Friday, March 27, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 27, 2015






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This week IHMS is celebrating World Water Day!
 
This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, March 20, 2015.

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



Junior Kindergarten students (L-R): Aaron Keough, Addison MacArthur, Lysea Ngania colouring in the Apple A Day Goal chart. We are nearly at our ticket sales goal!
 
Jakson Ganz (left) and Kira McCarthy (right) touch a star fish at the World Water Day celebrations at City Hall last Friday. The touch tank was part of the Bonne Bay Marine Station presentation.





Mme. O'Dell's grade two French Immersion students display the puppets they made for their re-telling of "Goldilocks and The Three Bears". Back (left-right): Katherine Noel, Summer Gale,  Noah Evans, and Craig Bishop. Front (left to right): Charlotte Mercier and Mariam Ahmad.
 
This week IHMS is celebrating World Water Day with a week-long “Bring Your Re-Usable Water Container to School”. Our school community is encouraging everyone to re-think disposable water bottles and think about the impact recycling all those bottles has on our environment. The IHMS Green team collected all the plastic bottles recycled in our school for a whole month and built a plastic sculpture for the main lobby. The sculpture is called “The Tree of Waste” and it reminds everyone to bring their own container to school for drinking water. In addition, the school cafeteria is not selling bottled water – instead, students can get a cold glass of refreshing tap water. There are also student made posters around the school encouraging everyone to “Take Back the Tap” or “Use the Fountain”. We encourage you to re-think your water habits too!
This week was also very exciting because we have our first three draws for the Apple A Day Fundraiser!! Check with the office to see if there are any tickets left to get in on the draws for next week!  Prizes include Ipod touches, an Apple TV, an Ipad mini, Ipads and an 11 inch Macbook Air computer. Tickets are $20 each.
Ms. Katie Broadhurst from Learning for A Sustainable Future visited our school on Friday to do a presentation with the grades six to Level 1 students called “Food For Thought”. The presentation was about where the foods we eat come from and the impact on our environment.
Also on Friday, the grades four to six students attended activities at City Hall to celebrate World Water Day.
The public health nurse came to visit all the grade two and three students last week to do a presentation for nutrition month. It was a tasty presentation!
Boys’ indoor soccer practices began this week.
The grade 6 girls’ basketball team participated in the Humber Invitational Basketball tournament on Wednesday. They played against Humber Elementary and J.J. Curling School.
Tomorrow we are hosting the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition at 11 am in our school gym.  This is open to boys and girls aged nine to fourteen.

Our junior high to level 1 students travelled to Pasadena on Thursday to take part in the Regional Drama Festival. The students had a lot of fun and got a lot of laughs with the play “Bling Midas”.
 
This week we had some really great news! The grade three and four class was received runner up in the Hot Shots Energy provincial contest they participated in during the fall. The class wins two Ipads for their classroom!
 
STARS OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to our Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Primary Choir, School Choir and School Band on their performances in the Rotary Music Festival last Thursday. Everyone performed very well.

Congratulations to our students who performed in the Rotary Music Festival this week. Congratulations to Colin Spencer who placed first in Class 509 Piano Concert Group, 10 and under and first in Class 210- Vocal Concert Group, 10 and under; and to Alessandra Leblanc who placed first and Arabella Leblanc who tied for second in Class 653 – Album 2, Not over 12, baroque and Classical last Tuesday.

Congratulations to Colin Spencer who was invited to perform in the Junior Rose Bowl last Friday evening for the Rotary Music Festival.

Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski, Sarah Buckingham, Clare Coleman and Colin Spencer who all performed and received scholarships for the Rotary Music Festival at the Stars of The Festival. Sarah Bucking received a 425 scholarship for voice and piano, Clare Coleman received $50 for piano, Simon Boitsefski received $50 for voice and musical theatre, and Colin Spencer received $50 for junior piano, $100 for piano duet and $100 for the Junior Rose Bowl Nomination.

Congratulations to Samuel Michael and Jemma Butler who participated in the Provincial Chess Tournament in Gander on the weekend.
 
