|My bent out of shape key ring..... :)|
|The cover of the film Sometimes in April.|
|Ms B, Amina and Oisín Mc Gann with the picture he drew for us.|
|Sausage roll and wedges.|
|Jessica getting mad at me for taking to many pictures......|
|Louise getting a bit distracted.......|
|At last their doing some work........|
Yesterday we had a single tech class and I finally got my clock finished and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Mr. W graded us on this project and he gave me a B and well I was pretty happy with that. The clock took me for ages it seemed like but really it was only about a month. It turned out better than my key-ring and well my key-ring turned out pretty bad. So I’m happy that I made a clock and well now I just hope that it works.....
I have started to do a new tech project. It’s a key holder. And well I say if I get this right like I did with the clock it will turn out good. So fingers crossed..... :)
On Friday we got a talk from Mr Daly about the Swim a mile with a smile. We were told that we would be taking part in it this year on the 15th of April in the National Aquatic centre. www.nationalaquaticcentre.ie
We were told all about the swim and where the inspiration for the swim came from. Mr. Daly told us about his son Ian who was sick and all about his sons life and how he loved to swim. After Mr. Daly told us about his son Ian and a bit about the swim he told us about a place called barretstown. This is a place were seriously ill children can go and just be children and have fun. he then showed us a video of what the people in barrestown do and how they make the children really happy.
we were told that all the money that is raised will be going to Crumlin Children's hospital and Barrestown. We are able to swim the mile on our own or we can swim the mile in groups. The mile is 64 lengths of a pool and i think that im going to try and swim it on my own. And well if i can do it i can always ask some for some help. But im going to try.
On Thursday during geography Mrs L told us about a 5th and 6th year trip that would be happening in October during the mid-term. The trip is for 4 days and it is to Poland. There are lots of different things that we are going to be doing while we stay there for the 4 days. We will be staying Krakow. Some of things that we will be doing if we get to go to Poland are visiting that Auschwitz concentration camp going to Schnlinders factory seeing the birthplace of Pope John Paul the second and going to a water park.
It sounds like an amazing trip and I would love to go but there are only 40 places available on the trip and there are lots of people that want to go. There is going to be a draw held to see who gets to go. All of the people who went to France in second year will be put into the draw but if their names get picked out they will be put on the waiting list giving everybody who didn’t go to France a fair chance.
Yesterday because we had double rugby we done it during lunch ad we then had our lunch when everybody was in class. Mr L was supervising us. Before the end of lunch he called Jessica and me over because he wanted to talk to us. I didn’t have a clue what he wanted to talk to us about.
He told us that he wanted to start up and athletics committee in school. He said that there would be repersentives form each year on the committee and that he asked Jessica and me to be on it from T.Y because we had taken part in the track and field a lot during the years, I have done field event and Jessica has done track events.
He told us that he wants to get lots of people involved in it this year and that he wanted Jessica and me to canvas form people to start doing athletics in school.
So in tech today we were working on our clocks. I’m almost finished mine. All I have left to do is glue on the centre piece and then put the clock hands onto it and then I will be finished. And I guess ready to start a new project.
Today I finished making the centre piece of my clock. I wanted to do something easy so I picked a circle. When I first drew the circle Mr W said that it didn’t look much like a circle and that it looked like a potato..... So he drew it for me then and it looked much better. So I got that done and with some help from Bebhinn I got the hole drilled into the centre of the circle.
After I had done all of that I was allowed to bend my clock. To do this I had to draw a line with the scribe and then place it over the heat and let it melt a bit. Once it had melted enough that I could bend it back without it breaking I took it off the heat and then I placed it around a block of wood and bent it and held it there for a few minutes.
I was very pleased with most of my work. Nothing went wrong today that couldn’t be changed so it was a good day in tech today.
I was working on making the magazine with Niamh and so far it’s looking really good. Jessica and Louise were working on the stand and trying to think of different ways that we could make money for printing our next issue. Róisín and Patricia were ringing different companies to see if they would like to put an ad into our magazine.
