Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (30/11/18)

By: Candace Johannesen, Sommer Lawrence, Jake Morey, Alyssa Power, Gabe Rowsell
Our junior kindergarten classes continued their Helping Hands project this week. They are collecting gently used warm winter clothing for all ages.
We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring a merchandise bingo and a 50/50 draw to benefit our school gym. The initiatives raised $5,000! Thank you to the IHMS community for supporting this project. The winner of the 50/50 draw was Jody Sheppard with ticket #3906.
On Wednesday of this week, we celebrated the Divine Mercy with Mrs. Coleman and members of the school prayer group.
We would like to congratulate our grade six to nine students who participated in the Intermediate Skills Challenge last weekend. Our Lego Robotics Team, Space Dawgs, consisting of Molly George, Candace Johannesen, Erica Kennedy, Leah Lainey, Charlotte Mercier, Jack Richardson and Brooke Watton won the Project Innovative Solution Award. They also placed first in the Overall Project Category for Robotics. Our Lego Robotics Team, Space Rangers, consisting of Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Jacob Cull, Destinee Lawrence, Kate Murphy, Aaron Payne, Alyssa Power, Gabe Rowsell, Nikola Verbiski, Aaron White and Graham Zilkowsky placed first in the Robot Performance Category. They were also silver medalists in the Overall Robotics Category; placing second provincially out of seventeen teams.
Additionally, Jenna Cammie and Isabelle Mercier won a bronze medal in the IT Scavenger Hunt Category, Fatima Alkahlil and Keira Clarke were bronze medalists in TV Video Production and Emily Payne and Mathew Penney won a silver medal in Wind Turbine.  
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Robert Morrissey who won a silver medal at the Atom Hockey Tournament this weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes welcomed a new friend, Lucas Butt, to their class this week. They are learning about the meaning of Christmas and making Christmas crafts.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning about the number “5” and the sight words “I’ and “can”.  They are learning lots in kindergarten!
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is adding and subtracting to 12. They are all learning about Advent which starts this Sunday. They are excited that the seeds they planted last week have sprouted! The star of the week is Kylee.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is started their adding and subtracting unit in math. The students have been really happy about all the snow. They are making snowman pictures with oil pastels.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is making winter artwork this week. They are learning about liquids and solids in science class and doing addition and subtraction problems.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is finishing their oral presentations this week. All classes are working on their new math units.
Ms. Williams’s grade three class learned about persuasive writing and had a lot of fun writing convincing arguments and presenting them to the class. In math, they had a test on numeration.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class started a new unit in science class. They are excited about all the things they are learning about light. Their sound instruments were very creative.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class has been preparing their simple machines and powered mechanisms kits in preparation for their STEM project.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has started a new strategy unit on inferring. They are reading a book called “Iqbal” and learning about child slavery in Pakistan.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has started their unit on data management units in math. In social studies, they are working on their history of Christmas project.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class had an awesome trip to St. John’s for the Skills Challenge. Students are busy preparing for the Christmas concert. Writing 2203 students are writing narrative essays. Science 1206 students are naming ionic compounds.
Coming Up

Our school Christmas concert will take place on Thursday evening in our school gym at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Grade six student, Alyssa Power, poses for a photo on Mickey Theme Day for the mouse's 90th birthday celebration at IHMS.
Fabian Ryan, Charlea Boyd-Martyn, and Carrie Hoskins display a project they completed on healthy eating. 
Grade three students, Zackery Burden and Oliver Carey MacDonald, are working together to build a strong tower in science class.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (22/11/18)

