Science week

We had a great time during science week. We did loads of experiments. Here are a few pictures.

School Tour

On the 10th June we went to the Pine Forest for our School tour. We got a bus early in the morning up the Dublin Mountains. We went on a hike and spent the afternoon doing different crafts. We were very tired when we returned to school.

Action Day

Our class was really lucky, we were chosen to take charge of the Green School Action Day. We were asked to demonstrate water based experiments to the other second and first classes. We demonstrated how to make a lava lamp, we looked at what colours make black ink, we made quick sand and lots of other great experiments.

Van Gogh’s Starry Night

We learned all about Vincent Van Gogh’s life. We then looked at some of his paintings from his blue and yellow period. We recreated our own version of Starry Night, one of his most famous “blue” paintings.

Braille

In school we learned all about Louis Braille. He was blinded by an awl when he was little. He was the inventor of Braille, a system of reading and writing used by people who are blind or visually impaired.

We began writing to Ms. Flynn’s class. Ms. Flynn is a teacher in the school for the visually impaired in Drumcondra. They wrote us a letter in print and in braille. We must write back to them again soon.

We wrote our names in braille using márla.

Tag rugby

We really enjoy playing tag rugby with Stephen every Thursday. We are all getting really good.

Music in the Classroom

Group photo outside the National Concert Hall.

 
On the 26th November 2012 we went on a trip to the National Concert Hall. During the weeks leading up to the trip we learned lots of songs so that we would be able to sing along! Here are some photos from that we took on our trip.

Partners on the bus!

Bus buddies.

Science time!

Us with our agar plates!

Testing teacher’s laptop for germs.

Rosella’s mam Christine is a biochemist. She works in a lab that makes creams, gels and ointments. She came in with Emma’s mam (Selena) to do an experiment with our class.

When Christine makes the special medicines it is important that she keeps her workspace germ free because germs can make you ill.  This means she must wear a special germ suit, mask, hairnet, goggles and boots. She also has to test the air, the tables and her hands for germs. To do this she uses a dish with special jelly called agar jelly. They test the surface with a swob and then put a sample on the jelly then they put it in an oven so the germs can grow.

Selena and Christine gave us all agar jelly plates and everyone decided what they wanted to test. We swobbed teacher’s laptop, our tables, the taps, the door handles and even our hands. We put each sample into the agar dishes and Christine took them to her lab to grow them. We got to dress up in the germ suits too. We had so much fun. We can’t wait to see our results!!!

Thanks Christine and Selena

We had great fun dressing up as biochemists!!!!!

 

We had great fun dressing up as biochemists!!!!!

Happy New Year

Welcome back everybody, We hope everybody had a fantastic Christmas. We are very excited about our new website and we can’t wait to share our pictures and news with you all. Here is a class photo we took when Santa came to visit in December.

Santa Claus is coming to town!!