Friday, January 16, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 16, 2015

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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, January 16, 2015.

By: Ryan Bennett, Emma Doman, Kori-Lee Noel, and Aaron White

Winners in the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day poster, essay and poem contest. (Front L-R): Lily Smallwood, Éloi Boucher, Aria Kazerouni, Cole Boyd Martyn, (Middle L-R): Amna Ahmad, Hajra Ahmad, Amanda Barros, Carlos Albuquerque, (Back L-R): Anderson Barros, William Freitas, and Bruno Colheo.
Aria Kazerouni and Natalie Parsons skiing at Blow Me Down Trails
as part of their four week skiing program.
(L-R): Ryan Jackson, Éloi Boucher and Noah Wall working on a puzzle at the
Western Regional Memorial Hospital School of nursing orientation on Wednesday.

The grade three and four students were excited to begin their cross-country skiing program this Tuesday. Mme. Lachance, Ms. Horner, Mr. Ryley Nadon and Mrs. McCarthy skied with the group.  Also this week, Mr. Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class went skiing and snowboarding at Marble Mountain on Wednesday.

The kindergarten classes attended an orientation session on Wednesday at Western Regional Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

This week our school was the recipient of a Kids Get Active grant from Colemans. This funding will be used for our physical education program. Mr. Ryley Nadon accepted the cheque on Wednesday at Colemans.

Mr. Nadon’s class held a social on Thursday afternoon to say goodbye to Clebson Yuri, Lucio Rodrigues, Amanda Barros, Ana Ribeiro, Carlos Albuquerque and Anderson Barros who are returning to their homes in Brazil this weekend.  All classes visited the students to present cards and wish them well.
Our school chamber choir will be performing at the Opening Ceremonies of the Royals game on Saturday evening at 7:30 pm.


The junior kindergarten classes are doing the letter “g” and the number 7. The junior kindergarten teachers brought the snow into the classroom in the water table since the wind chill was so cold this week.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning the letter “c” and the word “ta” this week. They have also been working hard on their routine after being gone for so long over the Christmas break. They are enjoying the snow and have been going outside to play and even do some fun science experiments.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was very excited to take a trip to the Western Regional Memorial Hospital school of nursing for their hospital orientation. They learned a lot about what doctors and nurses do. They are comparing sets in math and observing how their Little Green Thumbs garden is growing.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about goods and services in social studies. They are using mental math strategies to add and subtract. They are making snowman stuffies from socks today! The star of the week is Mallory Chambers.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion has been learning about houses around the world. They think it is so interesting to see the different homes! They are also working on a fun super tasty science experiment.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is starting a new chapter in math on addition and subtraction to 18. They are also learning about changes in environment in social studies. The students would like to welcome Matthew Kemp to their classroom today.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is having fun with riddles this week. They are reading and writing riddles of their own.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class really enjoyed their first day of cross-country skiing at Blow Me Down Trails. This week they were busy learning about our local heritage sites and drawing pictures.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class worked on creating a slideshow to promote the school’s field trip to Québec and Montréal.  The students are presenting the slideshow to other classes in hopes that a lot of other students will want to visit the province in May.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class went to Marble Mountain to ski and snowboard on Wednesday. They were also busy preparing a going away party for some of Brazilian student leaving this weekend. This weekend we say goodbye to Amanda, Lucio, Clebson, Ana, Anderson and Carlos.