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’ √©conomie 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.