Student Blogging Challenge 2013 – No.8: These are a Few of Our Favourite Things.

For the last few weeks we have been doing

the Student Blogging Challenge 2013. This is Challenge 8.

We were asked to write about on Ten Favourite Things.

You can read more about it here:  Student Blogging Challenge – No. 8


1. Our Favourite Thing to do in school is to sing and make music.

 notes of a rock song
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2nd Class Room 6 are a class who really love to sing and make music.

It was something Teacher noticed almost immediately

when she came to teach the class in September.

We love all the singing we do when we are learning in class.

We sing our tables.

We learn Irish through song.

We sing hymns.

We enjoy singing traditional songs and pop songs.

But we often find ourselves singing at other times too.

We will do practicing our handwriting and someone will start to hum.

Someone will join in and then someone else.

And before we know it the whole class is singing.

The Voice
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That is how Teacher found out that we really like

the ‘Minecraft’ version of Taio Cruz’s pop song Dynamite

and Katy Perry’s Firework

We also play the recorder

and give us the box of percussion instruments

and we couldn’t be happier.


2. Our Favourite Thing to do in class is learn:

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For example: JC says he would love to learn to say hello

and good bye in French and Russian and Chinese.

He would love to learn to have a conversation in Chinese and French.

He wonders who invented machines like the clock.

He would like to learn about space and gravity and the planets.


Cian says he would like to learn how to speak every language in the world.

And he would like to learn about different religions.

He would like to know how to fly a plan or a speedboat or

a car or a motor bike. Now that would be fun.


Jack S  would like to learn how to talk in every language

and he would like to learn how to drive a truck and a car.

He would like to learn how to play baseball and Gaelic.

He would like to learn how to fly an aeroplane

or a jet or a boat or a speed boat or a motorbike.

He would like to learn how to bungee jump

or to jump out of a plane in a parachute.

He would like to learn how to draw a lion or a dog or a rhino.

He would like to know how do you grow a tree or a flower?


Obviously we won’t be learning all of those things in school.

But we are learning some of the skills that would be helpful

and we are learning how to learn.


3. Our Favourite Thing to learn about is The Animal Kingdom.

From the tiniest Irish Mammals; the pipstrelle bat and pygmy shrew 

to the largest creature on this earth, the Blue Whale,

Blue whale, Loreto, Baja California Sur
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we love learning about The Animal Kingdom.

We learn about habits and habitat, diet and predators.

This week, Fiona the school’s Green School Co-ordinator

sent us the link to The Irish Whales&Dolphin Group

where we can search for local sightings.


4. Our Favourite Thing to do on a rainy day is Art.

Abstract Fluid Landscape
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We really enjoyed Art this year.

We developed our skills and we learned

that there is no such thing as a mistake in Art.

We worked in 2D and 3D and we also did Digital Art.

We participated in  Digital Art Week 2013

and learned how to use really interesting online tools like Scribbler

 Isabella says: 

“I draw sketches of trees and nature and stars.

I draw forest and waterfalls and icicles. It is great to do art.

You can make amazing things. I even go out at night to draw owls

and hedgehogs and foxes.


5. Our Favourite Thing to do when we have

‘nothing to do’ is to go to our blog.

Rainbow on cd
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Jack K says:

We can put our names into the search facility

and check back over the work we have done

during the year. We can practice our maths using 

The School Hub’s Balloon Popping Game

We can click on Educational Websites

in the menu and check out activities

we enjoy like Draw a Stick Man


6. Our Favourite Place to go on a Friday at the end of a week’s work

is Mrs. Mooney’s Sweetshop.

A Rainbow of Flavors
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Mrs. Mooney’s shop is right beside the school.

This magical shop is famous nationally and last year

we nominated it as the best shop in Ireland!

24 Reasons Why Mrs. Mooney’s shop is special on PhotoPeach


7.Our Favourite Thing to do on Saturday morning is sport.

The Ghost - HDR
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There is a great deal of variety in the sports that the students

of 2nd Class Room 6 are involved in.

These include Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie, Rugby, Football,

Tennis, Taekwondo, Swimming, Horse Riding and Gymnastics.


Max wrote: ‘If I had a favourite thing it would be football

because I always wanted to be a footballer

and it is an exciting sport because

things can happen in football that you do not expect.

My favourite football team is Liverpool

and I supported Liverpool all my life

and I will never change that.


Alice says: ‘I love gymnastics.

I go to it every Saturday

and I do jumping and cart wheeling

and I do the crab’.


8. Our Favourite Treat is to go to the cinema.

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats
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2nd class Room 6 often talk about the films that they go to at weekend.

Generally we will review them and give them a mark out of ten.

Usually we give the films we see full marks.

It is very rare that film is given a poor mark.

Movies we have enjoyed recently include ‘The Croods,’

‘Oz, Great and Powerful’ and ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’.


9. Our Favourite Present to receive is a book.

girls with butterfly book
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For example as Niamh explains:

‘My favourite thing to do is read.

I like to read books written by Roald Dahl and Anne Fine

and Jenny Nimmo and Jill Tomlinson and Dick King Smith.

I have had a library card since I was three, because my nanny got me it.

I have loads of books at my house and I mostly read them at night.

I like to read non-fiction books more than fiction books‘.


And finally:

10. Our Favourite Thing in All the World is our family

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Alice wrote:

My favourite thing in the world is my family.

Without my family I would not be here right now.

My Dad gives my family the money to live right now.

My Mum gives me food to live. My siblings play with me.

Without them I would be very lonely.

When my siblings are not here (very rarely) I play with my dog.

I love my family and they love me.

These are a few of our favourite things!

4 thoughts on “Student Blogging Challenge 2013 – No.8: These are a Few of Our Favourite Things.

  1. 2nd class room 6,
    WOW! is all I can say.

    Great descriptions of your favourite things, links and images included. I also love the variety of tools you have used to show off your singing and talk about Mrs Mooney’s shop.

    A lot of hard work put into this post. Congratulations.

  2. Dear Miss W.
    Thank you very much for the positive comments.
    We had fun thinking about our favourite things.
    We learned a lot during the Student Blogging Challenge.
    The thing we learned to do that makes the most difference to the blog
    is to use Compfight 🙂 We love choosing images that suit our story.
    The most fun we had recently was when some of us wrote about our dogs
    and we searched Compfight to find the photographs that look like them.
    Thank you,
    2nd Class Room 6

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