By: Sommer Lawrence, Israela Ngania, Jake Morey, Ava Hodder, and Grace Brake-Higgins
We would like to congratulate Gabriel Rowsell, Candace Johannesen, and Charlotte Mercier who represented our school on Tuesday evening at the YMC Peace Week Speak-Off. Charlotte Mercier was declared the overall winner.
The grade 6 to Level 1 students departed on Thursday morning for the Intermediate Skills Challenge in St. John’s. On Friday, they will visit the Basilica for mass, Axtion, and the MUN Aqua Arena. The completion will take place on Saturday at the College of the North Atlantic.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Lysea Njinang who received an awesome award for Front Round House Kick from Bennett’s Tae Kwon Do.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about healthy living. They are enjoying the snow on the playground and learning about the letter “g” and the number “7”.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning new letters every week. This week is “h” and “b”. Eric Carle is a fascinating and creative artist and author. They love learning about him.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about their senses in science class. They are learning the difference between needs and wants in social studies. They were excited to fill 78 boxes for Operation Christmas Child with the help of the entire school.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is reviewing winter words, did a reading comprehension activity on winter with a focus on answering questions with well stated answers. They are also talking about healthy friendships and including everyone.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about numbers to 100 in math and matter in science.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class would like to congratulate Charlotte Mercier who won the YMCA Peace Week Speak Off on Tuesday night.  The grade four and five students would like to wish the grade six students the best of luck in the Intermediate Skills Challenge this weekend. Everyone is starting a new math unit this week.
Ms. Williams’s grade three class studied French vocabulary relating to “la salle de classes”. Through song and games they learned French names of classroom objects, rooms in the school, and other words relating to school and the classroom.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class started a new novel study on the Canada Geese Quilt. This is an interesting novel that teaches them about geese, quilts, constellations, and especially the importance of family.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is enjoying their research project on Nubia. They are also looking forward to starting their weather forecasts.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class presented speeches this week for the YMCA Peace Week Speak Off. The theme was: Build Community. Act for Peace. They are very excited to attend the Intermediate Skills Challenge this weekend in St. John’s.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class have been working very hard to prepare for the annual Skills Challenge and Lego Robotics Competition in St. John’s this weekend.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is wishing good luck to the grade 7-9 students in the Intermediate Skills Challenge this weekend. The grade 10 students are also travelling with the group and will do tours and activities in St. John’s on Saturday.
Coming Up
The Knights of Columbus 50/50 draw and merchandise Bingo will take place this Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Report Cards will be distributed to students next Wednesday, November 28th with parent teacher interviews on Thursday, November 29th.
Junior High students, Jenna Cammie, Reyd Ward, Rosemary Owolabi, Isabelle Mercier, Keira Clarke, Rebecca Janes, and Jacob Bursey, enjoy some time in the school yard during physical education to build a snowman.
Mallory Chambers works on her novel study in Mrs. Hink's language arts class.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (16/11/18)

By: Angelina Burton, Charlotte Mercier, Cole Lyver, Brady Green, Luke Coleman, Noah Colbourne
The grade 6-level III students finished their leaf raking fundraiser last Friday afternoon. They would like to thank everyone for their generous donations. It was another successful fundraiser.
The Prayer Group celebration scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled this week because of the storm, but will go ahead on a later date.
Mrs. George’s class hosted another successful Operation Christmas Child. Thank you to all our families for their generous donations. The students were able to fill 78 boxes for children in need!
The Knights of Columbus is hosting a Merchandise Bingo at our school on November 25 at 2:00 pm. We are also selling 50/50 tickets in aid of our school gym floor project. The draw will take place on Sunday.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Jamie White-Robertson who cut her hair and donated it to the Canadian Cancer Society this week.
Congratulations to Luke Coleman, Isaiah Coleman, and Thomas Moerschell who traveled to St. John’s to participate in the Atlantic Boychoir Christmas Truce Concert.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes welcomed two Early Childhood Education students this week from the College of the North Atlantic. The students are completing a five-week placement. The students are learning about healthy living and practicing for the Christmas concert.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is beginning a theme on Eric Carle. The students were excited to have two snow days this week! They are enjoying playing in the snow outside.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class packed 78 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this week. In science, they are learning about how their senses help them.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is working to finish off their representing numbers unit in math. They have also begun some addition strategies. They are discovering building materials and foundations in science.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about matter in science. They are comparing numbers in math class.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is completing their math units this week. Students are working in groups to prepare an oral presentation.
Mrs. Williams’s grade three class started a new unit in science on structures. They learned what makes bridges so strong and then worked in pairs to see who could build the strongest bridge. It was a lot of fun!
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is starting their patterning unit in math and beginning a novel study in language arts this week.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is excited to start a new unit in science on weather. They were especially excited that winter arrived this week with a two day closure for winter storms.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has been working hard in preparation for the Intermediate Skills Challenge. Students also wrote speeches this week for the YMCA Peace Week Speak-Off.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is counting down the days to the Skills Challenge trip. The groups have been working very hard on practicing the skills they will demonstrate next week. They will soon complete their novel study on “The Little Prince”.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class finished the leaf raking fundraiser last Friday afternoon. Canadian Studies students are learning about weather and climate of Canada. Earth Systems 3209 students are learning about igneous rocks.
Coming Up
The YMCA Peace Week Speak Off for grade six students is Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm.
The school photographer will do re-takes of school photos on Tuesday, November 28th.
Our school Christmas concert is on December 6 at 7:00 pm.

