Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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

By: Angelina Burton, Charlotte Mercier, Cole Lyver, Brady Green, Luke Coleman, and Noah Colbourne
Today we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day with a school family meal. We welcome to our school board members, community members and our students to enjoy a meal cooked by Colemans. We would like to thank our parent volunteers for serving the meal. Our junior kindergarten, kindergarten to grade 6, and Chamber Choir will perform, as well as the Senior Boys’ Choir. Our Student Leadership Council will also make a presentation to the local food bank on behalf of our school. Thank you to our families who have donated items for this wonderful cause.
Our Cross Country Running team attended a meet at C.C. Loughlin on Wednesday afternoon. Our runners in grade three included Yasmin Alkahil, Noor Altaee, Zachery Burden, Sylvia Burton, Jacob Butt, and Logan Butt; representing grade four were Isaiah Coleman and Mark Janes; representing grade five were Jake Morey, Cole Lyver, James Lao, and Luke Coleman; and representing grade six were Gabe Rowsell, Oscar George, Carter Bromley, Kate Murphy, Alyssa Power, Molly George. We would like to congratulate Luke Coleman who placed second for grade five boys, Molly George who placed second for grade five girls, and Carter Bromley who placed third for grade six boys.
There was a parent information meeting on Wednesday evening for Grade 6-Level III students regarding the Intermediate Skills Challenge trip to St. John’s in late November.
In the Student Leadership Council election Rebecca Janes was elected as Prime Minister, Carly Johannesen was elected as Deputy Prime Minister, Reyd Ward was elected as secretary, Brooke Watton and Gabriel Rowsell were elected as primary representatives.  Classroom representative elections are ongoing and will be announced next week. Congratulations to all who ran in the election this year.
We sold 501 bags of vegetables in our annual fundraiser. Thank you to everyone for your support.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about thanksgiving. They are performing today at our Thanksgiving Day dinner. The JK4 class would like to welcome Conor Coleman to their class this week.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning all kinds of things. This week they continued letter sounds and have started a theme called “All About Me”.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is making turkeys in art class and writing their thankful thoughts. They enjoyed their handwashing session with the student nurses this week. They are really excited about the turkey dinner today. The star of the week is Donna. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is skip counting money and learning about phonics and spelling in language arts. In social studies they are learning about changes in communities.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is learning about Thanksgiving traditions and the things in their lives for which they are thankful. They are also learning about animals that create homes in the soil and how this affects the soil.
Mrs. Williams’s grade three class is learning about the Atlantic Provinces and identifying them on a map. In language arts they are writing about their heroes. In science class they are observing what happens in their classroom compost.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is preparing for their first oral presentation. They are very excited for the Thanksgiving Day dinner and are wishing everyone a Bonne Fête de l’Action de Grâces.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is happy to report that their aquaponics garden has sprouted. They are looking forward to sharing in a Thanksgiving meal together today.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class enjoyed the presentation on smoking by the student nurses this week. They are making their body systems board games in science class.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class conducted a sour candy experiment this past week. The sourest candy was Sour Cherry Blasters with a close second place by Sour Patch Kids. In science they are making paper boomerangs.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has started working on Canadian federation simulation in social studies. The grade seven and eight math students have completed their first unit tests.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class welcomed six Brazilian students last week. Welcome to Caio, Bruno, Vinicius, Carolayne, Maisa and Victoria. Everyone had an awesome time on the annual fall Bonne Bay Trip. Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. King! Chemistry 2202 students have begun studying mole conversions. Canadian Studies students are creating a PowerPoint presentation all about Canadian Identity.
Coming Up
School is closed on Monday, October 8 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

The Regional Cross Country Running Meet will take place in Kippens on Wednesday, October 10 for students in grade 4-12.
From left to right: Jacob Butt, Teresa Coleman, and Ethan Lahey doing a science experiment separating soil components and recording their observations. 
Grade two students, Carrie Hoskins, Hailie Spurrell, Rhylan Hodder, and Hunter Olmstead make clouds with water and cotton balls in science class.
Student Leadership Council Representatives, (back) Reyd Ward and Carly Johannesen, (front) Rebecca Janes and  Gabriel Rowsell present our annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive donations.