The children in room 4 have been very busy over the last few weeks. We have been working on our oral language skills and made our second presentations of the year this week. This time we had to speak at the top of our class infront of everybody. We had to speak for 45seconds about something based on the theme of winter. Some presentations included children speaking about Why they love Christmas, Winter time animals, Trying to catch Santa & Christmas in the country I come from. We had to remember to use good presentation skills – having good eye contact with our audience, standing still and speaking loud and clear. We also enjoyed giving each other two stars & a wish after the presentations were made. After Christmas we will be working towards speaking for one minute or more!!
Dean speaking about ‘Winter’
Teyanna speaking about ‘Counting down to Christmas’
Arnas speaking about ‘Winter in Lithuania’
Well done to all the boys and girls who came to school dressed up for Halloween today.
Be careful, there are many scary creatures about!!
Hope you have a lovely mid-term break, Happy Halloween!
4th Class Halloween Style
4th Class Halloween Style
Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our second maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for getting the questions correct & being the first to Room 4 with their answers:
6th Class: Hermann
5th Class: Sebastian
4th Class: Matthew
1st Class: Hubert
Bonus question – earns 1 stamp/dojo point:
6th Class: Nigel
5th Class: Mikey
Here’s the final question of the week:
Granny gave Tom 15c and on the way home he lost 5c.
How much does he have now?
Directions: Find the words that fit.
Example: 29 = D in F in a L Y
What do the letters stand for?
Answer: 29 = Days in February in a Leap Year
26 = L of the A
7 = D of the W
101 = D
52 = C in a D
88 = P K
13 = S on the A F
365 = D in a Y
18 = H on a G C
90 = D in a R A
3 = B M (S H T R)
24 = H in a D
4 = W on a C
60 = S in a M
28 = D in F
64 = S on a C B
Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our first maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for being the first from their room to me with the correct answer:
6th Class: Chloe
5th Class: Mikey
4th Class: Teyanna
1st Class: Stephen
Question Number 2:
Eight marbles are in the basket. Four are red and the rest are
green. How many marbles are green?
o A goldfish costs €1.80
o An angelfish costs €1.40
o Noirín paid exactly €20 for some fish
o How many of each kind did she buy?
Remember to bring your answers to Room 4
As it is Maths Week in Ireland this week all classes will be doing different tasks and activities to celebrate it. Each day there will be a maths question on our school blog for you to solve. The first child to Room 4 with the correct answer for the problem will win themselves some stamps.
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the ark. How many creatures could he have seen?
How many different answers can you find?
Jennie the old sheep dog is lazing around in the paddock near the house. She counts the number of animals in the paddock. There are 11 of them, pigs and ducks. Then she counts the legs. She sees 28 legs.
How many ducks are there?
Remember, bring your answers to Room 4!
The children of room 4 had a lovely summer break and are now settled back into school. We have had a busy month in September setting up routines and finding our feet in 4th class. We have also welcomed a new pupil Arnas to our class. We hope he enjoys his school life in St. Edwards.
In Irish we have be building up our vocabulary to be able to talk about ourselves. Below is a sample conversation we are able to have together daily in Irish.
Dia duit! Dia is Muire duit.
Cad is ainm duit? _____ is ainm dom.
Cén aois thú? Tá mé naoi/deich mbliana d’aois.
Conas atá tú? Tá mé go maith.
Cá bhfuil tú i do chónaí? Tá mé i mo chónaí i Sligeach.
We really enjoyed getting to record our conversations on the Ipads using the app Sock Puppets. Have a listen to one of our conversations…..
Cómhra Beirte – (Click on link to open)
Arnas & Tom ag obair le chéile
Jamie F & John
App – Sock Puppets
5th class enjoyed taking advantage of the warm weather today by going on a active nature walk to the I.T – stopping off for some exercise along the way. We had great fun trying out all the exercise machines.
In 5th class we have been learning about 3D shapes.
We constructed some of these shapes with cocktail sticks & marshmallows. It was great fun, & even better we got to eat the marshmallows at the end!!
Have a look at the 3D shapes we made:
Jola made a Cuboid, Cube & Square Based Pyramid
Kayleigh made a Pentagonal Pyramid
Lee made a Triangular Prism & Square Based Pyramid
Nathan made a Square Based Pyramid & Triangular Prism
Can you count how many faces are on each shape?
Did you know that another name for a triangular based pyramid is a tetrahedron?