It was Norman’s birthday today and we surprised him with a cake and sang “Happy Birthday ” to him when he arrived. We love our brass band lessons with Norman and we loved sharing his cake too!
Moya and Eimear made some yummy chocolate brownies for him. He was delighted with the fantastic surprise on his special day.
We have been very busy already in Second Class this year. We are doing lots of work in our religion class. We will be receiving our First Holy Communion on the 19th of May.
We have started back swiming every Friday and are getting really good at putting our faces in the water!
We were delighted to be the very first class to get Ms. Mealy’s Line of the Week award.
We had terrific fun during our European Sports Week and especially when we had to D.E.A.M. (Drop Everything and Move)
￼ ￼We had such fun in 4th class with our “Secret Santa” gift giving. We all put in huge effort and thought into what we got for each other and it was great fun watching everybody open their present. Every one was delighted with what they got. Well done everybody!
We were busy measuring in our classroom and along our corridor today. We estimated distances first and then measured using a ruler, a metre stick, paper tape measures and a trundle wheel.
We found out that our copy is 19.5 cm long. The height of our table is 65 cm. The length of our teacher’s table is 1.20 m or 120 cm. The length of our whiteboard is 2 m 36 cm. We can write this as 2.36 m or 236 cm. The distance from the door to the teacher’s table is 5 m and 5 cm or 5.05 m The width of our window is 1 m 18 cm and the height of our recycling bin is 26cm. The height of our door is 2m and 3 cm or 2.03 m
Out on the corridor we discovered that the distance from our classroom to the teacher’s toilet is 9 m and 50 cm or nine and a half metres. The distance from our classroom to Mrs. Roche’s room is 31 m.
We are going to do lots of measuring at home too including finding out our own height in metres and centimetres.
We mixed an acid (Vinegar) with a base (Sodium bicarbonate) and bubbles were made. This, we discovered, was carbon dioxide. We measured the height that the bubbles came up our bottle.
Group one added two spoons of the bread soda to the vinegar. Group two added four spoons. Group three added six spoons and group four added eight spoons.
We had to re-do our experiment because it turned out not to be a fair test, as some people put in heaped teaspoons of the base. We made it fairer by using a toothpick to level the teaspoons of bread soda.
We discovered that the more bread soda which was added the higher the bubbles of carbon dioxide came up our bottle. It was a fun experiment and we learned a lot about mixing acids and bases and about making our tests fair.
Donal Nolan, Bronagh and Liadh’s Dad, came in to talk to us during Space week. He works for a company called Moog. They make parts for the engine of the Ariane 5 rocket. This rocket brings satellites into space. Satellites are used by TV channels, G.P.S, mobile phones, communications and for predicting the weather. The Ariane 5 is launched from French Guiana in South America. It is an unmanned rocket.
He showed us a lego man figure, made by Bronagh, to compare it to the size of the rocket. The rocket is massive! It must be really cool to have a job like his.
We had the All Ireland champion camogie team visit our school. Lots of us went to the final and were delighted when they won. They brought in the trophy and treats for us!
We helped Theresa celebrate her birthday. We surprised her with cake and buns on her return from swimming. We had balloons blown up and candles lighting. We thought she would never come into the room. We were waiting and waiting and our candles were getting smaller and smaller! Eventually we helped her blow out the candles and eat the cake and buns!!!