Weather Poems Using iPod Touches

                       Sixth Class used a poetry app on the iPod Touches to create poems about disastrous weather conditions.  We have been studying hurricanes, typoons, tornadoes, blizzards, floods and storms in Geography. We each chose a weather force and wrote a poem about it.       Here are some of our poems. Snow                                                                                  Typhoons By Emer H                                                                       By Oisin S Swirls all around                                                           Forms in
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Trans-Atlantic Twitter Conversation

We started using Twitter in the classroom last year. We continued to tweet this year and regularly tweet about things we are learning in class and things we write about on our school blog. This week, we joined other schools who have been tweeting about things we were learning during Science Week. It was while we were looking at our tweets this week that
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Balancing Clowns

We made clowns out of card. We had to colour them. Then we had to neatly cut them out . We also had to get two of the same coins and stick them onto the hands of the clown. Then we tried to balance the clown by the nose on our finger. We also tried balancing it on the rim of a teacup. We even
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Science Facts

We used the 10,000 Science Facts app on our iPod Touches to find out interesting facts for Science Week. Here are some of the things that we found out: A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber Singapore means “City of Lions” A 1,200 pound horse eats about seven times its own weight each year A banana tree isn’t really
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The Salmon of Knowledge

Picture by Ciara L. Our class listened to the story of the salmon of knowledge.Heres what it was about.Fionn Mac Cumhail was only a young boy when his father was killed in battle. His mother sent him to be reared by 2 wise women who lived in the woods in the Slieve  Bloom Mountains in county Laois. The wise women taught him how to hunt
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New Teachers

We want to welcome the new teachers to our school. Mrs. Greene is one of the new teachers in our school. She teaches 1st and 2nd class. She sounds really nice. Mrs. Breen is one of the Special Needs Assistants in our school and she is a great helper. She is standing in for Mrs. Cullen. Ms. Rolf is teaching Senior Infants. She is
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Helicopters Experiment

Today we made helicopters from card. We made a large and a small helicopter. We cut out the helicopters from card. We then folded along the dotted lines. We put a paper clip on the bottom of the helicopters. Then we tested them to see which helicopter landed faster. We tried putting two paper clips onto a helicopter to see what would happen. We
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The Rotten Melon

Near the start of the year we were doing science work on how food goes off. Sam brought in a Galia melon that was starting to go off. At that stage it looked like a normal melon with a bit of mould on the bottom. We left it on the window sill since then and we have been keeping an eye on it ever
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Knitting

On Tuesday in October 2nd and 3rd class started to learn how to knit. We had some helpers to help us knit and we had a little rhyme to help us. It went like this: “In through the bunny hole, around the big tree, out through the bunny hole and off goes she”. We are still knitting finger puppets and Mrs. Breen sewed them
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Our Trip to Sligo Education Centre

On Friday October 8th, we went on a bus to Sligo Education Centre to show work on our iPod Touches. There were lots of principals from schools around Sligo there. Mary, who gave us the iPod Touches, was there as well. Fiona’s mum was there and Caoimhe O’s dad was there and Mrs. Clarke, our principal, was there. We were there for an hour.
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