CLASS NEWS
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “L” and reviewing numbers 1-10. They have started their Easter crafts and are also learning the true meaning of Easter. They would like to welcome Jacob Simmonds and Noor Altaee to their junior kindergarten classes this week.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is busy this week getting ready for Easter by learning some Easter vocabulary and making decorations. They will also be making bird feeders out of milk cartons to welcome the spring and learn how we can turn waste into something useful. Joyeux printemps!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about how plastic water bottles affect our environment. The students had a lot of fun playing math addition games. The boys team won!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about maps in social studies. They are learning about things people have invented in science. They would like to wish Brady Green a very happy 7th birthday!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion is learning about the Emperor Penguin. These penguins are about the same size as some grade one students! The students are also beginning some Easter activities this week!

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is doing some Easter activities and writing. They are also learning about the Stations of the Cross in Religion class. This week, the star of the week is Ty.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is learning about the conservation of water and how we use our water. They hope everyone realizes how fragile our water is and that we cannot afford to waste it!

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is celebrating water day by doing lots of water activities. In social studies the grade threes are learning about positive interactions in their community. The grade fours are getting ready for the heritage fair. The grade three students enjoyed the presentation from the public health nurse about nutrition.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class celebrated World Water Day this week. On Friday, the class, along with the other grades four to six students went to a presentation at City Hall. They learned lots of interesting facts and had fun interacting with the variety of activities. They learned about water security, the water cycle, invasive species and marine animals. In class, they watched a video about bottled water. In science, the grade threes have begun a unit on invisible forces and the grade fours have begun a new unit on sound.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class really enjoyed the water day presentation on Friday at City Hall. A lot of the topics they learned about during the presentation are things they are also learning about through the National Geographic Classroom Energy Diet. The class made posters to post around the school to remind students to bring a re-usable water container to school instead of plastic water bottles. One of the main things they have learned is that plastic water bottles are made from oil, and even though they are recyclable, they are not good for our environment. The students posted signs that said, “Bring Back the Tap – Ban Plastic Bottles” and “Don’t Forget Your Re-Usable water Bottle”.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class performed their play “Bling Midas” last night in Pasadena for the Regional Drama Festival. The students had a lot of fun preparing and performing this show! They would like to thank Mrs. Deckert for her help with the costume fixes, Mr. Hancock and Mrs. King for driving the group to Pasadena and Mrs. McCarthy for directing the play. The class is also very excited about starting underwater robotics!

 
 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 20, 2015






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Our school bands and choirs performed in the Rotary Music Festival yesterday and many of our students are taking part in the festival!



This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, March 20, 2015.

By: Makenzy Bishop and Cole Dumaresque

Junior Kindergarten students (L-R): Aaron Keough, Addison MacArthur, Lysea Ngania colouring in the Apple A Day Goal chart. We are nearly at our ticket sales goal!
 

Mme. O'Dell's grade two French Immersion students display the puppets they made for their re-telling of "Goldilocks and The Three Bears". Back (left-right): Katherine Noel, Summer Gale,  Noah Evans, and Craig Bishop. Front (left to right): Charlotte Mercier and Mariam Ahmad.


 
Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar and Kara Blanchard, kindergarten French Immersion class winners at the school Moo Off.


 
This has been a very musical week at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Our school bands and choirs performed in the Rotary Music Festival yesterday. In addition, many of our students are taking part in the festival. Good luck to all participants.
  
On Tuesday we had a theme day for St. Patrick’s Day. Our school was a sea of green! There were even green faces! Our St. Patrick’s Day Family Social and Pot Luck Dinner is this Sunday from 4 to 6 pm.
  
Our milk spirit week was a huge success! There were class broadcasts each day. We had a lot of fun at the moo off on Thursday. All the classes participated by performing their best “moo” sounds. Afterwards, we enjoyed some milk and cookies.  Thanks to our tweeting about milk spirit week, our school won a prize from the School Milk Foundation. We will receive free milk for the whole school.
     
Our Apple A Day Tickets are due this week! The draws start on Wednesday, March 25! Make sure to get your tickets to get your name in for the seven days of awesome prizes! Prizes include Ipod touches, an Apple TV, an Ipad mini, Ipads and an 11 inch Macbook Air computer. Tickets are on sale now for $20 each. Each ticket sold will be in the draw for all seven prizes. There will be prizes for the students who sell the most tickets. If our school sells all 2,032 tickets we will have a skating party to celebrate.  Get your tickets today!

