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Farming The BIG GROW Cress and Mustard in Room 28

We grew cress and mustard in our classroom.

Today we harvested and sampled our project food!

It was delicious!

We can grow herbs at home on the kitchen windowsill

ROOM 28

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MONOPOLY PARTY!

Today we played Monopoly Party. Following game instructions! Taking turns! Spending time with friends. Learning and having fun together.

Here are some moments from our game!

These are the rules!

Here is how our game looked when the time was up! We all did well and it was fun.

It would be fun to play with the family too.

Happy Holiday weekend everyone.

Friday Maths and Skills Group

 

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MAY DAY! In the Garden with The Garden Club!

Today is May Day. It is summertime in the garden.

The Garden Club met in the School Garden after school and got some great planting, weeding, drawing  and painting done! Very relaxing in the sunshine too!

View our GALLERY of today’s activities. We all had a lovely time. The garden is looking wonderful too!

 

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The Innocent BIG GROW in Room 28

Today we went to the garden to plant our pea seeds. We are taking part in the INNOCENT BIG GROW project.

Here we are in the garden classroom. We followed the  instructions on the seed packet. We used compost made by the Wormery worms in our school garden. Our seeds will germinate in the polly tunnel over the Easter Holidays!

We look forward to recording their growth!

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Last month we had Seachtain na Gaeilge.
It took place from the 1st to the 17th of March.
Each lunch break one class performed on the intercom speaking as Gaeilge (an blurb).
On the 13th of March Alexandra College pupils visited our school and we exchanged traditional Irish music.
Mr Kennedy’s class went down to Mr O’Connor’s class for a coircal comhrá.
Classes also practiced Irish dancing and on the 15th of March the whole school went to the big yard agus bhí céilí mór againn. Bhí go leor spraoi againn.

 

By Danny, Mark and Dominik.

Our school band performing for Alexandra College.

Alexandra College performing for us.

 

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6th Class Maths – Ratio (22.03.19)

This week Mr. Kennedy’s 6th class focused on  a topic called “Ratio” in maths.
In maths Ratio is a way of showing the similarities between quantities of something. We learned how to simplify a Ratio by dividing both parts by the same number. We were given baskets of different items such as lollipop sticks, cubes, counters and cards.
E.G. The ratio of apples: oranges is 4:6.
Divide both numbers by 2.

 

4:6
/               \

÷2                 ÷2
\               /
2:3

By: Róisín.M, Séarlait.O’C, Kalvin.C and Jessica.K.

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Baby Lambs Visit the School

The Junior Infants and Senior Infants were delighted this week to see four baby lambs and their two mother ewes come to visit them in the school yard.

Farmer Brian was very impressed with how good the children were and how gentle they were with the animals. He let them pet the baby lambs too, who were only three days old.

Great excitement was had by all!

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The Garden Club @ Sallins NS!

In March and April we are planting out our , vegetable seedlings, potatoes, sunflower seeds and caring for and watering the new plants. There is so much work to be done and we are very busy on Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 pm.

Planting in March

 

Kevin helped us plant a SUNFLOWER THEATER!

 

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6th Class Novel – The London Eye Mystery

Last term Mr Kennedy’s 6th class read the novel ‘The London Eye Mystery’. This book is about the search for a thirteen year old boy who went missing on the London Eye. His two cousins Ted and Kat work hard to find him. We thought that it was very enjoyable and interesting and we recommend it.

By Aoife, Lauryn, Aaron and Leon.

 

 

 

 

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Seanfocail

Seanfhocail

As part of Seachtaine na Gaeilge our school took part in a seanfhocail art competition. Some took on the challenge themselves and the rest were in pairs. We had to illustrate a poster to describe our seanfhocal. When we finished our posters they were put on display and some school staff members chose the best described seanfhocal from each class. On Friday the 15th the winners from each class were announced and they went to the small hall to receive their prize.

By Kiera, Isabel, Niall and Ignacy.

