Friday, March 13, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 13, 2015

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
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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.
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!
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!

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.