6th class created Halloween Avatars using http://www.voki.com during the last computer class before the Mid-Term Break.
Our avatars are known as "Vokis". Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character. Voki characters can be customized to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and even yourself! So we decided we'd make some fun Halloween characters to tell Halloween jokes or poems.
Meet some of our spooky creations below and visit our Computer Class Blog to meet the rest!
Room 14 love Hallowe'en! We have been so busy over the past few weeks!
We made some very gruesome monsters from recycled materials! (Check them out on the Greenschools Blog!)
We wrote Hallowe'en acrostics and spooky stories. (We also terrified each other telling stories!)
We dressed up for Hallowe'en and some of us even made our own costumes. (Very green!)
We made yummy chocolate apples! (With lots of help from Joan : )
We visited the Botanics to see the wonderful pumpkin displays! (Many thanks to Mr. Manning who came with us- see can you spot him in the slide show below! :)
Sam Maguire Visit and Active Flag Raising on PhotoPeach
A huge thank you to Jonny Cooper (Na Fianna) who took time out to visit us today with the Sam Maguire. It was a flying visit and he had lots of schools to fit in. He also raised our newly acquired Active Flag that we all worked very hard for last year and we were delighted he was able to do this. It was a really great day and there was great excitement in the hall on his arrival. Jonny met the Active Schools Commitee and the football team with their medals from Croke Park yesterday.A big well done and thank you to all the staff, pupils and ex -pupils who made this flag happen. A special word of thanks to those staff, students and ex students (Saran, Anna, Sarah Louise and Louise) who worked really hard on the committee all of last year. Good luck to all those who continue to keep our school active this year.
We had our annual Halloween harvest in the school garden on Monday 19th of October.
There were many delicious autumnal vegetables grown and ready for harvesting including some GIANT pumpkins, squashes, courgettes, green tomatoes, garden peas, peppers, chilli peppers and more! A child from every class got to bring home a bag of these wonderful organic vegetables too! The pumpkins will be raffled on Friday!
Thank you to our Gardener Terry for his amazing work in the garden every year. There is always great excitement helping out out with the harvesting.
What was your favourite vegetable from the garden?
We have been very busy in 5th class in the lead up to the Hallowe'en mid-term break. Last week we went to Griffith Park with Ms. O'Byrne's senior infants to look at the beautiful autumnal leaves and nuts that were to be seen.
Having enjoyed participating in maths week Mangahigh we were delighted to have two of our classmates, Sophie Burke and Feby Saji receive certs for being in the top ten in our school.
We look forward to Santry Gardai and their visit to our class on Friday to remind us of fire safety. We recently entered a Dublin Fire Brigade fire safety competition, We had to design posters with slogans to remind us all to be aware of the dangers of fire, especially coming up to Hallowe'en time.
We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable break from school.
It's been a busy few weeks in 4th class. We had a very interesting visit from an author who talked to us about writing and his own books. We had the Cheerios Childline Breakfast on October 7th which was great fun for a great cause. Then two members of our Defence forces visited the school on October 8th with a copy of the Proclamation and the Irish flag as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations. We've been learning lots about 1916 and we are starting our projects on it soon. Two girls in our class Taylor and Mya got to receive the flag from the army and they were very honoured to do this. Taylor had a relative who was a witness to the rising and Mya's birthday is on the 24th April which was the day the rising started. We've also been having sessions in Gaelic football and camogie from Mark who comes to our school every Friday from Na Fianna. Finally it was Maths Week last week. We did a maths trail and worked on some maths websites at school and at home. Well done to Mya and Laura who were star performers on Manghigh. Harvest day was yesterday and we helped to harvest a giant pumpkin. Happy holidays everyone. Check our our slideshow for some pictures of recent activities.
Well done to everyone who took part in the Maths Week competition with Mangahigh.com.
There was a massive effort from all pupils in 2nd -6th class, to earn medals and points for our school, both during their computer class and some girls even played it at home or with their class teacher too.
We came an AMAZING 23RD PLACE! and earned a FANTASTIC 2582 POINTS
Congratulations especially to the Top 10 performers in our school. Their names are in the slideshow below.
Some of them scored over 100 points and will receive a real Mangahigh medal shortly. See the photos of the results below and go to the Computer Blog to find out more.
We wish our school football team the very best of luck in Croke Park on Wednesday 21st October. They've had a very successful league this year and battled very hard to win the semi-final last week against Gaelscoil Brian Boróimhe and reach the finals. We are all very excited about another trip to Croke Park. We would love to win the cup again this year but regardless of what happens we are very proud of the girls. A big thank you to all the parents for their support and also to Mark Mc Manus (GPO) and Na Fianna for facilitating us whenever needed. We hope everyone has a great day on Wednesday.
Check out Room 9's Hallowe'en art.
It might just make you scream......
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