Ms. Burke’s 6th class

Ms. Stapleton’s 6th class

Mr. Kennedy’s 6th class

 

 

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Daffodil Day 2019!

On Friday 22nd of March,We hosted a coffee morning in Ms. O’Connor’s room in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. If anyone wanted to come along for a treat and a drink, they would need to donate a minimum of 1 euro . These are some of the things we baked; Rice Krispie buns, Flapjacks and decorated digestive biscuits.

We counted the donated money and people donated a total of €143.20 which  is a great amount and we did not expect to get this much. Each and every penny will help those in need .

The Coffee Morning was a great success! Thank you to all who participated!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir!

From Róisín, Caoimhe, Bailey and Aaron!

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6th Class Maths – Length


This March Mr.Kennedy’s 6th class were studying length in maths. We went out to our school field in groups of threes and fours and measured it. We split the field into sides and named each side A, B, C, D etc. We  estimated and measured all of the 7 sides. After we measured we came back inside and added up our measurements.

The next day we started a scaled map of the field. In order to do this we divided the measurements by 1000 which was a scale(cm) of 1:1000 to fit on A3 paper. Then we did a scale of 1:500 and then 1:200. We really enjoyed studying length.

By Timofe, Josh and Sophie.

 

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Céilí 2019

On Friday the 15th of March every class in the school went out to the Senior Yard. We all danced to the music for ‘Shoe the Donkey’ and ‘Ballaí Luimní’ (The Walls of Limerick). Everyone had been practicing for the past few weeks, so we were  all excited to get out and bust our moves!!!
We got to dance to both songs twice. Everybody really enjoyed this experience and we hope it happens next year.
Bhí a lán spraoi againn!

Go raibh maith agat!

By: Emily, Niall, Caoimhe and Eoin.

 

 

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Sixth Class Novels (Wonder)

This term, Mr Kennedy’s sixth class are currently reading the International Bestseller ‘Wonder’ written by R.J. Palacio. It’s about a boy who can’t blend in but was born to stand out .This book has power to move hearts and change minds and wreaks emotional havoc.
The main characters are Auggie, Via, Mom ,Dad, Jack, Julian and Summer. We learn how they go through their daily lives and how they cope with their problems.
The Bookseller said it was “Tremendously moving… an uplifting, hopeful and important book” and we agree.

 

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Remembering Victims of the Holocaust.

Last November the 6th class pupils planted yellow crocus bulbs. During the week of January 27th, which was the Holocaust Remembrance Day, we checked them. We did this to remember all the Jewish men, women and children who died in World War Two who were forced to wear the star of David. We remember all these Jewish people who died, to make sure a genocide like this never happens again. We hope that by remembering and learning about the Holocaust we can prevent it from happening in the present or in the future.

A big thank you to Kevin who made the wooden Star of David to mark this special flower bed.

Planting crocuses, November 2018.

Planting crocuses, November 2018.

Remembering through prayer, November 2018.

Crocus bulbs in bloom ,January 2019.

Timofe, 6th class.

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Remember the Vikings! They’re Back!

We made these helmets as part of our Viking projects!

 

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RANG A TRÍ: SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE. SEOMRA 28

Is breá linn Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Féach ar ár mBord Taispeána!

 

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Rang a Trí get ready for Seachtain ne Gaeilge Ceolchoirm

A h-aon

A dó

A trí…..

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Ceol le Chéile

We had our final practice….

Our 6 pieces are ready for the concerts.

We will be playing next Thursday night: The Sallins NS School Band, The Irish Dancers, The Sallins NS Past Pupils, The School Advanced Competition Trad Band and Our Hosts: The Alex Trad Band.  

 

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO OPEN DIRECTIONS, VIA N7, TO ALEXANDRA COLLEGE.

We can continue to practice at home by playing along with out latest recordings: 6th March 2019

Here are our tunes….

