Monday, January 14, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (11/1/19)

By: Angelina Burton, Charlotte Mercier, Cole Lyver, Luke Coleman, and Noah Colbourne
We would like to welcome everyone back from Christmas holidays and wish you a happy New Year!
Before the Christmas holidays, our school was buzzing with activities. Our Student Leadership Council organized the Stockings for Seniors, Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive, and Food Drive. Carter Bromley and Gabriel Rowsell represented our school with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to collect items from around our city for the Food Bank. We would like to thank our students and families for their generous contributions to these initiatives.
On the last day of school we celebrated with a school wide pancake breakfast in the morning and a school variety show in the afternoon. The talent of our students and staff is astounding!!
Mrs. Coleman and members of the prayer group were involved in the annual Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve in our school gymnasium.
This week we are back to school and settling in to our routines.
Father Roche visited IHMS to celebrate Mass with our grade 4-6 students and visit classes to perform a variety of magic tricks. It was mystifying!
On Wednesday afternoon we held an Intermediate Skills Challenge Showcase for our students and families. This was an opportunity for our grade 6-9 students show the projects and demonstrate some of the things they learned in preparation for the competition they attended in November. It was also to recognize the many successes of our students.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Mark Janes who received a silver medal in an Atom A hockey tournament last weekend. Congratulations to Luke Coleman who received a silver medal in an Atom B hockey tournament.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes welcomed a new student this week. Welcome to Abby Olmstead! They are exploring winter activities this week.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is making New Year’s resolutions and learning new letters and words every week. This week’s word is “like”. They would like to welcome Everett Lyon to their class!
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is busy making New Year’s crafts and writing their resolutions. They are doing subtraction stories in math. They would like to wish a happy New Year to all our readers!
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is happy to return to school and see all of their friends. They have been working on presentation for a show and tell activity. They have been discussing and learning about heritage buildings and sites. They are very interested in the age of these buildings, which has prompted some spontaneous math equations!
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is working on phonics, addition and subtraction this week. They are learning about gasses in science class.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is excited to welcome some visiting French students from St. Pierre during the first week of February. In French language arts they are planning a special project to welcome them to our school and city. The grade four and five students are beginning a new unit in math. The grade six students will have a unit test next week.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class really enjoyed performing their “Mission Impossible” skit for the school at the Christmas variety show before the school holiday. Everyone did a terrific job. In math they are continuing their addition and subtraction strategies.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is very excited to prepare for the Scripps School Spelling Bee next week. They are preparing to plant in their aquaponics garden.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is continuing to work on STEM builds. In language arts, they are learning about labour unions and discussing reasons people may go on strike.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is happy to be back in school after the break. They took part in a Skills Challenge assembly and expo on Wednesday afternoon. They spoke in front of the whole school about their project ideas and demonstrated some of their robotics missions.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has started a new unit in math on measurement. In science they are completing a unit about the heart.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class would like to wish everyone a happy New Year. They are now focusing their attention on preparing for the midterm exams later this month.
Coming Up
The grade four cross country ski program will begin on Tuesday. This program will continue for four weeks.

The IHMS Scripps Spelling Bee will be held in our school gymnasium on Wednesday at 1:00 pm.
Kindergarten student, Olivia Brinston, displays a clay figure she created in art class. 


Winners in the annual Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas colouring contest included, (back) L-R: Sylvia Burton, Teresa Coleman, Cohen Hartley, Abigail Benoite, Keira Pittman, Sophie Tucker; (front) L-R: Donna Fraitis, Andrew Ryan, Lexi White, Grace Coleman, and Lysea Njinang.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (20/12/18)

By: James Lao, Brooke Watton, Leah Lainey, Aaron Payne, Oscar George and Destinee Lawrence
On Monday we continued the 12 days of Christmas with a skating party hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Following the skating we sang carols and decorated our school Christmas tree in the gym. This was organized and led by the grade five and six students. In the afternoon, we watched a Christmas movie in the gym. It was a fun filled day!
Tuesday was pajama day and Wednesday was Christmas sweater day.
Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group hosted the annual All Saints Celebration on Wednesday at All Hallows Church.
Today we enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast. We would like to thank Mrs. Cornick, Mrs. Hinks, Mrs. George and Mrs. King for preparing the pancakes. The Christmas variety show is this afternoon at 1:00 pm. It will feature performances from all our classes as well as individual and group acts.
Our in class spelling bees were written this week for grade four to eight students. We would like to congratulate the students who will be continuing on to the school Scripps Spelling Bee on January 15. In grade four: Mikka Chua, Isaiah Coleman, and Jamie White-Robertson; in grade five, Ava Hodder, CarlyRae Mouland, Isralea Nagania, Lily Smallwood; and in grade six, Molly Geroge, Candace Johannsen, Erica Kennedy, Charlotte Mercier, and Kate Murphy; in grade seven, Isabelle Mercier, Kira McCarthy, and Reyd Ward; in grade eight, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Carly Johannesen, and Fatima Alkhalil.
We would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are welcoming Ms. Bowles to a full time position in JK 4. They have been making presents for their loved ones this week. They are also practicing for the variety show.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class created their Eric Carle collages after study his books for a few weeks.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is working on some special Christmas projects this week. They would like to wish all their readers a very Merry Christmas. See you in the New Year!
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class has finished their Christmas stories and Santa Portraits. They are working on a piece for the variety show. Students are very excited for Christmas.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is working on story structures and events. In math, they are discussing greatest to least. In social studies they are talking about needs and wants.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is performing a special arrangement of Silent Night for the variety show. They celebrated special French traditions this week with yummy hot chocolate and French croissants.
Ms. Williams’s grade three class worked in pairs to present their own Christmas stories. After each presentation, they answered questions from their classmates about their story. In math, they are working on estimating sums.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is very excited for the Christmas vacation. On Tuesday they had a class pizza party to celebrate Isaiah’s winning the Fire Safety Contest. They are practicing their special act for the variety show.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is finished their Christmas STEM builds. They are excited to have a special act in the variety show.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class was busy this week practicing for their class variety show act. They would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class celebrated their Secret Santa gift exchange. They finished their Little Prince novel study with a final test. They enjoyed special Christmas spelling activities.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is looking forward to Christmas break. Science 1206 students are learning how to name acids. Chemistry 2202 students are doing stoichiometry calculations.
Coming Up

