28 September 2012

Week 4 - The week Google turned 14!

Ms Glennon's Rang 6 (Room 9) did a "mini-project" on the counties of Ireland this week. They did great work and some boys went all-out to impress, with Darragh Ryan baking a cake in the shape of county Clare, flagged with it's county towns! Alex made a presentation of county Donegal from cardboard, using mosaic. Next week the boys will prepare a 2 minute presentation for Mr. Ryan and the class. Well done boys!
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Ms. Glennon is hoping the Tribesmen will finally tame the cats this weekend and room 9 would like to wish Barry Heffernan and the Tipperary Minor Hurling team all the best in their quest to bring back the Irish Press Trophy!



On the right is a display of the boys 'putting their best foot forward!'







In Mr Kenny's 5th class (Room 7) we began reading the novel Buddy by Nigel Hinton. We read chapter 1 and discussed how hard life is for Buddy. We also discussed how life has been hard for his mam and dad. We wrote diary entries, pretending to be Buddy, set one month from the end of chapter 1. Read the boys work here on Kidblog.






In Ms Brophy's 3rd class (Room 14), in geography, we learned that we live in the town of Nenagh, in the county of Tipperary, in the province of Munster, in the country of Ireland, in the continent of Europe, in the Northern Hemisphere of the PLANET EARTH!










In Ms Slattery's 3rd/4th class (Room 2), "science was really cool. We went outside and explored animal life. We found red ants, woodlice and spiders. We used a magnifying glass and pooters."
Cian Galvin
Ms Finn's 2nd class (Room 3) collected acorns on our nature walk this week and coloured pictures for the annual harvest Mass. There are lots of words on our nature word wall. We did leaf rubbings and a rotting experiment!






Of course, on Thursday, Google turned 14. Last year was the first year that we entered the annual Doodle 4 Google competition and we look forward to entering it again this year. More about that in the coming weeks though!