What a treat to see Maebh and Molly on the television! They were singing with Cór na Nóg on RTE last Friday at the RTE Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Bravo girls!
We are looking at shape this week in our maths book. Today we experimented with tangrams. A tangram is a traditional Chinese puzzle made of a square divided into seven pieces (one parallelogram, one square and five triangles) that can be arranged to match particular designs. Tangrams. Here's a good site to challenge your tangram ability!
We are celebrating Friendship Week in 5th class this week. We worked together to create a huge friendSHIP for outside our classroom. The base of our ship is made up of our names. We then worked in our table groups to create a friendship themed sail. We hope friendship continues to sail successfully in 5th class this year! We also have friendship nominations everyday. Students nominate anyone who has shown kindness to them throughout the day and we read them to end each day on a positive, friendly note!
This week we learned all about our digestive system. Our body needs food to provide it with energy, vitamins, and minerals. However, in order use food, we must first break it down into substances that the various organs and cells in our body can use. This is the job of our digestive system.
In groups we created diagrams to show our understanding of the digestive system.
We celebrated Science Week in class by researching and completing projects on scientists. Some of the scientist we researched are well-known and others not so well-known.
Here is a list of scientists who we completed projects on:
Leonrado da Vinci
This week to help us grasp the concept of value for money, we opened a shop everyday in 5th class. There were great bargains to be had! We had special offers and percentages off many products. This is a great way to understand the concepts involved with money. I gave each child E10 (template) and they used their money VERY wisely!!!
This is a great site to help with money practice and also the other Maths concepts we are covering this year...
5th Class are already working so hard on their ideas for a product for this year's Junior Entrepreneur Programme. We are all very excited and enthusiastic and ready for the hard work that participating in JEP involves.
Ms Kelly's 5th Class
You are capable of amazing things!