Learning how to make pancakes in Room 2

All of the pupils in Room 2 were learning about how to make pancakes. They learned about the ingredients and the procedure used.

They even got to practice their pancake flip!!

PowerPoint presentations in Room 1

Room 1 were busy learning how to make PowerPoint presentations. We will be creating one each in our oral language and creative writing lessons!

Keep an eye out for them in the coming weeks!

All about Palm Oil – Room 6

Some of our students in Room 6 are very passionate about persuading students, teachers and families to be aware of the consequences of Palm Oil production. They have created an S.P.O Group (Stop Palm Oil) and have written he following and requested that it be posted on our school blog. We love to see students passionate about causes that they believe in:

 

“Hi everyone! Have you heard of Palm Oil? Well; of you haven’t we will tell you. It is a type of oil that comes from Palm trees (hint in the name).

Palm Oil production…is destroying animals homes. It has been reported that Palm Oil production is responsible for destroying 40% of the world’s rainforests; that’s 40% of certain animals homes like the orangutan, rhino, gibbon, cotton top monkey, chimp, sun bear, cassowary tree kangaroo and elephant. It is therefore threatening their very existence. There are less than 275 Sumatran rhinos, 500 tree kangaroos and 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.

 

You may think this has nothing to do with you but palm oil is actually in a lot of the foods that you eat; Nutella, skittles and peanut butter for example along with some brands of butter. You can avoid plm oil by checking the ingredients before you buy. Palm oil is in some kinds of shampoos and conditioners also. It is hard to give up pal oil but is IS possible. Many people in the S.P.O group here in our school have given it up. You need to be very carfeul; companies are trying to huide palm oil in the products by calling it palm fat or palm shea. Vego is a very nice and chocolatey alternative to Nutella. Meridin peanut butter is palm oil free.

 

If you join the S.P. O you can help to spread the word and saves the lives of many endangered animals.

Show, tell and ask in Room 10

Look at the show and tell pieces that pupils in Room 10 brought into their room.

 

The power of persuasion in Room 15

The boys and girls in Room 15 have been learning all about persuasive writing with Mr Mooney.

They then went to the other classrooms and read out a persuasive piece using their very best persuasive voices.

Well done everyone!

Peer reading in 4th and 2nd class

Room 12 were lucky enough to read the Christmas stories written by Room 17.

Well done everyone.

Learning about gender stereotyping

Room 11 were learning about gender stereotyping, and RTE News2Day came into our class to find out what we thought! Gender stereotyping is when some people think that certain characteristics or jobs belong only to boys or girls. We loved learning about how the filming, editing and producing happens.

Have a watch to see what we think!

https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/news2day-30001385/10967278/ (PS, We start at 05.05!)

 

Spooky stories in Room 17

For Halloween we all wrote spooky stories. They were all very scary and  Ms. Hanrahan came in to look at all the stories and it was very fun for us and the teachers.

By Alex Plesca & Darragh O’Brien