Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (30/3/18)

By:  Ava Spearing, Kira McCarthy, and Rosemary Owolabi
This week we launched the annual Apple-A-Day fundraiser. Tickets are on sale for $20 each. There are five days of prize draws and each ticket is entered in all five draws. Prizes include: an apple TV, apple watch, an iphone 8, an ipad, and a 13inch macbook air. There are also prizes for the seller of each winning ticket, and there will be an ipad draw for students selling more than 20 tickets. For every 20 tickets sold, the student will have his or her name entered in the draw. The draws begin on May 7th.
This week was Canadian Agricultural Literacy Week. We had representatives from Rideout’s Farm, Robin’s Farm and the Department of Agriculture visit our classes to read books to our kindergarten to grade six students. A chicken named Mindy and a rooster named Igor also visited from Robin’s Farm.
The student leadership council organized an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt for our classes on Thursday. The treat at the end was a basket of chocolate Easter eggs.
School officially closes for Easter on Thursday, March 29 and will re-open on Monday, April 9th.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Mark Janes received two silver medals for sparring in Tae Kwon Do, Israela Ngania who received a gold medal in Sparring and in Form (Belt Category), Lsea Ngania who received a silver medal in Form (Belt Category), Madeline Murphy who received gold in Sparring (Belt Category).
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes enjoyed the visit from the Department of Agriculture on Monday. The students are making Easter crafts and enjoying the spring temperatures.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class added a new try to their vermin-composting and are anxiously waiting for the worms to migrate to the new level. On Monday the students had Mrs. Karen Kennedy from the Department of Agriculture read to their class for Candian Agricultural Literacy Week.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a visit from Mrs. Crystal Baggs Anderson on behalf of the Department of Agriculture for Agricultural Literacy Week.  The students enjoyed their Easter centers and activities this week. They are learning about the true meaning of Easter in Religion class. They would like to wish our readers a happy Easter and a wonderful spring!
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class had a great week. The students are excited for the Easter break. They had so much fun with their Easter centres. This week they learned a lot about bees and why the Newfoundland Bee population is so special. They also discussed worms and the important part they have in food production.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class really enjoyed meeting Igor the rooster and Mindy the chicken on Monday. They learned about agriculture, specifically about the farms we have right here in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was exciting listening to Igor “Cock-a-doodle-do”.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is working hard on their KIC energy project. They are excited for the Easter break.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is excited to start the Apple A Day fundraiser. They are eager to sell their tickets and get entered for the seller’s prizes! The students are looking forward to the Easter break.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is enjoying talking about candy pizza in math. They are making felt eggs for Easter. They are excited about taping their KIC Start video.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is excited to build cardboard sleds for the Marble Mountain Cardboard box races over Easter. They are finishing off their cause and effect report writing.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is started their new novel study on the book Hole by Louis Sacher. They are looking forward to the Easter break.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class had a math test on fractions on Wednesday. The students are preparing for the Marble Mountain Cardboard Sled Races.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is beginning their ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) designs. History 1201 students are learning about WWII. Science 1206 students are studying distance / time graphs.
Coming Up

School re-opens on April 9, 2018.
 Teresa Coleman and Logan Butt pet Igor and Mindy who visited our school for Agriculture Day on Monday. The rooster and chicken are owned by Robin's Farm.
(L-R): Jack Watton, Mikka Chua, and Liam Couture display the prizes for the school's annual Apple-A-Day Fundraiser. Tickets are $20 each the draws begin on May 7th. Every ticket is entered in the draw for all five days.
Fatima Alkhalil (left) and Carly Johannesen (right) pose with the model bridge they created for the National Geoscience and Engineering Month Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition.