End of Term 2!
Wow it is the end of term 2! We have had such a busy few months in our classroom. Here are some snippets from our term.
On April 1st, we went on our first school trip in two years! We travelled on the Luas into town to visit Dublinia museum. There, we learned more about the Vikings and Medieval times in Ireland. It was such good fun!
We learned all about the attitude of gratitude this term. It is important to feel grateful for all of the little things we have in our lives. We decided to write letters to people who are special to us to thank them for different things. It was so nice to deliver our letters!
Earlier in the term, we learned about France during our Geography lessons and we incorporated our learning with our art lessons. We looked at some examples of pointillism art and created our own versions of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
We did a lot of work together this term. We helped each other with reading, writing, maths, gaeilge and other learning. We like to work in pairs and teams in our classroom. We are great at giving each other compliments about learning and tips to make learning even better.
We have done some super reading and writing this term and have made some new displays in our library and corridor.
What a super term! We are looking forward to term 3. We hope that everybody has a safe and fun spring break! :-)
Kenning Poems and Cave Scratching!
We learned how to write Kenning poems during our English lessons. Kenning poems have clues to what the poem is about. Each line is two words long and usually the line ends in er. We wrote some kennings to describe ourselves.
We did some stone scratching to finish off our cave art work. We found stones and covered them with chalk. Then we scratched designs into them with paperclips. Check them out.
Published Class Books!
During our chromebook lessons, we used the website Book Creator to publish our fairy tales into wonderful ebooks! Some of us even recorded our voices reading the book. You can read some of the books by clicking on the images below. Click on the sound icon to hear us reading the story.
Fairy Tale Fun!
We have been working hard on our story writing over the past few weeks. First, we read a famous fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Next, we created story maps to help us to remember the story. After practising saying it aloud with actions, we then wrote the story for our write portfolios and made mini books for our library. After that, we got really creative and changed the story to create new ones! Each of us created our own fairy tales that follow a similar structure to Little Red Riding Hood but have totally new characters. They are super interesting stories and we are very proud of ourselves!
In Learn Together, we have been learning about age equality. We have been finding out how age can create barriers to equality and we have been learning about different people and organisations who support older people. We learned all about the organisation called Alone and we interviewed Aoife, one of our sixth class teachers, about her work as a volunteer for Alone. She visited our classroom and we asked her lots of questions about who she worked with and how she got involved. She was very inspirational and now we are thinking of different ways that we can help elderly people in our community.
Drip Art and Mountain Colour Mixing
We have been having fun with painting in our classroom. We tried out some drip art and created colourful rainbow rain showers. We also made some mountain peaks with a limited palette of two primary colours and white. Our challenge was to make each peak a different colour.
We are learning about data in maths and have started gathering information and making our own graphs. Check out our block graphs representing the pets in our class.