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We are practicing for “Seachtain na Gaeilge”.

We have three tunes that we are working on.

Play along at home.

Tune 1


Tune 2


Tune 3

We will be learning new tune in the weeks ahead and will practice at home with the BLOG

We will be going to the concert in Alexandra College on 14th March 2019

See you there!








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There are lots of different ways of communicating!

We can think in pictures and draw…getting our message across to others without talking!

Drawing is a great way communicate.

“Pictionary” is lots of fun.

We roll the dice, get move to a colour on the board, and we have to draw the thing on the play card matching our colour.

We all draw our “thing” at the same time and then we share our pictures and hope our friends can guess our thoughts!

It’s working….

Here is the Gallery of our last two weeks of play…..



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Here is a READ AT HOME recipe.

Follow the procedure to enjoy a yummy HOT CHOCOLATE!

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Friday again! Here we are in Room 28 PRINTING!

Today we did our prints and we learned how to do mono printing.

When the prints are dry they will be put up on the wall for all to see!


Come back soon to see our Gallery.

Here we are today… artists at work!


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Tin Whistle Practice with 3rd Class

Tóg Amach Mé

Click on the play button so you can practice at home.

Thanks to Mr. McDonnell for playing the guitar

Thanks to Sarah and David from Mr. McDonnell’s class for teaching us!


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Today and Last Tuesday!


We were good at drawing and the guessing was OK too!

We needed a few hints!

By Luca, Cillian, Luke and Finn

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Stamp Printing in 3rd Class Room 28

Today we did block printing.

We printed lots of  designs.

Then we made our own stamps using match sticks, old cereal boxes and string.

Next week, we will use our stamps to make pictures.

If you like to see them come back next week!

See you next week!


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Our New Year’s Resolutions 2019!

Happy New Year Everyone!

We looked at a video today about New Year’s Resolutions.

Look at the video. Click on the play button to play the video.

Maybe you can share it with your friends and take some good advice from it!

We will!

Most important… Number 10…. BE  HAPPY

Good Luck everyone!






Friday Morning Room 18: We had a GAME of LIFE to finish!

We met today, FRIDAY, to finish the GAME OF LIFE we started last week.

We looked at the blog pictures from last Friday.

We were able to set the game up with all the cards we each had last week….

Cillian reached 10 Stars first!

Luca definitely helped him along the way giving Cillian the BONUS star for the great birthday party idea! Good Sport Luca! Finn and Luke were neck and neck racing towards the end…..

Well done everyone. Fair play and Good Sports!

Keep watching the BLOG and see how we are getting on!


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Returning to “Game of Life! “Friday Afternoon

We started a new game on Friday! Now we know all the rules so we flew along.

Some of us reached 10 stars before the time was up and the pictures tell our stories!

See how well we did.

Happy Weekend!

From the Friday Group

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Scientific Art with Bubbles: Room 28

We were doing materials in Science with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and it made a big reaction!

  • First we experimented with solids and liquids
  • We were testing for a reversible and irreversible change
  • We had great fun doing science
  • We learned that bicarbonate of soda and vinegar caused a chemical reaction. The acid in the vinegar caused the explosion!

Today, Friday, we did this experiment again using food colouring.

  • It was very colourful!
  • It was foamy……….

We are scientists and artists!

What do you think?

Third Class Room 28

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Science Week Rm 26: Playing the Bananas

We had a great time during Science Week.


In our classroom we learned to use how to play the bananas and the bongo pencil case.

We used:

  • The Classroom Computer
  • The Interactive Whiteboard
  • A Makey Makey Circuit Board
  • Bananas
  • Pupils
  • Items from our pencil case

First we connected the bananas to the Makey Makey circuit board and the circuit board to the computer.

We held one wire and touched the bananas to close the circuit and play the bananas.


We also tested items from our pencil case and found out that the wood of a pencil and the nib didn’t work but pencil lead drawn on paper worked. We also found out that plastic, markers, pencil grip and rubber didn’t work, but a paper clip, a metal key-ring, the metal part of a pen did work.


After that, we tested how many people could carry the current in the circuit and play the bongo drums. We held hands and the first and last person in the line held the clips attached to the circuit board. We figured out that it would travel through 32 people and still work.

We had a great time!!

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Rm 26: Testing the Fish Tank

Every week we test how the fish are in our fish tank are. We test the water to make sure it is healthy for our fish and plants.

We test the Nitrates, Nitrites, Iron, PH and Ammonia. We also check the temperature. The chemicals in the tests cause a reaction. We wait 5 minutes for the results. It is amazing to see the colour changing as we wait.

