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

 

 

We went to the Google offices in Dublin for a prize-giving ceremony for the Doodle4Google competition!

When we arrived we were given name tags and refreshments, I got a t-shirt with my doodle printed on it!

Google had lots of laptops ready for us to use, our doodles were playing on flat screen televisions.  The finalists then went to workshops and the adults watched a movie.  Our group made cool birds out of coloured clay and feathers, it was fun!  I met lots of new friends.

Then we had the prize-giving ceremony, I didn’t win my category but Mr. Herlihy gave me my doodle framed.  A big Thank You to everyone who voted for me!  Patrick Horan won the top prize.  He created the doodle from cogs and clocks, it is brilliant, well done Patrick!

Afterwards we had a huge party, we had chips, pizza, chicken nuggets, candy floss, lollipops, cupcakes and brownies!  On our way home I got a great Google bag with lots of goodies inside!  We had a great day at Google!

Amber, 2nd Class

I have reached the final of the doodle 4 google competition! There are 15 finalists in each category.

The winning student will have their doodle on the Google Ireland homepage for 24 hours.  They will also receive
a €10,000 technology grant for their school and a laptop for the pupil and teacher.

The winner of each category wins a laptop for themselves and their teacher.  This is open to Public Vote,
please vote for me – it’s easy!  Just follow the link below.

http://www.google.ie/doodle4google/2012/vote.html#d=d2-12

I am going to the Google Offices in Dublin on the 12th of March for the prize giving ceremony.

Thanks in advance,

Amber

2nd ClassFun land

I wish I could fly like a butterfly and help animals and make people smile.

 

Sound Experiment

Yesterday the class did a sound experiment. We started the experiment by scratching under the table and listening to what it sounded like. Then we put our ears on the table and scratched under the table again to see if there was any difference in the sound. When we put our ear to the table the sound was louder. When we sat up straight, the sound was quieter. Then we used our fingertips and did the same thing. It was really squeaky. Then we used our knuckles and banged the table. It was loud. We discovered that sound travels ten times better through wood than through air. Then we wrote sentences from the board into our science copies.

By Ciara Mc and Ciara L (Rang II)