Fun in Fourth Class
This month we have started reading a new novel ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.B White. We are really enjoying the novel and getting to know the different characters especially the pig ‘Wilbur’. We loved him so much, we created our very own Wilbur with clay.
In Science, we investigated what makes ice melt faster. We set up four containers with the same amount of ice in each one. We predicted our results and then added sugar, salt and baking soda to each container. We kept one container with just ice. Can you predict what happened?
In Maths, we’ve been busy investigating 3D shapes and learning about the properties of pyramids and prisms. We had great fun creating our very own 3D shapes.
Trip to the RDS Science Fair
First Student Council Meeting
Today was a historic day at Ashbourne ETNS, we held our very first student council meeting. Róisín sat in our first meeting to hear all our great ideas for what we would like to do over the next few months. All of the children had collected ideas from their class mates and also had their own great ideas.
We have decided on what we would like to focus on for the next few weeks so watch this space…..
Student Council Elections
We have been very busy over the past few weeks learning about elections, hustlings and how to give a good speech. We watched some videos of children in America giving speeches to join the student councils in their schools and some encouraging words from Kid President.
We all got very creative for our speeches with some children coming up with songs, dances, raps and some children made very convincing posters and catch phrases.
The elections took place in the library where each child’s name was marked off their class lists and ballots were stamped to make sure everything was fair and official. Each child ticked the box beside the name of the person they wanted elected for their class and placed their ballot in the correct box.
The votes were counted and checked by Robert, Ajay and Maja. The elected members of are student council for this year are:
Emily’s Second Class – Romet Sally’s Second Class – Magnus
Katie K’s Third Class – Julia K Clara’s Third Class – Robyn and Nikita
Aishling’s Fourth Class – Sofija and Sharya Michael’s Fourth Class – Ross and Lianna
Shane’s Fifth Class – Daniella and Marcu
We are really looking forward to being part of our school’s first student council and hope to have our first meeting early in the New Year.
(L to R) (back)Nikita, Lianna, Julia, Sharya, Daniella, Ross
(front) Robyn, Magnus, Aoife (filling in for Romet), Sofija
Michael’s Fourth class Nov/Dec