Bee-Bots ~ASD Class

Siluan, Lorchán and Thomas spent Friday afternoon playing with Bee-Bots. They each had a Bee-Bot and a different activity mat. Siluan used the busy street map, Lorchán used the 2D shapes mat and Thomas used the letters mat. They are learning how to programme a Bee-Bot to move from one location to another using the directional arrows. They had lots of fun and are looking forward to using them again.

 

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Which Material Absorbs Best?

Spring showers can only mean one thing for our floors inside our homes…PUDDLES! First class put their thinking caps on today and came up with an experiment that would test which material would clean up puddles best. They made a prediction and then carried out the experiment to establish a result. Each of the children made sure to measure the water and the size of the materials carefully. It is so important that each test is fair so that the result is accurate.

Not only did first class discover whichmaterial absorbed best, they also discovered that playing with water is lots of fun!

GLOBE Project

Our fourth and fifth classes were getting started with some cloud observations in preparation for our GLOBE project this year. GLOBE is a project run in conjunction with the EPA, An Taisce and ESERO, the European Space Agency.

The project monitors aerosols and air quality around the world. Our young scientists were practicing their skills at cloud observation and classification. They will be recording their results  online and sharing them with schools and scientists around the world.  Here you can see them hard at work.

 

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Spring Hunt- Senior Infants room 2!

 

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Today we went on a Spring Hunt around our school grounds. We worked in pairs and used a checklist to help us to spot as many signs of Spring as we could, it was so much fun!

Signs of Spring! Room 3

We had great fun searching for signs of spring this morning around our beautiful school grounds. We had a checklist to complete with our partner.  We found insects in the bug hotels and a frog splashed in the frog pond. We saw daffodils, crocuses, catkins and snowdrops. We saw birds returning from warmer countries and we even spotted a nest in a large tree.  We were lucky to see a squirrel from our classroom window yesterday that must have awoken from hibernation.

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Music in the Classroom

We had a lovely recital from some of our talented young musicians in Rang a Ceathair before mid-term. We heard some guitar, piano, concertina and singing. Maith sibh go léir!

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