This year National Tree Day is being celebrated on the 3rd of October. In 5A we will be preparing for the day by learning about different trees. The children will be researching some of the different trees that grow in Ireland and preparing a digital book showing all the have learnt. We will be using Copyright free images in our book as part of our lessons on learning to use online resources correctly but the children are also encouraged to try and take some photos themselves of their chosen tree (if you can find one nearby). We are also hoping to plant a tree on the school grounds on the day itself. The children can began the process by researching some information on their chosen tree. I've included some links below to help the children get started. I have also shown them how to access the World Book Online for free. This is done by first accessing the www.scoilnet.ie website and then finding the link to the World Book Online. It's a fantastic way to research for a project and they should find many uses for it in the coming months and years. There is also a quick video on the parents page showing how to do this as well as a video explaining something called a Creative Commons Search. I will be explaining this in more detail over the coming weeks as we begin our first project of the year.
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