Thursday, December 1, 2016

Grade 5/6 News Article

Lion’s Roar
By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Arabella LeBlanc, Trinity Rouse

The grade one classes are happy to report that packed a record breaking 119 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. It was the highest number of boxes they ever completed. Thank you to our students and families for their generous donations. 
Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski, Clare Coleman, and Heather Cooper, grade six students who represented our school at the annual David Elliot Memorial Peace Week Speak Off on Tuesday evening.

Our grade six robotics team, TechRiders, visited Cache Rapids Stables in Rediville on Sunday to learn about the Western Saddle and how to properly fit a saddle. The class had a great time meeting the horses, staff, and even had the opportunity to ride a horse. Thank you to Cache Rapids Stables and Mme. Moss for hosting the students.

Mr. Bernie Bromley from Department of Wildlife visited the grade seven and eight robotics team, Raging Robos, this week to talk about their project about how to help moose and other large animals that accidentally wander into city limits. The students are preparing a project to present in St. John’s on how to help these animals. 
We would like to wish good luck to our students who are in St. John’s this weekend for the Intermediate Skills Challenge. The students are taking part in a number of events and competitions on Saturday hosted by Skills Canada. 
The junior kindergarten classes are continuing to collect for their project, Helping Hands. They are collecting warm winter clothing for all ages. They are looking for coats, mittens, gloves, and socks. They would like to thank everyone for their generous donations!
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Jordan Dicks Park who won the Singles Roll over and will participate at the Provincial Championship this weekend in St. John’s. 
Congratulations to Molly MacDonnell who won ribbons in CanSkate for agility and balance.  
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning different ways to paint. This week they painted with potatoes and q-tips. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about life cycles in science. In language arts they are working on the letter “b”. In math they are working with numbers 1-10. 
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is working with triangles and pyramids, discovering volumes. They are also learning more French sentences, like: “Il-Elle”, “est”, “sur la chaise”, “sous la table”, “malade” and more.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is celebrating Peace Week. They are learning about needs and wants in social studies. They are learning about more and less in math class. 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class made collages for the five senses for the introduction of their new science unit, they made snowmen and discussed warm and cool colours. They are working on writing postcards as a part of their social studies program. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class was working hard on activities for peace week. They displayed pictures about “What Peace Looks Like” outside their classroom. 
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class learned how to use the English and French Dictionary to search, define and translate words. They also learned about masculine and feminine words. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is engaging in a creative independent reading program as well as working on passé composéand imparfair verb tenses. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is learning about mindfulness in health class. They are excited to share that they started their Little Green Thumbs garden this week. They are excited to watch their plants grow. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class was busy learning about the rock cycle and discussing the mysteries of Bermuda Triangle. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a very busy week. On Tuesday they had a class ice cream party. This was a prize for winning the school contest for the most batteries collected per student in the Eco Kids Battery Busters contest.  The grade six students are attending the Intermediate Skills Challenge in St. John’s. Their team “TechRiders”, is competing in the First Lego League Robotics event. 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class are in St. John’s today for the Intermediate Skills Challenge. The students are touring The Rooms and the Basilica today. Their competition will take place on Saturday at the College of the North Atlantic. 
Coming Up
The family tree trimming social is December 10 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Our annual Christmas concert is on Tuesday, December 13, at 7:00 pm.