 
STARS OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to the junior high girls’ basketball team who travelled to Lewisporte this weekend for the Western Provincial Basketball Tournament. Makenzy Bishop and Maria Reynolds were chosen for the Player of the Game Awards. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon, Mr. Ryley Nadon, and parents for travelling with the girls.
 
Congratulations to our students who performed in the Rotary Music Festival this week. Congratulations to Sarah Buckingham who tied for first place for Class 306-Girls’ Solo, 6 and under; Clare Coleman who received second place for Class 351-Girls’ Solo, 9 and under; Arabella LeBlanc who received third place for Class 654B – Album 2, Romantic, Modern & Inventions; Colin Spencer who received first place, Simon Boitsefski who tied for second place, and Isaac Buckingham who tied for third place in Class 363- Boys’ Solo, 9 and under on Friday.
     
Congratulations to Colin and Gina Spencer who tied for first place in Class 613 – Piano Duet, 12 and under on Sunday.
     
Congratulations to our Moo Off winners last week for milk spirit week! Everyone did a wonderful job with their mooing!

 
CLASS NEWS
The junior kindergarten classes are talking about the letter “L” and the number “10”. The children were excited about performing in the Rotary Music Festival this week. They also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a visit from the leprechaun on Tuesday. They would like to thank the Early Childhood Educators Kendall Dempster and Mikayla Pittman who finished their work placement on Friday. Congratulations to Michael Bragg, Lauryn Collins, Brooke Fudge, Noah Cassell, Aaron Keough and Shane Matthews who were class winners in the Moo- Off.

  
Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had lots of fun making traps for the “Lutin de St. Patrick’s”. They are finished all of their sounds and are learning to read the word “maman”. Congratulations to Kara Blanchard and Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar who were the class winners in the Moo -Off.
  
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is beginning subtraction in math. They were very excited to take part in the Rotary Music Festival this week. They almost caught the leprechaun on Tuesday, but he got out through the window. They would like to thank Ms. Tiffany Spencer who finished her Grenfell ACCESS Program with the class this week. Congratulations to Liam Gaulton who was the class winner in the Moo Off.
  
Mrs. George’s grade one English class had fun trying to catch the leprechaun. He escaped again, but not before leaving them some chocolate coins. In math, they are skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. They would like to wish Jake Morey a happy 7th birthday! Congratulations to everyone for winning the English class award for the Moo- Off.
  
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion had a lot of fun this week learning about St. Patrick’s Day. They made a beautiful fruit and vegetable rainbow in health. They now understand what it means to eat the rainbow! All of the children are excited about their music workshop on Friday morning. Congratulations to students in grade one and two French Immersion class who tied with the grade three and four French Immersion class for the French class winners in the Moo Off.
 
Ms. Park’s grade two English class had lots of fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. They did not catch the leprechaun, but he did leave them some gold coins. They practiced graphing in math this week with lucky charms. Jemma is the student of the week! Congratulations to  Molly George for the Best Decorated Cow Award, Alyssa Power and Brooke Watton for the Moo Couple Award, Leah Lainey and Kate Murphy for the Moo Couple Award, Regan Curtis, Meredith Dawe, Gabriel Rowsell for Moo Awards, and Carter Bromley and Matthew Kemp for the Moo Twosome Award at the Moo -Off.
 
Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has started their author study on Barbara Reid. They are enjoying reading lots of different books and learning about the author. They are excited about making illustrations out of plasticine.
 
Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class did not catch a leprechaun with their traps, but he did leave them all some treats. The classroom garden is growing very tall. This week is Ms. Pittman’s last week in their class. Miss Pittman is completing the Grenfell ACCESS program.  Congratulations to  Keira Clarke and Reyd Ward who won the Couple Award, Colin Spencer who won the Longest Moo, and Arabella and Alessandra LeBlanc who won the Twin Moo Award at the Moo Off.
 
Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class got to talk to their pen pals on Skype for the first time this week! It was a lot of fun to see them and speak to them in French!  They showed the students their leprechaun traps. The students in St. Malo do not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as much as we do here. Congratulations to all the students on winning the Class Award at the Moo -Off.
 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is continuing their novel study on Bridge to Terabithia. The fastest student in the fifth grade is Kori-Lee Noel, and the fastest student in the sixth grade is Jordan Park. The students are beginning to work on this year’s heritage fair projects. Congratulations to Samuel Michael who won the Moo Award and Telicia Young who won the Injured Moo Award  at the Moo -Off.
 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is working hard on their play for the drama festival next week. They have are having lots of fun preparing props and costumes for the performance in Pasadena.  The students welcome Ryan Miller to their class this week. Congratulations to the class for winning the Senior Moo Award in the Moo Off.




COMING UP...
Next week we are celebrating World Water Day on Monday with a blue theme day. We are also encouraging students to ban plastic water bottles and bring a re-usable water bottle to school.
 
 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Apple-A-Day Fundraiser

 

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 13, 2015






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 Our grade six to Level 1 girls’ basketball team is travelling to Lewisporte today for the Western Provincial Championship. Good luck, girls!

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, March 13, 2015.

By: Makenzy Bishop and Cole Dumaresque
 
Mme. O'Dell's grade two French Immersion students display the puppets they made for their re-telling of "Goldilocks and The Three Bears". Back (left-right): Katherine Noel, Summer Gale,  Noah Evans, and Craig Bishop. Front (left to right): Charlotte Mercier and Mariam Ahmad.



Paige Walsh (left) and Telicia Young (right) and public health nurse, Patti Walsh-Sheppard. The girls each won a gift card as part of an anti-bullying presentation.



Students in Mrs. Hodder's kindergarten English class having fun outside on our playground. (Left to right): Nevaeh Vincent, Charlise Simmonds, Hala Parsons, Sophie Grant, Jeremy Burden, and Mark Janes.
 

We are so thankful for the family and community support for the MMS Reycle My Cell Campaign. Our school was the provincial winner! We recycled 901 cell phones this year. We were also the top school in Canada!
 
Last week to celebrate Agriculture Literacy Week the grade three and four English and French classes had a guest reader from the Department of Agriculture. The students really enjoyed the book.
This week was Milk Spirit Week. This week to celebration Mrs. Hodder, Mrs. George, Mme. Brett, Ms. Park, Mme. Lachance, Mme. O’Dell and Mme Ryan’s classes each made live broadcasts from the media centre about the importance of drinking milk.
Last week the junior kindergarten classes did a live broadcast last from the media centre for Nutrition Month.
video
 
On Tuesday our grade six to Level 1 girls’ basketball team played a game against Stephenville. Thank you to Mr. George for refereeing the game. The girls are travelling to Lewisporte today for the Western Provincial Championship. Good luck, girls!
 
Our school is selling tickets on an Apple a Day Fundraiser. Starting on March 25, 2015 we will begin doing seven daily draws for apple products. Prizes include Ipod touches, an Apple TV, an Ipad mini, Ipads and an 11 inch Macbook Air computer. Tickets are on sale now for $20 each. Each ticket sold will be in the draw for all seven prizes. There will be prizes for the students who sell the most tickets. If our school sells all 2,032 tickets we will have a skating party to celebrate.  Students are encouraged to return their tickets as they sell them to get their name in for incentive draws. We are halfway to our goal! There are less than 1,000 tickets left!
STARS OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to Luke Coleman, Kate Lombard, Noah Evans, and Saleem Obeid who each won a medal at a hockey tournament in Corner Brook last Saturday.
 
Congratulations to our grade six girls’ basketball team who played in the Western Provincial Basketball Tournament last weekend.  We would like to thank Ms. Bishop for coaching the girls at the tournament.
 
Congratulations to our students who participated in the bridge building competition last weekend. The bridge built by Anna Mackenzie, Madison Noel and Jayden Lempriere held 155 kg (300 lbs): the bridge built by Hajra Ahmad, Maria Reynolds and Arista White held 113 kg (226 lbs); and the bridge built by Nathan Anderson, Cameron Peddle and Douglas Mackenzie held 71 kg (142 lbs). Our top two bridges this year actually broke our school record for the bridge holding the most weight! Way to go everyone!

