Lion’s RoarBy: Emily Payne, Heather Cooper, Isabelle Mercier
Our grade seven to Level 1 students participated in the Western Regional Drama Festival last weekend at Xavier Junior High. Their production, “Complaint Department and Lemonade” was a lot of fun! Congratulations to the students and to their Director, Mrs. McCarthy.
Last week we began the draws for the Apple A Day Prizes. Mr. Colin Clarke won the day 1 prize of an Apple TV and Jaxon Clarke won the seller’s prize; Aaron Payne won the day two prize of an Apple iPod touch and the seller’s prize; Mr. Greg Price won the day three prize of an Apple watch and Cohen Hartley won the seller’s prize; Mrs. Marie Kennedy won the day four prize of an iPad Pro and Mrs. Marjorie Deckert won the seller’s prize; Mr. Matthew Roberts won the day five prize of an iPad and Apple Watch and Grayson Roberts won the seller’s prize.
Our school hosted our annual Elementary School Speak Off on Monday evening for students in grades 4-6. Grade four participants included: Gabriel Rowsell, Katherine Noel, and Brooke Watton. Grade five participants included: Keira Clarke and Reyd Ward. Grade six included: Simon Boitsefski, Clare Coleman, and Max Pittman. We would like to thank our judges for the event Mrs. Sandee Harnum, Mrs. Vicky Bosch, and Mrs. Paula Gruditch. The overall winner was Brooke Watton who spoke on Societies Expectations of Being a Girl.
Brooke Watton (right) with her teacher, Mrs. Katie Passmoor, during the presentation of awards at the school's annual Elementary Speak Off. Brooke was chosen as the overall winner for her speech "Societies Expectations of Being a Girl".
The students travelling to St. Pierre sold tickets this week for a Chocolate Raffle. There are three prizes: A Laura Secord Gift Box valued at $100, and two 850g Cadbury chocolate bars. The draw took place on Thursday.
On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Coleman and the Prayer Group performed the Easter Passion at All Hallows Parish. This recounted the crucifixion of Jesus.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Fabian Ryan and his family on the birth of his new baby sister this week!
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Jesus and the true meaning of Easter. They are making Easter crafts. The class welcomes Ms. Brittany Burden to their program.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning an Earth poem in science. They are discussing Easter in religion and really enjoyed the student council Easter egg hunt.
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed their book show and tell last week. They have a lot of fun sharing their favourite stories. The class learned about clocks and time this week.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class wrote Easter stories ad doing some neat crafts. They are excited to be having an Easter Egg Hunt today in their classroom. They would like to wish our readers a happy and Holy Easter.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class finished up their math unit by working in groups to represent large numbers. They worked on many fun Easter activities and learned lot of new vocabulary. In honor of Earth Day on the 22nd they also began discussing how to respect the planet and take care of the environment.
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is working on math and language arts centres this week. The students are learning about Easter and looking forward to the Easter break!
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class made mini-booklets about Easter eggs using the prepositions: sur, devant, sous, dans, à côte, derrière, and entre. They are looking forward to the Easter egg hunt today.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is finishing off their units before the Easter break. The grade three and four students are doing Easter reading comprehensions, focusing on recognizing and identifying subject verb agreements while reading. The grade five and six students are finishing their data management unit.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has been working on Easter colouring contests and World Ocean’s Day posters. They have been brainstorming and diligently working on their process writing pieces. For this process they have to come up with a non-conventional way to teach Pippi Longstocking the alphabet.
Rachael Griffin proudly shows her math "artwork" in Mrs. Bishop's grade three class.
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class learned more about decimals by making change in a math game called “Shopkeeper”. They starting working on their Heritage Fair projects in social studies and are continuing to learn about sand in science.
Ava Shearing (left) and Alyssa Power (right) "sell" erasers, bookmarks and rulers during a math class game of "Shopkeeper" to practice working with decimals.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class planned and presented a class debate in language arts this week. The students debated on homework, video games, and cats versus dogs. The students also worked on their Heritage fair projects in social studies. The grade five’s are working on fractions in math class, and the grade six students are studying geometry.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class has been hard at work on their Heritage Fair assignments. The students visited the Corner Brook Public Library on Wednesday morning to research their topics. The students have been working on the KIC Start Energy Conservation videos.
School is closed for Easter break and will re-open on Monday, April 24.
Our school will host an Earth Day celebration and theme day on Monday, April 24.
Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten English and French Immersion will take place in our school on Tuesday, April 25th.