Thursday, November 2, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article-Lion's Roar (9/21/17)

By: Noah Evans, Kira McCarthy, Charlotte Mercier, Ava Spearing, and Rosemary Owolabi
We celebrated Immaculate Heart of Mary School’s 18th birthday on Monday with a school theme day, assembly and birthday cake! All the classes took part in the celebration by performing songs, presenting poems or interesting facts, and creating videos. We would like to thank Colemans for donating the delicious cakes for the celebration.
Our regular afterschool program activities began this week! It certainly was busy with many new and returning activities. Some of the new activities this year are Latin, dance, and yoga.
Basketball skills development sessions began this week for boys and girls in grades three to six. These sessions build on skills the students will learn during our regular basketball season.
The grade seven to Level Three students had a field trip to Mrs. King’s cabin on Thursday. The students enjoy lunch, boating, and water activities in Bonne Bay. We would like to thank Buckle’s Busing, Mr. Sean King and Mrs. King for their generosity for this field trip.
Nursing students from Western Memorial Hospital visited our school on Wednesday. They will be doing presentations on October 3rd  in three of our classes: Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten class, Ms. Cunning’s grade two class and Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Molly George who ran the Corner Brook Running Club’s Annual Terry Fox 5 km run. Molly trained over the summer for the race with the Girls’ Run Club.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about apples. They are doing apple experiments and taste testing. They would like to thank the parents who donated items for their playground project and the Greenwood Inn for their donation.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning to print numbers one to ten. They are also learning the French names for numbers one to ten. In social studies and health they are learning that everyone is unique and special.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is becoming pattern experts in math. In science they are learning about the sun. They had their first spelling test and everyone did great! They would like to wish a happy 6th birthday to Molly.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is working on patterning in math and comparing schools of the past to schools of today. In art they made an apple project after learning about the artist Kandinsky and his painting on concentric circles.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is learning about short and long vowels in language arts. They are continuing patterns in math, as well as becoming spelling wizards! There is always something exciting happening in grade two!
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class have been very busy this week! The grade three and four students are exploring parts of speech by beginning with nouns and their determinants. In science they are studying plants. The grade five and six students are starting to  build their reading stamina. In science they are studying the respiratory system and learning how to round seven digit numbers to various positions.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is learning about the components of soil in science. They will be investigating some samples of soil.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is learning about habitats in science. They went outside and found lots of bugs living under a piece of wood by the greenhouse.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is making digestive system board games in science. In language arts they have begun working on the daily five literacy activities.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is excited about their forestry field trip next week. They are learning about science experiments this week and have conducted their own test called “Which candy is the most sour?” Stay tuned for the results next week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class enjoyed their field trip to Mrs. King’s cabin on Thursday. The students presented a short film they made about the day in the life of a junior high student at IHMS at our school birthday celebration. They created a special song called “Junior Highaire” to the tune of “The Fresh Prince of Bell Air”.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is writing essays for Foster Families Association Month. The class really enjoyed their field trip to Mrs. King’s cabin at Bonne Bay Pond on Thursday.
Coming Up
Our annual school Terry Fox Walk will take place on Monday.
The Running Club will participate in their first race next week. It will be at J.J. Curling on Wednesday afternoon.
National Tree day is September 27. We will celebrate with a special fall theme day.
Isabelle Mercier (left) and Jenna Cammie (right) prepare to test the sourness of a candy in language arts. The girls practiced writing the scientific method after tasting three types of sour candy.

Nikola Verbiski (left) and Kate Murphy (right) dressed up as birthday cakes to celebrate IHMS' 18th Birthday last Monday.

Grade seven French Immersion students, Max Pittman (left) and Carly Johannesen (right), acted as emcees during the assembly and birthday celebrations.