We also add nutrients to the aquarium for the fish and plants. This is very good for the fish tank, it keeps the fish healthy and happy. It is very exciting and enjoyable to do the tests. We learn a lot from taking care of our fish and plants. It is good for the environment.

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Winter art captured on an indoor walk! Tuesday 27th Nov 2018

Today we looked for some winter art around the school. We all took some pictures!

We hope you like them.

Please comment!

Posted By: Luke, Luca & Ciallian

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“GAME OF LIFE” is fun to play: The Friday Groups met today!

Game of Life Junior is fun to play with friends. You can go on an exciting day out. You drive around the board and visit as many places as you can. You collect stars and carry out activities. Four of us played on Friday morning. When it was time to finish, we took photos of our game journey. At home we can retell you about the trip!

Here goes!

This is the YELLOW car’s story!


Here is the RED car’s story.

The GREEN car had a good day!

The BLUE car had fun too!

We can look at the blog at home and retell our adventure!

The after lunch Friday Group met at 1:20pm

We played a new game and also recorded our adventures! Kate was first to get her 10 stars and Ross was very close to 10 when it was time to stop! We recorded our adventures too.

Our Stories!




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Today we started new paintings and our Winter Paintings are on display outside along the corridor! Thanks for returning to see our ART!

YAY! It’s Friday!

Happy Weekend

From Room 28

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Room 28 visit the Science Projects

Everybody’s projects were great. We had great fun.It was very interesting. We learned lots of new things and facts. We are inspired. Thank you everyone who showed us the projects.

Well done everyone.

Blogged from Room 28 THIRD CLASS

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Room 18 following game rules is the way to play!

Play by the rules!

Games are fun when we all cooperate!

Have you played PICTIONARY… UNO… DOUBLE.

Play some of these activities with your friends on really cold or rainy days!

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Ms. O’ Donovan’s Room 12 makes Carbon Dioxide



MATERIALS: bread soda, vinegar

APPARATUS: balloon, a bottle


STEP ONE; Pour the vinegar into the bottle. Pour in enough to fill a quarter of the bottle.

STEP TWO: Put 4 teaspoons of bread soda into the balloon.  Next, attach the balloon to the bottle.

STEP THREE: Be sure the balloon is facing upwards. Last stand back and wait! (You may need to stand near a sink for this!)

RESULT: We discovered that the bread soda mixes with the vinegar to make a gas called carbon dioxide CO2.  This gas blows up the balloon for a minute or two. This happens because the bread soda is mainly made of sodium, hydrogen, carbon and oxygen. The vinegar changes the parts causing a gas to be released which inflates the balloon.

Here are some photographs of our experiment!





Busy Hands.. if we make more we can learn to juggle!


We followed a video for instructions!


Ancient Greece: Myths & Legends: 3rd Class Room 26

This afternoon we designed our own Greek Vases of the Myths and Legends…

We are still working on them.

Come back next week to see how they look!

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Beebot visits Second Class

Following the Beebot’s enjoyable visit to third class, we had some fun with the Beebot, while developing our  positional language.

We recorded some directions and counted steps forward and sometimes backwards!

Thank you to third class for the very helpful post below and providing a wonderful demo.


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Recipe for Friendship by Ms. Reidy’s Second Class Room 25


First  we decided what makes a good  friend.

Next we called  these  our ingredients.

Then we drew a picture of our friends.

Last we coloured in our pictures.

Can you see what ingredients make a good friend?

Here are some samples!



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Our Lovely Winter Paintings: Room 28

Look at our lovely winter pictures! Jack Frost came…. so we did winter art. Today we did our lovely winter pictures. Come back when they are hanging up…. NEXT WEEK




Today we made a LEGO train working as a team!

Well Done!


Lego Blog made by:

Luke, Cillian & Luca


Carving a Pumpkin & Sampling Soup

Posted by Room 28



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Our Halloween Walk!

Guess Who?


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Pumpkin Soup & Jack O’Lanterns in 3rd Class

On Wednesday we made Jack O’Lanterns with Ms. Wynne. Then we made soup with the pumpkin flesh and vegetables. It was great fun.

Look at our pictures. Follow us and you can make Jack O’Lanterns and Soup at home!

Happy Halloween from ROOM 26

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Halloween Art at School


Photographs taken by: Cillian, Luke & Luca

3rd Class 2018

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For Maths Week 2018 we borrowed the BEE BOT!