Play along

Slow Air…

 

Buttermilk Jig

 

Brian Boru’s March

 

Foggy Dew and Minstrel Boy…

 

The Two POLKAS…

Come along on Thursday 14th March to Alexandra College.

 

 

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The 3rd Classes Estimate and Measure Millimeters

How much water is 100ml?

How much water is 400ml?

We found out.

How many yogurt pots fill a bigger bowl?

We found out!

Which container holds the least…… most?

We tried and tested!

Maths is a STEM subject

We are investigating and exploring ……

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Dé Céadaoin Arís!

We are nearly there!

On Wednesday, 13th March 2019, Alexandra College Trad Band will join us for our Seachtaine na Gaeilge Concert. They have joined us every year for the past 12 years. We all join together and play our favorite pieces.

Then on the evening of Thursday 14th March 2019 we will visit Alexandra College to join them for their annual “Ceol le Cheile”. We have great memories of these visits over the past 4 years. On the Thursday some of our past pupils will join us. They are in Secondary School and College now, and all still playing music and are studying music in school and university. Some are studying to be Primary School Teachers. We also will be joined by our friends at school who train as Irish Dancers and some of our past pupils are helping them with the steps. Our teachers are also playing with us. Come along and be part of the evening. Admission is FREE and Alexandra College give us a great welcome and a big hall for all the guests. See you there.

We are perfecting our pieces. Mr. Fell’s traditional pieces are really improving and we are great with the slow air and jig that Mr Kelly taught the group for the competition in October. We have some Marching Band pieces! Mrs. Macnamara really likes the marching bands! They are different to Trad!  Also our original Trad Group have been working on some new pieces. Please join us at 7:30 in Alexandra College: 14/03/2019

Here is how we sound today….

Jigs!

 

Marches!

Come and join us!

 

 

 

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Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ag teacht! Tá an Grúpa Trad ag Cleachtadh…. Éist linn!

Hi Everyone!

It’s Wednesday again. Today we practiced and recorded all our pieces for the concerts taking place in Sallins and in Alexandra College during Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019.

Listen and play along at home.

Slow Air

Munster Buttermilk Jig

Brian Ború’s March

Maggie in the Woods & John Ryan’s

Foggy Dew & The Minstrel Boy

 

Practice along with the music. Also tell your fiends about our concert in Alexandra College, Dublin, on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This will be our 4th year travelling to Dublin to play in the concert. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

 

 

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See our projects on display outside Room 28

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Signs of Spring

We had fun on our nature walk to the school garden. We saw many signs that Spring is here.

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Credit Union Table Quiz

Congratulations to the teams who represented Sallins in the Credit Union Table Quiz recently. They did very well and had a lot of fun!

 

 

 

Here’s a great clipping from the local paper!

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Here are Our Prints Hanging on the Wall outside Room 28

Here are our prints. We hope you like them. Please leave a comment if you like them. We think they’re GREAT!

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Room 3

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TRAD WEDNESDAY

We are learning new polkas!

Mr Fell is teaching us three new pieces.

This is the first one we started last week: Maggie in the Woods

 

…..wait a bit for the music to start!

We are also learning Britches Full of Stitches & John Ryan’s

Tune in next week! We are having a big band practice and some of our past members are coming along to play with us. They are on mid term form secondary school. It will be great. We will record our session.

Posted by the Wednesday Music Band

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Ceol i Rang 27

We are learning these songs.

 

Listen to us sing and play:

Rang a Trí

Seomra 27

Here is a YouTube version of Tóg Amach Mé that we are learning from!

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LEGO! Building together in 3rd Class

We built LEGO projects today FRIDAY: 08/02/19

We worked together in groups of 3.

We took turns being the Engineer, Supplier, Builder…

This is how we worked ……

Here are some of our constructions…..

Room 28

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Room 18 working together with LEGO

Today, 08/02/2019

We worked together to build some LEGO movie 2 kits.

Working together is fun.

 

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ROOM 18: Check Out Internet Safety! Visit WEBWISE html Heroes!

