Saturday, March 20, 2010

Music Festival & St. Patrick's Day Kept Us Busy

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on March 19, 2010

By: Abigail Companion, Nicole Keeping and Jenna Yetman

Junior Kindergarten class dressed up in their St. Patrick's Day outfits. (L-R): Clare Coleman, Caylie Browning. Sidney Hynes, Arabella LeBlanc, and Hailey Veitch.

Yay! The Rotary Music Festival has started. The IHMS choirs sang on Wednesday at Corner Brook Regional High and did great. Our school choir song “I Love to Laugh” was enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to our teachers and Mr. Graham for helping to make it a success.

Short clip of our Chamber Choir performing at the 2010 Corner Brook Rotary Music Festival

Many of our students have performed in the Rotary Music Festival this week including: Tarik Rodrigues, Anna Brake, MacKenzie Brothers, Nicola Du Toit, Aaron Hancock, Nicole Keeping, Jasmine Penney, Carla Du Toit, Sarah Keeping, Patrick Davis, and Andrew Dolomount. Congratulations to you all.

Students have started selling QSP magazine orders. We love to read. These sales will continue until March 29. Congratulations to Teagan O’Reilly who won the ostrich in the first prize draw on Monday for the QSP magazine orders. There will be more draws to come.

There was a sock hop and green theme day on Tuesday to celebrate St. Patricks’s Day. The sock hop was in aid of the girls’ basketball team. Everyone looked fantastic in green. Also to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Student Leadership Council had a scavenger hunt with pot of gold prizes for classes and a chocolate gold coin sale.

Today is apple day. As part of the Kids Eat smart breakfast program we will be doing apple activities and enjoying apples with our breakfast. Some of the treats we will have are yogurt apple parfaits and apple fruit salad.

This weekend grade 6 student, Jasmine Penney, will travel to the Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games in Grand Falls. Jasmine will be competing in figure skating. We wish her lots of good luck!

Class News
The Junior Kindergarten classes are starting the number 7 and the letter “J”. They are doing apple tasting for apple day.

The Kindergarten class is learning their sight words and working on their letters. They are also learning about fruits and vegetables.

The Grade 1 class had a great time with their trivia challenge “Reach for the Stars” on Monday. The student’s parents came in to watch and they had a lot of fun. On St. Patrick’s Day they tried to catch a leprechaun, but he kept getting away.

The Grade 2 class is doing leprechaun activities in computer class. They had lots of fun examining leprechaun’s footsteps and reading the poems he left behind.

The grade 3 and 4 class made a cake in math for fractions. They enjoyed the sock hop and St. Patrick’s Day.

The Grade 5 and 6 class is almost done their sewing projects. They decorated the classroom for St. Patrick’s Day. Their paper mache solar system is now hanging from the ceiling.

The Junior High class made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies this week in Enrichment. After Easter they will begin a sewing unit and will learn about how to budget.

There will be an information session on Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm in the gym for parents of our September 2010 Junior Kindergarten classes and our full day English and French Immersion Kindergarten.

Next Thursday is staff meeting and early dismissal for students.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school on March 29th and 30th.

The mini-reporters love green apples. See you next week!