Thursday, May 3, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (1/5/18)

By:  Molly George and Candace Johannesen
Mme. Ryan and Mme. Moss’ aquaponics project is well underway. The students are very excited to begin planting seeds next week. They have set up their fish tanks, ordered their equipment, and are anticipating the arrival of their fish today! Both classes hosted bake sales to aid in covering the cost of the materials. Thank you to everyone who helped with the initiative.
Students in grade six to eight participated in the Let’s Talk Science challenge at Grenfell Campus on Tuesday. Our school sent three teams to the event. The first team included: Carly Johannesen, Fatima Alkhalil, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, and Aaron White, team two included: Rosemary Owolabi, Kira McCarthy, Keira Clarke, and Emily Payne; and team three included: Isabelle Mercier, Graham Zilkowsky, Christian Mouland, and Max Pittman. The teams performed very well.
On Tuesday we celebrated the May Crowing with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group. It was a beautiful celebration in church with our school family.
The grade six boys and girls soccer teams are participating in a tournament this weekend. The first game was on Thursday at 3 pm.
The level I to level III students travelled to St. John’s on Thursday for the Mate ROV underwater robotics competition being held at the Marine Institute. The students are competing in challenges today to maneuver their robots to complete missions in the “ocean”.
The Recycle My Cell Campaign has officially ended. Thank you to all our students, families, and community members who helped with this initiative.
Our Student Leadership Council is collecting used coffee cups for the City of Corner Brook’s Cash for Cups Campaign. Last year we recycled 4,000 cups. This year our goal is 5,000!
We have fourteen students participating in the Regional Heritage Fair at Corner Brook Intermediate on Saturday. Our participants include: Fatima Alkhalil, Luke Coleman, Keira Clarke, Ava Hodder, Erica Kennedy, Kira McCarthy, Charlotte Mercier, Christian Mouland, CarlyRae Mouland, Alister MacDonnell, Kate Murphy, Max Pittman, Gabriel Rowsell and Brooke Watton. Public viewing will take place between 1:45-2:45 pm, with the awards scheduled to begin at 3 pm.
Apple A Day Tickets are now on sale! Tickets are $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.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Charlotte Mercier who cut and donated her hair for Cancer this week.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about insects and bugs and making a terrarium for worms and snails. They are enjoying their outside play.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is continuing their simple addition in math. They taste tested their garden tomatoes this week. They are learning about the dangers of ocean pollution to animals.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about plant parts in science and doing lots of planting themselves. They were sad that their class fish, Pickle, died. They wrote about him in their journals and placed him in their our school’s outdoor classroom where he is surrounded by nature.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class has been learning about how animals care for their babies. They are excited to see the plants that they have planted have already sprouted.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is learning about measurement in math. They are continuing their study of matter in science. They are really enjoying working in the greenhouse.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class has begun their aquaponics project. The students are very excited to start planting. Their class fish are arriving today!
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is started their second novel study for the year. The students are excited to be reading Pippi Longstocking.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is preparing presentations in social studies. They are doing a great job writing about sequencing in language arts. They also wrote beautiful descriptive poems.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is continuing to work on their STEM project in science. They are excited to do a chocolate taste test next week for their novel study on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class wrote essays this week about what they would do if they were mayor of the City of Corner Brook for a day. The students had a great time at the Let’s Talk Science Competition at Grenfell Campus on Tuesday.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is continuing their novel study discussion groups on the book The City of Ember. The students enjoyed the Let’s Talk Science activities on Tuesday.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class would like to wish the Level 1 to Level 3 students good luck in the Underwater Robotics Competition today in St. John’s. The students are finishing off their unit on Shakespeare in language arts.
Coming Up

May 10 is World Catholic Education Day.
Students from IHMS participated in the Let's Talk Science Challenge at Grenfell College on Tuesday morning. Pictured (L-R): are Carly Johannesen, Fatima Alkhalil, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, and Aaron White. 
Mr. Ryley's grade five class had a great time this week in the greenhouse learning about plants. (L-R): Kate Murphy, Brooke Watton, and Molly George enjoyed planting their own seeds in homemade planters.
Daley Merrigan, Jayson Griffin, an I.J. Felipe prepare their robot for the Mate ROV Underwater Robotics Competition on Friday in St. John's.