Friday, February 6, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 6, 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, February 6, 2015.

By: Emma Doman and Aaron White

Dr. MacDonnell (centre) explains the parts of the eye to students in Mrs. George's grade one class to students (L-R): James Lao, Cole Lyver, Benjamin Griffin, Alister MacDonnell, and Rachael Griffin.
Anna MacKenzie mixes cookie dough batter during Enrichment class. The class held a chocolate chop cookie challenge to see which group could make the best cookies.

Term two officially began on Monday. The junior high report cards will go home today.

Mme. Lachance’s class along with Isaac Buckingham, Clare Coleman, Marcus Gallant, and Colin Spencer were flag bearers last Friday for the Junior National Curling Championship.

Basketball for grades one and two boys began this Monday afterschool. We would like to thank Arshia Kazerouni for working with the boys.

School was closed on Tuesday because of the winter storm. The grade three and four students will have their last cross country skiing lesson next Tuesday.

The Student Leadership Council is selling carnations for Valentine’s Day. Students can order from their teacher until February 11. Carnations are $3. All proceeds will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The flowers will be delivered on February 13.

On Wednesday evening our school hosted a Family Literacy Night. Our families came to school from 6:30-7:30 pm for a variety of activities including reading, book mark making, joke telling and spelling fun.  The grade 6 girls’ basketball team played an exhibition game against Templeton Collegiate in our gym on Wednesday afternoon.  Makenzy Bishop was the top scorer with 12 points. Thank you to Mr. Wayne George for refereeing the game.

On Thursday students and staff wore sweaters for National Sweater Day and turned down the heat to make an effort to conserve energy.
February is Violence Prevention Month and Heart and Stroke month.

Congratulations to Kate Lombard who won a medal at the Timbits II hockey tournament in Port Aux Basques last weekend.

Congratulations to Caleb Rashleigh who won a medal at the Novice II hockey tournament in Deer Lake last weekend.

Congratulations to the boys’ and girls’ basketball team on their performance at the RNC tournament last week. We would like to send out a special thank you to Ms. Bishop, Ms. Danielle and Mr. Ryley Nadon for coaching the teams.
We would like to wish Isaac Buckingham good luck this weekend as he participates in the Marble Cup races this weekend.
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Groundhog day this week. The children are also learning about penguins and have started talking about Valentine’s Day.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is starting to learn some French vocabulary for Valentine’s Day.  They are also busy decorating their classroom. This week they are working on the letter “q”.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class love the wintertime and were excited that the Groundhog saw his shadow on Monday. On Thursday they enjoyed learning about saving energy as part of National Sweater Day.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is really enjoying their unit on measurement in math. They had fun doing groundhog activities this week. They are super excited to be starting their classroom garden today.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class had a lot of fun this week learning about Groundhog Day. They did a double sided art project to show their predictions. This week they are learning about mass in their math unit. They discovered that the largest item is not always the heaviest.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is making murals about natural and structural environments in social studies. Reegan is the star of the week.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has transplanted their tomato plants and they are growing! This week they started their pepper plants. The class is reading a true story about a polar bear born in captivity in Berlin and did some research on polar bears.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class has started new units in math. The grade threes are learning about measurement while the grade fours are doing multiplication and division. In social studies they have been learning about ways they express their culture across Newfoundland and Labrador. The grade four students are reading “The Bug House Family Restaurant Menu” this week in language class. It doesn’t sound tasty! The star of the week this week is Kira McCarthy.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class received letters and photos from their pen pals last week. This week they are writing Valentine letters to their pen pals in Québéc and sending them some photos from their cross country skiing lessons and the Junior Curling Championships.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is starting the National Geographic Classroom Energy Diet Challenge this week. The first project is to create a classroom logo. The class will try to complete as many activities as possible until April 28. Today they are completing the “Hour Without Power” challenge. They will try and see how long they can go throughout the day without using electricity.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class finished their exams last week. The junior high girls are preparing for a basketball game against Stephenville next week. The class had a chocolate chip cooking baking challenge during enrichment this week. Next week they will begin constructing their popsicle stick bridges.

We will celebrate the 100th day of school next week!
The grade 5 boys’ basketball team will play in the Western Region Provincial Basketball Championships in Pasadena next weekend.