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.
Last term in our class, we learned all about recording data on bar charts and pictographs. We were very interested in this so we decided to make our own graph to record the different ways that we each come to school. Once a week we record our results on the graph, then our teacher asks us some questions. Here are some of the questions she asks:
– How many children walked to school today?
– How many children cycled to school today?
– How many more children walked than drove?
– How many children altogether drove and took the bus?
– How many more children walked than took the bus?
Here is our graph from today, Thursday 24th of January:
Third class are doing surveys at the moment. I did a survey in both first classes of what each pupil’s favourite colour was. Here is the graph that I created.
Here are some questions that I would like you to answer: 1) What was the favourite colour in Ms. Gallagher’s class? 2) What was the least favourite colour in Ms. Gallagher’s class? 3) What was the favourite colour in Ms. Daly’s class? 4) What was the least favourite colour in Ms. Daly’s class? 5) Which colours had the same number of votes? 6) How many pupils voted for red in Ms. Gallagher’s class? 7) How many pupils voted for blue in Ms. Daly’s class? 8) How many pupils voted for orange altogether? 9) How many pupils voted in Ms. Daly’s class? 10) How many pupils voted in Ms. Gallagher’s class? 11) What was the number of pupils in Ms. Daly’s class and Ms. Gallagher’s class altogether? 12) How many pupils voted for yellow and pink in Ms. Gallagher’s class?
We were delighted to host the launch of the new ‘Energy in Education’ initiative in our school on Monday. We were privledged to have the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn and the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural resources, Pat Rabitte, attending the event. We also had a special visitor from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Green Energy Guzzler. SEAI chose our school to make a promotional video about reducing energy use in schools, it was shown as part of the launch on the day and both Ministers were very impressed with all the energy saving measures we have in place. The video can be viewed on the energyineducation.ie website or by clicking on the following link