Monday, February 26, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (23/2/18)

By:  Jenna Cammie, Noah Colbourne, Erica Kennedy,Trinity Rouse, Brooke Watton,
On Tuesday we celebrated the 100th day of school at IHMS. Everyone was dressed for the theme day and many classes did activities with the number 100 during the day. We hosted a pep rally in the afternoon for Erica Kennedy and Israela Ngania who are travelling this weekend to the Telegram Scripps Spelling Bee. Good luck to both girls!
Our entire school took part in the IHMS Olympic Carnival activities on Wednesday. Each classroom represented a different country in the games. We paraded in the gym for the opening ceremonies, watched a video about the Olympics and then competed in a variety of games in the afternoon. Thank you to Mr. Ryley, Mr. Drew and the senior high students for organizing the events. It was a lot of fun!
On Thursday evening IHMS hosted the annual Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. Ava Hodder and Lily Smallwood represented our school in grade four. Maitham Al-Zubaidy and Katherine Noel represented grade five, and Reyd Ward and Rebecca Janes represented grade six. Congratulations to all the spellers on their hard work!
On Wednesday evening Anna MacKenzie and Rebekah Calbert participated in the annual Lions Club Speak Out. Rebekah received third place, a monetary award and plaque; while Anna received fourth place and a plaque.
This week we held our second Scholastic Book Fair for the year. The family event took place on Wednesday evening with the classroom visits on Thursday. Thank you to Mrs. George, Mr. McCarthy, and the teacher volunteers for making it another successful book fair.
This week we welcome Graham Zilkowsky and his mom, Jeri Graham, to our breakfast program as volunteers.
Our school was well represented at the Regional Chess Tournament this past weekend. Fabian Ryan won a gold medal and Hunter Olmstead won a silver medal in grade one; Uriah Cull won a silver medal and Jack Watton won a bronze medal in grade three; Allister MacDonnell won silver in grade four; Candace Johannsen won silver in grade five; and Daley Merrigan won gold in Level 1. Congratulations are also extended to Noah Wall and Jacob Cull who also qualified for the provincials in St. John’s this March. Chess club members Mark Janes, Liam Gaulton and Gabriel Rowsell also participated in the tournament.
Congratulations to Candace Johannesen who was awarded first place provincially in the Royal Canadian Legion’s Junior Essay Contest. Candace was presented a certificate and a cheque for $100 for her winning essay.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Luke Coleman and Max Pittman, members of the Atlantic Boys’ Choir, who performed concerts in Corner Brook this past weekend along with Liam Gaulton, Sam Gaulton, and Grayson Roberts; members of the Puffin Provincial Choir.
Congratulations to Jenna Cammie who competed in a provincial figure skating competition in St. John’s last weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the different sports in the Winter Olympics. The students enjoyed the winter carnival day activities on Wednesday.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class celebrated the 100th day of school and the winter Olympic activities. They became superheroes this week and are learning about NL Power and tips to save energy.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class had so much fun celebrating the 100th day of school. Everything they did revolved around the number 100. They all dressed up like they were 100 years old too!
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class had an exciting week. They celebrated the 100th day by looking at things they could do in just 100 seconds. This week they finished up their math units and are very excited to move on to measurement. They have been learning a lot about winter sports. They found the luge every interesting.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class loved the 100th day celebrations and our Olympic theme day. They learned about Sweden and made crafts. They are finishing up addition and subtraction in math and looking forward to measurement.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is enjoying their division unit. All the strategies are tough, but fun! They are using the imperative tense to help them bake cookies.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has been working hard on their novel study for the book Good Dog. They had a blast on Olympic theme day.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class celebrated their big birthday party to finish off their French unit. They are really enjoying celebrating the Olympics.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is enjoying their Olympic theme in social studies. The class is tracking medals for Canada, the United States of America, Norway, Germany, Iceland, and Sweden.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is working on mixed and improper fractions. In science they are working on a kickstart project. In language arts they are reading a book all about cheetahs.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class have been working hard on their bridge designs. In language arts they are reading about phobias and facing their fears.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is participating in the Poetry In Voice annual competition. Students will learn a poem by heart and recite it for members of their class. Science 1206 students are learning about significant figures, scientific notation, and unit conversion. Biology 2201 students are learning about the human heart.
Coming Up

On Monday we will host our Term 1 Awards assembly beginning at 1 pm in the school gymnasium.
Kindergarten student, Lexi Wight, visited the book fair family night 
 Mrs. George's grade one class dressed up on the 100th day as school and pretended to be 100 years old. (L-R): Jaxon Clarke, Carrie Hoskins, and Hunter Olmstead.
Molly George (left) and Brooke Watton (right) celebrate Olympic Winter Carnival activities in our school. The grade five class represented the United States of America in the competition.