Monday, January 30, 2012

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 27, 2012

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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, January 27, 2012.

By: Maria Reynolds, Hannah Sparkes and Kiya Morrissey

Kindergarten orientation at the hospital. (L-R): Reyd Ward, Abigail Woodford and Kassidy Kelly.

Student Nurse Jessica Allen visited our grade 5 and 6 class this week for a session for Non-Smoking week on Monday. She also visited the grade 4’s to talk about hygiene on Tuesday.

Also, the grade 3 and 4 class started their cross country skiing. They will be doing it for four weeks. Ms. Bennett and Mr. Gillard went skiing with the students.

The kindergarten classes visited Western Regional Memorial Hospital for their orientation session on Wednesday morning.

The Junior High and Level 1 exams finished on Thursday with their Math exam.  Term one ends January 31.

On Thursday the grade 6 girls’ basketball team played against the grade 6 girls from J.J. Curling. Good job lions!

The Student Leadership Council is taking orders for red carnations for Valentine’s Day. The flowers are $3 each and can be pre-ordered until January 31st.

There is also an Avon fundraiser for the playground project for Valentine’s Day. We need to raise another $8,000 for our playground.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Jenna Yetman who travelled to Gander for the Provincial Cadet First Aid Competition as a member of the 511 Humber Air Cadet team.

Congratulations to the figure skaters who competed last weekend in Deer Lake. Congratulations to Brooklynn Companion, Bethany Whelan and Caylie Blake who took gold, Anna Brake who took silver, Kennedi Boland who took bronze, and Abigail Companion who was promoted a level in skating.

From The Classrooms
The junior kindergarten classes made ice cream and are learning about polar bears-how they keep warm and their habitat.

Mlle. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning about traditions in social studies.

Ms. Morrall’s Kindergarten English class is learning about the letter “c” in language. They are really excited to play sight word bingo! In French they are learning about family members.

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class is doing the letter “c”. They are learning about measurements. They had a great time on their field trip on Wednesday.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class is learning how to re-tell stories and put them in order. They are learning about measuring flat surfaces in math.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is comparing masses in math. In social studies they are learning about goods and services in Corner Brook and the surrounding communities.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is making mystery slime in science. They created a book called “Tips for Shoppers”.

Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class started cross-country skiing on Tuesday. They can’t wait to go again. In math, the grade 3’s are learning about data and the grade 4’s are busy multiplying and dividing.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is finishing their unit on Space and having a great time doing DARE with Constable Bursey.

Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class are beginning their bridge building for National Geo-Science and Engineering month.  They are also starting to write business essays.  They are happy to have their exams completed.
Coming Up

The 100th day of school is February 13th!

Winter Carnival day is Monday, February 20th. School will be closed.