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 Summer Holidays are here at last! Did you throw your coat up into the air at midday on Friday? Mrs McCarthy did!!
Here are some of the our class’ favourite memories of Rang a Trí. Thank you for all of your hard work this year, both in Room 9 and during the school closure.
I know that you will all work hard for Ms Duffy in 4th Class. She is really looking forward to being your teacher. I have already told her about all the amazing girls she will have in Room 8 next year.
One of the best things you can do this Summer, is to keep reading! The Dublin libraries are running Summer Stars Reading Programme again this year. You can listen to audio/e-books, write short stories, read book reviews, do quizzes and enjoy storytime by the librarians and local authors. Definitely worth checking out! https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars
Can you believe that we’re in the last week of 3rd Class? As it is the last week of the school year, I have set out lots of fun activities for you to do this week. Try out as many as you can. Organise your week, and your learning, to suit your family.
Please fill in the Memory Page, and send it to me by Wednesday. I hope that you will feel proud of your work, and pleased to share it on the class blog.
This is our second last week of Learning from Home before our Summer Holidays begin! I really enjoy seeing your wonderful work on Seesaw and the lovely messages you send. Maith sibh! 🙂
For these last two weeks, instead of Busy at Maths, there is a Maths Choice Board, with activities similar to our Friday Maths Stations. I hope you’ll enjoy them.
Father’s Day is next Sunday, 21st June. I’ve included a sample of Scavenger Hunt clues that you could put around your home to lead your Dad to a lovely card, gift or surprise you’ve created. But you could get creative and make up your own clues!
Déan do dhícheall. Please organise your day to suit you and your family. If you need anything just send me an email or a message on Seesaw.
I hope that you all had a great weekend. Did you enjoy Friday’s Sports Day? Please send me any Sports Day photos and drawings you have, so that I can make a blog post on Monday evening.
We are nearly at the end of 3rd Class! Can you believe it? I am so proud of the effort you are putting in to your work. I love seeing photos of your work on Seesaw. All you can do is your best, some days you will get more done than others, and that is ok! As always, you should organise your day to suit you and your family. Déan do dhícheall!
I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend. This week will be a shorter academic week, due to the Bank Holiday and Sports Day on Friday.
This week we will learn about Division with bigger numbers, so I have attached some division sheets to help you revise your division tables. You can print them or do them in your copy or on a blank page.
This week’s work is organised for you in a daily schedule grid, at the end of the Learning at Home document. Organise your day to suit your family and your household.
It can be difficult to concentrate when the weather is so nice, but I know you will do your best. Do as much as you can from the list each day, but do focus in particular on the core subjects: English, Maths and Irish.
Try your best, but if you can’t do something, move on to the next thing on your list. Ask me if you have any questions at all. Déan do dhícheall! I look forward to seeing your work on Seesaw.
Check out these great sports activities. Two are included each day this week on your Learning at Home grid, but you can do as many as you like. Look at the instructions as they show you good technique and skills. Remember practice makes perfect!