With the holidays looming, we now feel really in the Easter mood! One of our highlights of our celebrations was the Easter bonnet competition that brought so much colour and creativity to the classroom! Have a look at some of our creations:
We've been having a busy time in 3rd class while having lots of fun. Have a look at some of the things we've gotten up to:
We celebrated lots of special occasions like Daffodil day, World Book Day and Down Syndrome Day:
Ms. Mcnamaras 3rd class have been learning all about length in maths. Here are some pictures of the 3rd class measuring during their maths trail.
Here is Ms. McNamara's 3rd class learning about weather and climate in Geography. We made our very own wind vanes and tested them out on a windy day.
Ms. Lowe's class enjoyed learning about another country. We were envious of their warm climate but relieved we don't have to eat the national dish - cuy. Cuy is guinea pig and is considered a delicacy in Peru.
Below are some of our celebrations of St. Patrick's Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge.
On Monday 4th March, 3rd class started the day with an author visit. From the offset, self published author Marguerite Tonery grasped the children's attention as she unfolded her series of books through her captivating storytelling. Marguerite enlisted the help of some audience members to act out some of the story. There are four books so far in the Kapheus series which are fantasy adventure stories set in the landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way. Marguerite gave the children a taste of each book but broke off at a pinnacle point leaving the children wanting more. All children received a bookmark and co-stars also got some beautiful cards. The bookmarks and cards all show the magical illustrations by David Wenzel who also illustrated The Hobbit.
On Tuesday 5th March a team of 8 children from Ms. Lowe's class participated in an inter schools chess tournament. It was held in St. Kevin's GAA Hall in Staplestown. Team "Wizards of Chess" enjoyed the experience and were an excellent representation for Scoil An Linbh Iosa. A huge well done to all who participated!
We had great fun celebrating the annual World Book Day event. We were very excited to celebrate our love of reading by dressing up in a famous book character. We presented our costumes along with the book to our class. We also did a catwalk of our outfits for the other third classes and we also wrote about our favourite books. Have a look at the pictures below:
This week we looked at the skeleton and muscles as part of science. We actively put our muscles to the test with different exercises.
Ms. Lowe's class enjoyed being challenged by games. However the matchstick puzzle proved too much of a challenge for a Friday afternoon. Can you solve the puzzle? Turn the donkey by moving only 1 matchstick.
On Thursday 11th October, 3rd class were very lucky to be led through an hour of code by Dave and Éanna from SAP. Ms. Lowe's class worked in pairs and created a game of catch the ghost..... Just in time for Halloween!! We really enjoyed coding and can't wait to do it again. Thanks again to Dave and Éanna.
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