Thursday, March 16, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article

Lion’s Roar
By:  Jacob Bursey, Clare Coleman, Rebecca Janes and Rosemary Owolabi
Last Friday we held our Term 1 Assembly to honour our student’s achievements in the first term. We would like to congratulate everyone on their awards. We also honoured Reyd Ward who placed second provincially in the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Junior Essay Contest. Reyd presented her Remembrance Day Essay during the assembly. 
Last weekend our Grade 6 Girls’ Basketball Team played in an invitational tournament at St. Gerard’s Elementary School. Congratulations to all players n a great performance at the tournament. We would like to congratulate the winners of the “She’s Got Game Awards”. These awards went to Carly Johannesen, Rosemary Owolabi, Trinitty Rouse and Clare Coleman. 
The IHMS Teachers would like to thank our students and families for the wonderful treats and notes of thanks that were sent in to the school for Teacher Appreciation Week. 
Our students and staff were treated to delicious French toast and berries for breakfast on Friday morning as part of the Kids Eat Smart Rooting for Health Program. Two chefs visited our school to cook for everyone. In addition, representatives from the Department of Agriculture and local famers presented about the agrifoods industry and healthy eating. MHA Mr. Scott Reid visited the school to help serve breakfast. It was a great day.

Makenzy Bishop (left) and Rebekah Calbert (right) enjoy the French toast breakfast at our school on Friday morning for the Kids Eat Smart Rooting for Health Program. Two chefs visited the school to prepare the meal. In addition, information booths were set up in the gym with members of the Department of Agriculture and local farmers displaying information about healthy eating. 

Tuesday, March 14 was Pi Day! Classes celebrated by practicing the digits of pi and pi activities. Next week we will host an official school Pi activity in the gym.
Members from Net Ministries students visited the school on Thursday to talk with student in junior and senior high. 
Today our classes are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Our students are wearing green, learning about St. Patrick’s Day and Leprechauns! We hope to catch a Leprechaun in one of the many traps around the school!
Apple-A-Day Tickets are on sale! Tickets are $20 each. The tickets include six days of prizes including: an apple TV; 16 GB iPod Touch and $25 iTunes Gift Card; Apple Watch 38 mm; 9.7 inch iPad Pro; Apple Watch and iPad Mini 2; and 13 inch MacBook Air. The draws will begin on April 6.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to the Provincial Boys’ Choir, The Pelican Choir, who performed at St. John’s the Evangelist Church on Thursday evening. It was their first stop on a weekend tour. Simon Boitsefski and Luke Coleman performed with the choir.
Congratulations are also extended to the Provincial Boys’ Choir, The Puffins, who also performed for the first time. Liam Brinston, Liam Gaulton, Oscar George, Rudy George, Jesse Carey MacDonald, Landon Harvieux, Grayson Roberts, Nate Smallwood, Edward Kelly, Rohan Wadwah, Maddox Peddle, Mark Janes and Uriah Cull performed with the choir. 
Congratulations to Jenna Cammie and Ella Rashleigh who participated in a Provincial Synchronized Figure Skating Competition this past weekend in Gander. 
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about St. Patrick’s Day and looking forward to setting up a trap to catch the Leprechaun!

Junior kindergarten students, Rudy George and Ross Gunson, enjoy some painting time in their classroom.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had fun building a Leprechaun trap and completing St. Patrick’s Day activities. They are continuing with subtraction in math.
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is discovering the different habitats animals have and where the animals go during the winter. They are also very busy with sizes and weight in math. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing lots of leprechaun writing, math and art activities this week. They are making leprechaun traps and hope to catch one today. Top of the morning to all our readers!

Members of the Afterschool Sewing Program proudly display their completed projects. (L-R): Teresa Coleman, Yael Piercey and Jamie Rumbolt

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was so glad to complete and display their murals. They began a new math unit by doing centers about counting and grouping numbers up to 100. The best part of the week was the St. Patrick’s Day activities. They really found learning about his life fascinating. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is preparing a class play for St. Patrick’s Day. The class created a St. Patrick’s Day wall art quilt to hang in the hallway.
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class learned a lot about local farmers and produce on Friday during the Kids Eat Smart Rooting for Health Day. Today they are doing St. Patrick’s themed math and French centers. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class really enjoyed sharing pie and ice cream with Mrs. McCarthy’s class on Pi Day. The two classes got together to recite Pi and enjoy pie! Candance Johannesen was the class winner! She recited 87 digits of Pi! Isabelle Mercier came in second place with a recitation of 57 digits! The grade four students are doing descriptive writing about their lost leprechaun. The grade five and six students are working on a Bloom ball for their novel study.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has been in planning and construction mode. They are determined to catch the Leprechaun this year. There are some very interesting and intricate traps made in their class. They hope to catch him. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class celebrated Pie Art for Pi Day. They did their PowerPoint presentations on explorers in social studies. They started their novel study of the BFG by Roald Dahl. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class celebrated Pi Day with a recitation and a treat of pie and ice cream with Mme. Moss’ class. Reyd Ward came in third place by reciting 55 digits of Pi. The class is making a banner for the Provincial Chess Tournament in art class this week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class are excited about the upcoming drama festival. The grade seven and eight students have begun to study for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge. The grade nine to Level 3 students are beginning to prepare for Underwater Robotics. They are also finishing up their Shakespeare unit in language arts. 
Coming Up
Our school is very excited to be hosting the Provincial Chess Tournament this Saturday in our school gym.  This event will be streamed live on the internet.