Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 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, October 11, 2013.

By: Clara Ryan, Cameron Peddle, Chloe Colbourne, Paige Walsh, McKenna Batstone  

All classes participated in an open house for IHMS's Greenhouse this week. Parents were invited to attend. Featured in the photo are students from Ms. Park's grade 2 class: Gavin Staples, Jorja Perrett, Keira Clarke, Will Brothers, Coen Mackey.

On our medical theme day we raised $1080! Thank you everyone who dressed up and donated. Everyone looked awesome!

This week is Education Week, Kids Eat Smart Week and Fire Prevention Week.

On Tuesday we had a Fire drill with the fire fighters and on Wednesday we had a practice lock down with the police department. Everyone did great.

On Monday we started the 5210 half marathon challenge. We played FITGO to start the first day off.

On Tuesday the grade 4 Health Class hosted a special Family event. Students invited their families and even their pets to school for a special party with their teacher Ms. Scott.

On Wednesday the vegetable orders arrived. Thank you to the junior high and level one students who helped organize them in the cafeteria.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we had a grand opening of the greenhouse. All the classes visited to learn about the greenhouse and the heat pumps.

Today we are having a yummy Thanksgiving dinner that the students at Academy Canada cooked and the parents served. Thank you for the awesome meal!

Our Student Leadership Council organized a food drive for the Corner Brook Food Bank. Thank you to the families that donated.

Stars of The Week

Congratulations to Mrs. McCarthy who completed her first half marathon last Sunday!

Congratulations to our cross country runners who participated in a running meet at Jubilee Field organized by Sacred Heart.

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes visited the greenhouse on Wednesday morning. They are learning all about fire prevention this week. They are busy finishing up their thanksgiving activities. 
Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning the letter “j”. Now they can read the word “Je”. Everyone is very excited! In art they turned themselves into turkeys and are thankful for so much.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on the letter “h” with sounds, words and sentences. They are also learning about the pilgrims and what they are thankful for.
Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class is learning sight words in language. In math the class is finishing their unit on patterns. In science they are learning about plants and finishing their turkeys with their hand and foot prints.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class  got a new fish. The kids are very excited. The class are representing numbers from 1-20. They are learning about the weather in science.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a wonderful time planting seeds in the greenhouse on Thursday. They started their spelling tests and everyone is doing really well. In math they are building numbers in different ways.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is making bird feeders in science. They enjoyed planting seeds this week in the greenhouse. They are looking forward to learning all about the life cycle of plants. In language class they are writing about how to cook a turkey.
Mme. LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class was in disguise for medical theme day. They talked about the next Halloween and they are creating a special scene with pencils and started to work on their Halloween activity books. The grade 3 students are sending postcards from school to a special person.
Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class made stress balls in health class while they were learning about how to manage stress. They welcome a new student to their class this week. His name is Jericho San Jose. He has moved to Corner Brook from the Philippines. They made Thanksgiving wreathes in art class and are looking forward to the long weekend. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had an awesome time on their field trip to the Chrappa Family’s home in Steady Brook for apple picking, exploring and a camp fire on Thursday. The students were excited to meet Mrs. McCarthy’s daughter Zoe who got to come with them. It was a long week with assignments and quizzes and they are looking forward to the long weekend!
Ms. Jones’ junior high and level 1 class welcomes a new student to their class. Jarius San Jose has moved to Corner Brook from the Philippines. The students are busy with all their classes and fundraising for their skills challenge in November.
Coming Up

Pink Ribbon Day for Breast Cancer is on Wednesday. Students and teachers will be wearing pink ribbons.

The recycle my cell campaign official launch will be on Thursday at IHMS.