Room 14 were on the move on 9th December! We visited the Little Museum of Dublin at St. Stephen's Green. We all found the trip very interesting. We learned all about important historical events that happened in Dublin in the past 100 years and all about famous Dublin people. There was even a U2 room with a giant guitar! The best part was you were allowed to touch everything in the museum!
We also had time to have a quick look at the live crib at the Mansion House and to make our best 'duck faces' with the actual ducks in the park! :-) It was great fun! Thanks to Ms. McGrath who very kindly came with us and Niamh, our great guide on the day.
Here's what Amy and Kayla had to say about the trip!
We had a really good time! We learned a lot about Irish history. Our very nice guide Niamh brought us around the museum. We first started in a room with photography pictures and they were of famous Irish people , Then we went upstairs to this room with lots of history in it that people had donated and Niamh told us about them. Then we went into the Green Room and we had to pick our favourite piece of history and there was a mini piano ,a grip machine , a stand that John F Kennedy used to do a speech , there was a mini Gameboy ,a hurl signed by the Dublin team in the 1990's and a little wagon from a TV show.
Then we split into two groups , The first group went to the Irish Times Room and we had these pages and we could create our own Irish times with stamps and we wrote our names with them .Then we went into the U2 and that was a really cool room it had a massive guitar and a car and we could sit in it and it was decorated and there where lots of posters of the band and they signed some of the stuff there because U2 went to see The Little Museum Of Dublin and so did Brendan O' Carroll and the Queen went to see it . After we went to see the live crib. It had a goat, a donkey and 2 sheep. Altogether it was an amazing trip and thank you to MS .McGrath, Niamh, Ms. Ryan and the people who work at The Little Museum Of Dublin !!!!
By Amy Alcock and Kayla Morgan, Room 14
For more information on the Little Museum of Dublin click here
Since this Tuesday was the last day of Irish dancing, Colm decided to hold a dance off! A group from every 5th and 6th class was chosen to represent their class. They all had to dance the dance (The Three Tunes) that they have been learning without being told what came next. It was very close but the winners were Ms.Ryan's 6th class!! Every group in the dance off received a medal and the winning team received a cup. Well done to everybody who took part and of course thanks to Colm for being so patient!
by Sarah Brogan, Room 14
We are all very busy gearing up for Christmas and looking forward to all the celebrations. Room 9 and Room 10 are busy preparing for their Christmas shows and are working really hard. Room 14 are busy preparing for their Christmas Jumper Fashion Show on December 16th. Room 9 have already put on their Christmas show for the Sisters in Marrion House who really enjoyed it. We are expecting a very important visitor on the 17th who will no doubt bring a smile to everyone's face! We are looking forward to our annual Carol Service which takes place in Our Lady of Delours on the 18th at 11.15 am. Our collection of food for the St Vincent de Paul food hampers is well underway. We will continue to collect dry foods until Dec 17th. 2014 at St Brigid's will end with our Christmas Assembly on December 19th which includes our bumper raffle - don't forget to buy your tickets. School will close at 12.00 pm on December 19th and re-open on Monday January 5th 2015.
We wish you and yours a happy and peaceful Christmas and look forward to an exciting 2015 at St Brigids!
Hour of Code
This week, for Computer Science Education Week, we are having great fun learning how to 'code' in our Computer Class.
'Coding' or Computer programming is like giving your computer step by step instructions and telling it what to do. When you do this you can create a game, make an animation, a story and much more.
The people at CODE.ORG have organised a worldwide event known as the 'Hour of Code'. Last year more than 15 million students worldwide tried coding in one week. This year, the aim is to reach 100 million!! So let's join in and make this happen. After all, in this technological world that is ever advancing, computer programming is becoming a life skill.
Anybody Can Code
CODE.ORG have developed lots of fun, enjoyable and easy to follow tutorials on their website for beginners to start coding. Celebrities and people in power are endorsing that more schools should teach children how to code and we are quickly seeing the benefits as our problem solving, mathematical and logical skills increase as we figure out how to programme our games and animations. We often work with a partner for coding so we can figure it out together too.
Check out our school Computer Blog to see what activities are suitable for different age groups or go to code.org/learn and choose a suitable coding activity yourself. Some firm favourites in class so far have been the Candy Quest, Frozen, Flappy birds and Angry Birds tutorials.
Why not try them out at home and teach someone in your family how to 'code'. Then tell us:
What was your favourite coding activity and why?
Today the two 3rd classes had a very exciting morning visiting the National Museum.
We have been learning about the stone age and the bronze age in our history lessons so it was great to be able to see first hand some of the amazing artefacts from thousands of years ago that have been found buried around Ireland!
We saw stone age cooking vessels, bronze musical instruments and weapons, golden jewellery and lots lots more.
Have a look...
Trailer made by Anna using iMovie.
We're having lots of fun in Second Class learning to play the tin whistle. So far we have learned two notes, A and B. Today we composed our very own tune. We called it 'Kool Kids'. We're looking forward to learning some more notes soon!
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