Monday, November 5, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (2/11/18)

By: James Lao, Brooke Watton, Leah Lainey, Aaron Payne, Oscar George, and Destinee Lawrence
The Knights of Columbus is hosting a Merchandise Bingo at our school on November 25 and selling 50/50 tickets in aid of our school gym floor project.
Our student leadership council organized a costume parade and haunted walk on the stage for all students. It was a great day of activities, and Halloween themed learning.
Mrs. George’s grade one class has begun collecting for Operation Christmas Child. They are collecting new toys, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, face cloths, and tooth brushes to pack for children in need.
The Girls’ and Boys’ basketball teams have begun weekly practice sessions. They are looking forward to a great season ahead.
Our intermediate Skills Challenge team will begin their Leaf Raking Fundraiser this weekend. Depending on the weather, this may continue into next week.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Isaiah Coleman who won second place in the SSNL Island Qualifier in Cross Country Running for grade four boys last weekend in Kippens.
We would like to congratulate winners in the Lions Club Peace Week poster contest. Reyd Ward received first place, Carly Johannesen placed second, CarlyRae Mouland placed third.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes welcome Charlee Howse to JK2 this week. They are learning about the importance of Remembrance Day as well as practicing their poems for the school Remembrance Day ceremony.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is completing their research project this week. They really enjoyed learning activity stations on Halloween and the costume parade in the gym.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has been learning some Halloween poems. They are working hard with their spelling tests. The star of the week is Jonathan.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class was very excited to celebrate Halloween this week. Much of their work has been Halloween themed. They finished their Halloween stories, worked through Halloween centres, and completed Halloween story problems in math.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is studying free verse poems this week. They are learning about counting money and studying air and water in science.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class immensely enjoyed the Halloween activities in the gym. They are preparing their song for the Remembrance Day assembly. All classes will have a math test next week. The grade four’s will present their project d’un Explorateur on Monday.
Mrs. Williams’s grade three class learned about water erosion and why there is sand at the beach. In social studies they are learning about different land forms in the Atlantic region. They also listened to a fun song about the provinces of Canada, the capitals and the symbols.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class is learning a lot about respectfulness of Remembrance Day. They are learning about explorers in social studies and will soon share their findings with the class.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class has had a fun week working on Halloween STEM builds in science class. They are almost finished writing Remembrance Day essays.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has started working on their robotics project. The class is joined with some junior high students and they have formed two teams: Space Rangers and Space DAWGS. They are finishing their paper airplane Olympics in science class.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is starting a novel study on The Little Prince. They enjoyed the Halloween spelling games in language arts this week and taking part in the Haunted Walk on the school stage on Wednesday.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class will participate in a leaf raking fundraiser this weekend. They would like to welcome Amber Fudge, a Level 1 student, to their class this week. Math 2201 students are learning about parallel lines and angles.  Earth Science 3209 students are learning about geologic time.
Coming Up
Monday, November 5 is a casual day in aid of Team Broken Earth. Students are asked to bring $1.
Our school Remembrance Day assembly will take place on Thursday, November 8 at 10:45 am.
IHMS will host a Winter Wonderland Craft fair on December 8th. Call the school to book your vendor table.
The IHMS Christmas concert will be on December 6, 2018.
Junior kindergarten students, Avarie Hutchings-Chaulk, Sarah Ketcha, Mabel Van Lier, and Ryder Parsons explore fall in their classroom. 
Jacob Youden (left) and Yasmin Alkhalil work on estimation in math class with recycled manipulates.
Isabelle Mercier (left) and Jenna Cammie (right) dressed up as Veronica and Betty from the Riverdale series for Halloween.