This video shows how to use The Empty Number Line to support your child with trickier subtraction and to promote a more mental maths approach to sums.
It was lovely meeting all of the parents this week! As promised here are some useful websites and suggestions for helping your child with Spellings, Maths and Gaeilge.
In October we painted colour wheels. I learned that pink is not a colour, it is a shade. This is how you make some colours: blue+red=purple, yellow+blue=green, red+yellow=orange. On the colour wheel there was red, purple, blue, green, yellow and orange. After, we turned them into colourful eyes. I put really long eyelashes on mine. I enjoyed it.
I liked the colour wheel beacsue it was great fun mixing the colours together and my favourite thing was sticking on the eyes. It was the best art ever!
On Friday we were having a nice day and I thought it could not get any better. Then two 4th class girls came in and said "do you want to come in to our class?". "Yes yes!" all the second class screamed. As I walked in I saw all these amazing games like GAA, Marble race and my favourite Monster Footsteps. We were about to go but Mr Joynt called us back in. It was a trophy celebration. Even though they were not real, I loved them. It was the best day ever.
Last Friday we visited the Fourth Class room. They had loads of games made by themselves. I played Monster Footsteps first. Katie, Molly, KAte and Elise had set up some Hopskotch and pairs of monster feet. First I did Monster Footsteps. You twist your body in the direction of the feet. Then we moved on. This time we did a game where you had to throw a bottle top and see what score you get. In the second round, I won a trophy! We also played Marble Run where you moved a bos and tried to get the marble in the target hole. It was really fun! The last game I played was another marble game. You worked as a team to get the marble into another hole. It was the funnest day ever!
Winter is finally over and what better way to welcome the heatwave than with DEAR time outside in the sunshine!
My Grandad is from Serbia, and in Serbia they celebrate Easter 2 weeks after us. So, last Sunday we had another Easter celebration.
One Easter Sunday tradition is the Egg Cracking game. Eggs used to be coloured red to represent Jesus' blood but nowadays they are decorated in different colours and patterns. Cracking the egg represents Jesus rising from the dead and leaving the tomb.
One person holds the egg in their hand. The other person then says "Christ has risen" and taps the top of the egg. Then you turn the eggs around and the other person does it.
On Tuesday my class walked to the other school. When we got there Sister Therese, Maggie my classmate's Godmother, told us some stories about Saint Brigid. It was so much fun. My favourite story was the one when Brigid gave the poor man her dad's sword to sell. After that we made Saint Brigid's crosses out of real rushes. It was hard but it was also very fun. I loved it because it was nice and relaxing and because at the end it was going to look so good.
On Tuesday, 2nd class went down to St. Mary's NS school hall. First we talked about St. Brigid and sang the song 'St. Brigid brings the spring'. Next we got rushes and wove them in a special way. It was hard at the start but you get the hang of it. I loved it so much. I gave one of them to my grandmother called Brigid and hung the other one in my room. I hope I can make some more soon.
Every week on Friday for the last 45 minutes of the day students get up and perform acts, songs, raps and much more! Some of the raps have gone up on the website! Ella and Ryan's 'Bononos' has been a great hit! I love doing it and I love going up and doing a song. After the performances we get to play games. I love playing Candyland with my friends. Golden time has been amazing.
Every Friday for the last half an hour, some students perform songs, raps and dances. I really liked 'Bononos' by Ella and Ryan. You can now see it on our website. You can also see 'Send a message to the stars' by JP and Gary.
Let the games begin!! Ms. White's class and Ms. Weston's class find themselves in a draw following the latest game of 'Capture the Flag' but who will be victorious?