Sound is an energy, caused by vibrations that makes sound waves.
We completed a dancing rice experiment to see sound vibrations. We made ‘String telephones’ to hear sound waves.
We investigated which material would be the best sound insulator. We measured how far away from the sound we needed to walk before the sound disappeared when blocked by each material. We predicted that the cardboard box would be the best sound insulator and we were right!
Some materials allow sound to pass through them easily. Other materials absorb sound.
Throughout the last term 2nd class have been working together to write and illustrate a short story. Our finished product is called ‘Panda on the Loose’ and we are delighted to be publishing it today here on the St. Clare’s website.
Please click on the document below to read our story.
‘Marvin is a boy who is afraid of two things: heights and Giant Panda’s. When he gets stuck in a Helter Skelter slide with a fully grown Panda he thinks things are bad. Little does he know that the evil Mr and Mrs Sykes are way scarier and they are determined to catch the two miscreants. Join Marvin and Zi Zi on this great adventure.’
Some wonderful news filtered through this morning that a girl in our class is a national champ in handwriting! We are delighted for her and can’t wait to hear all about the prize giving in the GPO in a couple of weeks time.
Today 2nd class went to Rathmines library to see an exhibition. The exhibition was called “100 Days of Dogs” and it had lots of illustrations of different breeds of dogs. The librarian Eithne, was really friendly and she talked to us about the illustrator Tarsila Kruse and the story behind the exhibition. We had a quiz and got a chance to read books about dogs. Some students got to read the book itself and when we finished we had a look around the children’s library. We had great fun.
Our annual Art Exhibition takes place today. The wonderful pieces of art that we created in class will be exhibited in the hall. Our parents have been invited to the school to view our magnificent works of art.