Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article (25/05/2017)

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

The school photographer visited us on Wednesday to take class and group photos. These photos are used in our school yearbook. 

Wednesday afternoon we hosted a school orientation for new Junior Kindergarten students for September 2017. Our current students in junior kindergarten participated in sessions with the kindergarten English and French Immersion teachers, and our current kindergarten students visited the grade one English and French classrooms for an orientation session.

Thursday was World Catholic Education Day. Our classes celebrated this day with in class activities. The grade five and six students presented in chapel all the reasons why our school is special. 

On Wednesday evening we held our annual Junior High School Speak Off. Participating students included: Makenzy Bishop, Max Chrappa, Jack Richardson, Anna MacKenzie and Madison Noel. The overall winner was Jack Richardson. We would like to thank our judges for the event , Maruen Mennie and Stephanie Howell.

Jack Richardson poses with this first place award in the annual Junior High Speak Off. Jack spoke about his dad and the variety of challenges and injuries he has faced.

Students who travelled to St. Pierre had many wonderful experiences. They toured the lyceé (local high school), primary school, the boulangerie, and  the Museé (the museum). They also had a bus tour of the island, visited the cemetery, pâtrisserie (pastry shop), the City Hall and boutique. They had fun experiencing la joie de vive. 

Students from Immaculate Heart of Mary School visited the Mayor's office during their visit to St. Pierre last week. Back (L-R): Rebekah Calbert, Daniel Olvera, Myles Calbert, Paige Walsh; middle (L-R): Cheynne Bursey, Jack Matthews, Jacob Bursey, Anna MacKenzie, Simon Boitsefski; front (L-R): Israela Ngania, Ella Rashleigh, Keira Russell, Isabelle Mercier, Max Pittman, and Charlotte Mercier.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Lysea Ngania who received a certificate from Tae Kwon Do for Awesome Horse Stance.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are planting in the greenhouse this week. They are learning about Father’s Day and preparing artwork for the end of year school art show. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is practicing for the Kindergarten graduation this Monday evening. The class harvested vegetables from their Little Green Thumbs Garden. They are learning about the importance of taking care of their pets. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed listening and talking about stories from the Bible this week. The children shared their own bible with the class. In science, the class is talking about moss. The students were very excited to attend a grade one orientation session on Wednesday afternoon with Mme. Ryan. 

Maggie Payne shares her Bible with the Kindergarten French Immersion class this week during a lesson where the students brought their own Bibles to share with their classmates. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is practicing experiments for the Science Fair next week. They have their very last spelling test today! They would like to wish Elizabeth a happy birthday!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been learning about living things and what they need to survive. This works well to incorporate with their greenhouse time. This week they are planting seeds they have collected from home.

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is learning about the life cycles. They have made a display outside their classroom showing the stages of life for a butterfly. They are excited to see what will happen with their butterfly experiment. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is learning about the weather. The students are working on a class project for the upcoming school science fair. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class was very busy this week. The grade three and four have been preparing for their final in-class assignments. They are writing a script for their French restaurants. The grade five and six students are doing their final French project. 

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is excited to announce that their caterpillars have arrived. They placed them in their growing containers and are eagerly awaiting their spinning stage. The class had the privilege of going on an Erosion tour last week with ACAP Humber Arm. The students enjoyed the trip very much!

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is taking a closer look at two digit multiplication in math. In social studies they are learning about how to read maps. 

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class presented a list of special things about IHMS in chapel on Thursday to celebrate Catholic Education Day. The grade five students are learning about sequencing in language arts. They have started a new read aloud novel called “Kensuke’s Kingdom”. The grade six  students are making a video for the Grab Bag Challenge. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class finished their ArtSmarts project this week with Jane Reagh.  Each student created a self portrait of themselves through investigation of their facial anatomy. The students are also starting to paint the background scenes for the upcoming school musical. 

Coming Up

Kindergarten Graduation will take place in our school gym on Monday evening at 6 pm.