The brief, as put to the class:
A good musical instrument is one on which you could play the tune of Three Blind Mice and which is strong/durable, nicely decorated and loud enough to be heard from a distance.
The instruments were nothing short of fantastic! The girls were tasked with playing their tune, solo or as part of a band and were marked on their performance and on the instrument itself. Thanks to everyone for the huge effort! Special mention to those at home, who helped out in so many ways.
See our photos below.
Both 3rd classes went on tour last Tuesday to the Indoor Arena in the National Sports Campus (Blanchardstown). They had an absolutely amazing day. They got to take part in so many fun activities with some great coaches-gymnastics, athletics (long jump, high jump, relays, obstacle course..), football, basketball, trampolining, parachute games and more.
Well done to all the girls in 3rd class for being so great all day:-).
This week as we continue with Non-Violence we are talking about 'Avoiding Hurting Others'. Room 20 are watching this for their homework but if anyone else would like to look at it we would love to hear your thoughts too.:-)
Watch the video and leave a comment or write about the video in your values copy.
We have been looking at sound this week. We have learned that sound is a form of energy and have investigated how sound waves travel. We have listened to and identified a variety of sounds in the environment.
See our Picasso- inspired collage work below. In 1912, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) made a guitar. Cobbled together from cardboard, paper, string and wire, materials that he cut, folded, threaded, and glued, Picasso's silent instrument resembled no sculpture ever before seen.
We are going to design and make our own musical instruments next week. Keep an ear out!
3rd class are doing a reader's theatre script in English this week called 'Stellaluna'. It explores the importance of 'Being Yourself' as well as other values such a friendship and respecting differences.
"How can we be so different and feel so much alike?"
"And how can we feel so different and be so much alike?"
If anyone else would like to know about this story you can listen to it on the video below. Enjoy:-).
There is also a longer picture version that you can read along to yourself. Click here for that version.
Check out the video below to see what we've been up to during November and December including the move to our new classroom, Christmas activities and more.
Well done to all the girls in Room 20 who performed some songs, a poem and the nativity story for their parents on Monday. They practised really hard and did a great job. Thanks to all who came along to see it. Happy Christmas.
See the video below.
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