While Louise and Jessica were thinking of different ideas they came up with the idea of making calendars for the T.Ys with different pictures from the year so far. We all thought that it was a really good idea and we are planning on starting to make them soon.
While all of their hard brainstorming was going on. Róisín and Patricia were making money for the company. We went from needing 265 euro to needing 80. So thanks you guys. So mini company is starting to go really well and I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product of the second issue.
Today we had double PE so we were doing Rugby again. It’s so fun and I really like it. Today we played tag rugby games against each other. All of the people that went to the last rugby blitz were divided up onto each of the teams. There were three teams and we each played two games each. I really like doing rugby in PE it’s really fun and something that I would have never done outside of school.
We were told that there is going to be another rugby blitz either before or after Easter and its going to be bigger than the last one. We were also told that they were going to make all new teams so that everybody has a chance to impress and get picked for the next teams.
When we had all played two games each we thought that we were finished but we weren’t. We played d a game of bulrush and it was really fun. It was kind of different today because you had to touch the person with two hands rather than just one hand. It was really fun and I’m looking forward to next’s week rugby...... :)
Because we had such as small class we got to do different fun things in each class. So in Irish we wanted to watch Afric on the internet but Mr S want to play who wants to be a millionaire in Irish with us. It was really fun and to add to the affect he played the music that is use on who wants to be a millionaire on YouTube for us.
Everybody who wanted to do it got a chance to go up to the chair and sit in front of Mr S and get asked a question. It was really fun. We were allowed to call a friend ask the audience and have 50;50 for each question that was asked. It was a really good class and it was funny too. We made it up to 16,000 so the next day that we will be play it we will be starting from 32,000 euro.....
Today we had a very small class there was only 18 people in total in our class today. Some people were away doing things for mini company and others were sick and things like that. I liked the small class it was fun. In history because there were so many people put we were allowed to watch a film. We continued watching Schindler’s list. We started to watch it before we went on our Christmas holidays. It’s a sad film though. In the space of forty minutes two people got shot in the head.
It’s a film that is set during world war two. It is about a businessman named Oskar Schindler who saves thousands of Jews from being killed in the Holocaust by putting them to work in a factory. His list was the list of Jews he wanted to save it was made in 1993 and it was directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on the book Schindlers Arc that was written by Thomas Keneally in 1982.
I hope we get to watch more of it because it’s really good and interesting.
|Chicken and vegetable pot pie without the pot.|
In maths today we moved onto a new topic. We have now started to work on probability. This is all about chance and so today we were working in groups. We were writing down different things and weather or not they would happen, they would not happen or it there was an uncertain if it could happen or not.
I dint really see how it had anything to do with maths but it was fun all the same. Some of the things that people wrote were really funny. Like the school might blow up or things like Ireland might disappear. It was a fun maths class today and it was a good start to the morning. I’m guessing that it’s not going to stay as easy as this so hopefully it doesn’t get to much harder.
On Friday I had my meeting with Mr. C about the different subjects that I wanted to choose for leaving cert. I all ready had a pretty good idea of what subjects I wanted to do and Mr C was able to help me decide what order to put them in and things like that. The subjects that Im going to pick for next year are history home ec and biology.
We also talked about the different things that I would like to do when I leave school. I wanted to be a nurse but no I really have no idea what I want to be when I leave school.
After we talked about that we talked about work experience and where o went for my first placement. I went to a hospital in Athy and it was kind of like a nursing home and there wasn’t very much for me to do so I didn’t like it very much. For my next work experience I’m going to fire brigade training centre and I’m looking forward to it. I hope it’s better than my last work experience.
On Monday we were in the computer room or geography and we got assigned a new project. This project was different from the last one we done on all of the different countries but it linked in with the third world country that we done for that project. We had to pick an illness that can be found in that third world country and make a broacher on it.
I chose to do TB in Madagascar. I found this project hard when it came to the geography bit of I. I wasn’t sure how to like it into with geography but I tried my best to make sure that it made some sense and I am pretty happy with what I wrote now if its right is another story. I’m hoping that it will be kind of right.
I liked doing this project I thought that it was fun because it wasn’t like making a power point presentation or trying to find loads of different information to put it into a fact file. It was a simple but hard kind of thing and I really enjoyed doing this project.
So I’m still working on my clock in tech and it seems to be going ok. I drilled the hole in the centre of m clock yesterday but I didn’t really like the drill. But I got over that and used it ok. nothing went wrong and I still have all of my fingers and for the people who know me form primary school that’s some achievement for me that I haven’t managed to drill a hole in my finger or something like that.
Now I am starting to do some work on the centre piece for my clock. I don’t know what shape to do it in I might just do a circle I don’t want to do anything to hard. I wanted to leave it as a square but Mr W wouldn’t let me and he said that I had to make it into some kind of different shape
I don’t know what I have to do after I do the centre piece but everything seems to be going good at the moment and I hope that it says that way. Once everything goes better than I did with my key ring then it will be ok.
Yesterday in Irish we all went to the hall for a bit of Irish dancing. Which was really fun. Both of the ty classes went down to the hall together to do a bit Irish dancing. It was really fun and I think everyone enjoyed it even if they were watching from the sides it was a good laugh. All of the dances that we did we did then groups of around four or eight. I use to do Irish dancing in primary school and I hadn’t done it since then but I remember some o the dances as soon as I seen them being done. All the memories came back.
Just before e end of the class Niamh done some dancing by herself wand she was brilliant. It was a really fun Irish class and I think that everybody really enjoyed it very much. I’m looking forward to ore Irish classes like that one.
|A colour wheel.|
The time just seems to keep flying by. Before you know it ty will be over. But that’s not for another four months yet so not to worry. We done a lot in January we done some things that were planned for before Christmas but that got cancelled because of the snow.
In history we were given back our local history projects and we were told about our next project that we would be doing. We were given the titles and the headings for each part. The good things about this project are that it doesn’t have to be as long and we have a longer amount of time to do it on. We get to pick what we do our project on which is good because then we get to pick something that we are really interested in. I’m looking forward to starting it soon.
We finished our Spanish presentations and we have started presenting them to the class. Mrs M picked the names out of a box of the people that would be presenting and I thought that was the fairest way to do it. For my presentation I did it on the Aztecs. I found it good but I also found it a bit boring. I don’t think that many people will be interested in my projects but I doesn’t matter its done now anyway. It was a really hard project to do. Not because it was on the Aztecs but because it was in Spanish. That was the bit the I found the hardest that we had to do it in Spanish. I wrote my presentation in Spanish so that I would be able to speak in English when I am presenting it.
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All of the tys and second years headed off to the RDS to go and see the young scientist exhibition. It was a good day overall. All of the tys entered into the young scientist competition at the start of the school year to see if they got accepted. We worked in groups for this project too. Only one of the groups that entered from ty got accepted into the competition and there was also a group from fifth year that got accepted into the competition. When we got to the RDS it was packed there was lots of other school there too. We were allowed to split into different groups and go around where ever we wanted during the day but we were not allowed to leave the RDS. I spent most of the day with Kellie and Louise we always managed to lose Róisín and Niamh like every five minutes but we alas managed to be with each other at some point in the day. We first began to look around at all of the projects and some of them looked really good and interesting and people really did put a lot of effort into them after we spent some time looking at some of the projects we went to another part of the S and spent most of the time there going round in circles well it was more like a square but it’s all the same for about an hour while we were trying to look for Niamh and Róisín. When we finally found them we decided that we would go and see one of the show things. We went to the arena where e saw this juggling act. And I thought that it would be a bit boring but really it was pretty good. We had to meet up to go home at 1.45 so once we had found Niamh and Róisín we went to meet up with some the other tys. We got back to school around 3.00 s we got to spend t next 20 minutes in the hall before we got to go home it was a really good day overall.
|Our lamagtion squares... :)|