Today we conducted an experiment to see what foods contained starch. We used iodine to test if starch was present in some foods that we eat everyday. We learnt that iodine turns a blue/black colour where starch is present.
We are starting a unit of work on Bia in Irish. This is a great one to practise at home because so much of family life is orientated around food (well at least that's how it is in my house!)
I have compiled some phrases for you to use at home. I hope you find them useful.
Cad a itheann tú don bhricféasta/ dinnéar/ lón?
What do you eat for breakfast/ dinner/ lunch?
Ithim ____ don bhricféasta/lón/ dinnéar
I eat ___ for breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Cad a ólann tú don bhricfeasta?
What do you drink for breakfast?
Ólaim ____ for breakfast.
I drink ______ for breakfast.
Tá an dinnéar/ lón/ bricfeasta réidh.
The dinner/ lunch/ breakfast is ready.
Tá an bord leagtha.
The table is set.
Suigí chun boird.
Sit at the table.
An dtaitníonn _____ leat?
Do you enjoy _________?
Taitníonn _______ liom.
I enjoy _________.
Cad ba mhaith leat ar do cheapaire?
What would you like on your sandwich?
Ba mhaith liom _______ ar mo ceapaire.
I would like __________ on my sandwich.
Bricféasta: arán/tósta/calóga arbhair/im/leite/ubh fhriochta/ subh
Breakfast: bread/toast/cereal/butter/porridge/fried egg/jam
Deochanna: gloinne bainne/ Liomanáid/ cóc/ sú úlla/ sú oráiste/ uisce/ cupán tae/ cupán caife
Drinks: glass of milk/lemonade/coke/apple juice/orange juice/water/ cup of tea/ cup of coffee
Lón: sútha talún/ iógart/ cáis/ tuinnín/ ceapaire/ anraith
Glasraí: cairéad/ piobar/ meacain bhána/ cóilis/ cúirséad/ tornapa/ píseanna/ beacáin/ prátaí/ sailéad/ brocailí
Feoil: burgar/ sicín rósta/ bagún/ muiceoil/ liamhás/ ispiní/ iasc/ mairteoil/ stéig
Meat: Burger/roast chicken/bacon/pork/ham/sausages/fish/lamb/steak
Dinnéar: Pasta/ rís/ núdail/ píotsa/ curaí/ iasc/ scéallóga
Milseog: Píog úll/ criospaí/ barra seacláide/ brioscaí/ uachtar reoite/ cáca seacláide/ custard/ glóthach/
Dessert: Apple pie/crisps/bar of chocolate/biscuits/ice-cream/chocolate cake/custard/ jelly
Today Ryan came to teach us how to make Rocket Balloons. It was great fun.
First we got into small groups and we blew up a balloon. We twisted the end and secured it with a clothes peg. Then we decorated the balloons with markers.
Next we stuck a straight straw to the side of our balloon with sellotape and threaded through a length of fishing line. We discovered that fishing line is more effective than string because it's slippy. Then we got down to some racing. We had some visiting children from Third Class who managed to beat all the Fifth Class teams with their rocket balloon. There are some very serious scientists in Ms. Kiely's class.
For Science Week, Ms. Mahoney signed 5th Class up for I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here, which is a special programme where Ph.D. students enter a live webchat with primary students to answer some of our most pressing questions. We got answers to questions like "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" and lots of very useful information for our Mini Scientist projects. It was great fun and we learnt a lot. Check out http://imascientist.ie/ to find out more.
We've been a little quiet in the blogging world this term so far, so after mid-term we'll aim to make more of an effort with our blog. But for now, here's a quick look at what we've been up to so far.
We set our goals for the year. We're all very ambitious and have high expectations of ourselves.
Ag imirt "Cé Mise?" as Gaeilge. Bhí an-spraoi againn.
Putting our work on nouns, adjectives and verbs to good use in literacy stations. We produced a spooky house, in groups, with lists of nouns, adjectives and verbs to describe it.
The finished products.
We used what we learnt about recount writing to recount Mr. Men stories for all to see.
Ag téacsáil sa rang! Táimid an-chúl- agoa! #agfoghlaimgaeilgesabhliain2014
Zumba in full swing in Room 9. We have some brilliant dancers!
Finally, we worked really hard during maths week to come fifth nationally in Mangahigh!
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