CLASS NEWS
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about St. Patrick’s Day. To celebrate, they made St. Patrick’s Day crafts. The children are also learning about the letter “k” and the number “10”.  

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning the last letter of the alphabet “z” and finishing up learning about their ancestors. They are also getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about word families in language. Their garden is producing LOTS of tomatoes and lettuce. They are so proud of their green thumbs!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about taking care of our world in social studies. They are enjoying all of their St. Patrick’s Day writing and art activities. They are busy building a leprechaun trap for Tuesday. They are really hoping to catch one!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class were working on a song with the grade two French Immersion students about chocolate milk to perform for the live broadcast.  The grade one’s were also working on math centres and other activities to learn how to count numbers up to 100.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is making crafts for St. Patrick’s Day and writing about what you would do if they found a pot of gold. In math they are learning how to add numbers to 100.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class finished their Quebéc Winter Carnival theme by making puppets. Students had fun performing plays of different versions of “Goldilocks and The Three Bears” in language arts class. They had a lot of fun!

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is making leprecahuan traps in art class. They are hoping luck will be on their side so they can catch one or get some of its gold. In French they have been learning St. Patrick’s Day words. The grade three students are started a new unit on plants in science. The grade four students made their own instruments in science.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class celebrated Milk Spirit Week by learning all about animals who give milk and countries where people drink different kinds of milk. With the other French Immersion classes they enjoyed making homemade ice cream!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class started the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge this week. They created a classroom logo and completed two challenges. In one challenge the students had to go for one hour with no power, in the second activity they had to reflect on what energy items in their homes were “needs” and which were “wants”. The further challenge themselves the students gave up one “want” item for 24 hours!

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class went to the National Engineering and Geosciences Month bridge building competition at the mall on Saturday. The student’s bridges were amazing! The class is busy preparing their performance for the drama festival in three weeks and the Rotary Music Festival next week.
 
 
 

Friday, March 6, 2015

2014 Winner - Recycle My Cell Phone Challenge!


Lion's Roar - Friday, March 6, 2015






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The evil minion from the movie Despicable Me 2 –
our 2015 Winter Carnival snow sculpture!


This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, March 6, 2015.

By: Paige Walsh and Aaron White
 
Grade 4 student, Isaac Buckingham, winner of the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee for grade four.
 
Lauryn Collins mixes the coloured water and salt she will use to melt an ice block as part of a ice caverns science experiment in junior kindergarten. 

 

Jordan Park with Ms. Katie Broadhurst making a re-usable bag out of jean material. Ms. Broadhurst is from the Learning for a Sustainable Future Organization. She visited the class to discuss sustainability and ways they can use less in their everyday lives. 
 

The month of March is Nutrition Month, Mathletics March Madness and National Geosciences and Engineering Month. To celebrate all classes will be doing live broadcasts from the media center  for Nutrition Month, participating in Mathletics Madness and our grade 7 -Level 1 students will be participating in the Building the Bridge Competition this Saturday morning at the Corner Brook Plaza.

Last week on Thursday our school hosted the annual Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. Congratulations to our grade four representatives Isaac Buckingham and Clare Coleman; our grade five representatives Ryan Bennett and Aaron White; and our grade six representatives William Bennett and Samuel Michael. Congratulations to Isaac Buckingham who was the grade four overall winner. Thank you to Ms. Park and Mrs. McCarthy for organizing the event and to our judges Mrs. Janet Joyce of Colemans and Mr. Jonathan Turner of Steel Communications.

Mrs. George hosted another wonderful Scholastic Book Fair last week.  Our total sales were $3,111.25!!  The guess the candy contest was won by Joel Lyver, the guess the pages in the book contest was won by Mark Janes, and Paige and Ryder Walsh won the family door prize. Thank you to everyone who made our book fair a success!

Earlier this year we collected used cell phones for the MMSB Recycle my Cell Campaign. This week we had some great news about that campaign. Our school was the provincial winner. We recycled a total of 901 cell phones! Thank you to everyone who helped by donating their used and broken cell phones for this campaign.

