Monday, October 22, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (19/10/18)

By: Grace Brake Higgins, Israela Ngania, Ava Hodder, Molly George, Kate Murphy
Today is pajama-rama day in aid of the Janeway. Students and staff are dressed in their pyjamas for the day. The Student Leadership Council is hosting a movie day in the gym with a chips and candy sale. The movie everyone is watching is Hotel Transylvania 3. We would like to extend a special thank you to Nikola Verbiski and Kate Murphy who made popcorn to sell in aid of the Janeway.
This week was Waste Reduction Week. We celebrated with a number of school wide activities including litterless lunch, one hour no power, recyclable art projects and a textile recycling drive. Ms. Williams’ grade three class organized the textile recycling drive. The students made poster to place around the school advertising the initiative. The collected clothing will be donated to the local Salvation Army.
Our Cross Country Running team participated in a race at the Participark hosted by St. Peter’s Academy. Our grade three representatives included Jacob Butt, Logan Butt, Zackery Burden, and Sylvia Burton; in grade four we had Isaiah Coleman, Mikka Ochoa and Mark Janes; in grade five we had Luke Coleman; and in grade six we had Molly George and Alyssa Power. We would like to congratulate Luke Coleman who placed second for grade five boys. Congratulations to everyone on the team for a great season of Cross Country Running.
Lynelle Cantwell, the Canadian red Cross Youth Leadership Ambassador visited our school to share her story about bullying and empowerment with our grade 5 to 12 students on Thursday. The students enjoyed the presentation very much.
Stars of the Week
Rebekah Calbert who cut her hair and donated it this week.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about community helpers. They are excited for pajama-rama day.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning all about bats, pandas, penguins and many more animals. They are fascinated with these animals. On Thursday the public health nursing students presented to the students on handwashing.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the seasons in science class. They are making Halloween decorations out of recycled bottles and boxes. The star of the week is Jayden.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is working on representing and counting large numbers. They are working to reduce their waste in all ways to be better stewards of the environment.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is studying ordering, positions and estimation. They are learning what dries up water in science class.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is working on French novel studies this week.
Mrs. Williams’s grade three class learned about declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences in language arts this week. The class made it their goal to raise awareness about textile recycling for Waste Reduction Week. They put up posters around the school and spread the word about Textile Tuesday.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class really enjoyed their language arts fact hunt. They now have beans growing in their aquaponics garden.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class really enjoyed the field trip to the Agriculture Expo. They are researching and writing biographies about heroes.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is excited to start Lego Robotics this week. They are learning how to program this week and exploring the theme on space.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has started integer unit in math. In social studies are exploring post confederation Canada.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is beginning preparation for the skills challenge. Writing 2203 students are completing journal entries and resumes. Biology 3201 students are learning about structure and function of the ear.
Coming Up
Our Scholastic Book Fair Family Night is Tuesday, October 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

School photos are Thursday, October 25.
Junior kindergarten students, Anna Claire Sheppard and Ellie Strickland, spend some time using recycled materials to make artwork in their classroom. 
Adam Thomas and Maggie Payne read to their stuffed animals in French during the school pajama-rama day in aid of the Janeway.
 Luke Coleman placed second in the grade five boys' race hosted by St. Peter's Academy on Wednesday afternoon.