Múinteoir Connor’s Rang a 2
Fáilte romhaibh go léir chuig ár leathanach. Is breá linn a bheith ag foghlaim agus ag spraoi.
Tá súil againn go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as!
Fun Fact! Polar bears have black skin and although their fur appears white, it is actually transparent!
“People also leave presence in a place even when they are no longer there.“ – Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy is an innovative British artist and sculptor who creates huge pieces of land art in the environment, using all natural objects such as pebbles, twigs, branches, pine cones, mud, leaves and petals. We had a great time researching his artworks, and we learned that he creates temporary installations. We found the idea of temporary art fascinating, and the realisation that art would not last forever was a new concept for us!
Here we are, braving the elements in our local environment to create our own temporary art! We made sure we took some photographs, for the memories!
Ötzi The Iceman
We had a special presentation about a fantastic project that some of our students had been working on with Ms. A. O’Meara. The boys were very brave to stand up and present their work to the class. They spoke to us about how Ötzi has been preserved and they took great pride in their work which is amazing to see! We are all very excited to see their next project! Maith-sibh!
Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine!
Gaeilge agus Fáilte!
We are truly trying so very hard with our Irish in Rang a 2 and hard work deserves praise! We will post our Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine regularly. If you have Irish, please use Irish with us! Grá don Ghaeilge!
Fantastic Finished Fish
“The rainbow fish shared his scales left and right.
And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became.”
Bhí muid ag péinteáil arís! Is breá linn ag péinteáil. Nach ndearna muid go maith?
Ted Harrison Oil Pastels
“Life is a rainbow road, multicoloured with the most brilliant hues and contrasting with the darkest tones.”
We had a busy first week back at school. We enjoyed learning about English-Canadian artist, Ted Harrison. We loved the bright colours and clean lines in his work. Harrison was best known for his distinctive paintings of Yukon. You can look at his work here www.tedharrison.ca
Our Nativity has made it to the Independent website! Maith sibh!
Check out the following link. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/banter/cute/watch-we-were-amazing-dublin-schoolchildren-invite-us-to-watch-their-nativity-36413566.html
Comhghairdeachas libh go léir! Bhí sibh ar fheabhas! Tá bród mór ar Ms. Connor agus Mr. Glynn.
Is réaltaí sibh!
Ceolchoirm na Nollag
Rang a 2 (1) and Rang a 2 (2) joined together to perform the annual HCNS Nativity Play. We performed at the Senior Concert on 15th December and again at the Junior Concert on the 20th. A video journalist from the Independent came out to video the play on the 15th and he interviewed some of our talented performers.
Míle buíochas le Ms. A O’Meara and Beat who helped with our superb props and costumes. Míle buíochas freisin le Múinteoir Moriarty who took some pictures at the dress rehearsal on the 14th which can be seen here. http://www.haroldscrossns.ie/school-events/christmas-concert-2017/
Bhí cuairteoir againn i Rang a 2!
We were very lucky to have a special friend with us for the month of December. Elvis the Elf kept us very entertained with his antics in the classroom. Ná bí dána, Elvis! We will miss him very much when he returns to the North Pole! Slán leis!
We also had a visit from Daidí na Nollag!
Santa told us that we had lovely manners and that we had to continue with our good behaviour in the new year! He was also wondering what Elvis had been up to!
Rainbow Fish Clay
We very much enjoyed experimenting with clay recently! We were inspired by the story of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share.
We used this Self Portrait by Frida Kahlo as a stimulus in a recentart lesson. We 💛 Frida!
Frida Kahlo was born in Coyoacán, Mexico (just south of MexicoCity) on July 6, 1907. She grew up with her parents and six sisters, during the Mexican revolution, which started in 1910. She loved to draw when she was a child, preferring to be alone than playing with her sisters. During her life, she had many, many medical problems and injuries that caused her a lot of physical pain; this is important to note because her pain and isolation isreflected in her paintings. 🎨
Frida was a strong voice for women, at a time when women did not have as many rights as they do now. She was an advocate for indigenous rights, and spoke against commercialisation and imperialism, sometimes between industrialised US and pre-industrial Mexico. Frida Kahlo died July 14, 1954. #girlpower
Is breá linn a bheith ag damhsa! As part of the Dance strand in PE we are really lucky to have Audrey come out on Fridays to do Zumba with us. We have some very impressive dance moves!
Is breá linn ceol! As part of the Music curriculum we are really lucky to have Catherine come out on Mondays to do music with us. We watched and listened to performances by Stomp! and then made our own percussion pieces.
Here is the link to Stomp! on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US7c9ASVfNc
Click the links labelled Ceol a-f to see us perform!
Click the link to see a short recording from the amazing Graffiti Classics. It was such a treat to hear such beautiful instruments. We loved having them in with us!