Ms. Curtin’s 3rd Class

We are becoming Junior Rangers! The ranger David comes to our classroom to test us on all we are learning about the wildlife in Co. Clare.  We are learning about lots of different life cycles. Veronika brought in tadpoles and we are watching them grow and writing about their changes.

David brought his friend from The Hogsprickle to visit us. A prickle is what you call a group of hedgehogs! She minds sick or orphan hedgehogs and brought in two real hedgehogs to show us which was such fun. Did you know a hedgehog can move each spine like we can move each finger? Also do not use weed-killer as hedgehogs eat the slugs and then the hedgehog could die. By Eabha Butler and Veronika Solovjova

We have learned lots of poems. Our favourite poem is Olympic Granny. It is a funny poem about a very sporty granny! We also learned The Great Blue Whale which was really interesting because we learned lots of whale facts too. We love performing our poems!

We learned about The Chinese New Year. 2017 is the year of The Rooster. The Chinese make lanterns to celebrate their new year, so we did too. We made lovely yellow and red lanterns and we drew good luck symbols on them.

We wrote stories in Irish all about our mid-term break. We wrote over a full page and used all our verbs that we are learning every night. By Faye Sheehan and Cormac Barry

In our history we have been learning about Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. They were amazing people who fought for equal rights in a peaceful way. We learned you need to speak up for what you believe. Rosa Parks did not get off the bus and wanted everyone to be treated the same.  By Gavin Marshal and Kate Moloney

For St. Patricks Day we made leprechaun masks. We had so much fun doing our art. Ms Curtin took a photo of our class as leprechauns! We learned some Irish dancing during Seachtain na Gaeilge. We learned The Walls of Limerick in groups of four and we had a ceilí in our classroom. We were very tired after the céilí! By Anna Buckley and Hannah Meenaghan

In science we are learning about materials. We made cool parachutes and tested which material made the best parachute. We tried tinfoil, coffee filters, crepe paper and tinfoil. Tinfoil won it was the best material for flying the parachute.

We also made our own teabags using different materials for the bags. We tried cling film, tinfoil, kitchen paper and coffee filters. This time the coffee filters won. By Lucy Tierney and Alex Harris

In maths we are working very hard on our tables. We have learned almost all our multiplication tables now. Every day we do our tables train it is great fun. Our tables Queen now is Lucy and our Tables King is Gavin M. The King and Queen are changing every week! We play a cool game Hit the Button on the laptops to help us with our tables. Ellis holds the class record now. By TJ Geary

For geography we did projects on The Tundra and the animals that live there. Here are some facts about the animals. A Musk Ox can weigh the same as 5 men! The Arctic fox is white and blue or grey and blue. Its coat changes colour. Arctic seals measure on average 1.8metres. At the age of 4 or 5, Polar Bears have their cubs. By Ellie Hogan and Ronan Curtin

We are doing great reading in our classroom. We love our Reading Challenge. You get a prize every time you read 10 books and have your reviews done. Our parents must sign the reviews and we talk to them about our books. Anna has read 27 books and Joe Browne has read 26 books! By Joe Maxwell

On Grandparents day we invited our grandparents to our classroom to talk to us. They told us lots of stories about when they were young and in school. The used a pig’s bladder as a ball to play football! They told us about their teachers and their Communion stories. They brought in some photos. We loved Grandparents Day. By Freya Cribbin and Joe Browne

In PE we have been doing gymnastics. It is great fun. We are learning different balances and doing counterbalances with our partner. We were doing lots of jumps and rolls. We also made up routines with our partner. By Olivia Mc Mahon and Conor Howard

Sr. Rose Mary visited our class to test us on our religion. She was an American nun and very nice. We sang songs for her and told her all about the Alive O stories, she liked the Zacchaeus story. We said prayers with her too. She lives in Limerick. By Chloe Malone

 

2017-03-26T18:23:21+00:00
Parteen National School

Parteen National School

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