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Names and Numbers: What is the value of your name?
The value of Elijah’s name is 45. The value of Liam’s name is 30. What is the value of your name? Watch the video to find out!
Here is a sample of some impressive work being submitted online in 4th Class. The objective was to find an animal and investigate a unique feature or skill that it has.
There’s some very interesting reading here about different animals including Pandas, Puppies, the Lyrebird, Sea Otters, the Vampire Squid and the Mozambique Spitting Cobra!
Also in here is a snap of Orest’s reaction to the music piece Rhapsody in Blue as well as Rijin’s prize winning Art Competition bicycle! Some of the projects can be downloaded at the bottom.
We are all learning how to adapt to this new mode of learning and we will hopefully pick up some useful skills along the way! This week some children were practising their typing skills as well as learning how to use software such as Word and Powerpoint.
http://tiny.cc/SeniorInfantsChicks Follow the link to see the first video of Senior Infants’ newly hatched chicks!
The chicks were due to hatch on Tuesday, but one hatched on Sunday, while three more hatched on Monday. No more have hatched today, and while fingers are crossed, senior infants have always understood that hatching is very difficult, and even if everything is kept just right, sadly, some of them may not hatch.
When they hatch, the chicks have a little “egg tooth” on the tip of their beak which they use to chip out of the shell. This falls off a couple of days after hatching. See if you can spot an egg tooth!
They have been moved to a “brooder” where they have food, water, warmth, and air, which all living things need to survive.
If there are 11 eggs, and 4 have hatched, how many are left?What would you name these little chicks? We won’t know if they are boys or girls until they grow up!
Friday, 3rd April: Sea Life Congratulations to Veeraj Kurpe from Junior Infants who is the winner of the today’s art challenge. Veeraj included lots of detail in his beautiful ocean scene including a fantastic message, Save the Ocean! Our website will be a taking a break over the spring holiday but the PTA will take over the art challenge for anyone that would like to continue it! From Monday, entries can be sent to PTABallinteerETNS@gmail.com. The theme will be Nature Art. The results will be posted on https://www.facebook.com/BallinteerETNS.
Thursday, 2nd April: Egypt’s Tourist Attractions Congratulations to Marium Rashwan from Fourth Class who is the winner of the today’s art challenge for her atmospheric painting of the pyramids at Giza. The theme for today’s challenge is Sea Life. Please submit your entries by 5pm Friday, 3rd April to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all your art challenge entries that have kept us smiling throughout the school closure. We hope you are just as impressed as we have been with all the creative talent in our school.
Wednesday, 1st April: Lost in Space Congratulations to Yassin from Fourth Class who is the winner of the Lost in Space art challenge for this striking, colourful space scene. Yassin has chosen Egypt’s Tourist Attractions as the theme for Thursday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Thursday, 2nd April to email@example.com.
Tuesday, 31st March: Favourite Book Characters Congratulations to Alison Curtain from Senior Infants who is the winner of the Favourite Book Character art challenge. Alison chose Roald Dahl’s Matilda and we think that Quentin Blake himself would be proud of this picture. Alison has chosen Lost in Space as the theme for Wednesday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Wednesday, 1st April to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 30th March: Favourite Sports Person Congratulations to Cian Lynch from Fifth Class who is the winner of the Favourite Sports Person art challenge for his fantastic tribute to Usain Bolt. Cian has chosen Favourite Book Characters as the theme for Tuesday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Tuesday, 31st March to email@example.com.
Friday, 27th March: Bicycles. Congratulations to Rijin from Fourth Class who is the winner of the Bicycles art challenge for her beautiful miniature paper craft bicycle. Rijin has chosen My Favourite Sports Person as the theme for Monday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Monday, 30th March to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 26th March: My Future Self. Congratulations to Helena from Senior Infants who is the winner of the My Future Self art challenge for her picture of herself as a Garda. Helena has chosen Bicycles as the theme for Friday’s art challenge because she is really enjoying cycling during our school closure. Please submit your entries by 5pm Friday, 27th March to email@example.com.
Wednesday, 25th March: Self Portraits. Congratulations to Yunseo from 6th Class who is the winner of the Self Portraits art challenge. Such a fantastically detailed self portrait! Yunseo has chosen My Future Self as the theme for Thursday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Thursday, 26th March to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, 24th March: Your Dream House. Congratulations to Claire from 3rd Class who is the winner of the Your Dream House art challenge with her 3D construction. Claire has chosen the theme Self Portraits for Wednesday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Wednesday, 25th March to email@example.com.
Monday, 23rd March: Summer is Coming. Congratulations to Liam Kirwan from 2nd Class who is the winner of the Summer is Coming art challenge with his piece ‘Summer Festivals Around Europe’. Liam has chosen the theme Your Dream House for Tuesday’s art challenge. Please submit your entries by 5pm Tuesday, 24th March to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, 20th March Theme: Superheroes. Congratulations to Constance Sun, from 2nd Class who is the winner of the Superheroes art challenge. Constance has chosen Summer is Coming as her theme for Monday’s art challenge. Please email entries to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday, 23rd March.
Thursday, 19th March Theme: Mother’s Day. Congratulations to Ivy Harle, from Junior Infants who is the winner of the Mother’s Day art challenge. Ivy has chosen Superheroes as her theme for today’s art challenge, Friday 20th March. Please email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm.
Thank you for all your Mother’s Day themed art pictures! We received a huge number of entries and we are still trying to upload them all here. The winner of today’s challenge will be announced tomorrow, along with the new art challenge theme. Take a look below and see whose pictures you can spot!
Wednesday, 18th March Theme: Leprechauns. Eyad Amr from 5th class was the winner of the Leprechaun challenge for his beautiful picture of a leprechaun with his furry leprechaun friend! Eyad has chosen Mother’s Day as the theme for our art challenge, Thursday 19th March. Please email your entries to email@example.com before 5pm.
Thank you for all your fantastic leprechaun pictures! We were overwhelmed by the number of entries – we are still working on uploading them all here for you to see. Please keep an eye out here for your picture. The winner of today’s challenge will be announced here tomorrow along with Thursday’s art challenge theme!