Thursday, May 6, 2010

Elementary & Jr. High Students Travel To St. Pierre

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on May 7, 2010.

By: Abigail Companion, Aaron Hancock, Nicole Keeping and Jenna Yetman

Grade 4 to 9 Students tour the newspaper in St. Pierre

Place Du General De Gaulle Square

The grade 4-9 to students went on a school trip to St. Pierre. They left on Tuesday at 2 o’clock. Thank you to the staff and parents who drove us and were in charge of students on the trip. The parents who came were Mrs. Du Toit, Mr. Reynolds, Mrs. Brothers and Dr. Hamann.

The grade 4 to 9 students and adults took a tour of the boulangerie all the bread smelled really good. They also took a tour of the lycee. It was a really big school and it had a lot of different things like a mini-nursery, a carpentry area and other interesting stuff. They also took a tour of the radio station, the museum and a bus tour of the island. They saw many horses over 320!

Last Friday was City of Corner Brook Clean-Up Day. Students picked up garbage around the school and across the street at the church and around Bishop Crosby’s walk way.

On Monday our school celebrated Music Monday. On Wednesday there was a parent information session for parents of the September 2010 French Immersion Kindergarten class.

On Tuesday it was National Teacher Day! It is a day to respect our teachers for what they do. We all think everyday should be teacher day.

On Thursday students participated in a walk for the kids help phone. Students raised money for the Kids Help Phone and some students visited classes to talk about the Kids Help Phone. We did this walk so kids can get help with their problems.

Musical practice for 101 Dalmatians has begun. Students are excited about the play and are all practicing their lines and the songs.

Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Keely Brothers who did very well in a gymnastics competition in Gander last weekend, she placed fifth overall. Also congratulations to Derek Atwood who won a bike helmet from Bell Aliant at the Aliant Bicycle Safety Presentation on Tuesday.

Class News
The Junior Kindergarten classes are welcoming a student from the College of the North Atlantic named Sara Roze. They are working on Mother’s Day activities and working on the number 9.

The Kindergarten class is working on graphing in math and is excited about class picture day.

The Grade 1 class is learning another mental math strategy using addition to subtract. In Social Studies they are learning how Corner Brook has changed over time.

The Grade 2 class is hoping the sun will shine soon so they can try out the chalk they made from egg shells. They are working on a unit all about dinosaurs.

The grade 3 and 4 class is glad to be back together. The grade 3’s did research on St. Pierre while the grade 4’s were away. They had fun this week learning new games on the playground.

The Grade 5 and 6 class have finished their sculptures are starting sculptures using recycled objects. They are busy preparing for upcoming tests and assignments this week.

The Junior High class is hard at work with their sewing projects. Mrs. Deckert has been helping them learn how to use the sewing machines. On Tuesday they had a presentation from a public health nurse student on body image. They are preparing for exams next month.

Monday is casual day! Yay!

During the month of May all bags of recycling dropped off at the school will be donated to the school Breakfast Program. Bags can be dropped off at the school or you can contact the school to have your recycling picked up.

Class photo day is Tuesday, May 11.

The mini-reporters want to say if you need help and someone to talk to call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.