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!