Paired reading between Room 17 and Room 12

In Room 17 we read with expression, an awareness of punctuation and we do our best to get into role as characters in a story when reading dialogue.

 

We modeled our reading skills to Room 12 and listened to them read aloud. We were able to help them with things such as pausing at a comma or a full stop or sounding excited when reading before an exclamation mark!

 

Everyone really enjoyed this activity and we all learned from it 😊

Mexico projects in Room 17

We in Room 17 worked hard for the past month on group projects about Mexico. Every person in each group had a different role  and each group researched and based their project on a different aspect of Mexico.

 

We presented our projects to Room 1, who were a wonderful audience. They asked some great questions and gave us some wonderful feedback. We even sampled some Mexican foods including guacamole and salsa!

 

Everyone really enjoyed the presentations and it was great to celebrate all of the hard work we put in 😊

Room 17’s Christmas Village

Today was a busy day in Room 17. Our Art Projects were due and we invited many classes to view the houses and buildings we constructed using recyclable waste. They were very impressed with our hard work and we are really looking forward to arranging them to form a Christmas Village.

Learning from an explorer in Room 17

Room 17 really enjoyed their trip to Rathmines Library where they learned all about Paul Strzelecki, the Polish explorer who helped many Irish children during the Great Famine. What an informative morning we had!

 

Christmas Village in Room 17

Room 17 are working very creatively to construct a Christmas Village using cardboard boxes and other materials from the recycling bin! Stay tuned!

Room 17 project presentations

The boys and girls in Room 17 were so busy creating their native american projects. Then they got into different committees and organised a presentation day for some other classes.

Room 1 were lucky enough to get an invite and they listened intently to all the cool facts and looked at the wonderful presentations.

We learned so much and then we had to vote for our favourite project.

Thanks so much to Room 17 for the invitation and for all the hard work that you put in!

September Newsletter by Room 17

We began Fifth Class in Room 17, just over a month ago, after a lovely Summer Break. We have been working really hard and have enjoyed our first month!

We really enjoyed Art, we explored different patterns and we painted some Autumnal Scenes. For PE, we started swimming and we will keep this up during October. For Science, we did two experiments exploring sound travel and insulation. We learned about the mountains, rivers and deserts of the world in Geography and mixed it with Art to make maps of the world. In English, we wrote Recounts of our Summer holidays and we are reading Charlotte’s Web. In History, we learned all about St. Louis in the past, we were shocked to find out that there was a fire before it was a school and that the old caretaker, Mr Cullen, lived up by the offices! We collected data in Maths to make bar charts and found out some interesting things about pupils in our school. We also began using Spellings for Me and enjoyed going to the computer room for testing.

This is some of our favourite work from the month, we hope you enjoy looking at the pictures. We are really looking forward to October, which begins with Friendship Fortnight!

Thanks for reading,

Room 17

4th class tour 2019

The 4th classes went to aqua zone in the National Aquatic Centre this year.

We had great fun and then we went to Tymon Park and played together.

It was a great day!

Gymnastics in Room 17

The pupils in Room 17 were busy practicing and learning new gymnastic and strength skills.

Well done.

Peer reading in 4th and 2nd class

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

Well done everyone.