Friday, November 14, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 14, 2014

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We are still collecting used and broken cell phones for the Recycle My Cell Campaign. We will be collecting used cell phones until November 21st.

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, November 14, 2014.

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

Vivian Mylena and William Freitas emceeing our annual
Remembrance Day service on Friday
Grade seven students Jayden Lempriere and Anna MacKenzie with their model wind
turbine. The girls are practicing with design elements for the intermediate skills challenge.
Students in Mme. Lachance's grade three and four class with the cellphones they have collected for the Recycle My Cell Campaign. (L-R): Brandon Brake, Mme. Lachance, Isabelle Mercier, Jakson Ganz, Jack Matthews, Caleb Rashleigh and Lucas Neville

On Friday Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven to level 1 class hosted our annual Remembrance Day assembly. All classes participated with poems, acting and songs. The emcess were Vivian Mylena and Willian Freitas. The class would like to thank Jasmine Penney for playing the Last Post and to Mrs. Cindy Kawaja for playing for our school choir in Mr. Graham's absence. We would also like thank Mr. Larry Clarke and Mr. Paul Gillingham who represented the Royal Canadian Legion at our ceremony.

Mrs. McCarthy attended a workshop on Friday with Sue Beers a literacy expert from Iowa. The workshop was about integrating twenty-first century literacy skills in the classroom.

We would like to extend best wishes to Heather Elliott, Trina Foss and Jessica Leonard- Rowsell, students from the Early Childhood Education Program at the College of the North Atlantic, who completed their work placement last Friday in the junior kindergarten program.

Mrs. George and Mme. Ryan’s grade one classes are still collecting items for Operation Christmas Child. Some of the items they still need are crayons, pencils, sharpeners, face cloths and toothbrushes. The classes will begin packaging the boxes on Monday.


The junior kindergarten classes are reviewing the letters “a” to “d” of the alphabet. They have started their Christmas activities. Today they welcome first year College of the North Atlantic students Bobbi-Marie Clarke, Wanda-Lee Bowles, and Rebecca Butler to their classroom.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class hosted a tea party on Thursday to end their “My Family” unit. They planned, decorated, made invitations and baked cookies all by themselves. The parents had tea while the students enjoyed ice tea. Thanks to all the family members who attended. For those families who could not come, they hope you enjoyed the take home cookie.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on the letter “a”. They are learning about life cycles in science and have begun planting their Little Green Thumbs garden this week. The class would like to congratulate Danyael Jacob and his family on the birth of his new baby sister, Angel.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about how living things cope with seasonal change in science. In social studies, they are learning about how paper is made. In their MindUp class, they reviewed the parts of the brain and learned the difference between mindful and unmindful thoughts and actions.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is working on their new unit in math on addition and subtraction. They are very excited to be working on Operation Christmas Child. They are hoping to break last year’s record and fill more than 60 boxes to be donated to children around the world.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is making bird feeders in science. They are learning how to count money in math. Today they are going to have a fun afternoon playing math games. In religion class they are making puppets.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class is starting to work on groups of tens and groups of ones in their math unit. They will also be sorting seeds in groups of ten before planting them in the greenhouse. In language arts they are starting a unit on leaves.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class is working on posters for the Legion’s Remembrance Day contest. The grade three students are beginning a new unit in language arts on media where they will be creating their own commercials. Stay tuned for more info!

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class began the week by sharing what they did on the long weekend. This week the students began practicing their French songs for the Christmas concert.  They will be singing “L’enfant au Tambour” and “La Bastringue”. The class will be singing with Mme. Ryan and Mme. O’Dell’s classes.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class started a new strategy unit in language arts on evaluating what they are reading. The grade six students are presenting their YMCA Peace Week Speeches in class today.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class was out last week with the grade 6 students raking leaves for their skills challenge trip. The class would like to thank all the classes for participating in the Remembrance Day assembly they organized.

Tuesday is Mickey Mouse theme day to celebrate Mickey’s birthday.

Report cards will go home on November 19th with parent teacher interviews on November 20th from 7:00-8:30 pm.
Our school Christmas concert will be December 11 at 7:00 pm