Thursday, February 16, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article

Lion’s Roar
By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Trinity Rouse
 Today we are celebrating the 100th day of school with a theme day and lots of 100 day activities in our classroom.
The Student Leadership Council is pre-selling carnations for Valentine’s Day next week. Carnations are $3 each. Also, the Student Leadership Council will be delivering Singing Telegrams for $5 on Valentine’s Day!
Our classes are registered today to take part in sessions on Exploring Women in Science. 
Our Grade 4 Boys’ Basketball Team participated in the West Coast Provincial 3 on 3 Tournament this past weekend. The goal of the tournament was to have fun and introduce the team to basketball. 
The student leadership council is selling pre-order on school sweatshirts. Students can place their order and try on the sample sizes in the office. The order will go in on Friday, February 17th.  The cost of the sweaters are $55.00.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Carter Bromley’s Atom A team who won gold at a tournament in Corner Brook last weekend.
Congratulations to Noah Colbourne’s Atom B team who won silver at a tournament in Corner Brook last weekend. 
Congratulations to Samuel Antoncich and Noah Evan’s Atom C team who won gold at a tournament in Corner Brook last weekend. 
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the number 100.  They are learning about what makes 100 as well as comparing 100 items to other items to see how much more or less they are.  Today they are celebrating the 100th Day of school and working on the letter Ff.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is compiling a book about energy savings for the K.I.C contest this week and learning about polar bears in the Arctic.
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is practicing French sentences to introduce themselves, such as: "Je m'appelle...", "J'ai cinq / six ans", "J'ai cinq ans et demi". As a follow-up to the field trip at the hospital, they made a picture of their hand with Q-Tips. They were working on learning about the bones in their hand.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is very excited to celebrate the 100th day of school. All of their learning in language arts, math, science, and art will be about the 100 day theme. The best part of the day is dressing as 100 year olds. 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is very excited to celebrate the 100th day of school today. They used their collections of items to sort and make groups to count to 100. They made 100 masks and other 100 day centers. Happy 100th day!
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class heard back from Corner Brook City Hall about their proposal to ban plastic bags in the city. The meeting scheduled for Monday was re-scheduled because of bad weather. The class’s proposal will be discussed at the next meeting in March.
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is doing an experiment in science about light and colour. They learned how the light spectrum contains different colors and you can separate the colours in the spectrum by blocking them with a shadow.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class has been busy this week completing their math unit and preparing for the 100th day of school. The grade three and four students are learning some new poetry terminology and the the grade five and six students are diving into a new French grammar unit. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is excited to celebrate the 100th day of school today. The class is continuing to nurture their classroom garden. The students are learning about the parts of a plant and how plants grow in science. They made a special bulletin board outside of their classroom to show everyone about plants!
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class has started learning about light energy in science class and conducted an experiment using a flashlight bulb, a battery and some insulated copper wire. It really, “lights up your life!” In social studies they are studying about the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, who explored the North and South Poles. Roald Dahl, the author, was named after him! In math, we are learning more about multiplication and division. In language arts, they are learning about the use of quotation marks and apostrophes. They are thoroughly enjoying their cross country skiing lessons and are looking forward to their fourth, but sadly, final lesson!
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are all finished the Great Pencil Challenge! Many of the grade five students kept their pencils for the entire week. The grade six students ALL kept their pencils and will be treated to a class prize next week. The grade five students are finishing their novel study on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The grade six students are learning about features of text in language arts. They are preparing for a Text Features Scavenger Hunt!
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class has started building their popsicle stick bridges for the National Geosciences and Engineering Month Bridge Competition. Drama rehearsals started this week for “Complaint Department and Lemonade”.
Coming Up
Winter Carnival button money and stubs are due back to the office on Wednesday, February 15th
Our school is hosting the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 23, at 7:00 pm in our school gymnasium.