As part of ‘Science Week’, Room 20 completed a Tree Fact File. We first read about and discussed in class the many different trees that can be found in Ireland. We each then chose a tree to research as part of homework for the week. We began by drawing our tree and a close up of its leaves. After that we investigated the types of leaves, seeds and fruits on each tree. Finally we explored the internet, spoke to our grandparents and looked through books to find interesting facts about our chosen tree. The Hawthorn Tree was a favourable tree as we have recently finished reading ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ by Marita Conlon McKenna.
On Wednesday the 7th of November, Room 20 participated in a ‘Fighting Words’ workshop in Dublin City. With the help of an author and an illustrator, we wrote our very own story titled ‘The Flying Banana’. Nearly all the staff at ‘Fighting Words’ work there as volunteers, and it was really fun to watch our ideas coming to life with their guidance. As a class we wrote the first part of the story together. This was then printed and we were allowed to bring them back to school to finish off our story.
Bhíomar ag cleachtadh amhrán i Seomra 21. Bain taitneamh as!
We have been practicing a song as Gaeilge in Room 21 as part of “RTÉ 2fm’s Ceol 2018”. We chose to sing Bear Claws by The Academic.
We hope you enjoy!
This week in Room 20 we started to learn about ‘Data’. We carried out surveys in the other 4th classes. The surveys were based on ‘Favourite Food’, ‘Favourite Countries’, ‘Favourite Video Games’, ‘Favourite Sports’, ‘Favourite Celebrations’ and ‘Favourite Breeds of Dogs’. We used tally sheets to collect our data. We then presented the data in bar charts and pie charts. We also learned about pictograms and bar line graphs in class. We had lots of fun completing these activities.