Friday, May 27, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 27, 2011

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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, May 27, 2011.

By: William Goodridge, Katerina Hamann, Aaron Hancock, Nicole Keeping

Charolette Sweetapple plays with a ball out on the playground.

Last weekend was a long weekend. School started again on Tuesday. We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend.

Last week Mr. Claude Haggerty an illusionist visited our school and performed amazing magic tricks with our students and teachers.

On Wednesday of this week we had our classroom photos and group photos done for the yearbook.

On Thursday the grades 4-6 students had their in-class speak offs. Students from each class were chosen to go to the annual elementary speak off next Tuesday night.

The grades 3 and 6 language CRTs begin today and continue into next week.

Students participated in an art competition this week called “The Wonders of Wetlands”. They learned about our wetlands and how they help our planet.

Students are having lots of fun doing WonderActive fitness activities every day.

Alicia Cross finished her work placement in the junior kindergarten class this week. Good luck!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Sydnee Hynes and Kaden Rodrigues who competed in the Cycle Solutions bike competition last weekend.

Congratulations to Bethany Whelan, Olivia Park, Brooklynn Companion, Abigail Companion, Caylie Blake and Anna Brake who passed their figure skating tests this past weekend.

Congratulations to Brian MacKenzie who participated in a youth conference in Musgrave Town last weekend.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are making chia dads. They are having outdoor fun activities and learning about frogs.

The kindergarten English class is working on money and time in math.

The Kindergarten French Immersion class is starting to practice for Kindergarten graduation.

The grade one class is making sculptures and learning how to solve addition and subtraction story problems.

The grade two class is learning about dinosaur activities and in math are learning about geometric solids.

The grade three and four class enjoyed the in class speak off this week. In French they are making creatures out of plasticine. Their pet fish Equation died this week. They held a private ceremony for him.

The grade five and six is learning how to create posters using Microsoft word in computer class. They are preparing to paint games on the walkway in front of the school beginning next week. They have two more spelling tests for this year.

The junior high class is getting ready for their final exams. The grade 7’s are planning their commercial viewing for early next week. The grade 8 and 9’s are reading Romeo and Juliet. In enrichment they are learning hmtl design for webpages.

Coming Up

The Elementary Speak Off is being held on Tuesday in our school chapel beginning at 7 pm.

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.