It’s great. We worked it out by ourselves… how to programme it! On and Off! Sound! Forward, Backward, Turn Left/Right! CLEAR memory!

We drew a picture of our programme too!

Here is a video of BEE BOT moving from x to y following our programme!

This video was short enough to upload!

Next we used the same type of programme movements to get the Bee Bot to go to the Bank!

We did video this but the video is too big to upload. We need help to edit the video. It has to be shorter! So here are the photos instead. When the video is edited we will upload it!

Click on the BEE BOT to learn about robotics!


Click on MATHS WEEK 2018 to get involved!

Thank you Ms Wynne for editing our video so that it can upload!

THIS BEE BOT was programmed by:

Cillian, Luke, Luca and Finn from the 3rd Classes




Room 28’s Revenge of the Witches and Wizards!

Please comment kindly on our hats!


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A Short Nature Walk in School.

We went to the stairwell and took pictures of the fish. They are very cute. Then we went to the garden. We photographed some things in the garden: The Fáilte Sign! The Big Pumpkin. The Wormery. The Apple Tree……. Teacher picked an apple….

Luca washed it!

We tasted it! A little sour but YUM!

Nature walk and photos by…

LUKE, LUCA & Cillian

3rd Class


Art around the School

We went for a walk around the school. We took a TABLET with us and we took photographs of ART from all the different year groups.

Look at the pictures and tells us what you think!

Photos and typing by Cillian room 28

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Room 26 learns about Invertebrates with Nuala

Yesterday Nuala came to our classroom to teach us about invertebrates.

  • Nuala taught us a new word for mini-beasts: INVERTEBRATES
  • We learned about three kingdoms: Animals, Plants and Fungi
  • She said there are more than 80,000 types of beetles!

Then we went to the garden to find invertebrates.

We made our POOL BUG DIALS in the classroom

Finally we identified the water invertebrates!

We learned a lot! Thank you Nuala

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Room 28 Discovering Invertebrates

We went outside with Nuala and we found lots of invertebrates.

We collected them and put them in cups.

Then we got all the invertebrates in a big basin we named them. We returned them to the garden

Then we went back inside and we looked at other invertebrates on pieces of paper. We cut out the bug dials and stuck them together with glue.  After that we looked at water invertebrates and we identified them using our DIALS!

We all had so much fun.

Thank you to Nuala Madigan for giving us time and knowledge.


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We learned the names of all our water invertebrates!

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We made water invertebrate identification charts! Room 27

Here we are cutting and sticking to make our identification DIALS


Discovering Invertebrates with Nuala: Third Class Room 27 Mr. McDonnell

Today Nuala Madigan came to our class to help us learn about INVERTEBRATES

We went out to the garden.

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Sallins Thursday Trad Group

We now have our two pieces together in the Trad Style.

We start with the Slow Air and transition to The Munster Buttermilk Jig!

Listen to us play and let us know how we are doing!



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Checking the LEGO Room 18

Today we sorted LEGO in Room 18.

First we sorted the LEGO in the different colours. Then we looked for all the pieces we needed. Next we built the LEGO into different designs by following the instructions. It was great fun. We did a good job!

Look at the things we made.


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Thursday Trad Group: Competition Pieces to Practice

We had our third Trad Session today, Thursday 20th September!

Each week we record our pieces! How do you think we are doing?

We can practice at home by playing along to the recording.

Today’s recordings are:

Munster Buttermilk Jig. Up to speed!

Our new Slow Air: Ar Éireann Ní N-eosfainn Cé Hí


Click on the audio file below to practice Munster Buttermilk Jig:


Click on this audio file below to listen to and practice our new piece. We recorded the first section today.




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Today we practiced the Munster Buttermilk Jig:

We are really improving!

Listen to us play.

We can use this recording to practice daily at home!


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“Munster Buttermilk Jig”

Sallins National School Trad Group met today for first time this new school year. The group is preparing for Féile na Sollán 

The recording will help us all as we practice every day at home!

Listen and Play along!


See you next week and we’ll record our progress!


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3rd Class Passion Projects

In room 26, we have been working on creating our Passion Projects both in class and at home over the past few weeks. Every Friday we dedicated the evening to ‘Genius Hour’ where we were given the time to create projects based on something we are passionate about. We were able to learn about something we wanted to learn about and discover new information on it.

This week we presented our passion projects to the rest of the class. From art and scientific pieces to cook books and baked treats along with projects based on sport and animals, everyone designed and made some fantastic and interesting projects.

Here are some of our finished products. Have a wonderful summer!


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