Friday, January 25, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 25, 2013





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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 25, 2013.


By: Bridgett Sparkes and Clara Ryan

 

Father Roache performs magic tricks for Mrs. Heather Preze Diaz's Kindergarten French Immersion class.


This has been a great week of school. Students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School have been working hard writing exams and learning new things.

We would like to extend best wishes to Gabrielli Barbosa Da Silva, Matheus De Souza Simoes Vicente and Luan Marcolio Dias who will be returning to Brazil on Sunday. They were a wonderful addition to our school and we are very sad to see them leave.

We would like to extend a thank you to Mrs.Coleman for arranging Father Roaches visit to our school. Everyone really enjoyed his magic tricks.

We would like to welcome Ms. Stacy MacDonald to our I.H.M.S. staff. Ms. MacDonald is doing a replacement position in our office.

Many of our teachers are implementing Mathletics in their classes to enrich the provincial curriculum. Our classes are enjoying immensely this interactive way of  learning Math.

We would like to congratulate Isaac Buckingham whose team won a gold medal at the Novice I invitational Hockey Tournament this past weekend. Isaac had two goals and an assist. He was also the winner of the hockey stick autographed by Daniel Cleary.

Best of luck to; Caylie Blake, Anna Brake, and Olivia Park who will participate in the Divisional Figure Skating Championship this weekend in Gander.

The Enrichment group had a wonderful time at Marble Mountain on Wednesday afternoon, skiing and snowboarding. Thank you Mr. Gillard for organizing this activity.

The Mid-Term exams concluded today.

There will be a Grade 6 girls’ basketball practice on Sunday at 5:00p.m. This practice is open to girls from grade 3 to 6.

Our Penny Drive has been extended. Please do not forget to keep the pennies “rolling in.”


Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: These students are having a fun week exploring winter activities and having lots of fun in the snow!

Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are learning about animal adaptations in Science, the letter Gg in Language Arts and cooperation in Social Studies.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: These students are learning about penguin habitats and snow volcanoes in Science.

Mme. Mondoux Grade One and Two French Immersion class: In Grade 1 the students are studying how things change. They are exploring this topic using Jello, popcorn, and Play-doh! In Grade 2 these students are learning about how animals use all their senses to take care of their young.

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: In Grade 1 the students are learning about how God takes care of the world in Religion. In Health class they are learning about how we are special and making cards for one another.

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: This week the students are continuing to do a Flat Stanley novel study. They are now creating thier own “Flat Stanley’s” to send to people around our country and the world. They are also learning about fact families in Math.

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class: In Grade 3/4 the students are excited to be learning hockey in P.E. class, working on short stories in L.A. and building structure in Science.

Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six class: The Grade 5/6 class are creating their own short stories in L.A. and filming commercials in Technology.
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: These students are happy to be finishing their exams today. They had a ton of fun on Wednesday when they went to Marble Mountain. They are sad that the Brazilian students are leaving, but wish them the best of luck!


 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 18, 2013





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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 18, 2013.


By: Cameron Peddle and Anna Brake


 
Student, Olivia Park presents her findings during the grade 5 and 6 debate. Olivia and her classmates Gina Spencer and Brooklynn Companion debated cupcakes vs. cookies.

School is back in full swing and the students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School are excited for the activities that will be taking place in the next couple of weeks!

This past week we had a visit from Father Roche. We would like to thank him for coming to our school, having Mass in the chapel for us and for showing us some pretty cool magic tricks. We had lots of fun!

We are currently collecting pennies in aid of our Greenhouse. Any donations of pennies would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! 

We would like to thank Public Health Nurses, Denise Graham and Rebecca McDonald, who presented to our grade 2, 4, 5, and 6 classes.

Exams start today at 8:30 a.m and will go until Friday, January 25
On Saturday, January 19 (tomorrow) there will be a girls’ basketball practice at 10 a.m. This practice is open to any girl from grades 3 to 5 who is interested in forming a grade 5 team. This team will play in the Western Provincial Tournament in February that our school will host.
 