School will re-open on Monday, January 7th.  The Immaculate Heart of Mary School would like to wish a Merry Christmas to everyone!
Mr. Ryley Nadon helps Lily Smallwood during the school ice skating party sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. 
Thomas Moerschell poses for a photo at the piano during the school's annual tree trimming social. 
Mary Jay Cull with her dad, Jason Cull, enjoy a pancake breakfast on the last day of school before Christmas break.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (7/12/18)

By: Grace Brake-Higgins, Israela Ngania, Ava Hodder, Maitham Al-Zubaidy, and Molly George
On Monday, Mrs. George’s class lit the first Advent candle on our Advent wreath. Abigail Benoit was the star, Nate Smallwood played Joseph and Lexi Wight played Mary, while the remainder of the class told the story.
On Thursday night we held our Christmas concert. The theme this year was “T’was the Night Before Christmas”. We would like to thank Mrs. Benyon-martinec, our musical director; Ms. Dianna Alteen, our band conductor; Thomas Moerschell, our pianist; Mr. Ron Hancock, our sound technician; Mr. Bryan McCarthy, our videographer; and Mr. Peter MacDonald our photographer. What a show it was! Congratulations to all students and staff on an amazing show.
The Student Leadership Council kicked off the twelve days of Christmas celebration with a door decorating contest. All classes are participating in the friendly competition.
We are collecting for our annual Christmas giving. Each class is collecting items for Stockings for Seniors, Fire Fighters Toy Drive, and allergy friendly food drive.
This Saturday IHMS is hosting a Winter Wonderland Craft Fair from 10-4 pm. Admission is $1 with kids under 12 free. There will be more than 40 vendors on site, a BBQ, face painting, a silent auction, a live auction at 1:00 pm, and Santa photos from 2-4 pm for $5. Elf Day Camp is also available for only $2 an hour. Drop off your littlest elves while you shop!
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to our students on a fantastic Christmas concert. Lily Smallwood, Luke Coleman, Olivia Brinston, Layla Radwan, Keira Clarke, Grace Brake-Higgins, Maisa Freitas, and CarlyRae Mouland all performed as soloists in the show.
Congratulations to Mark Janes’ hockey team who won silver medals in an Atom Tournament in Stephenville last weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes had a great time at the Christmas concert last evening. This week they made some special Christmas crafts.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning all kinds of sight words and they have planted seeds in their Little Green Thumbs Garden.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about Advent and the true meaning of Christmas. They were very excited to light the first candle on the Advent wreath this week. They are writing friendly letters to Santa. The star of the week is Lexi.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class had a very busy week getting ready for the concert. They have been working on some Christmas writing activities including story writing. In art class they worked on decorations for their door.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is practicing writing Christmas sentences this week. They are learning about liquids and gases in science class.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class presented their “publicitaire” presentations this week and are now creating a video about our school. They are very excited about it. They had a great time performing in the Christmas concert this week and decorating their classroom door. They would like to congratulate Israela Ngania who was the choreographer for the dance number in the concert.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned about the rules of capitalization this week.  They learned about writing thank you letters and began writing their own. In social studies they did oral presentations on their persuasive paragraphs.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class enjoyed playing pattern games in math after they finished the unit in math. They are hard at work preparing for the in-class Scripps Spelling Bee.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is excited to start their Christmas STEM activities. They really enjoyed using their imagination to create a Christmas scene with Legos. Their creations were on display at the Christmas concert.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class finished their heritage foundation posters this week. The students enjoyed decorating the classroom door and turning themselves into an Elf on the Shelf to display on the door.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class have been working on their data management units. They have been exploring the idea of micro representing data.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class prepared for the Christmas concert. Math 3201 students are learning about rational expressions. Math 2201 students have begun quadratic functions.
Coming Up
We will light the second candle on our Advent wreath n Monday.

Santa will visit for photos on the 13th.
Mrs. George's grade one class lit the first candle on our school Advent wreath. Pictured here are Abigail Benoit as the star, Nate Smallwood as Joseph, and Lexi Wight as Mary.

Isaiah Coleman (left), Luke Coleman (centre), and Gabriel Rowsell (right) pose for a photo before the IHMS Christmas concert last Thursday evening. 

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".