years to get to Jupitar on the fastest rocket.

Astronomers have sent probes to find out why Saturn has rings around it. They are not exactly sure why it has rings around it but it more than likely is caused by pieces of moon falling into orbit and joined onto the area around the planet.

The sun is really hot, 10 million degrees in fact! The inner part of the sun is the hottest part of the whole solar system.

The solar system is almost 5 billion years old.

If you flew straight up for 100 km, you would be in space.

Asteroids come in different sizes but are generally about the size of a car.

We have 24 hours on earth with a day and night because it is constantly rotating. Jupitar is the fastest spinning. One day on Jupiter is 10 hours long.

Venus, on the other hand, rotates at a much slower pace. A day on Venus is 8 months long! So, for example, day time is four months long and night time is another 4 months!

Anytime you see a shooting star- that’s an asteroid.

An asteroid about the size of Dublin hit Mexico. It can still be seen under the ocean.

Star’s are not twinkling they are just sitting there. Wind on earth, pollution, smog, water, cloud, oxygen, carbon dioxide, e.t.c changes the way the light from the star looks.

Astronomers are not sure exactly what is inside the black hole. It’s really difficult to see inside it. Also, anyone that would go into the black whole would be stretched in a process called spaghettification!

The solar system is 5 billion years old. It took 100 million years to form the moon which was formed by a collision that took place about 100-200 million years ago.

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This is a picture of Jupitar.

 

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Bualadh Bos!

Bualadh bos, bualadh bos, bualadh bos go léir. Tá Daidí na Nollaig at teacht anois, anuas an simléar.

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The Elf on the Shelf

The elf on the shelf has been very busy in room 7! Here are a few things that he has been doing in our classroom. The boys also wrote a morning report about him!

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