Report cards went home on Thursday afternoon and our teachers had parent teacher interviews that evening from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Today we are hosting our term 1 awards assembly at 11:30 am. We will be giving certificates for academic achievements for term 1.

Our school is selling tickets on an Apple a Day Fundraiser. Starting on March 25, 2015 we will begin doing seven daily draws for apple products. Prizes include Ipod touches, an Apple TV, an Ipad mini, Ipads and an 11 inch Macbook Air computer. Tickets are on sale now for $20 each. Each ticket sold will be in the draw for all seven prizes. There will be prizes for the students who sell the most tickets. If our school sells all 2,032 tickets we will have a skating party to celebrate.  Students are encouraged to return their tickets as they sell them to get their name in for incentive draws.

STARS OF THE WEEK
Congratulations are extended to Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar who won the Primary Category  and  to Paige Walsh who won the Elementary Category for the Say Yes To Friendship Poster Contest  sponsored by the Community Mental Health for Violence Prevention Month. Rotém won for English and French. The girls received a copy of their poster and a prize package.

Congratulations to Carter Bromley whose hockey team won a gold medal at  a hockey tournament in Port -aux-Basques. They were also recipients of a player of the game
awards. Congratulations to Jakson Ganz and Caleb Rashleigh whose hockey team won a silver medal at the same tournament.

Congratulations to Noah Colbourne, Noah Evans, Kate Lombard, Saleem Obeid and Ella Rashleigh who won a medal at a hockey tournament in Deer Lake last weekend.

Congratulations to Ella Rashleigh who won the award for “most spirited” at the Winter Carnival Lip Sync competition last week.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Coade, Ivor Cook and Jake Morey who broke boards and received their yellow belts in Tae Kwon Do this past week.
 

CLASS NEWS
The junior kindergarten classes are talking about the letter k and number 10. They really enjoyed playing different games in the game for winter carnival.

Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten English class is Learning about animal homes in science addition story mats in math.
Mme. Brett’s kindergarten French class is earning the new sight word "est", which means "is. We are also learning the letter "y", and vocab for St. Patrick's day. "Pot d'or" means "pot of gold".
Mrs. George's grade one English class is learning about healthy eating as part of Nutrition Month. They plan to take a walk to the nearby Coleman's for a nutrition tour when some of the snow melts! They are comparing mass in math class this week. They would like to wish Lily Smallwood a very Happy 7th Birthday!
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class started the first of their St. Patrick's day crafts. They are getting ready to begin a new Science unit. They are learning how to count large numbers in multiple ways. They are learning about healthy foods and how they fuel their bodies in Health.
Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about Lent in religion. They are busy making totem poles in social studies.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is making a personal poster full of adjectives that describe each other. The students are comparing different versions of the story of “Goldilocks and the Three little Pigs”. They are working on representations of two digit numbers. Happy Winter Everyone!
Ms. Horner’s grade three and four English class planted their classroom garden this week with Little Green Thumbs. In math the grade 3's are learning all about perimeter and in grade 4 we are practicing our 6 and 7 times tables. In social studies the grade 3's are learning about positive interactions. They put on little skits to demonstrate different types of positive interactions and what they look like.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a lot of fun learning about sustainability with guest presenter Ms. Katie Broadhurst on Monday. Ms. Broadhurst visited the class to talk about the importance of sustainability and show the students how they can make re-usable tote bags out of recycled jean material. Last week the Public Health Nurse facilitated a session to the Grade 5 and 6 students on Anti Bullying.  They really enjoyed the session.  Paige Walsh and Telicia Young won a $10.00 gift card each from draws after the presentation.
Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class is finishing off their math units. In French, they created an advertisement for a product or business from their imagination. In art class they created shamrocks with little dots to decorate their classroom.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior class had a lot of fun organizing the winter carnival activities last week. They would like to thank the grade five and six students for helping them run some of the stations. The Grade 9 students wrote national math exams last week. This week the students were busy this week finalizing their bridged for the Geoscience and Engineering Bridge Building competition this weekend. Good luck to all the teams!
 

COMING UP...
The junior high students will be at the Corner Brook Plaza tomorrow morning at 10 am. Engineers will be on site to test their Popsicle stick bridges.