Thursday, November 2, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article-Lion's Roar (10/27/17)

By:  Noah Evans, Kira McCarthy, Charlotte Mercier, Ava Spearing, Rosemary Owolabi

Last Friday our students dressed in pajamas to raise money for the annual Janeway Pajamarama Day. Thank you to all our families for your support of this cause. In the afternoon we enjoyed snacks and a movie organized by the Student Leadership Council.
Last week our school was visited by Dr. Andrew Fury, co-founder of Team Broken Earth. Dr. Furey presented to students about the work the team is doing in different parts of the world. Dr. Furey was introduced to students by grade seven student  Carly Johannesen.
On Tuesday afternoon we held an assembly to honour our provincial winners in the Foster Families Association annual poster and essay writing contest. Ms. Stephanie Lowe visited the school on behalf of the Foster Families Association to speak to the students about the importance of Foster Families in our communities. Each winner presented his/her artwork or essay for the school before receiving their prize. Congratulations to the grade one provincial winner Addison MacArthur, the grade two and three provincial winner Jamie White Robertson, the grade three and four second place winner Oscar George, and the junior high second place winner Carly Johannesen.
Congratulations to the IHMS Brazilian band and choir who performed on Tuesday evening at the Rotary Arts Centre. The group played a twenty minute opening concert. They played and sang contemporary songs as well as a few special Brazilian pieces. The students were invited to perform as part of a Debut Atlantic Performance.  Our students were treated to a special performance in our gymnasium on Thursday morning.
This week our Cross Country Running team had their last race for the season at Jubliee Field. The race was hosted by Eastside Elementary and Sacred Heart Elementary. Congratulations to all our runners. Luke Coleman took third place in grade four boys, Carter Bromley took first place in grade five boys, Molly George took second place in grade five girls, and Rosemary Owolabi took third place in grade six girls. We would like to send out big congratulations to the entire team and to coaches Mme. Moss and Mrs. McCarthy on an awesome season.
This week we held our fall Scholastic Book Fair. We would like to thank Mrs. George, Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Matthew George, and all the teacher volunteers for their hard work during the fair. Thank you to our students and families for supporting this school fundraiser. Lily Smallwood and Ben Griffin did a puppet broadcast on Tuesday and Wednesday to promote the book fair. It was awesome! Congratulations to Carly Johannesen and Noah Wall who were co-winners in the Guess the Number of Candies game, and Rebecca Janes who won both the Number of Pages in the Book Contest and the Family Door Prize.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are making Halloween crafts and jack o’Lanterns. They had a visit from Olivia’s dad, Philip Brinston, this week with the fire truck.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had fun this week decorating a pumpkin for Halloween. They are learning about bats and working on the letter “H” and “h” sounds.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is enjoying playing sight word bingo. They are learning one and two and less than in math. They are talking about Halloween safety in health class.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is looking forward to Halloween next week. The students have been practicing their vocabulary and reading Halloween stories.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is just starting numbers up to 100 in math and are already fantastic counters! They have begun visiting the greenhouse and it is their favourite part of the week. Exploring with their eyes, hands, and mouth is so much fun! October has been very exciting in grade two.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class were very busy this week. The students are working on their French dictations. The grade five students have finished writing biographies of heroes in their language class.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is working on creating their own landform books for social studies.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is learning about habitats and explorers. They made monsters for Halloween. They are thinking about Remembrance Day. They are so proud of Oscar George who received second place provincially in the grade three and four Foster Families’ Association contest.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is very excited to take part in their first archaeological dig this week in social studies. The students were very excited to visit the book fair and receive a new book from a special donation to their class.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is finishing off the paper plane Olympics in science. The students are researching about the ways we use, transport, and dispose of water in our world. They are investigating and brainstorming ideas for their First Lego League Robotics project.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class will be participating in the annual leaf raking fundraiser this coming Saturday. Students are also working on Remembrance Day projects.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is having a field trip today to the Chrappa’s home. The Chemistry 2202 class has started their study of standard temperature and pressure. The Biology 2201 class is learning about membrane and active and passive transport.
Coming Up
School is closed on Monday for students in kindergarten to Level III.
Tuesday will be a Halloween theme day. The student leadership council will host a haunted stage and activities for all the classes.
(L-R): Sam Elliott, Emily Tucker, Maggie Payne (back), and Lysea Njinang work on an up-cylcing art project last week as part of the Waste Reduction Week activities in their class.
Students in Ms. Cunning's grade two English class visit the greenhouse to look at different types of seeds. Left to Right: Logan Butt, Zachary Burden, Teresa Coleman, Edward Kelly, and Sylvia Burton.
Yasmin Texeira, Jos√© Eudes Filho, and Vinicius Sneijder perform during a concert for the IHMS students and staff.