Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Grade 5/6 New Article - Lion's Roar (2/2/18)

By:  Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Jacob Cull, Keira Clarke, Destinee Lawrence, Leah Lainey, Isabelle Mercier
Happy Groundhog Day!
Our school is hosting the Western Regional Grade five Boys’ Basketball Tournament this weekend.
Our students have been busy with the start of the basketball season. Last weekend the grade six girls’ basketball team and the grade six boys’ basketball team played in a tournament at Eastside Elementary. The girls lost a close game in the cross-overs. The grade four boys’ basketball team played in Pasadena at Pasadena Place.  The grade 4 girls’ played a tournament at C.C. Loughlin. It was a great weekend of basketball. The coaches for the weekend were Mr. Ryley Nadon, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Drew Nadon, Mme. Moss and Mrs. Bishop.
We would like to wish best of luck to Daley Merrigan who competed at the Eastern Canadian Cross Country Ski Championship this week.
Junior and senior high exams  continued this week. They will finish on Tuesday of next week.
February is Non-Violence Month. Our classes will participate in a violence awareness grant from Violence Prevention West called “Be A Buddy”.
The Student Leadership Council will begin taking pre-orders for Valentine Carnations next week on Wednesday. Carnations will sell for $3. They will be delivered on February 14.
Our school community would like to send condolences to the family of the late Dave Corbet. Mr. Corbet was a supporter of our school community and an active member with the Knights of Columbus.
We would like to send best wishes to Ms. Lindsay Randell who is off on medical leave.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Carter Bromley and Noah Colbourne who received silver medals at a tournament in Grand Falls for Atom A.
Congratulations to Luke Coleman who received bronze medal in an Atom B tournament in Grand Falls. Luke was also awarded Player of the Game.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are doing groundhog activities this week. They would like to congratulate Imogen Ash and her family on the birth of their new baby boy.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class has their first vegetable growing in their Little Green Thumbs Garden. They are learning about sinking and floating in science.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning all about groundhogs this week. Did you know they are also called woodchucks and whistle pigs? They are really enjoying their new math unit on measurement.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is excited about Groundhog Day. They wrote about what groundhogs might dream about during winter. They have also been working on subtraction stories.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is learning about Groundhog Day and are excited to make a groundhog crafts. They are enjoying movement in science, and adding and subtracting in math.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is working on process writing in French. The grade five and six students are working on the conditional tense.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is learning all about their vermicomposting. They are feeding their worms this week and learning about their habits. Their Little Green Thumbs Garden is beginning to sprout.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is excited to be learning about climbing Mount Everest in language arts. They are having loads of fun planning a party in French.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is excited to start their new unit in social studies. They are creating posters for National Geoscience and Engineering Month.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is learning about ratios in math class. They are each making a presentation on different countries and their traditions in social studies.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is completing their measurement units in math. The class is starting a whole heart project.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class continued to write their midterm exams this week. The students are beginning to study poetry through the Poetry In Voice program.
Coming Up
Chess theme day is February 8.
Our school will have an Olympic fun day on February 21.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School will host the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee on Thursday, Feb 22, 2018.
Kira McCarthy (left) and Destinee Lawrence (right) work on posters for National Geoscience and Engineering Month poster contest. 
Grade three students in Mrs. Bishop's class prepare their soil for the vermicomposting program they have set up in their classroom. (L-R): Gabriella Lawrence, Mallory Chambers, Mark Janes, and Heidi Payne. 
 French immersion students Sophie Tucker (left) and Jaabili Kollipara play French games on a school ipad.