Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - Lion’s Roar (17/05/2017)

By:  Jenna Cammie, Heather Cooper, Keira Clarke, and Emily Payne

Our students are busy preparing for our upcoming musical “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland”. Props are being created and painted, costumes are being made, and the halls are filled with singing!

Last weekend our school hosted a grade six boys’ indoor soccer tournament. All games were really close in the tournament. Our team lost in the semi-finals. Thank you to the student volunteers and coaches, Mr. Ryley Nadon and Mr. Drew Nadon , for all their hard work over the weekend. 

Last Thursday the grade seven to Level three girls attended a Skills Trade sponsored by Skills Canada at the College of the North Atlantic. Anna MacKenzie and Mikalya Moldlova were interviewed by NTV news.  The girls thoroughly enjoyed the activities in this conference. 

On Friday we continued our Mental Health Week Awareness with yoga and meditation. We would like to thank Nancy Buckle who facilitated yoga with the kindergarten to grade one classes and Sharon Evans who facilitated meditation with the grade two and three classes. It was a very mindful and relaxing afternoon. 

The students travelling on the French language trip to St. Pierre departed on Tuesday afternoon. They will tour various locations and sample foods while visiting the island. Mrs. King and Ms. Moss are the teacher chaperones for the trip. 

Our grade two class has collected over 4,000 plastic bags and counting for the Grab Bag Challenge! Please continue to collect plastic bags for our school and keep them out of our landfills.

The Student Leadership Council is collecting Cups for Cash for the City of Corner Brook. We are collecting used paper coffee cups. Each cup will earn us a return of five cents. 

The Provincial Boys’ Choir is finished for this school year. It will resume rehearsals in September. 

Congratulations to Hala Parsons who is a provincial winner in the World Ocean’s Day Poster Contest. World Ocean’s Day is celebrated on June 8th

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Liam Brinston who received several awards for youth bowling at the end of season. His awards included: High Average, High Series, High Single, High Series Team, Playoffs, and a trophy for Most Improved. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are preparing for the upcoming school musical. The students will be dressed up as flamingos for the show. They are helping to make flower props for the show. They are learning about different insects this week. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about transportation in social studies. They visited the greenhouse to see if their seeds have sprouted. They are learning about erosion in science. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed preparing a gift for Mother’s Day, planting flowers, and decorating a bag to put the plant in. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started a project called “Wonderful Me” where they write nice things about their friends. They are enjoying their time in the greenhouse with the wonderful Ms. Galliot. They would like to wish everyone a happy Victoria Day weekend. 

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been learning about living things and what they need to survive. They are incorporating this into their greenhouse time. They are planting seeds they have collected from home. They will be planting some avocados next week.

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is writing to students at Beatrix Potter Elementary School in England to thank them for taking care of the graves of the Newfoundlanders who died in war and are buried across the street from their school. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is practicing working with money in math. They are continuing to build on their addition and subtraction skills. They have started to develop more spring French vocabulary. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class has started their science fair projects. The grade three and four students are learning about habitats in science. The grade five and six students are doing some research on local history in social studies. 

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class planted vegetables, flowers, and herbs in the greenhouse. They are continuing to learn about habitats in science. They explored the causes of erosion and created artwork to illustrate its impact on aquatic environments. On Thursday they attended a field trip to learn about erosion and how it has affected parts of Corner Brook. 

Grade four students, Katerine Noel, Kate Murphy, Leah Lainey, and Molly George cleaned up the local park during their class erosion field trip with ACAP Humber Arm.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class made posters in art about erosion and how it affects aquatic life. The grade five students are making board games in math. The grade six students are writing crime reports in language arts. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class participated in a session with Allison Pittman from Youth Ventures about creating a summer business. The students are preparing for the upcoming Science Fair in our school.

Junior and senior high students participate in an art program with local artist Jane Reagh. The project called "Anatomy of Me" involves the students creating blind contour self portraits and investigating the parts of the nose, eye, ear, and tongue. Students (L-R): Cheyenne Bursey, Anna MacKenzie and Madison Noel work on blind contour drawings of their nose.