Friday, October 24, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 24, 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 24, 2014.

By: Amna Ahmad, William Bennett, Samuel Michael, Emily Murley, and Telicia Young

Israela Ngania and her dad, Telex Magloire Ngatched
at our school Scholastic Book Fair on Tuesday night.

Students in Mrs. Hodder's kindergarten class recycling used cell phones
for the Recycle My Cell Campaign. Students (L-R): Danyael Jacobs, Ethan Hicks, Lila Burden, Katie McCarthy, and Matthew Buckle.

Anna Ribeiro, William Freitas, and Eric Lourenzo preparing for the First Lego 
League Robotics Competition coming up in December in St. John's.

This week was waste reduction week. To start of the week we began collecting used and broken cell phones for the MMSB Recycle My Cell Campaign. We will continue collecting until November 21.  If any of our readers would like to donate used or broken cell phones they can drop them off the school or call the office to have them picked up. Some of the other activities we did to celebrate waste reduction was a litterless lunch day, reduced lighting day, non-microwavable lunch day and water conservation day. Classes also did activities about different ways we can waste less. This week we have also started recycling pens and markers.

This week our school held our fall Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you to Mrs. George, Mr. Bryan McCarthy and Mr. Mark Paddock, and the team of teachers for organizing an excellent book fair! Many families and students visited the book fair on family night.

This week was the last cross country running meet for the grades 3 to 6 runners. The meet was held at Templeton.

Basketball fever is about to begin at IHMS.  The junior high basketball teams began practicing this week. The boys’ and girls’ soccer intermediate soccer teams have also been busy with practice at our school.

On Thursday the Student Leadership council organized our pajamarama day. They prepared a game called “Guess that Movie” for the students to play at recess and a movie in the gym during the afternoon. The junior high class organized a popcorn and candy sale for everyone to enjoy with the movie.  It was a lot of fun!

Mr. Ryley Nadon is happy to report that we have some new outdoor gym equipment. Some of the new equipment includes a portable basketball net, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls and tether ball.

We would like to thank Paula Sheppard-Walsh our school health nurse who did a session on anaphylaxis with our teachers on Thursday afterschool.

We would like to thank Mr. Mark Paddock who installed new sides on the planting beds in our greenhouse this week.
We would like to congratulate Ben Griffin who placed second in the boys’ division at the Frost and Furious bike race over the weekend. Congratulations also to Rachael Griffin who placed first in the girls’ division and Lily Smallwood who placed second. Awesome race, everyone!
Congratulations to Kate Lombard who is the grade one provincial winner in the Foster Families art contest and to Cole Boyd-Martin who was the grade three provincial winner in the Foster Families story writing contest.

The junior kindergarten classes have started the mind up curriculum. They are busy reviewing their numbers and letters. They are doing expansion science activities and learning about bones.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is wishing Lilah a very happy birthday. They celebrated on Monday with cake pops. They made ghosts on Tuesday and witch potion on Wednesday. The students loved pyjama day and watching the Halloween movie.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had a great time on jamarama day watching a movie and having treats. They are learning about living and non-living things in science. The students are also helping the environment by recycling cell phones as a part of the Recycle My Cell Campaign.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the seasons in science class. In social studies they are learning about rights and responsibilities. They really loved pajama day. The star of the week is Cole Lyver.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning lots of Halloween vocabulary. They have begun some Halloween activities including making potion recipes!

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning how weather effects living things in science. They are also continuing their study about spiders and other creepy, crawly things. In art they are having lots of fun getting messy making spider webs with glitter.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class has started a class journal for students to keep their good work. They are also doing some writing activities with their Halloween words.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class is eagerly awaiting their pumpkin decorating session next week. The grade three students are learning about plants and soil in both science class and language arts. They have gone on a leaf hunt, classified leaves, and have completed an experiment with celery stalks and coloured water.  The grade four students are enjoying making volcanoes in science with Mr. Ryley.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class is learning about security during trick or treating. They have also illustrated some security rules. They have also decorated a pumpkin with black and white patterns.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class really enjoyed the pajamarama day on Thursday. The students are creating Halloween scratch artwork in art class. In addition, they have been busy preparing for math unit tests and learning to play their new instruments.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class has begun their Skills Canada preparation. Students also played a large role in the packaging and selling of snacks during the school pajamarama theme day. The junior high girls and boys basketball teams began practicing this week.

Halloween is next Friday, October 31!