We’ve been doing lots of skip counting since the beginning of September. Skip counting will help us with our multiplication and division in Rang a Trí. We created raps to go along with skip counting in 2s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 7s and 8s. But on Monday, we learned how to skip count in 9s, using this cool trick.
If you’d like to challenge yourself, and to practise skip counting in 7s and 8s in another way, check out these videos…
This month, you are asked to do your first individual project of 3rd Class! It is due on Wednesday 20th October.
Last week we went on a Nature Walk to find Sycamore and Ash trees in our locality. We identified trees by looking at their leaves and their seeds. We used iPads in class to research the Ash and Sycamore.
Your project should be about 2 scrapbook pages in length (1 page per tree).
Write it in your own words (paraphrase). Don’t write anything that you don’t understand.
Use the project template below to guide you.
Present your information neatly.
Use your creativity and artistic skills, eg leaf and bark rubbings, sketches.
We’ve only been in Rang a Trí for a month, but we’ve already been so busy, learned so much, and had lots of fun with our new class. We finally had our First Confession and First Holy Communion.
In Science, we learned about teeth. This is one of the songs we listened to during our studies. https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/teeth-movie.html Lots of girls’ teeth fell out during the month. They were able to identify the crown and root, and if their tooth was an incisor, canine or molar. They could even see the enamel, dentine and pulp, before putting it under the pillow for the tooth fairy. Thank you to everyone who brought in their tooth to show the class. We’re looking forward to seeing your new permanent adult teeth!
In English, we read about Louis Braille. We investigated the Braille printed on empty medicine boxes, and tried to figure out what the writing said. We were inspired to create fabulous Art, based on texture, using wool, foam, paper, lollipop sticks, matchsticks and felt.
On Culture Day, Friday 17th September, we watched an online storytelling and drawing workshop, presented by Laureate na nÓg, Áine Ní Ghlinn, with Brazilian illustrator, Tarsila Krüse. Here are some of the cool drawings we created during the Art workshop.
During our Geography lesson, we took a walk around Clontarf. We looked out for services in the local area that sell us things, that keep us safe and healthy, that teach us and that entertain us. We looked out for types of housing, places to eat, places to stay, things to do and evidence of nature. We are working on group projects about Clontarf in the classroom. We created some beautiful Clontarf collages in our Art lesson. Here are just a few that are already completed.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our Geography questionnaire. The girls really enjoyed interviewing their family and friends. We all enjoyed hearing and reading about how people in the local community help us.
During our History lesson, we looked at photographs of Clontarf taken in 2006. We tried to identify where the photo was taken, how that place now looks in 2021, and what that tells us about Clontarf and the people who live here.
Then we looked at photographs of Clontarf taken much longer ago. What places do you recognise? What has changed? What has stayed the same?
We celebrated Roald Dahl Day this month by dressing up as our favourite characters from his books. The class created really wonderful character profiles, imagining what their character might like or dislike, what they might say, what they might dream about, and which other book characters they might like to meet.
During our SPHE lesson, we discussed the importance of Well-Being. Part of developing our own sense of well-being includes gratitude. We used the letter writing skills that we worked on in during this month’s English lessons to thank someone who helped to make the day of our First Holy Communion so special.
The girls had great fun celebrating Roald Dahl day in Room 4.
We played Hot Seating with the various characters from Roald Dahl’s amazing novels. Dressing up really brought Roald Dahl’s characters to life. We had wonderful Matildas, Sophies, Veruca Salts, a Pelican, George, Fantastic Mr Fox, a Witch and two Violet Beauregardes!
The girls really enjoyed dressing up! Bhain siad an taitneamh as!
On Tuesday, 6th class girls celebrated their Sports Day! They had a brilliant day in the beautiful, sunny weather.
The girls started their day in St Anne’s Park with athletics, rounders and parachute games. After a small break, all the girls competed in sack races, egg and spoon races and sprinting competitions! To finish the day, the girls enjoyed art, games and cricket.