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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 31, 2014.
By: Sam Antle, Emma Doman, Gina Spencer, and William Bruce-Robertson
Members of Mrs. McCarthy's grade 6 class striking a pose with their "Holes" Novels at the literacy night photo booth station. (front L-R): Keely Brothers and Anna Mackenzie, (Second Row L-R): Gina Spencer and Keely Brothers, (third row L-R): Bridgett Sparkes, Cameron Peddle, and William Bruce-Robertson, (Back L-R):Madison Noel, Jayden Lempriere, Cheyenne Bursey (missing: from photo Anna Brake).
On Monday our school hosted our first ever family literacy night. It was a huge success! Thank you to Mrs. Foley who organized the event and all the teachers who created fun activities for our families. We had many fun stations including making graphic novels, book mark making, a book sale, library book exchange, literacy games online, mini-book making and a favourite book photo booth. We also had some prize winners for the door prize, book sale, and book donations. Jayden Lempriere, James Lao, and Lukas Gilbert all won a free book from scholastic. James Lao also won the giant pizza cookie donated by Mrs. George at the used book sale. Yum!
Students in Mrs. George, Mrs. Hodder and Mrs. Foley’s classes are very excited to start the Little Green Thumbs project. Thank you to Mr. George and Mr. King for installing the gardens this week. The Department of Agriculture donated the gardens for this project. Also, Ms. Karen Kennedy from the Department of Natural Resources visited with the teachers this week to help get the project started.
This week we welcomed a new volunteer to our breakfast program. Welcome, Ms. Jennifer McGinn.
On Tuesday our school said goodbye to Wesley Calvalcante, an amazing person, who travelled home to Brazil. We are sad to see him go. His class hosted a special goodbye party and all the students gave him cards and visited to say goodbye.
The Junior High students are doing exams this week. Today they finish with their math exam.
Our school is selling Winter Carnival buttons. The cost is $3 per button.
This week our ITV News reporters are: William Bennett, Cole Dumaresque and Madison Noel.
We would like to congratulate our grade 6 girls’ basketball team who hosted Templeton Collegiate last Friday. It was a very close and exciting game. The girls lost by only three points. The girls would like to thank their wonderful cheerleaders and their fans that came out to support them. They would also like to thank their awesome coach Mrs. Bishop.Congratulations to Abigail Woodford who participated in her first hockey tournament in Port Aux Basque last weekend.
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about polar bears. They would like to thank Ms. Nancy Janes who donated computer monitors to their classrooms.
Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class would like to wish Noah Conté a happy birthday. They celebrated his birthday this week. They read Jillian Jiggs and made pigs out of recycled water bottles. They are starting their French shapes in math.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is starting addition and ordinal numbers. They began planting their Little Green Thumbs Garden this week.
Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class has just started their Valentine’s Day math and language activities. They did a melting experiment in science and are learning about groups in social studies. They hope Grace Brake-Higgins is having fun in Jamaica! They would like to tell her they miss her!
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning about comparing and measuring objects. This topic has prompted many interesting conversations. They are still exploring how things change this week. They are having several very fun science classes doing tasty experiments.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is so excited about the seedlings they planted this week as part of the Little Green Thumbs program! They look forward to sampling their produce.
Ms. Park’s grade two class are learning about making wise decisions. They are continuing their study of solids and liquids in science class.
Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class are very busy this week. The grade 2 students are writing a comic book about a dog named Médor who is really annoying! The grade 3 students are reading a story about a stranger in the woods. In this book, all the animals are searching for the strangers. They soon find out the stranger is a snowman made by the children to observe the animals!
Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class is really excited that their garden is finally here. They will be planting a variety of seeds next week, including: beans, tomatoes and salad mix. They can’t wait to watch their seeds turn into seedlings and later full grown plants that they get to eat!
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class were very busy this week. The grade six students created a logo for a local business they would like to have in their community. The grade 5 students are very excited to be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They took pictures pretending they had won their very own golden ticket!
Ms. Jones’s junior high and level 1 class was busy completing midterm exams this week. They will get their report cards next week. On Tuesday they said goodbye to Wesley Calvalcante who has gone back home to Brazil. They hope you enjoyed his time at our school. They will miss him very much! Also, they would like to say goodbye to a special teacher, Ms. Jones who had her last day today.