The pupils from 4th and 5th classes were delighted to have an author visit them in school this morning. Martin Brennan, who has a pseudonym of Edward Crane, was in St. Brigid's to talk about his trilogy of books about the Havishams. During his visit,he talked about the length of time it takes to write books, how to create characters, and be creative in our story-writing. We were delighted to have some of the first chapter read to us, and to hear the plots of the books.
Thanks to Martin for his time and enthusiasm in helping us to see how great writing stories of all kinds can be.
We had a Jersey Day on Friday in the run up to the All Ireland to raise money for Goal and the people in Syria. In 4th class we designed jerseys, researched the Sam Maguire, based our Irish and History lessons on the GAA and played a game of Gaelic football.
There was a wonderful variety of jerseys on display with the majority of course dressed in their blue to support the Dubs.
Ms O' Donoghue was flying the flag for Kerry in Junior Infants and we'll all be very nice to her this week as she gets over her disappointment.
Congratulations to the Dublin team from all in St. Brigids. :-)
Check out some pictures from the day in this video:
Jersey Day on PhotoPeach
We are learning all about Japan in Room 12日本
Did you know that Japanese writing has three scripts? That's like having three alphabets! Or that Japanese books are read from back to front? Have you ever heard of a Haiku? Well, it's a Japanese poem with three lines. The first has five syllables, the second has seven and the third has five. Take a read of some of our What am I? poems below. We have also been looking at the work of Japanese artist Hiroshige and you can see a sample of our lovely paintings in the Art Gallery. We have read and talked about a Japanese legend called Princess Hase of Japan, which is very similar to our own Children of Lir. Listen (yes, we really mean for you to listen), we have even learned how to count to 10 in Japanese!
I get kicked around
Kids and adults play with me
I am a round sphere.
Means 'empty handed'
My suit is white with a belt
I am very rough.
Happy World Book Day from Room 15 and everyone in St. Brigids. We've been learning a song to mark the occasion and doing lots of reading. Don't forget to use your tokens:-)
Ms Sheridan divided us into small groups of 3 or 4 children. Each group was given a battery, a bulb and two wires. She also left bulb holders and screwdrivers on our desks! We had to discover for ourselves how to make the bulbs light up. It was so much fun! We learned that for electrical energy to work, the wires must make a circle from the battery to the bulb and back again. This is called a circuit. Here are some photos of how we did it.
Sophia from Rm 12 and Emily from Rm 15 have been busy writing acrostic poems. In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells out the subject of the poem. The girls wrote poems using the word "Jingle". You can read their poems here.
Jingle by Sophia Rm 12
Nollaig shona duit,
Goose on the table,
Lights light up,
Everyone goes asleep.
Jingle by Emily Rm 15
Joyful with trifle,
In with soft pudding,
New Years around the corner,
Getting banoffee all hours,
Eating all our gingerbread men.
Ms Sheridan's class stirred up the spice this festive season with our Sugar and Spice biscuits. We weighed out our ingredients, mixed them all together and, after a 2 hour wait in the fridge, we rolled out our dough. We then cut out some Christmas shapes and baked our delicious biscuits. When they had cooled down, we decorated them with sugar and water icing and topped them off with little silver balls. Gorgeous!
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