Thursday, January 19, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - Lion’s Roar

By: Marcus Gallant, Carly Johannesen, Kira McCarthy and Reyd Ward

On Monday our students were treated to a magic show! Father Roache visited the classrooms in the school and performed magic tricks to the amazement of all the students and teachers. On Thursday, we celebrated a special Mass with Father Roache during his visit to Corner Brook.
Our school public health nurse, Ms. Lynette Christopher, along with her nursing student, Charlotte Wolfrey, presented to our grade four and five classes about looking after our own health.

The annual Cross Country Skiing Program at Blow Me Down will start next week for the students in grade four. 

The grade six girls’ basketball team will compete in their first tournament of the year. They are playing in the Tiny Titans Tournament hosted at Corner Brook Regional High. The first game takes place on Friday at 5:00 pm.  

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Madeline Murphy who received a certificate for Awesome Axe Kick from Tae Kwon Do this past week.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are making winter theme crafts. They are learning the letter “B” and practicing doing their own magic tricks!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is using Playdoh to make shapes in math. They are working on the letter “P”. The students really enjoyed the magic show on Monday.

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning about root cellars, including how they are made and why. The children are also discovering a new letter “J” and French words related to weather.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is sampling different breads from around the world in social studies. They are doing subtraction stories in math class.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class really enjoyed the magic show on Monday. They are busy learning new French vocabulary and enjoying the snow outside.  

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class had a great week! The students would like to welcome Gabriella Lawrence to their class. The students are learning about polar bears. Did you know that their hair is transparent and the skin underneath is black?

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class has been practicing their math skills when using money. They are using games to practice their French sentence building.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class really enjoyed the magic show on Monday. This week they welcomed a new grade six student, Max Pittman, to their class. The grade three and four students are interviewing people who moved to Canada about why they decided to emigrate. The grade five and six students are creating their own utopian societies based on what they learned about government structures and laws.

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is learning about shading, edging and shaping in art. The students are excited to be drawing 3D objects. This will be incorporated into their contouring and sketching unit. The classroom garden is thriving and the plants are growing. The students are excited to welcome Sommer Lawrence to their class this week.

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class was excited to take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in their class. It was their first time ever participating in a bee and it was very exciting to practice the challenging words. Stay tuned for the class winners next week! The students would like to welcome Destinee Lawrence to their class.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is enjoying their STEM project in science class with Mme. Moss and Mr. Ryley. The students are learning through problem solving.  The girls’ basketball team will participate in their first tournament this weekend. On Monday the grade six students had a race to determine who could run the fastest. After many races the final winner and “Fastest Kid in the Sixth Grade” is Clare Coleman. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class went sliding at Margaret Bowater Park on Wednesday as part of their Enrichment class. They are busy planning a dance for junior and senior high students on January 20th. The students are also preparing for their first midterm exam next week.

Coming Up

Intermediate and senior high exams begin on January 20, 2017.