Friday, January 15, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 15, 2016

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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 15, 2016.

By: Ryan Bennett, Clare Coleman, Arabella LeBlanc, Aria Kazerouni

Father Roache demonstrates magic tricks in Mrs. Hodder's kindergarten classroom. (L-R): Faith Blackwood, Megan Cochrane, Teresa Coleman and Lydia Parsons. 

Isaac Alexander showing the bag of bread tags he donated to our school. The bread tags are sent to South Africa where they are recycled. The proceeds from the plastic tags purchase wheel chairs for those who need them.

Mr. Pat Gambin dancing with Ella Rashleigh during a lesson in square dancing. Also pictured are Alister MacDonnell and Grace Brake-Higgins. 

Last Friday we celebrated Mass with Father Roache. After Mass he visited our classes to perform some of his famous magic tricks.
This Monday was the first draw for the Apple-A-Day Fundraiser. The winner on Monday of the 16 GB iPod was Cyril Lockyer with ticket number 523. The ticket seller was Mrs. Marjorie Deckert. The winner on Tuesday of the 16 GB iPod Touch and $25 iTunes card was Mrs. Karen Rashleigh. The ticket sellers were Lydia, Ella and Caleb Rashleigh.
Grade five student, Clare Coleman, has begun an initiative within our school to collect eye glasses for Haiti. There is a box in the main lobby for eye glass donations.  
Information regarding the leifling gala went home this past week.
Winter Carnival buttons went home this week. The buttons are $5 each. Our school will receive a portion of the button sales.
Mr. Pat Gambin and Mr. Gerard Neville visited our school this week to teach square dancing and line dancing to some of our classes in gym. The students really enjoyed these lessons.
The grade six girls’ basketball team will participate in the Tiny Titans Tournament this weekend at Corner Brook Regional High. We wish the girls good luck!
The Atlantic String Quartet will be performing at our school this morning at 11 am. This is their second consecutive visit. The students very much enjoyed their show last year.
Mary’s Kitchen is taking place every Friday evening in our school cafeteria from 5:30-6:30 pm. Chilli and rolls are served for those in need. Please come join us.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Carter Bromley, Luke Coleman, Noah Evans, Alister MacDonnell, and Ella Rashleigh who participated in a Novice II hockey tournament this past weekend and received medals.
Congratulations to Caleb Rashleigh whose team won a gold medal in an Atom C tournament this past weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about winter and hibernation this week. They learned a lot about animals and hibernation. They really had a lot of fun playing in the snow and painting the snow.
Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class has been discussing feelings and how to answer the questions “comment ça va?”. In math they are starting their inquiry about 3D figures. In art class they made colour mittens. Katy had big news to share this week – her baby cousin was born!
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class has been busy learning about co-operation, the numbers one to four and the letter “k”.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is clueing up their math unit on addition and subtraction. In science they are learning about the sense of taste.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is finishing their math unit on adding and subtracting to twelve. They are learning how God takes care of us in religion class this week. The star of the week is Mark.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is making beautiful artwork of penguins in the sunset this week. They read a funny story “Coyote Sings to the Moon” and learned about legends. They are learning about solids in science class.
Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is discussing states of matter in science. They have begun a new unit on mapping in social studies.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class is using math games to practice their multiplication. The grade five students are doing a jigsaw reading assignment to learn about different roles in a medieval hierarchy.  
Ms. Crockers’s grade three and four class has been working on their multiplication this week. The grade three students are working very hard on their five times multiplication and are making a video for science on saving energy. The grade four students are working on their seven times tables in math. In language arts they are learning about marketing techniques on cereal boxes.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class really enjoyed the wrestling class they had last week with Mr. Pat Gambin. The grade five students are learning about electricity in science. The grade five students are writing a news article for the “Ever After Times”. It is a newspaper about fairy tales.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class is preparing for their upcoming midterm exams next week. On Wednesday the class had a session on special study tips, how to manage their time, and deal with test anxiety.
Coming Up
Grade seven to Level two exams begin next Friday, January 22.