I am delighted to welcome our new 3rd and 4th class to my classroom for our new school year. Looking forward to all the exciting things we shall be doing over the year. Here is some of the art work we have been working on over September.
In our online classroom we have been busy learning about Japan and Japanese legends. We decided to try and write Japanese poetry, a particular poem called Haiku. Have a look at some of our results.
As part of our online learning for the month of January we had loads of fun challenges. One of the most successful of these challenges was our Lego Challenge. Here is a short video complied of some of the amazing designs made by the boys and girls of 3rd and 4th class. Well done guys!
We have finally finished our designs and tested our prototypes. Have a look at all our hard work in our presentations about each of our ideas.
On Wednesday of last week, we were very excited to have the opportunity to chat to real life engineer and ask him some questions. Our engineer that was assigned to us, was Matthew a masters student in UCD, studying civil engineering. Matthew chatted to us about his work, designs and job. The children had some really good questions for Matthew at the end and were thrilled with his feedback on our prototypes. He said he was blown away by the designs, coding and detailed planning that the children had put into their prototypes.
Over the past few weeks, 3rd and 4th class have been busy participating in the STEPS young engineers award programme.
The Engineers Ireland STEPS Programme is a non-profit outreach programme that promotes interest and awareness of engineering as a future career. The STEPS Young Engineers Award 2020 is a competition that asks 3rd and 4th class students all over the country to design an engineering project that would help their community.
We look forward to sharing our ideas and designs over the coming weeks.