Most of us are familiar with the tradition of playing pranks on each other on April 1st but did you know in France they have a very special way of celebrating? It is called poisson d'avril and involves sticking paper fish on people's backs without them knowing! At least that's what Anabelle, Marylou and Maxime told me - or were they fooling me?!!
We are learning about capacity in maths. The weather was so beautiful today that we did our measuring outside and when we were finished measuring we used the water to water the plants. It was lots of fun!
Today we showed how well we all know our Safe Cross Code on our walk to the library. It was a beautiful sunny morning for our visit. The children were able to see their World Book Day art work on display in the library and browsed the books. Mary, the librarian, was very helpful and helped us find any books we were looking for.
In England housing developers are putting giant nets on trees to prevent birds from nesting in them. By stopping the birds nesting in the trees the developers can knock down the trees once building works are completed. What do you think - is this ethical?
Today we visited the Lifetime Lab to take part in a Marine Explorer workshop. We did experiments with water, looked at live sea creatures and examined bones. It was so much fun! We will start marine projects soon and our instructors will visit us in May to look at our projects and present us with our Marine Explorer certificates.
As part of our RSE lesson learning about new life, we were very lucky to have a visit by Emer, Dara and Eoghan. Baby Dara was amazing he's only 7 months old by he looks at home in our classroom! Emer very kindly answered lots of questions - the most asked question was where did the name Dara come from - well, they just liked the name!
World Book Day was so much fun! 3A were World Book Day HQ helping run various events. Each class were read aloud to by a teacher, we had David read an excerpt from How to Train Your Dragon - it was great! Grace M. also read to us and was fantastic too! Our art is also on display in Carrigaline Library if you can visit take a look!
We are very excited to be visiting the Lifetime Lab on Tuesday the 19th. We will be participating in a marine science workshop and learning lots about the sea and the animals that live there.
We are 3rd class A (rang 3A). My name is Catherine and I am delighted to be teaching this class! The children will update the blog regularly to keep you all up-to-date with the exciting things they will be doing this year.