Some of the children in room 1 wrote about their trip to Sligo On Ice:
On Tuesday the 19th of December, the children from room 1, room 12 and room 11 went ice skating at Sligo On Ice in Stephen St. car park in town. – Kelsey & Miya
We have been planning to go to Sligo On Ice for the past three weeks. Each week we had to earn 15 dojo points. In order to get dojo points you have to do your best in class,be a good listener, be ready to work and have a tidy table. When we counted them the day before ice skating, we had enough dojo points.The day finally came and everybody had to have a jacket, track suit bottoms, long socks, gloves and a spare change of clothes- Donald & David
We left at 11AM and we walked up the hill. Teacher said there was a surprise. We kept walking past the skating rink and went to the 4 Lights for chips! After that, we walked to Sligo On Ice. We got some ice skates and put on some helmets. They gave us the safety instructions and then we got on the ice. Some people slipped and fell, and some people were holding onto the wall. Then we all got the hang of it and soon everyone was skating all around. Even some of the teachers! – Mikey & Rachel
When we got off the ice, we went over to the seats and took off our skates. We got back into our pairs and headed back to school. We really enjoyed skating and would really recommend it to anybody. We would love to do it all over again!-Tiffany & Shayna
We had great fun today learning about coding. Coding is telling the computer what to do and it is how computer games and apps are created.
Junior Infants love computers and wanted to learn about coding. Pupils from 5th and 6th class offered to come and help us. We played a game called Candy Quest.
We got to choose our characters and we had to tell the computer what to do to so our character could move through the different levels. We learned a lot about computers and really enjoyed it.
On Thursday we met in the hall where children received their Reading Certificates. The children from 3rd to 6th classes have been reading loads of books from our library and completing quizzes using our Accelerated Reader program. This program checks comprehension and vocabulary and children are awarded points based on the book level and their score in the quiz. Over the course of their years in the senior classes, children can work their way through all levels from Ready Reader to Honours Reader.
Children from each class presented an oral book review to the assembly and made recommendations based of their favourite reads. Then Mrs. McGowan asked each class teacher to present the latest certificates achieved in each room. We are very proud of our fantastic readers in St. Edward’s !
In Room 12 we have been experimenting with different types of slime recipes. Slime is a very interesting substance. Here is the science behind the slime!
Polymer: ‘’poly’’ means many parts.
A polymer is a long chain of molecules that gives the substance the ability to stretch and be very flexible.
Our Recipe: Glue is a liquid polymer. The tiny molecules in the glue are in strands like a chain. When the Airwick and washing powder are added the strands in the polymer glue hold together, giving it its slimy feel. The Airwick and the washing powder link all the polymer strands together.
Solids, liquids and Gasses:
We normally describe something as a solid, liquid or gas. Slime is unusual because it behaves as a solid and a liquid. It can be thrown from hand to hand as a solid and when put into a container it will fill the four corners like a liquid. This is called oobleck slime.
The recipe below was our most successful recipe.
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!
Primary Schools Athletics
We got ready in the hall .We walked over to the IT. It was my first time there. I felt nervous, but when my race was on I felt super. On my team were Mikey,Josh,Jamie and me. Our team finished in second place.
The weather was nice, but a bit cold. There were lots of teachers and children. I knew a lot of people there. There were also a lot of schools there.
We were the orange team. The green team came first in their heat. Gary,Herman,Emily and Aivis were the green team. They got into the finals and came in third place. We were all very happy for the green team.
We all had fun and I would love to do it again.
See more photos on the Sligo Sports and Recreation Paternership Facebook page
On Tuesday 2nd of May, 6th class enjoyed a Confirmation retreat in St. Angela’s College.
We worked in groups to discuss ‘What Confirmation means to me?’ We then created prayers of the faithful together.
In the afternoon we took part in a special mass. We would like to thank Fr. Noel, Sr. Mary and Corina for organising the day.
We really enjoyed it.
We are looking forward to making our Confirmation on Friday May 12th.