Friday, April 1, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, April 1, 2011 - Happy April Fool's Day!

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This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, April 1, 2011.

By: Vanessa Ford, Maria Reynolds and Jenna Yetman

Kids Eat Smart Apple Day. Twins, Gordon (left) and Gavin Staples (right), enjoy an apple treat with their dad Bernie Staples.

Everyone enjoyed Thomas Bradbury’s movie “Thomas the Dragon and Princess”. His movie screening collected over $100 for the playground project!

The grade 5 and 6 class had a great time downhill skiing and snowboarding last Friday. Thank you to Mr. Hancock and Ms. Dutton for going with the class. Thank you to Dr. Zuin, Dr. Hamann, Mr. King, Mr. Hancock and Ms. Dutton for driving the group.

This week was Multiculturalism Week. Each class had celebrations and learned about different cultures, how to say “hello” in many languages and tasted foods from around the world.

The student nurses are now completed their work placement in the Junior Kindergarten classes. Thank you to Tanya Bellows, Shauna Chaffey, Aleta Chip, Allison Boone, Alison White, Samantha Meaney, April Kelly, Rebecca Nippard, Patti Mitchell, Justine Snook, Travis Sheppard and Jeanette Park for working with our students.

The grade 3 and 6 classes wrote their process writing for the CRT’s this week. Also this week we started a new technology policy created by the teachers during the last PD day.

Our school is hosting a grade 6 girls’ basketball tournament this weekend. Good luck girls!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Claire Brake, McKenna Batstone, Charlotte Sweetapple and Liam Dawe who participated at the Marble Ski/Snowboard Program. Claire and McKenna both received medals.

Our school was ranked in Progress Magazine’s 2011 Preferred Book of Lists for Independent Schools in Atlantic Canada. We were ranked 13th by number of full time students. We also had one of the best teacher to student ratios 1:8 and the lowest tuition. Go IHMS!

Good luck to all our students who are participating in the Rotary Music Festival which begins this weekend. Next week our school choir and bands will perform. The bands perform on Thursday at 9:00 am and 9:25 am and the choir performs on Friday beginning at 2:00 pm.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about healthy snacks. They are also learning about culture and are making native culture masks. They made South American rain sticks and Japanese wind socks.

The kindergarten French Immersion is learning about spring vocabulary and are doing spring crafts.

The kindergarten English class is finishing consonant sounds. They are doing graphing in math.

The grade one class is writing their own penguin stories. In science they are seeing things that people have and what people have to be unique. They tasted breads from around the world for Multiculturalism Week. They got a new class fish this week named Bluey.

The grade two class is starting students of the week writing. They are doing liquids in science and in Religion they are learning about the last supper.

The grade three and four class is doing novel studies. The grade 3’s are reading Lost and Found and the grade 4’s are reading Ticket to Curlew. They had a lot of fun in gym on Friday with the Junior High class. They are looking forward to Easter Break.

The grade five and six is finishing their novel study this week. They are reading an informational text about a 13 year old boy climbing Mount Everest. They are enjoying their social studies classes with the senior citizens.

The junior high class created Canada Day posters this week for a contest. In Enrichment they tasted each other’s cultural food. They enjoyed food of South Africa, Canada, Newfoundland, Pakistan, Ireland and Scotland. Their school video is almost completed.

Coming Up

Our school is hosting an auction for the Playground on April 16th at the Legion. It is called “Swing into Spring”. There will be lots to bid on and local entertainment. Tickets are $5 and there will be a door prize of $200 in gas.

Registration for JK to Level 1 is open. There will be a French Immersion program in grade kindergarten and grade 1. Our JK and Kindergarten program is full day.

Easter Break begins on April 22nd.