Our Maths Week trail was great fun! We were busy counting, adding up and looking anywhere and everywhere for different numbers and shapes. The trail took us around the school grounds and finished up in the hall.
As part of Maths week in 5th class, we are guessing how many jelly beans there are in the two tubs in this picture. We will count the jelly beans on Friday afternoon. How many would you guesstimate??
Abbey Jade and Zara were closest in the guesses for the jelly beans, and get to enjoy them all. There were 43 sweets in the small tub, and 121 in the larger tub. Enjoy, ladies!
On Thursday, the 8th of October, 2 army officers visited our school. Their names were Lieutenant Deirdre Molloy and Sergeant John Maloney. They came to present us with the Irish Flag and read the Proclamation. For 10 minutes, they asked us to pretend that we were in the army too which was fun. That meant we had to sit up straight and answer with "Yes M'am" and "Yes Sergeant". Sergeant Maloney told us some rules about the Irish flag and Lieutenant Molloy presented the flag to Hannah, Taylor and Mya, who received the flag on behalf of the whole school. Hannah's great grand uncle fought in the war, Taylor's great grand father witnessed the war and Mya's birthday is on the day the rising began. The Irish army are our heroes.
By Emily D & Lauren R16.
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Maths Week Ireland is taking place this week and we are celebrating it here in St. Brigid's. If you would like to know more about maths week, you can visit www.mathsweek.ie
In conjunction with Maths Week 2015, Mangahigh.com will be hosting a nationwide maths competition that begins tomorrow and ends next Sunday. Mangahigh aims to teach the Maths curriculum through maths games. St. Brigid's is registered on the site and every student from 2nd -6th have their own user ID and password. Mangahigh will award anyone who scores 100 points a REAL MEDAL! So login using the link below:
We are having lots of fun using Mangahigh during our computer class. We hope to earn madals and points for our school by completing maths challenges and games. Ms. Edwards will give out certs to the school's Star Performers by the end of the competition. We will also cross our fingers that we play enough games to get our school in the top ten by the end of the week. The Junior classes are learning lots of maths skills too on www.crackingmaths.com.
Why not use your Maths eyes this week too? Start by looking at some winning entries of the Maths Eyes Poster Competition 2014. You can design your own with your class teacher and add to the slideshow...
October has gotten off to a very busy start in Room 14!
Last week, Martin aka Edward Crane revisited us to sign copies of his super Havisham books.
On Wednesday (7th), we celebrated a great Cheerios Childline Breakfast morning together, we all took part in the auditions for our school musical Alice in Wonderland and three of our girls played on our school Gaelic football team that is through to the semi-final of our division!
On Thursday, Lana read the proclamation for our 1916 commemoration very confidently and we were lucky enough to be granted 'no homework' by our visitors from the army!
To finish the week, on Friday, we enjoyed a lovely sunny tour of the Botanic Gardens. It was so relaxing to see all the beautiful Autumn colours and we learned so much!
Have a look at what we have been up to!! ;-)
We had a fun filled day in room 7 on Tuesday morning. We began the day with Cheerios for breakfast. We had a colouring competition and had a guess of how many Cheerios were in one box. Afterwards we made necklaces and bracelets from our left over Cheerios. We also used our empty boxes to make castles, boats, robots, phones and much more. It was a fantastic day. Thanks to everyone in room 7 for raising a whopper €50 for Childline.
On Friday 2nd October we got busy baking in Room 11. The girls had earned enough Dojo points for a reward and they decided they wanted to bake! We baked chocolate muffins. To avoid any consequences to allergies the muffins were egg, dairy and nut free!! We also made butter icing and sugar icing to decorate our muffins when they had cooked and cooled.
Check out the recipe below if you want to try making your own muffins :)
(This recipe is egg, dairy and nut free)
1 and a half cups of plain flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup white of sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of baking powder
5 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of cold water
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
3.Mix well with a fork, then stir in oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract.
4.When dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened, pour in cold water and stir until batter is smooth.
5. Pour batter into muffin cases..
6. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a rack.
Today we dressed up as Disney characters to remember Walt Disney and the wonderful magic he created in his movies. This magic lives on today.
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