The Green School Committee organised a ‘WOW Day’ in our school on Wednesday.  We tried to walk all or part of the way to school,  147 of us walked to school!  We enjoyed the exercise and also helped our environment by not using cars.  When we arrived at school our Green School Committee had a drink and a sticker for us! We are going to try to keep it up 😉

 

We picked rhubarb from the organic garden at the back of the school beside our yard. We went inside to the school kitchen and washed our hands. We did this in groups as the kitchen is too small. Everyone else worked in the halla beside the kitchen while the group cooked. We put an apron on and cut off the leaves from the rhubarb. We then washed the rhubarb and cut it into small pieces. We put it into a saucepan, added some sugar and some hot water. Then teacher turned on the cooker and put the saucepan on it. We watched it bubble and had to stir it. Teacher tested the rhubarb with the wooden spoon to see if it was soft.


We let the rhubarb cool in a bowl on the windowsill while we were tidying up. When it was cool enough we put it in a cup with some vanilla yogurt and ate it. Some people did not like it and some people loved it. Some people liked it without the yogurt. We had great fun cooking.

 

 

By Rang I

We made crystals in class yesterday. To do this experiment you need a jar, a jug, a pencil, boiling water, some thread, a paper clip and salt. First we put some boiling water into a jug. We then poured salt into the jug and stirred it to dissolve the salt. You keep putting in salt until it stops dissolving. Then you leave the water to cool. When it is cool, pour the water and salt mixture into a jar. Next, tie a paper clip to a piece of thread. Tie the other end to a pencil and drop it into the jar. It shouldn’t touch the bottom or the side of the jar. Leave it somewhere to cool fully overnight. Crystals will appear on the thread. It was good fun doing this experiment.

By Marc and Anna Cl

We are doing a food science experiment. We want to see which type of food gets bad first. We got plates and put food on them. These are the foods we put on the plates: a half eaten apple, a piece of cooked ham. some cheese, some bread, a cut grape, a melon skin and a piece of banana. We are going to observe the food to see what happens. We are trying to predict what will happen and what will go bad first. We think that the banana or the apple will go bad first. We think the bread will go mouldy. We think the banana will go black. We think that the grape will dry up and shrivel. We will watch the food over the next week to see what will happen.

By Rang I

After one week the cheese has gone really hard. The banana has gone really black and has stuck to the plate. The ham has gone hard. The melon skin has really shrunk and curled. The apple has gone brown but we thought it would have gone more brown. None of the things grew blue mould. The grape has shrunk. The bread has gone very hard, but we thought it would have gone blue mould.

Picture by Ryan 

The Titanic sunk 100 years ago when it hit an iceberg. It was built in Belfast and took three years to build. Everyone said that the Titanic was unsinkable. It had enormous propellars. The top speed of the Titanic was 25 knots. The crew didn’t believe that there was a hole in the ship. 710 people survived and 1500 people died. The richest man at the time was on the Titanic and he didn’t survive. One person died launching the Titanic and nine people died building it. The Captain’s name was Edward John Smith and he died on the Titanic.

Seven people from Sligo were on the Titanic and only one survived. She was from the area near our school called Coolera. She had a penknife her friend had given her from Barton Smith’s shop (which is still open) and she used the penknife to cut the ropes when the lifeboats got stuck.

By Rang I

Picture by Mark 

We made our First Penance yesterday.  We feel very special today!  We enjoyed receiving the Sacrament of Penance.  We are really looking forward to our retreat to Knock on Tuesday and our First Holy Communion.

Rang II

I made a Titanic model from a spare wooden beam that my Dad had.  We put copper funnels on the top. Mum and Dad helped me, it was great fun!

L.G, 2nd Class

 

A bird built her nest in my tree house!  She laid four eggs and they hatched!  The chicks are getting bigger now and I can see them change every week!

Josh, 2nd Class

We did an experiment in class about the Water Cycle. You need a large bowl, a small sugar bowl, cling film and a sliotar. We put the sugar bowl into the large bowl and put hot water into the large bowl. Then we put the cling film on top of the large bowl. Then we put the sliotar on top of the cling film in the middle. We waited for a while. Steam began to rise. When it hit the cling film it made tiny drops and the drops then roll down the cling film and into the sugar bowl. This showed us how the water from the sea evaporates into the clouds and makes rain.

By Rang I

1st Prize

I came first in the INTO handwriting competition!  My name was called out and I had my photograph taken.  Then my school was entered into a competition and I won a €100 euro book token for our school!  We got a bag of sweets at the end, it was so much fun!

By Cliodhna, 2nd Class

 

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