Friday, May 17, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 17, 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, May 17 2013.

By: Cheyenne Bursey, Bridgett Sparkes, Clara Ryan, and Caylie Blake

Mrs. King and students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School visit another primary/elementary school named Le Feu Rouge in St. Pierre
Students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School are really excited to move into the last month of school. Summer is just around the corner!
Last Sunday, we celebrated Mother’s Day. We would like to thank all of our mothers for their hard work and guidance.
Congratulations are extended to McKenna Batstone, Caylie Blake, Anna Brake, Claire Brake, Olivia Park and Abigail Woodford who passed their figure skating tests this past weekend.
Congratulations are extended to Ben Griffin who placed 2nd at the Mud Slide Bike Race on Sunday.
We would like to congratulate our whole school on being the recipients of the ACE Award for Green Learning. This award was presented at the City of Corner Brook ACE Awards banquet on Wednesday night. Thank you to all of our students, teachers and families that make our recycling initiatives so successful!
On Wednesday, our Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes participated in a Learn not to Burn Session. Mr. Tom Yetman did an excellent job, thank you!
On Wednesday, our Grade 7 students wrote the Gauss Math Exam.
On Thursday, Kindergarten to Grade 2 classes attended the ‘Robert Munsch’ production at the Arts and Culture Center.
Today we are hosting our annual Science Fair. The public viewing is from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
The group who travelled to St. Pierre had a lot of wonderful experiences. They visited City Hall and met the Mayor. They also had tours of a printing place, a primary and elementary school, the boulangerie. They really enjoyed their bus tour, visit to the boutiques, swimming and pastry shops. They would like to thank the families who accompany them.  
Congratulations are extended to Gina Spencer who is the provincial winner of the Junior Essay Category for the 2012 Royal Canadian Legion Literacy Contest.
Congratulations are extended to Megan and Alex Williams on the birth of their brother, Owen.
Please do not forget to recycle this month for the Breakfast Program.
We are still collecting pennies for our Greenhouse Project and have almost reached $1,000.00.
Class News
The Junior Kindergarten: The children would like to thank the Phillipps-Grobbelaar family for donating costumes to their classrooms. They are printing numbers and getting ready for the Science Fair.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are very excited about the Science Fair on Friday and our field trip to see Robert Munsch on Thursday. They also enjoyed their presentation on Fire Saftey.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week, the students are learning about primary and secondary colours in Art. They made colour wheels and are learning about their sense of smell in Science. They are going to prepare posters showing their favourite smells for the Science Fair.
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: In Grade One the students have started a new unit in geometry. They are learning about shapes in Science and Art. In Grade Two, the students are learning about acrostic poems and how words change when they become plural in Language Arts.  
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: The Grade One class is having fun with tangrams as they replicate shapes. They are learning about maps in Social Studies and have been carrying out more experiments for their Science Fair today!
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The Grade 2 English class is learning about movement in Science. They had so much fun making 2-wheelers and having races to see which ones could go the furthest. This week the student of the week is Arabella.
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: In Grade Three the students are finishing their Math workbooks. In Social Studies they are drawing on pillow cases and in P.E. they are playing ultimate frisbee. In Grade Four the students are doing division in Math. In Language Arts they are learning about different forms of communication.
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: Grade 5/6 students had a great week preparing for their Science Fair on Friday. They are learning about prepositions in Grammar.
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: The Junior High Students are finishing their virtual media festival projects. They are currently preparing for their exams.