Thursday, April 6, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - March 29th 2017

Lion’s Roar

By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Trinity Rouse, Carly Johannesen, Max Pittman

Our students were very busy this week performing in the Rotary Music Festival. Our School Choir and Chamber Choir performed on Monday morning. The Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten choirs performed on Tuesday. The grade one and two students participated in a workshop on Thursday morning. Our school bands will perform this morning at Westside Tabernacle. We would like to thank Ms. Matthews, Mrs. Linda Carr, Mr. Kevin Hennessy, and Ms. Kane for accompanying the choirs and bands. 
Auditions began this week for “The Trials of Alice”. The school musical will be held in June. 
The grade five to Level 3 students worked on creating cardboard box racing cars this week for the Shriners Marble Mountain Cardboard Box Race this Saturday afternoon.
The kindergarten and Level 3 graduation photos were taken by the school photographer on Wednesday. 
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.
There will be a meeting about planning for our school Greenhouse for parents and teachers in the school cafeteria on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Maddox Peddle who received a hockey medal at a Timbit Tournament last weekend.  
Congratulations to Mark Janes’ hockey team who won a bronze medal last weekend. 
Congratulations to Charlie Hynes and Cameron Bishop who received hockey medals last weekend at a tournament held in Corner Brook. 
Congratulations to Katy Hancock, Katie McGinn, Tyler McGinn, Maddox Peddle, Thomas Randell, and Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar who received skiing medals last week.
Congratulations to Ryder Walsh who completed his First Reconciliation.
Congratulations to Madeline Murphy who received a certificate in Tae Kwon Do for Awesome Form. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about music and how different instruments work. The students were very proud to perform at the Rotary Music Festival for the first time! The classes would like to welcome Early Childhood Education students Ms. Julie Curtis, and Katie Nichol. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class made “hair heads” in language arts and science this week. The class enjoyed performing in the Rotary Music Festival on Tuesday morning. 

Kindergarten students (L-R): Charlea Boyd-Martyn, Addison MacArthur, Mason Boyd-Martyn, and William Barry (front) enjoy some outside play in the snow. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is exploring the oceans, discovering more about planet Earth, and reflecting upon the ways we can protect our environment. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started their geometry unit in math this week. They are really enjoying learning about the 17 different kinds of penguins. 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was very excited and proud to participate in the music festival. They have been working with manipulatives to represent numbers up to 100. They really enjoyed using Smartboard and challenging each other to represent numbers in 10 frames.  
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class started a new unit on Fairy Tales on Friday. They have been enjoying learning about what makes a Fairy Tale, reading Fairy Tales and writing their very own!
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class has been reviewing and practicing their math facts: representing numbers in different ways, parts and wholes, expanded form, comparing numbers and missing addends. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is starting a grammar unit in French. They are conjunctions verbs in the present tense. The grade five and sixes are finishing their bloom balls. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class learned about things we use to measure in the kitchen. They made some artistic pieces on quarts, pints, cups, and tablespoons. The pieces look awesome!

Sommer Lawrence, a grade three student, works on measurement artwork during a class activity on kitchen measurements. 

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is learning about fractions and decimals. They are also learning about light optics in science and David Lingstone, the explorer, in social studies. They have created their own comic strips in art class and are continuing to learn about bones in health. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is excited about the Shriner’s Cardboard Box Race on Saturday. The students are writing speeches for the elementary speak off on April 10. They are learning about pop culture art in social studies class. 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class was busy this week planning, constructing and decorating their sleds for the Shriner’s Marble Mountain Cardboard Box Race tomorrow! They have some interesting design features. The group is one week away from their production of “Complaint Department and Lemonade” for the Western Regional Drama Festival.

Coming Up

Our Elementary Speak off will take place on April 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

School will be closed April 14-21 for Easter Break.