Hello everyone Ms. Farrell here! Firstly apologies for the lack of posts recently. Our class has been extremely busy over the past few weeks but I am here to fill you in on what has been happening!
The class were very busy last week working on their mini projects. They each picked any topic and researched and compiled their projects themselves. Then they presented them to the class. They all did a fantastic job. Here are some of their projects.
Some of the fantastic projects on display outside our classroom!
And below are some of the projects up close!!
In Art we have been concentrating on drawing and we completed our drawings on ‘Forehsortening’. Here are the pictures. The children drew the feet and hands and then filled in the bodies as if they were far away. They all turned out really well and look very impressive for visitors to our room.
Speaking of visitors, yesterday and today our class took part in a Bizworld workshop. This workshop was run by Bizworld and it develops the children’s business, entrprenurial and enterprise skills. The children were divided into companies. They then had to devise a company name, logo, slogan and product. Each member had an important job and were all Directors in the company. They groups then devised a poster, TV advertisement and merchandise.
Then came the big moment… the companies had to present their products in the Dragon’s Den. Mr. Moloney and Mr. Kiernan Kelly (Bank of Ireland, Athy) were the Dragons. Each company were seeking investments and all of them did extremely well to secure investments. The class then presented their products to fourth class and fourth class had the opportunity to invest in a company of their choice.
It was a fantastic couple of days, full of fun and excitement. The children learned alot (Maths, English, Art and other subject areas were linked to the workshop) and I was very proud of the hard work they all put into their companies. I think there are definitely some budding entrepreneurs in Room 12!!
Here are some photographs of the companies work…