The IHMS Winter Wonderland Craft Fair is on Saturday, December 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. Crafters and entrepreneurs are invited to book a table for $25.
Imogen Ash works with letters in a hands on literacy activity in kindergarten.
 Grade seven student, Rebecca Janes, works in the school cafeteria making homemade pancakes. Rebecca and her partner Reyd Ward will compete in the Intermediate Skills Challenge in the Junior Chef category next week.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (10/11/18)

By: Kate Murphy, Ava Hodder, Lily Smallwood, Luke Coleman
This week IHMS students and families honoured our veterans with a Remembrance Day Assembly. We would like to thank Mr. Drew Nadon and the grade seven and eight students for organizing this annual event. All classes participated in honouring our veterans. The senior band performed and Christian Mouland played the last post. We would like to thank Mr. Al O’Connell of the Royal Canadian Legion, Father White, Lt(N) Cheryl Cull, and Captain Jason Cull for their contributions to our annual assembly.
Our basketball season is well underway. The grade six boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are looking forward to their first tournament. The grade three and four teams will begin skill development following the long weekend.
The kindergarten and grade three classes were involved with a live chat with students in Barcelona. A student from the class in Barcelona came to their class along with his sister and parents. They shared traditions regarding Halloween with the students. They learned a lot about the customs and traditions that take place in Barcelona.
The Knights of Columbus is hosting a Merchandise Bingo at our school on November 25 and selling 50/50 tickets in aid of our school gym floor project.
Stars of the Week
The IHMS school community would like to thank our veterans for their service to our country. You are our heroes.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the importance of Remembrance Day. They made their own poppies and really enjoyed taking part in the Remembrance Day assembly. They are learning about the letter “f” and the number 6.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning all about friends and talking about the importance of Remembrance Day.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is writing about Remembrance Day this week and learning about the brave people who fought to keep Canada free. They are building numbers in math and sorting items for Operation Christmas Child.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is learning about Remembrance Day. The students learned a new song, read poetry, and have worked on an art piece.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is working on ordering numbers and phonics. Students are writing free verse poems about Remembrance Day.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class have been busy writing essays and making posters of Remembrance Day. They sang a beautiful song at the assembly and did an amazing job. All classes are finishing their unit in math and are preparing for a test next week. Students are also participating in many oral activities and incorporating new vocabulary and verbs.
Ms. Williams’s grade three class shared their Halloween stories with each other and worked on their procedural writing this week. In math they practiced counting forward and backwards by 3’s and 4’s on 100,200, and 300 charts. In health class they learned the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles and the importance of good posture.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is very busy! They had a math test this week and finished writing their Remembrance Day essays and crafts. They are making instruments in science class.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class started a new strategy unit in language arts on making connections. They are reading a new book called “Rapunzel: The One With All The Hair”.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is finishing their airplane Olympics in science class. They are excited to start a new unit on electricity. The students are working on their projects for the First Lego League Robotics Competition at the end of the month.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class planned and organized our annual Remembrance Day Assembly. Students are working on their forgotten soldier project.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class made a slideshow presentation for the Remembrance Day Assembly. Biology 3201 students are learning about endocrine hormones and Science 1206 students are learning about the periodic table and Bohr diagrams.
Coming Up
Our school Christmas concert is on December 6 at 7:00 pm.
Hoodie orders are being accepted in the office until November 16th.

