Thursday, October 20, 2016

Grade 5/6 News Article - Lion’s Roar

This week is Waste Reduction Week. We started off the week with a water theme day to raise awareness of water waste. Our activities included upcying day, litter free lunches and paperless day. In addition, this week we are collecting used batteries for the Battery Busters Contest. The Student Leadership Council threw a challenge out to the class who collected the most batteries per student. The winning class will receive a class ice cream party. Stay tuned for the results next week!
On Tuesday morning our students enjoyed a performance by Debut Atlantic’s touring artist. Cheng2  Duo. Silvie and Bryan Cheng performed a concert of piano and cello music for our classes. We would like to thank Mr. David Smallwood from the Corner Brook Rotary Arts Centre for arranging this amazing concert for our school.
Our cross country running team participated in the Regional Cross Country Running Races held in Kippens on Tuesday afternoon. Congratulations to our runners. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon and Mr. Ryley Nadon for accompanying the team. The team also participated in the J.J. Curling meet on Wednesday afternoon. 
Also on Tuesday evening, Arista White participated in a Poetry Slam at the Corner Brook Public Library. Arista read her original poem, “What Was Lost”.
Our students and staff participated in the Janeway Pajama-rama on Thursday. Students and staff wore their pajamas to school and enjoyed a movie in the afternoon. The Student Leadership Council sold bags of chips, candy, and juice boxes for the movie. 
Our school was visited by members of the Corner Brook Fire Department this week. The fire fighters presented prizes to students in our school who won awards in the City of Corner Brook Fire Prevention Week. Congratulations to Oliver Carey- MacDonald who won the primary random poster draw, Lily Smallwood who won the primary colour poster contest, and Keira Clarke who won the grades 4-6 slogan contest.  Lily and Keira’s classes enjoyed a pizza party on Tuesday as part of their prize packages. Oliver won a motorized fire truck and Keira’s slogan will appear on a City of Corner Brook Fire Truck.


 Lily Smallwood proudly presents her winning entry in the Primary Poster Contest for Fire Prevention Week.

Keira Clarke is pictured with her telescope prize for winning the elementary slogan contest for Fire Prevention Week. Keira's slogan was "If your alarm does not ring, that's a bad thing - think fire safety".

Tomorrow our school is hosting the Western Region Invitational Robotics Competition. We are welcoming schools from across the western region of the province. Participating schools include: Our Lady of Mercy, Viking Trail Academy, Jakeman All Grade, Lourdes Elementary, Holy Cross All Grade, White Hills Academy and Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Students and teachers will spend the morning learning about First Lego League Robotics and will then participate in a robot challenge activity in the afternoon. The event is open to the public for viewing beginning at 2 pm. 
We would like to thank Stella Michel and helpers who delivered a 12 month 12 miracle donation to our breakfast program.  The donation included $145 in Coleman’s gift cards and many breakfast food items. 

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Madeline Murphy who received certificates in Tae Kwon Do for Awesome Punches. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about waste reduction and about conserving water this week. They are also preparing songs with Mr. Graham for the Remembrance Day Assembly. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on the letter “e”. The class is very excited to have started their Little Green Thumbs Garden. 
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is talking about Chenille, a caterpillar who is afraid of the dark. They are also talking about being afraid of the dark. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class learned an awesome Halloween poem this week. They are learning about the seasons in science class. They really enjoyed their guided imagery session in Religion class where they imaged what life was like in Jesus’ time. 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class harvested tomatoes, basil, onion, peppers and cucumber from the greenhouse. They made a delicious pasta with the vegetables. They are learning about representing numbers on a ten frame and how to show one or two more or less than. They are also learning some Halloween vocabulary and reading a Halloween book. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is working on a personal water action goal to help conserve water. They are also learning about the water cycle in science. 
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is developing fall and Halloween vocabulary. The students enjoyed taking part in the classical music concert on Tuesday. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is working on the parts of speech in French. They are writing spooky French Halloween stories. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has started division in math class. For art they have been studying and learning about still life in art. They drew a still life of their class penguin. They have also started a draft of their Remembrance Day posters. The students are very excited to produce these posters. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class celebrated Christopher Columbus Day by learning all about the famous explorer. They learnt that he discovered America; however, he was not the first explorer to do this. Leif Erikson was the first explorer to discover America. The fire department also visited the school for a fire drill. It was a very exciting week. 

Grade four student, Molly George (centre), with Bryan and Silvie Cheng who performed at our school as part of a Debut Atlantic performance at our school.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class enjoyed a pizza party on Tuesday provided by the City of Corner Brook Fire Department. The party was a prize awarded to the class for Keira Clarke’s winning slogan for Fire Prevention Week. The grade five students are reading a book called “Rapunzel: The one with all the Hair” in language arts. The grade six students have begun building their robotics field kit.  They are very excited about the Western Region Invitational Robotics Competition being held at our school tomorrow.

Grade six students, Clare Coleman (left) and Arabella LeBlanc (right) show off the panda's they made out of Legos for the upcoming Robotics Competition.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class had a presentation from Mr. Sean Richardson about his cross Canada bike ride to help raise awareness for 22 Veterans. Students are preparing for the second annual Western Region Invitational Robotics Competition being held at our school on Saturday. They would like to extend congratulations to Arista White who participated in a Poetry Slam at the Corner Brook Public Library on Tuesday evening. 

Coming Up

Our school is hosting the Western Region Invitational Robotics Competition on Saturday, October 22. This event is open to the pubic beginning at 2:00 pm. 

By: Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Arabella LeBlanc, Trinity Rouse