By: Grace Brake-Higgins, Israela Ngania, Ava Hodder, Maitham Al-Zubaidy, and Molly George
On Monday, Mrs. George’s class lit the first Advent candle on our Advent wreath. Abigail Benoit was the star, Nate Smallwood played Joseph and Lexi Wight played Mary, while the remainder of the class told the story.
On Thursday night we held our Christmas concert. The theme this year was “T’was the Night Before Christmas”. We would like to thank Mrs. Benyon-martinec, our musical director; Ms. Dianna Alteen, our band conductor; Thomas Moerschell, our pianist; Mr. Ron Hancock, our sound technician; Mr. Bryan McCarthy, our videographer; and Mr. Peter MacDonald our photographer. What a show it was! Congratulations to all students and staff on an amazing show.
The Student Leadership Council kicked off the twelve days of Christmas celebration with a door decorating contest. All classes are participating in the friendly competition.
We are collecting for our annual Christmas giving. Each class is collecting items for Stockings for Seniors, Fire Fighters Toy Drive, and allergy friendly food drive.
This Saturday IHMS is hosting a Winter Wonderland Craft Fair from 10-4 pm. Admission is $1 with kids under 12 free. There will be more than 40 vendors on site, a BBQ, face painting, a silent auction, a live auction at 1:00 pm, and Santa photos from 2-4 pm for $5. Elf Day Camp is also available for only $2 an hour. Drop off your littlest elves while you shop!
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to our students on a fantastic Christmas concert. Lily Smallwood, Luke Coleman, Olivia Brinston, Layla Radwan, Keira Clarke, Grace Brake-Higgins, Maisa Freitas, and CarlyRae Mouland all performed as soloists in the show.
Congratulations to Mark Janes’ hockey team who won silver medals in an Atom Tournament in Stephenville last weekend.
The junior kindergarten classes had a great time at the Christmas concert last evening. This week they made some special Christmas crafts.
Mrs. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning all kinds of sight words and they have planted seeds in their Little Green Thumbs Garden.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about Advent and the true meaning of Christmas. They were very excited to light the first candle on the Advent wreath this week. They are writing friendly letters to Santa. The star of the week is Lexi.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class had a very busy week getting ready for the concert. They have been working on some Christmas writing activities including story writing. In art class they worked on decorations for their door.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is practicing writing Christmas sentences this week. They are learning about liquids and gases in science class.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class presented their “publicitaire” presentations this week and are now creating a video about our school. They are very excited about it. They had a great time performing in the Christmas concert this week and decorating their classroom door. They would like to congratulate Israela Ngania who was the choreographer for the dance number in the concert.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned about the rules of capitalization this week. They learned about writing thank you letters and began writing their own. In social studies they did oral presentations on their persuasive paragraphs.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class enjoyed playing pattern games in math after they finished the unit in math. They are hard at work preparing for the in-class Scripps Spelling Bee.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is excited to start their Christmas STEM activities. They really enjoyed using their imagination to create a Christmas scene with Legos. Their creations were on display at the Christmas concert.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class finished their heritage foundation posters this week. The students enjoyed decorating the classroom door and turning themselves into an Elf on the Shelf to display on the door.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class have been working on their data management units. They have been exploring the idea of micro representing data.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class prepared for the Christmas concert. Math 3201 students are learning about rational expressions. Math 2201 students have begun quadratic functions.
We will light the second candle on our Advent wreath n Monday.
Santa will visit for photos on the 13th.
Mrs. George's grade one class lit the first candle on our school Advent wreath. Pictured here are Abigail Benoit as the star, Nate Smallwood as Joseph, and Lexi Wight as Mary.
Isaiah Coleman (left), Luke Coleman (centre), and Gabriel Rowsell (right) pose for a photo before the IHMS Christmas concert last Thursday evening.