Hallowe'en 01

We came to school in our Hallowe’en costumes today. Our teacher took photographs of us beside the picture of the gorilla. We went outside playing in our costumes and some people had masks. There were zombies, skeletons, Darth Vader, dead brides, witches, vampires, Spanish dancers, a mummy, knights, Grim Reapers, a Ninja, a head cutter, an evil eye skull, pumpkins, devils, princesses. It was fun.

By Rang I

Hallowe'en 02

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Hallowe'en 04

The Emperor’s New Clothes is an old story. It was written by Hans Christian Andersen, a storyteller from Denmark. The story was good fun. The story was about an Emperor who liked clothes. Two mysterious people came into the village. They went into the Emperor’s castle and they told the Emperor that they could make the finest cloth in the village. The Emperor gave them lots of money to make the finest outfit for him. The two scam artists pretended to make the finest clothes. The Emperor sent his Prime Minister to check on the outfit, but he saw nothing. They said to the Prime Minister that if he could see nothing then he was stupid or unqualified. So the Prime Minister said that they were doing a great job. But he didn’t really see anything.

The two men told the Emperor that the outfit was as light as a spider’s web. They said it would feel like you were wearing nothing. Then they ran off into the woods with all the money. Then the Emperor went out to walk in the parade, but he was only wearing his underwear. The crowds started cheering. A little boy really wanted to see the Emperor’s new clothes. But, he didn’t see them because the Emperor was wearing no clothes. Then he was sad. The crowd then started booing. The Emperor felt stupid for believing them.

We watched the video of the story of the Emperor’s new clothes. It was good fun.

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Spring Lunes 01

On Tuesday a few weeks ago we made Flickr Lunes on our iPods. There were seven Spring animals that we had to choose from. Mr. Quinn numvered them and gave each of us a number. The animals were piglets, chicks, goslings, lambs, calves, cygnets and foals. A Flickr Lune is a three line poem. The firts line has three words, the sencond line has five words and the third line has three words. We really enjoyed doing this.

By Caoimhe B and Lola.

Spring Lunes 02

Fairy Tale Books

We made Fairy Tale books. We designed the cover of the book. We had to finish off the stories. We did decorative borders on the pages. There was a story about an elephant that lost a piece of his trunk and he was very fat. There was a story about a boy who drank his orange juice and then he turned invisible. There was another story about a boy who woke up one morning and found twelve elves around his bed. At the end you could add in your own story and draw your own picture. We put all the books on display in the corridor. Everyone thought they were brilliant.

By Stephen G and Aidan D.

Two weeks ago, we started doing work on feelings. We decided on a feeling like sad, happy, lucky, useless, stupid, peaceful, lost, sore and bitter. We took pictures of ourselves doing facial expressions and gestures to match the feeling. We printed out the photographs and put them up on the wall beside the feelings words. Here is what is looks like:

Feelings Board

By Sophie-Leigh and CiarĂ¡n

Cake With Cherry

Yesterday we started learning in our geography about the food we eat. At the end of the chapter we discovered some food sayings, like “That’s not my cup of tea” and “Hunger is the best sauce”. We also looked in our Peannaireacht book because there was some food sayings in there as well. We asked our followers on Twitter (@mrquinnsclass) if they knew any other food sayings. Today people on Twitter came up with many more food sayings to help us out. People all over the world came up with lots of sayings. If you want to look at all the food sayings we gathered on Twitter go to #foodsayings We enjoyed doing this very much and we hope you enjoy it too.

By Rang II & Rang III

Twitter

We started a Twitter Project called #2011Hope. We each wrote our hopes and dreams with classes in Ireland as well as two classes in Indiana in USA. Someone’s comment of our project was for everyone to have a nice year. Everyone wrote one at home for homework. Then we typed what we did for homework onto the computer at school. It was great fun to do a Twitter Project.

By Darragh and Maeve (Rang III)

Mind Maps

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we do English with Mrs. Timoney and Mr. Quinn. Last week we did Mind Maps. A mind Map is a story that you draw and write Who? What Happened? Where? How it Ends? What’s the problem? and How to solve the Problem? You also have to awrite a theme in the middle. It really helps you to think more. The themes we already did are “The Hungry Fox” and “The Hidden Treasure”.

By Eimear and Aidan K (RangII)

Story Mind Maps

We do brainstorming every Tuesday and Wednesday with Mrs. Timoney and Mr. Quinn. This week we did the brainstorming in groups and pairs. Then we did mind maps. The title of the mind map was “The Lost Treasure”. For homework we did a mind map for a story called “The Hungry Fox”. Mind maps are some pictures that make up a story. You use the questions Who?, What?, Where?, How?, What Problem? and How to Solve the Problem? They are really fun. Everyone likes them. We have fun doing them. Other people would have fun doing them as well.

By Caoilfhionn and Aaron (Rang II)

Brainstorming

Yesterday we started Brainstorming with Mrs. Timoney and Mr. Quinn. Brainstorming is coming up with lots of ideas for any topic. We started off by writing the name of the theme in the middle of the page. Then you write things that remind you of the topic or how you feel about the topic. The most important thing is the ideas – spelling and writing doesn’t matter. We brainstormed the themes of “Holidays” and “Hobbies” and for homework we brainstormed “School”. We are doing this in preparation for Creative Writing.

By Rang II & Rang III

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