Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (26/10/18)

By: Lily Smallwood, CarlyRae Mouland, Carter Bromley, Jacob Cull, Erica Kennedy, Nikola Verbiski
Last Friday’s Janeway pajamarama was a huge success. Thank you to everyone for their support of this worthwhile fundraiser.  
Mrs. George’s grade one class is launched Operation Christmas Child this week! They are collecting items such as tooth brushes, colouring books, pencil sharpeners, pencil leads, and small toys to fill for children in developing countries.
We would like to thank Mrs. George, Mr. George, Mr. McCarthy and our team of fabulous teachers on another successful Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you also to our students and families for purchasing books. All proceeds from the Scholastic Book Fair goes back into our school! Stay tuned to hear the final sales total next week.
As part of our Farm to School Grant, Ms. Janice Galliott, Ms. Ingrid Watkin and Mrs. Cheryl Cull travelled to St. John’s for a workshop and training. We look forward to learning all about it and beginning this program in our school.
Good luck to our runners participating in the SSNL Cross Country Running Island Qualifier. Isaiah Coleman will represent our school on Saturday for the elementary boys.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Lauren Green who was the winner in the City of Corner Brook Fire Department’s annual Fire Safety Week Slogan Contest. Lauren’s slogan: “When you hear the fire alarm, leave quietly so no one is harmed” will be featured on the Fire Safety Vehicle for 2018-2019. Lauren received an individual prize and her class will receive a pizza party. Congratulations also to Isaiah Coleman who won the colouring contest. Isaiah won a personal prize and a pizza party for his class as well.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are making Halloween crafts and carving their pumpkins this week in preparation for Halloween. They enjoyed the scholastic book fair.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class really enjoyed pajamarama day last week. The students are working with letters and letter sounds.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing spooky writing this week! They are grouping numbers to 20 in math and starting to collect items for Operation Christmas Child. The star of the week is Jessie.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is working on estimating and grouping large numbers. They are learning about structures in science and made haunted houses out of cereal boxes.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about estimation and base ten. In social studies they are learning about important people in our communities.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is looking forward to Halloween activities. The grade fours are learning about adding and subtracting three and four digit numbers. The grade five students are modelling and re-naming numbers, while grade six students are renaming numbers.
Mrs. Williams’s grade three class would like to say thank you to everyone for their support of the Textile Recycling Drive. The class is excited to begin daily three literacy centres in language arts. In art class this week they used paper plates to make turtles they designed and coloured.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is excited about Halloween next week. They are respectfully learning about Remembrance Day and writing essays for the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual contest.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class had a great time designing and playing their human body board game. They are excited to start their Nubia project in social studies.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has started working on their “Into Orbit” project for First Lego League Robotics. The students are very excited to help solve real world problems about humans living in space.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is preparing for the upcoming Intermediate Skills Challenge. In social studies the students have been learning about the political parties in Canada.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is looking forward to the class leaf raking fundraiser on November 3 and 4. The Canadian studies students are learning about Canadian landforms and geography. Science 1206 students are learning about the nutrient cycles.
Coming Up
Fall leaf raking fundraiser Nov 3 & 4 for the Intermediate Skills Challenge.
November 25th Merchandise Bingo in aid of the IHMS capital works project to replace the gymnasium floor.
IHMS will host a craft fair on December 8th in our school gym. Anyone who would like to set up a table can call the school to be a part of the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair.
French immersion students in Mme. Ryan's class work on building structures with blocks. Pictured left to right are: Maggie Payne, Adam Thomas, and Emily Tucker.
Reyd ward (left) holds a display board for Rebecca Janes (right) as she presents her book talk on a novel called "Wish" for language arts. 
Grade one students Abigail Benoite (left) and Kylee Parsons (right) pose for a photo during the school's fundraiser for the Janeway last week.