Friday, October 17, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 17, 2014


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This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, October 17, 2014.
By: Paige Walsh and Max Chrappa

Students wait for their meal during our annual thanksgiving dinner. Front to back (Left): Meteghan Kane, Jamie White-Robertson, and Saleen Obeid (Right): Caradyn Kane and Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar.
Students in grade 5 and 6 read food labels as they``shop`for healthy groceries during our school`s healthy commotion activities. (L-R): Telicia Young, Emma Doman, Emily Murley, and Paige Walsh.

This week was Citizenship week. Classes participated in different activities about our Canadian Citizenship.

Last Friday we all enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving meal with the entire school. Thank you to Academy Canada for preparing the meal and to Mrs. Janice Coleman and the parent volunteers who served dinner. Thank you to Madison Noel and Felipe Barros for emceeing our dinner. Also, thank you to Mr. Graham and the primary choir for performing. In addition, our Brazilian exchange students who sang a beautiful song. Our school presented our food bank donation to Mrs. Agnes McCarthy of the Bay of Islands Food Bank. Thank you to our students and families for your donations.

Our vegetable fundraiser was a big success. We sold 620 bags of vegetables. Thank you to our families for supporting this fundraiser and to Mr. Drew Nadon’s class for helping with the vegetables when they arrived.

On Wednesday afternoon we celebrated healthy commotion activities. Students are participated in four different stations including an obstacle course and smoothie making. Thank you to Mr. Ryley Nadon for organizing this event.

This week our cross country running teams participated in a meet in Stephenville for grades three to Level 1. All our runners ran great races!

We would like to thank Dru Kennedy of Dru Kennedy Photography for donating a new camera to our school.

This Friday is the Janeway Pajama-rama. We will be celebrating next week with a pajama day, some movie trivia “Name that Movie”, and an afternoon movie and popcorn!

We would like to congratulate all 20 of our cross country runners who ran at the meet in Stephenville last week. The students would like to send a special thank you to the parents and teachers who transported the students to the meet.
The junior kindergarten classes are doing the letter “C” and the number “4”. They are growing corn and making splash monsters. They have three new CONA students to their classroom this week. They are Heather Elliott, Trina Foss and Jessica Leonard Rowsell. The junior kindergarten classes welcome Noah Cassell to JK this week.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is celebrating Citizenship week. The students are learning to sing O’Canada in French. On Wednesday, the students made berry smoothies as part of healthy commotion activities. Yum! The students have started to make haunted houses to help with thie French Halloween vocabulary.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class completed healthy commotion activities on Wednesday afternoon. It was a lot of fun! They have been busy making Halloween crafts and talking about Halloween. Shophie Grant and her family welcomed baby Elinor this week. Congratulations!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had fun making haunted houses and writing about them. In religion they are learning about what it was like to grow up in Jesus’ time. They are learning facts about Canada as they celebrate Citizenship Week. Brady Green is the star of the week.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class had so much fun during the healthy commotion. They loved the smoothies and playing FITGO. They are learning what it means to be a good citizen. They have realized that they make positive contributions to their community and the world.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning about money in math. They have started a new spider unit in language arts. They are learning all kinds of cool and creepy spider facts. They are also looking at schools in the past in social studies class. They are comparing their school to schools in the past.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is starting a new unit in language arts on fall and leaves. Their celery has not yet sprouted. They are watching very closely!

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class is happy to be back after the long weekend. The grade 3 students had a lot of fun making apple sauce with the French Immersion grade 3 students and Mrs. McCarthy on Friday. After they made the apple sauce they practiced a choral reading of a poem about apples. The entire class is looking forward to some Halloween projects.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class has learned a lot of French verbs this week. It was a real challenge. They have begun to talk, read and write about Halloween. They wrote about “what if everything was possible to create the perfect Halloween costume”.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class enjoyed the healthy commotion activities on Wednesday afternoon. The grade 6 students had a math test this week. In French, the students are making haunted houses!
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class was excited to take part in a cross country running event in Stephenville on Tuesday. The students enjoyed the challenge! They are looking forward to the leaf raking on November 1st.

Scholastic book fair family night event is this Tuesday, October 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm. All are welcome!
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