Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (16/11/18)

By: Angelina Burton, Charlotte Mercier, Cole Lyver, Brady Green, Luke Coleman, Noah Colbourne
The grade 6-level III students finished their leaf raking fundraiser last Friday afternoon. They would like to thank everyone for their generous donations. It was another successful fundraiser.
The Prayer Group celebration scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled this week because of the storm, but will go ahead on a later date.
Mrs. George’s class hosted another successful Operation Christmas Child. Thank you to all our families for their generous donations. The students were able to fill 78 boxes for children in need!
The Knights of Columbus is hosting a Merchandise Bingo at our school on November 25 at 2:00 pm. We are also selling 50/50 tickets in aid of our school gym floor project. The draw will take place on Sunday.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Jamie White-Robertson who cut her hair and donated it to the Canadian Cancer Society this week.
Congratulations to Luke Coleman, Isaiah Coleman, and Thomas Moerschell who traveled to St. John’s to participate in the Atlantic Boychoir Christmas Truce Concert.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes welcomed two Early Childhood Education students this week from the College of the North Atlantic. The students are completing a five-week placement. The students are learning about healthy living and practicing for the Christmas concert.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is beginning a theme on Eric Carle. The students were excited to have two snow days this week! They are enjoying playing in the snow outside.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class packed 78 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this week. In science, they are learning about how their senses help them.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is working to finish off their representing numbers unit in math. They have also begun some addition strategies. They are discovering building materials and foundations in science.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about matter in science. They are comparing numbers in math class.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is completing their math units this week. Students are working in groups to prepare an oral presentation.
Mrs. Williams’s grade three class started a new unit in science on structures. They learned what makes bridges so strong and then worked in pairs to see who could build the strongest bridge. It was a lot of fun!
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is starting their patterning unit in math and beginning a novel study in language arts this week.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is excited to start a new unit in science on weather. They were especially excited that winter arrived this week with a two day closure for winter storms.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has been working hard in preparation for the Intermediate Skills Challenge. Students also wrote speeches this week for the YMCA Peace Week Speak-Off.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is counting down the days to the Skills Challenge trip. The groups have been working very hard on practicing the skills they will demonstrate next week. They will soon complete their novel study on “The Little Prince”.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class finished the leaf raking fundraiser last Friday afternoon. Canadian Studies students are learning about weather and climate of Canada. Earth Systems 3209 students are learning about igneous rocks.
Coming Up
The YMCA Peace Week Speak Off for grade six students is Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm.
The school photographer will do re-takes of school photos on Tuesday, November 28th.
Our school Christmas concert is on December 6 at 7:00 pm.

The IHMS Winter Wonderland Craft Fair is on Saturday, December 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. Crafters and entrepreneurs are invited to book a table for $25.
Imogen Ash works with letters in a hands on literacy activity in kindergarten.
 Grade seven student, Rebecca Janes, works in the school cafeteria making homemade pancakes. Rebecca and her partner Reyd Ward will compete in the Intermediate Skills Challenge in the Junior Chef category next week.