The IHMS Winter Wonderland Craft Fair is on Saturday, December 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. Crafters and entrepreneurs are invited to book a table for $25.
Members of the senior band, (L-R) Fatima Alkhalil, Rebekah Calbert, Paige Walsh and Keira Clarke, play O'Canada during the school's Remembrance Day Assembly on Thursday morning. 
Lauren Green (left) and Liam Brinston (right) enjoy some reading time in the classroom's "Reading Cove".

Monday, November 5, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (2/11/18)

By: James Lao, Brooke Watton, Leah Lainey, Aaron Payne, Oscar George, and Destinee Lawrence
The Knights of Columbus is hosting a Merchandise Bingo at our school on November 25 and selling 50/50 tickets in aid of our school gym floor project.
Our student leadership council organized a costume parade and haunted walk on the stage for all students. It was a great day of activities, and Halloween themed learning.
Mrs. George’s grade one class has begun collecting for Operation Christmas Child. They are collecting new toys, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, face cloths, and tooth brushes to pack for children in need.
The Girls’ and Boys’ basketball teams have begun weekly practice sessions. They are looking forward to a great season ahead.
Our intermediate Skills Challenge team will begin their Leaf Raking Fundraiser this weekend. Depending on the weather, this may continue into next week.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Isaiah Coleman who won second place in the SSNL Island Qualifier in Cross Country Running for grade four boys last weekend in Kippens.
We would like to congratulate winners in the Lions Club Peace Week poster contest. Reyd Ward received first place, Carly Johannesen placed second, CarlyRae Mouland placed third.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes welcome Charlee Howse to JK2 this week. They are learning about the importance of Remembrance Day as well as practicing their poems for the school Remembrance Day ceremony.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is completing their research project this week. They really enjoyed learning activity stations on Halloween and the costume parade in the gym.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has been learning some Halloween poems. They are working hard with their spelling tests. The star of the week is Jonathan.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class was very excited to celebrate Halloween this week. Much of their work has been Halloween themed. They finished their Halloween stories, worked through Halloween centres, and completed Halloween story problems in math.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is studying free verse poems this week. They are learning about counting money and studying air and water in science.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class immensely enjoyed the Halloween activities in the gym. They are preparing their song for the Remembrance Day assembly. All classes will have a math test next week. The grade four’s will present their project d’un Explorateur on Monday.
Mrs. Williams’s grade three class learned about water erosion and why there is sand at the beach. In social studies they are learning about different land forms in the Atlantic region. They also listened to a fun song about the provinces of Canada, the capitals and the symbols.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is learning a lot about respectfulness of Remembrance Day. They are learning about explorers in social studies and will soon share their findings with the class.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class has had a fun week working on Halloween STEM builds in science class. They are almost finished writing Remembrance Day essays.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has started working on their robotics project. The class is joined with some junior high students and they have formed two teams: Space Rangers and Space DAWGS. They are finishing their paper airplane Olympics in science class.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is starting a novel study on The Little Prince. They enjoyed the Halloween spelling games in language arts this week and taking part in the Haunted Walk on the school stage on Wednesday.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class will participate in a leaf raking fundraiser this weekend. They would like to welcome Amber Fudge, a Level 1 student, to their class this week. Math 2201 students are learning about parallel lines and angles.  Earth Science 3209 students are learning about geologic time.
Coming Up
Monday, November 5 is a casual day in aid of Team Broken Earth. Students are asked to bring $1.
Our school Remembrance Day assembly will take place on Thursday, November 8 at 10:45 am.
IHMS will host a Winter Wonderland Craft fair on December 8th. Call the school to book your vendor table.
The IHMS Christmas concert will be on December 6, 2018.
Junior kindergarten students, Avarie Hutchings-Chaulk, Sarah Ketcha, Mabel Van Lier, and Ryder Parsons explore fall in their classroom. 
Jacob Youden (left) and Yasmin Alkhalil work on estimation in math class with recycled manipulates.
Isabelle Mercier (left) and Jenna Cammie (right) dressed up as Veronica and Betty from the Riverdale series for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (26/10/18)

