Friday, May 23, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 23, 2014


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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 23, 2014.

By: Anna Brake, Samuel Michael, Bridgett Sparkes, and Telicia Young

Mme. Brake's grade one French Immersion class practicing their meditating as part of the MindUp curriculum. Back (L-R): Noah Walsh, Ewan Jenkins, Chase Rumbolt Colbourne, James Hurley and Brady Greene. Middle (l-R): Kaitlyn Coade, Ella Rashleigh, William Parsons, and Ava Baker. Front (L-R): Samuel Blackwood, Natalie Caines, Israela Ngania, Kyah Goold, Sarah Connolly.

Students in Mrs. George's grade one English class display the plants they are growing as part of the Little Green Thumbs project (L-R): Meredith Dawe, Leah Lainey, and Kate Murphy.

Students Jack Ryan and Emma Doman present a thank you card to Walmart Manager Morely Ford for their contribution to the Kids Eat Smart "Let Them Shine Campaign".

We hope everyone had a great long weekend!

We started the week off with our Janeway fundraiser.  Tickets were on sale all week for the raffle theme baskets. There are baskets of BBQ supplies, kitchen items, candy, a movie basket and much more. Tickets are $0.50 each of 3 for $1. They are on sale until May 30!

Last weekend some of our students also had a lemonade stand to raise money for the janeway telethon. Hala Parsons, Lydia Parsons, Natalie Parsons, Kate Lombard, Rebecca Janes and Mark Janes donated all their earnings for the Janeway fundraiser. Thank you so much!

This week our school hosted orientation sessions for new junior kindergarten students, kindergarten English and French Immersion and grade 1 English and French Immersion on Wednesday afternoon. Our grade 1 students even got to go to grade 2 for the afternoon!

There is a boys’ soccer tournament this weekend at JJ Curling School. Our boys will play their first game today at 5 pm. They will also play on Saturday at 9 am and at noon.

Our ITV news reporters this week are: William Bruce-Robertson, Alejandra Hernandez, Aria Kazerouni and Samuel Michael.

Stars Of The Week
We would like to congratulate Juan Ramirez the grade 7 school winner and Maria Reynolds the grade 8 school winner in the Gauss Math Competition.
Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are doing nature activities and starting to work on their Father’s Day presents. The junior kindergarten three class would like to thank Ms. Sonya Perrett for the donation of toys to their classroom. Miss Jessi Martin applied for a grant for their playground. They are asking for everyone to vote for their project. Their idea is called “The Great Outdoors”, you can vote at
Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is busy preparing their science fair project on germs. They have started a new numbers unit in Math. They can count to 100 in French, wow!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was excited to spend the afternoon with Mrs. George on Wednesday in grade one. They are busy practicing songs and poems for the kindergarten graduation.

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class would like to wish Ty Power a very happy 6th birthday. They hope he’s having so much fun in Florida! They are learning about time in math. They now know how to tell when it’s recess and lunch by looking at the clock!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is getting ready to plant in the school greenhouse. They can’t wait to see their caterpillars start to grow and turn into beautiful butterflies.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started their “feel good” books today. They are also practicing their experiments for the science fair next week. They really enjoyed the outdoor classroom this week.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is enjoying practicing for their First Holy Communion coming up in June.  They are enjoying watching their vegetables and flowers they plated begin to grow. The student of the week is Gavin.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class was learning about comics this week. In French, the students read and wrote comics. They also created comic characters in art class. They learned about the comic writer Prouche and they use the Prouche method to draw their comic characters.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class has completed their unit on Charlotte’s Web and got to watch the 1972 animate version. They also wrote comparisons about the novel and the video in their writing journals. It was interesting to make connections to the novel and see the characters come to life. The students are very excited about the Janeway raffle and have been buying tickets to try their luck at winning one of the baskets. In social studies they have been making their own river systems in the school yard.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class were very busy this week. The grade five students had a quiz yesterday and are learning about UNICEF and the UN Rights of the Child.  They also made talking sticks in social studies. The grade 6 students are beginning to prepare for their math CRT exam. In language arts they have finished their last spelling test and are writing stories.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class are working on completing their final units leading up to final exams.  Last week the grade seven and eight students wrote the Gauss math competition.

Our annual Art Show will be Monday, June 2 at 7 pm.
The kindergarten English and French Immersion graduation is June 5th.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School, home of The Lions!