Friday, September 27, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2013.

By: Clara Ryan and Cameron Peddle

Photo of Isaac Buckingham, Colin Spencer, Aria Kazerouni, and Heather Cooper waiting their turn to plant their trees and perennials outside the greenhouse and outdoor classroom.

On Tuesday the grade five and six class went on a field trip to Margaret Bowater Park for national Forest Week opening. They learned about different types of trees, firefighting, search and rescue, and insects.

On Wednesday the whole school planted perennials and trees outside the greenhouse. Thank you to all the families who donated plants. Also, we would like to send a big thank you to Mr. Dave Smith and his team for his help in organizing the planting, and to the Department of Forestry who donated seedlings for our students to plant.

On Thursday the school held a Terry Fox walk and each student donated a dollar. Also on Thursday there was curriculum night in the gym for parents and teachers.
This week our IHMS TV reporters were Mira Ismail, Alaura Alexander, Anna Brake, and Jack Matthews.

Stars of The Week

Congratulations to Keira Clarke who donated a braid of her hair for cancer patients.

Congratulations to our cross country runners: Isaac Buckingham, Colin Spencer, Heather Cooper, Aria Kazerouni, Jack Ryan, Lucas Neville, Ryan Murphy, Sam Antle, Clara Ryan, Telicia Young, and Chloe Colbourne for achieving personal bests at this week’s track meet at J.J. Curling. Way to go!

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are enjoying morning circle time and taking part in school activities.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class would like to say a big thank you to Tyler’s mom, Robin Dillmon, for helping them plant their bean seeds. They are very excited to watch them grow. They are very sad this week because their friend, Brooke Babstock, is moving away. They will miss her and wish her luck at her new school.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on the letter “L”, learning about the butterfly life cycle and three element patterns.

Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class has just finished a living and non-living unit in science. They are starting the plant unit just in time for planting their own perennials outside.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class really enjoyed the Terry Fox walk on Thursday. They think the school yard looks beautiful with all the new trees and flowers.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had fun role playing different interactions in social studies and are making a communication collage. They made crests in religion class that tells about their families.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is doing research on a Canadian animal. In math they are starting a new unit called “Numbers to 100”.

Mme. LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class had lots of fun tasting different types of apples. The class’s favourite apple was the Fuji apple. They discovered there is a star hidden in each apple when cut horizontally. They also made apple printings.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class are excited about beautifying the schoolyard in honour of National Tree Day.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had an awesome time at the park. The grade 5’s are excited this week to receive their band instruments and start learning how to play. This week they have started Mathletics. Everyone had a great day planting trees outside by the greenhouse.
Ms. Jones’ junior high and level 1 class helped plant large trees and shrubs outside the greenhouse on Wednesday. They are starting to think about the skills challenge competition in November.

Coming Up

On Tuesday afternoon our students in JK-6 will be watching a Donna & Andy show from 1:30-2:30 in our school. Parents are welcome!

Student Council elections will take place next week. Also, next week our students will be taking part in Participation Nation activities.
Coming up on October 4th it will be medical theme day for our school. We are collecting money for the Western Memorial Radiothon. Also on October 4 the vegetable orders are due.
October 6-12 is Fire Prevention week.