By: Lily Smallwood, CarlyRae Mouland, Carter Bromley, Jacob Cull, Erica Kennedy, Nikola Verbiski
Last Friday’s Janeway pajamarama was a huge success. Thank you to everyone for their support of this worthwhile fundraiser.  
Mrs. George’s grade one class is launched Operation Christmas Child this week! They are collecting items such as tooth brushes, colouring books, pencil sharpeners, pencil leads, and small toys to fill for children in developing countries.
We would like to thank Mrs. George, Mr. George, Mr. McCarthy and our team of fabulous teachers on another successful Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you also to our students and families for purchasing books. All proceeds from the Scholastic Book Fair goes back into our school! Stay tuned to hear the final sales total next week.
As part of our Farm to School Grant, Ms. Janice Galliott, Ms. Ingrid Watkin and Mrs. Cheryl Cull travelled to St. John’s for a workshop and training. We look forward to learning all about it and beginning this program in our school.
Good luck to our runners participating in the SSNL Cross Country Running Island Qualifier. Isaiah Coleman will represent our school on Saturday for the elementary boys.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Lauren Green who was the winner in the City of Corner Brook Fire Department’s annual Fire Safety Week Slogan Contest. Lauren’s slogan: “When you hear the fire alarm, leave quietly so no one is harmed” will be featured on the Fire Safety Vehicle for 2018-2019. Lauren received an individual prize and her class will receive a pizza party. Congratulations also to Isaiah Coleman who won the colouring contest. Isaiah won a personal prize and a pizza party for his class as well.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are making Halloween crafts and carving their pumpkins this week in preparation for Halloween. They enjoyed the scholastic book fair.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class really enjoyed pajamarama day last week. The students are working with letters and letter sounds.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing spooky writing this week! They are grouping numbers to 20 in math and starting to collect items for Operation Christmas Child. The star of the week is Jessie.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is working on estimating and grouping large numbers. They are learning about structures in science and made haunted houses out of cereal boxes.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about estimation and base ten. In social studies they are learning about important people in our communities.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is looking forward to Halloween activities. The grade fours are learning about adding and subtracting three and four digit numbers. The grade five students are modelling and re-naming numbers, while grade six students are renaming numbers.
Mrs. Williams’s grade three class would like to say thank you to everyone for their support of the Textile Recycling Drive. The class is excited to begin daily three literacy centres in language arts. In art class this week they used paper plates to make turtles they designed and coloured.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is excited about Halloween next week. They are respectfully learning about Remembrance Day and writing essays for the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual contest.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class had a great time designing and playing their human body board game. They are excited to start their Nubia project in social studies.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has started working on their “Into Orbit” project for First Lego League Robotics. The students are very excited to help solve real world problems about humans living in space.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is preparing for the upcoming Intermediate Skills Challenge. In social studies the students have been learning about the political parties in Canada.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is looking forward to the class leaf raking fundraiser on November 3 and 4. The Canadian studies students are learning about Canadian landforms and geography. Science 1206 students are learning about the nutrient cycles.
Coming Up
Fall leaf raking fundraiser Nov 3 & 4 for the Intermediate Skills Challenge.
November 25th Merchandise Bingo in aid of the IHMS capital works project to replace the gymnasium floor.
IHMS will host a craft fair on December 8th in our school gym. Anyone who would like to set up a table can call the school to be a part of the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair.
French immersion students in Mme. Ryan's class work on building structures with blocks. Pictured left to right are: Maggie Payne, Adam Thomas, and Emily Tucker.
Reyd ward (left) holds a display board for Rebecca Janes (right) as she presents her book talk on a novel called "Wish" for language arts. 
Grade one students Abigail Benoite (left) and Kylee Parsons (right) pose for a photo during the school's fundraiser for the Janeway last week.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (19/10/18)

