Today during the science exhibition visitors were treated to a flash mob performance from pupils in 2nd class and the Active School Committee. Children performed their Wake Up Shake Up routines. Some of the parents who were at the exhibition joined in too!!
Equipment: jar of water, jar of clear fizzy drink (must be VERY fizzy)
1. Drop a handful of raisins into a jar of water. *They sink to the bottom.*
2. Drop a handful of raisins into a jar of freshly opened fizzy drink.
*After a while the raisins will rise to the surface, sink, rise again, thus dancing up and down.* WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?
• The raisins are heavier than the drink so they sink to the bottom.
• At the bottom of the fizzy drink they collect bubbles of carbon dioxide and now the raisins + bubbles are lighter than the drink so they rise to the surface.
• When they reach the surface the gas bubbles burst and the raisins sink; then they collect more gas bubbles.
In November 2013 our school held a science exhibition.Every class had their own science experiment.They brought there science experiment to the hall and put it on display for the school and parents. Sixth class experiment was on how fizzy drinks effect on different objects.The preschools science experiment was on spiders and they had a real spider with them in a glass case.Fifth class experiment was on electricity. They made lighthouses and use a light bulb, a battery and wires to light them up.All parents were invited to the exhibition.Sixth class did a survey to parents who they drink coke again?Would they let their family drink again after they saw what happened to the teeth?Majorette said they wouldn’t drink coke after they saw teeth.All the other class experiments were excellent too.
On the 10th of April 2014 St.Clare Primary School had their annual Easter Bonnet Parade. Their were lots of creative and imaginative bonnets of all shapes and sizes. They were very colorful bonnets.
Some of my favourites was one that was shaped like a playground and one that was shaped like an Easter Island head.
The parade lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes. Classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class gathered in the hall to present their Easter Bonnets. The parade was presented by Ms. Moran stated that she had never seen such beautiful bonnets in all the years we have held it.
We have been learning about the Spanish abstract artist Joan Miro and looking at one of his paintings called “The Garden”.
Miro was born on April 20, 1893, in Montroig, Spain, which is near the city of Barcelona. His father was a goldsmith and watchmaker. In 1919, he travelled to Paris, France, which was then the center of the art world. After Miro returned to Spain in 1940, he lived mostly in Majorca. He illustrated over 300 books. Miro lived to be 90 years old, dying on December 25, 1983.
You will be able to see the pictures we painted liked Joan Miro on Wednesday the 19th March at our Art Exhibition!
On Thursday 9th of May, we celebrated Europe Day. We each picked a European country to do a project on. Gay Mitchell MEP, gave each of us a handbook about the members of the European Union. We used this to help us with our projects. We displayed our wonderful projects in the hall for Europe Day. There were lots of tables set up with different foods and lists of facts about that country. Each table had its national flag and the name of its country on it. We enjoyed finding out about the different countries and tasting the new foods.
We also took part in a European Handshake. We shook hands with one another in our class and said “Happy Europe Day” to one another. We were celebrating the diversity and solidarity within our classroom.
Today is Europe Day! Emer Costello MEP visited our school today. She was given a tour of our school hall where all the Europe/Intercultural Day celebrations are taking place. Emer tasted loads of food from different countries and she looked really happy! Then Ms Costello came down to the classroom and took part in the Europe Day Handshake with all of us. The idea behind the handshake is to acknowledge the diversity and solidarity amongst class mates who are also all European citizens. We wished each other a "Happy Europe Day" as we all shook hands.