Class News
The Junior Kindergarten: These students enjoyed there week learning about polar bears and making snowflakes.

Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: This week the students are learning about the letter C.  They also enjoy making snow crafts and learning about cooperation in Social Studies.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: The young learners in this class are exploring winter words in Language Arts and practicing numbers in Math. They are also collecting lots of pennies!

Mme. Mondoux Grade One and Two French Immersion class: This week the students are learning about l’ ├ęconomie and learning “O’ Canada” in French.    

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: These students are learning how things change in Science by doing fun experiments. They are also learning about goods and services in Social Studies.

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: These students have just started a Flat Stanley novel study. They are also learning subtraction and addition number stories in Math and having fun making winter scenes in Art.

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class: As of January 16 our class has collected over 600 pennies! They are looking forward to their cross country ski program which begins on January 29. They are now learning about fruits and vegetables in French.

Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six class: This class had an exciting week. During this week the class held a debate and students took turns debating fun topics like E-readers vs. Paper Books and School Uniforms vs. No School Uniforms, Cars vs. Horses, and Cupcakes vs. Cookies. All debates were well planned and “argued.” Students learned about respect and their favourite subjects.
 
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: These students have been busy preparing for their exams and cannot wait to relax by skiing at Marble Mountain next week during their Enrichment Program.


 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 11, 2013





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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 11, 2013.


By: Gina Spencer, Anna MacKenzie, and Bridgett Sparkes



During December, staff held a school wide hot breakfast. Enjoying breakfast are student Matthew Birmingham and his mother Lori Birmingham

The students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School would like to welcome everyone back to school. We would also like to wish everyone a very happy New Year!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our 4 new students: Ava Doman (Junior Kdgt.), Charlotte Mercier (Kdgt. French Immersion), Isabelle Mercier (Grade 1 French Immersion), and Emma Doman (Grade 4). 

Before the Christmas holidays, some of our students sponsored a bake sale to raise money to purchase chickens for Christmas dinner for people in Kenya. They donated their money to Hailey Kawaja who started the project.

On the last day of school before holidays, the Student Council hosted a Variety Show which was a tremendous success. Many thanks to all who participated! The Student Council made a gift for every teacher and presented it to them during the Variety Show. The teachers would like to thank the student council for their beautiful and thoughtful gifts.

Beginning on Monday, we will be having a penny drive in aid of the Greenhouse Project.

Next week the Public Health nurse will be doing sessions with the Grade 2, 4, 5 and 6 students.

Friday, January 18th  Grade 7- Level 1 students will begin their Mid Term exams. A schedule and guidelines were sent to our homes the middle of December.


Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: This week the students discussed winter and their favorite winter toys.

Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students enjoyed learning about the letter O this week. They also enjoyed learning about winter and making winter crafts.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: These students are learning about the letter J. They are also learning about rhyming sounds in French, and texture in Science (soft and rough).

Mme. Mondoux Grade One and Two French Immersion class: In Grade 1 the students are learning to add while playing games and in Grade 2 the students are learning to read with rhyming words. These students had an interesting week exploring parts of the eye in Science, learning addition and subtraction in Math and discussing feelings in Health.

Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: In Grade 1 the students are writing about New Years’ resolutions. They are learning about subtraction stories in Math. They are really excited to have Sadie MacDonnell’s mom who is an eye doctor to talk to them about taking care of their eyes.

Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: This week the students had their Show & Tell, learning about water in Science and wrote New Year’s resolutions.

Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four class: In Grade 3/4 the students are excited for their Show& Tell this week! They are also learning about building structures in Science and will get the opportunity to prepare their own buildings/ bridges made from Popsicle sticks. They look forward to going skiing in the upcoming weeks.

Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six class: The Grade 5/6 class learned about storylines this week and had fun creating a class story of their own using new Apple Inc. technology.

Mr. Hancock’s Junior High and Level One class: These students are preparing for their upcoming exams and getting ready for the upcoming music festival.