Turtle brought more visitors

Today Turtle was back with 2nd class and she brought some amphibians with her…. She taught us about the life cycle of a frog and then let us look at Shiny and Spotty the newts and some tadpoles!

Can you remember the 3 types of amphibians that we can find in Ireland?

Can you remember the sages of the amphibians life cycle?

This is a good time of year to spot frogs in ponds so keep your eyes pealed for them!

Busy at Maths

Last week 6th class came to help us with our maths 🙂

We have moved onto our multiplication tables. We have discovered that multiplication is just like repeated addition. for example 2+2+2= 6 and 3X2=6. Last week we learnt our 2 times tables. This week we are learning our 5 times tables.

Planet Earth

The Month of April was World Earth Month and April 22nd was World Earth Day. Take a look at what we’ve been up to to celebrate it…. IMG_1024.JPG We discovered that when astronauts look at earth from space our planet is not completely smooth. It has humps (mountains) and hollows (valleys). We explored pointillism during art to create this affect on globes. We were very successful in demonstrating what planet earth looks like in space. We sketched some of the 7 continents and used green paint to colour them. We used blue paint to create the 5 oceans. Can you remember the names of the 5 oceans and 7 continents? What shape is earth? We’re Going Green!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DJ45Yc3urg IMG_1026.JPG We looked at ways that we can protect our planet and used the three ‘R’s to guide us. We drew a picture of something we can REDUCE our consumption of, something we can REUSE and something we can RECYCLE. When we hung them on string we made this cool wall display. We used recycled paper for all of our drawings! We wrote poems about Planet Earth during creative writing and typed them out during our computer time. Here are some examples. They are all wonderful and the rest are on display in our classroom so come and have a look.

Henry took world Earth day very seriously and filled two bags with rubbish from around his neighborhood. Well done Henry! IMG_2797 (4) 2nd class also cleaned up the court yard during the school clean up day last week. Here are some pictures of us hard at work.