Today we did some lessons on Internet Safety, for Internet Safety Week.

We typed into Google Chrome:

Webwise html Heroes

Click on the link to open the window with the lessons. We looked at Lesson 1: Welcome to the Internet.

We know a lot already from our parents and from learning together at school.

Lesson 1 helped us to talk about what we know and how much more we can learn from this website!

Try the lessons at home too!

Luca, Luke, Cillian & Finn

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Ceremony of Light PSALM Recording

THE LORD IS MY LIGHT

 

 

 

 

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VIKING HELMETS …IN PROGRESS: Room 28

We are making Viking Helmets out of papier maché.   We had great fun making them.

 

 

 

 

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1st FEBRUARY 2019

Today we had a look in the garden. We were looking for signs of spring. We saw flowers: daffodils and crocuses.

Then Luca showed us a book about CIRCUS KRONE. It is the Greatest Circus in the World! Luca has been there! He said it was great. We looked at the book and Luca and talked about the amazing animals and the Macaw he had perched on his arm!

BLOG BY

LUCA FINN & LUKE

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Great Singing Today! School Choir Meets to Sing for Confirmation 2019

We are getting ready now to sing for the celebration of Confirmation: March 2019.

The choir are sounding great. Back together after the last term and Christmas Concerts.

So many choir members sang at the Confirmation Ceremonies last year. Thank you!

To help the practicing we will put the music and words on the blog.

Keep looking as we add them in!

Spirit Filled Day

Oh what a Spirit-filled day this is,
What a Spirit-filled day, my Lord
You have called us each by name,
We give ourselves to you
On this Spirit-filled day
What a Spirit-filled day, my Lord
The Spirit gives us what we need
To live our lives each day.

The Spirit brings
Love – the Spirit lives !
Joy – the Spirit dances !
Peace – the Spirit rests !
Patience – the Spirit waits !
Kindness – the Spirit gives !
Goodness – the Spirit breathes !
Gentleness – the Spirit acts !
Faithfulness – the Spirit lasts !
Self-Control – the Spirit cares !
The Spirit cares ! The Spirit cares

Oh what a Spirit-filled day this is,
What a Spirit-filled day, my Lord
You have called us each by name,
We give ourselves to you
On this Spirit-filled day
What a Spirit-filled day, my Lord
The Spirit gives us what we need
To live our lives each day.

The Spirit gives us what we need to live… our… lives… each day!!!

This is a choir we listened to on YouTube

 

 

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Wednesday after school Trad Group learns 2 more tunes

Today we added to our repertoire !

The Foggy Dew and The Minstrel Boy.

We only started learning them today but we have recorded them for practicing at home!

Tús maith…. leath na h-oibre!

Click to play along….

The Foggy Dew

The Minstrel Boy

We have 5 tunes now to be practicing

 

 

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French Toast Time

Room 18.

Today we made french toast. Luca brought in photos of his hens: BOKI & BOKIBOKBOK!

We had to get the eggs from the shop because….

the hens are not laying eggs  in the winter.

Cooked by LUCA, LUKE, CILLIAN & FINN

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3rd Class Room 26 Practising Tin Whistle Monday 21st Jan.

At home we can practice playing  “Tóg Amach Mé”

B B B ABAB AA

B B B BBB A GG

G B A GFF E

G G G GGG AA B

B B B BBB A GG

G B A GFF E

We can practise everyday!

Room 26

 

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TRAD MUSIC GROUP PRACTICE:

We are practicing for “Seachtain na Gaeilge”.

We have three tunes that we are working on.

Play along at home.

Tune 1: Brian Ború’s March

 

Tune 2: Slow Irish Air

 

Tune 3: The Munster Buttermilk Jig

We will be learning new tunes 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!

TRAD GROUP 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PICTIONARY! Room 18

PICTIONARY

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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COLD DAY… HOT CHOCOLATE!

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!

Like a GALLERY!

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 played PICTIONARY

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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