Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (16/2/18)

By:  Candace Johannesen, Molly George, Reyd Ward, Rebecca Janes
This we celebrated the beginning of the Lenten season with a pancake breakfast on Shrove Tuesday. We would like to thank our helpers in the kitchen including Mrs. George, Mrs. Hodder, Mrs. Guy, Ms. Cunning, and Mrs. Ryan. The pancakes were delicious! Tuesday was also Canadian Agriculture Day.
On Wednesday we attended Mass at All Hallows with Father Terry and received the sign of the cross in ash on our foreheads. During this season we think about the things that we could do to bring us closer to God.
The Student Leadership Council organized a carnation sale for Valentine’s Day and signing telegrams. It was a huge success again this year. Students and staff dressed in red, pink and white to celebrate the theme and many classes exchanged Valentines in a small class party.
Mrs. Sandra Burden, our Coordinator for the Kids Eat Smart Program, visited the breakfast program on Monday.
This week we welcomed new volunteers, Mrs. Daphne Kennedy and Mr. Adam Kennedy to our breakfast program.
Ms. Valerie Sheppard visited with the grade 7-9 students on Wednesday afternoon to discuss bridge design and construction for National Geosciences and Engineering Month. The students are planning and building their own model bridges for the competition in early March.
The grade four class had their second cross country skiing lesson at Blow Me Down Ski Club on Thursday afternoon. The students are enjoying the lessons!
Senior High play rehearsals have begun for the play “If Girls Asked Boys for Dates”.
Congratulations to our chess theme day winners! Our winners include: Carrie Hoskins, Charlea Boyd-Martyn, Joel Lyver, Ethan Lahey, Madeline Murphy, and Willow Boland.
Stars of the Week
We would like to wish good luck to the students in our school performing in “Cats” this weekend and the Atlantic Boy Choir on their concert this Sunday evening at Holy Redeemer Parish.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about agriculture and looking forward to the Corner Brook Winter Carnival.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class tasted peas they harvested from their Little Green Thumbs Garden that they harvest on Canadian Agriculture Day. They are exploring sinking and floating with light vs. heavy objects.  They enjoyed the Valentine’s Day celebration and the pancake breakfast.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about Lent in religion class. They had a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration on Wednesday.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is working on a Valentine’s Day process writing piece this week and beautiful Valentine’s Day art. They are very excited for the long weekend.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class enjoyed their Valentine’s Day celebration and their themed activities. They are looking forward to their new unit in math and are continuing to learn about movement in science.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class had a great time celebrating Valentine’s Day this week with themed French activities and a classroom party.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is seeing lots of sprouts in their Little Green Thumbs Garden. Everyone is enjoying feeding the worms and watching them work. They have been discussing the different types of people that live in our province in social studies.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is learning about the nine times tables. They are writing a Pourqoi tale in language arts called “Why Racoon Wear a Mask”.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is starting a Winter Olympics project. The students created flags for six countries they have a personal connection with. Now they are eagerly watching the Olympics, tracking the countries’ medals, and learning about their athletes.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is writing persuasive reviews in language arts class. In science they are creating an energy savings video for the Kids in Charge Contest.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has started to build their popsicle stick bridges for National Geosciences and Engineering month bridge building contest. They are also rehearsing for the upcoming drama performance.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class has started rehearsals for their play “If Girls Asked Boys for Dates”. Biology 2201 students are beginning the circulatory system. Earth Systems 3209 is learning about igneous rocks.
Coming Up
School is closed on Friday and Monday for the winter break and City of Corner Brook Winter Carnival Day.
The Regional Chess Tournament will take place on Sunday for kindergarten to Level 3 at Eastside Elementary. Registration is 9:00-9:30 with a fee of $20.

The Leifling contest will take place at J.J. Curling at 2:30 on Sunday for students in kindergarten to grade 6.
William Hancock practices his fine motor skills using beads and pipe cleaners in a Valentine's Day activity in junior kindergarten.
Mary Jay Cull and Gemma Park display the peas they harvested from their Little Green Thumbs Garden on Canada Agriculture Day.
Grace Brake Higgins, CarlyRae Mouland, and Brooklynn Pittman enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at school on Shrove Tuesday