Sonya’s Delicious Treats
Sonya and Maureen prepared some delicious treats for our class tofay after Santa brought us all a selection box. How lucky are we?!
Drama in our Pods
Each group was given three words and they had to create a short dramatic scene based on these! We then discussed what worked well, what suggestions we had to improve for next time as well as what we like or enjoyed!
While working on adjectives to describe Mr Stink and the various characters in the novel, we created some larger than life representations!
Another new poet has emerged, Amber Grant. She treated us to a rendition of her poem on Friday and we were all very impressed!
More science in Third
We created bouncy eggs to learn about erosion and how acid reacts to various materials like egg shells, blubber gloves to consolidate learning about Arctic animals and stood on balloons to discover how strong air can be as well as pressure and density.
An Arctic Hut
Today for science week the children were tasked with making a hut for an arctic or Antarctic explorer. We discussed insulation, cavity walls, materials used in real life by people to stay warm and how to protect against the elements.
We’ve completed a few experiments this week so far. We learned all about circuits today and made light bulbs light up, buzzers buzz and spinners spin. We also made rockets to link in with our story in English and investigated thrust and propulsion.
Our Resident Poet
Aoife has been amazing us with renditions of her own poems. Have a read for yourself. What a keen interest and talents she’s got!
We’ve been completing surveys and using many different methods of displaying this information such as tallies, bar charts, block graphs and pictograms.
Some of our wonderful Halloween art and writing.
For math week we completed many STEM experiments and activities including coding on the tablets, making parachutes, building bridges and making a volcano. We also played lots of math games too! 😀😀
An ______ é?
Is ______é / ní _____ é?
We did some pair work (obair beirte) to revise asking questions and new vocab in our Gaeilge lesson. Bhí an spórt agus spraoi againn!
We’ve been enjoying using our tablets to read and listen to stories online this week. It was very relaxing and we hope to continue this at home too.
Catching up on a lesson we missed due unforeseen circumstances!
We resonated with the great artist painting the Sistine Chapel by getting under our tables and drawing on paper on the underside.
It was an enlightening experience and produced some interesting disection and talk and discussion afterward, as well as some interesting drawings!!
We’ve begun learning about Australia. We’ve been discussing what we know already, discovering new facts through reading from our books, watching videos about places like Ayers Rock, didgeridoo playing and koalas, as well as discovering what Aboriginal art looks like. We also listened to Waltzing Matilda and discussed the Australian terms in the lyrics.
Today we tried our hand at Aboriginal art which uses a pointillism technique. We used our finger tips and other instruments to create the dots. We discussed warm and cool colours before beginning and how we could use these to make our designs pop.
Hurling with Marty
Research on the Tablets
We can’t believe we’ve almost a month done already, the time has just flown by!
We are also so delighted with the new whiteboard, it makes our learning so much clearer!!
We’ve really got stuck into the challenge of 3rd class and the senior end of the school by undertaking report writing based on Irish folktale creatures.
We worked in pairs, groups and individually in our pods.
We’ve begun learning about Autumn in our Irish lessons. It’s beginning to really feel like it outside now too!
Sign language with Danny
Danny came into 3rd class this week and taught us the sign language alphabet as well as various words. Thank you so much!
Drámaíocht i Rang A Trí
Luch ar Scoil!
Our First Week Back
Playing together again in our pods in class and our zone outside! What a great first week!
Some of Our New 3rd Class Superheroes
Welcome to 3rd class 2020-2021!
It’s so good to be back!
For reading week we’ve taken part with DEAR (Drop Everything And Read), online reading with GetEpic, making bookmarks, colouring competitions for our favourite book covers, writing stories, retelling well know fairy tales, made our own books on BookCreator, and reading with Junior Infants!