By: Grace Brake Higgins, Israela Ngania, Ava Hodder, Molly George, Kate Murphy
Today is pajama-rama day in aid of the Janeway. Students and staff are dressed in their pyjamas for the day. The Student Leadership Council is hosting a movie day in the gym with a chips and candy sale. The movie everyone is watching is Hotel Transylvania 3. We would like to extend a special thank you to Nikola Verbiski and Kate Murphy who made popcorn to sell in aid of the Janeway.
This week was Waste Reduction Week. We celebrated with a number of school wide activities including litterless lunch, one hour no power, recyclable art projects and a textile recycling drive. Ms. Williams’ grade three class organized the textile recycling drive. The students made poster to place around the school advertising the initiative. The collected clothing will be donated to the local Salvation Army.
Our Cross Country Running team participated in a race at the Participark hosted by St. Peter’s Academy. Our grade three representatives included Jacob Butt, Logan Butt, Zackery Burden, and Sylvia Burton; in grade four we had Isaiah Coleman, Mikka Ochoa and Mark Janes; in grade five we had Luke Coleman; and in grade six we had Molly George and Alyssa Power. We would like to congratulate Luke Coleman who placed second for grade five boys. Congratulations to everyone on the team for a great season of Cross Country Running.
Lynelle Cantwell, the Canadian red Cross Youth Leadership Ambassador visited our school to share her story about bullying and empowerment with our grade 5 to 12 students on Thursday. The students enjoyed the presentation very much.
Stars of the Week
Rebekah Calbert who cut her hair and donated it this week.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about community helpers. They are excited for pajama-rama day.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning all about bats, pandas, penguins and many more animals. They are fascinated with these animals. On Thursday the public health nursing students presented to the students on handwashing.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the seasons in science class. They are making Halloween decorations out of recycled bottles and boxes. The star of the week is Jayden.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is working on representing and counting large numbers. They are working to reduce their waste in all ways to be better stewards of the environment.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is studying ordering, positions and estimation. They are learning what dries up water in science class.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is working on French novel studies this week.
Mrs. Williams’s grade three class learned about declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences in language arts this week. The class made it their goal to raise awareness about textile recycling for Waste Reduction Week. They put up posters around the school and spread the word about Textile Tuesday.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class really enjoyed their language arts fact hunt. They now have beans growing in their aquaponics garden.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class really enjoyed the field trip to the Agriculture Expo. They are researching and writing biographies about heroes.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is excited to start Lego Robotics this week. They are learning how to program this week and exploring the theme on space.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has started integer unit in math. In social studies are exploring post confederation Canada.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is beginning preparation for the skills challenge. Writing 2203 students are completing journal entries and resumes. Biology 3201 students are learning about structure and function of the ear.
Coming Up
Our Scholastic Book Fair Family Night is Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

School photos are Thursday, October 25.
Junior kindergarten students, Anna Claire Sheppard and Ellie Strickland, spend some time using recycled materials to make artwork in their classroom. 
Adam Thomas and Maggie Payne read to their stuffed animals in French during the school pajama-rama day in aid of the Janeway.
 Luke Coleman placed second in the grade five boys' race hosted by St. Peter's Academy on Wednesday afternoon.