As we reflect on Right Action this week we have been watching this Kid President clip about how to make the world better and what we can do to help. For homework we are writing a few points of the information that we think are most important from what Kid President says.
Have a look and see do you agree with him?
In November, we looked at the story of St Vincent de Paul.
Together, we chose some sentences to share the story with you.
Vincent de Paul was born in France about four hundred years ago. Vincent's family didn't have a lot of money. He worked hard on the family farm and always remembered to say his prayers. One day Vincent told his father that he wanted to be a priest . He told him he wanted to spend his life helping people to be followers of Jesus. Vincent worked hard, but there were a lot of people who needed his help. Together with his friends, he raised money to help people who were poor by asking people who had plenty to share some of what they had with him. He used this money to set up clean, warm shelters. Many years after his death, Vincent was made a saint. In Ireland today, people still gather in small groups to help others who are in need. These people form the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
We are collecting food for hampers this month, to be sent to SVP.
We were busy last week in Room 1, investigating different materials. We built bridges out of paper and our copies. We had lots of different designs. We also tested 4 different types of balls (tennis balls, rubber balls, plastic balls and balls of play doh) to see which was the bounciest. Which one do you think it was?
The 6th class girls in R. 16 visited Draiocht in Blanchardstown to attend a workshop on circus activities. During the workshop they enjoyed activities such as juggling, using hula hoops and learning to use diablos. A great day was had by the girls and they will continue to work on the circus theme in other subjects in school this week.
On Friday 25th we have a very special guest coming to our school to raise our 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship Litter and Waste. Can you guess who it might be? Here are some clues.....
Our 2nd Classes couldn't believe their luck this Science Week, with a visit from MSD Swords on Wednesday. Our two scientists couldn't have been nicer and we were all eyes and ears as they told us a little about the company itself and then went on to do some fun experiments. And we mean fun! To begin with, we heard how vaccines are made sterile, how tablets are measured and how medicines are checked to see if they are working properly. They are kept busy in Swords!
We looked at good hand washing and, yuk, not-so-good hand washing. Did you know 1 in 4 people do not even wash their hands after visiting the bathroom? Gross! We made a lava lamp using oil, water, food colouring and Alka Seltzers. We looked at acids and bases and used boiled-off red cabbage water as a litmus test. We tested lemon juice, baking soda, 7Up and vinegar. Finally, we made our very own balloon-inflating device. We produced CO2 to inflate the balloon by adding baking powder to vinegar. Birthday parties, here we come! We would like to thank our friendly scientists for their visit. They left us with some parting gifts and an experiment to try out using Coca Cola and a chicken bone. We can't wait and we'll certainly keep you posted on it! Check out our photos below...
This week we are celebrating Science Week. Click on the picture above to explore more about Science Week and how you can get involved. Check out our Science area in the Learning Zone. There are lots of cool games to play.
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