Monday, December 3, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (22/11/18)

By: Sommer Lawrence, Israela Ngania, Jake Morey, Ava Hodder, and Grace Brake-Higgins
We would like to congratulate Gabriel Rowsell, Candace Johannesen, and Charlotte Mercier who represented our school on Tuesday evening at the YMC Peace Week Speak-Off. Charlotte Mercier was declared the overall winner.
The grade 6 to Level 1 students departed on Thursday morning for the Intermediate Skills Challenge in St. John’s. On Friday, they will visit the Basilica for mass, Axtion, and the MUN Aqua Arena. The completion will take place on Saturday at the College of the North Atlantic.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Lysea Njinang who received an awesome award for Front Round House Kick from Bennett’s Tae Kwon Do.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about healthy living. They are enjoying the snow on the playground and learning about the letter “g” and the number “7”.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning new letters every week. This week is “h” and “b”. Eric Carle is a fascinating and creative artist and author. They love learning about him.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about their senses in science class. They are learning the difference between needs and wants in social studies. They were excited to fill 78 boxes for Operation Christmas Child with the help of the entire school.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is reviewing winter words, did a reading comprehension activity on winter with a focus on answering questions with well stated answers. They are also talking about healthy friendships and including everyone.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about numbers to 100 in math and matter in science.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class would like to congratulate Charlotte Mercier who won the YMCA Peace Week Speak Off on Tuesday night.  The grade four and five students would like to wish the grade six students the best of luck in the Intermediate Skills Challenge this weekend. Everyone is starting a new math unit this week.
Ms. Williams’s grade three class studied French vocabulary relating to “la salle de classes”. Through song and games they learned French names of classroom objects, rooms in the school, and other words relating to school and the classroom.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class started a new novel study on the Canada Geese Quilt. This is an interesting novel that teaches them about geese, quilts, constellations, and especially the importance of family.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is enjoying their research project on Nubia. They are also looking forward to starting their weather forecasts.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class presented speeches this week for the YMCA Peace Week Speak Off. The theme was: Build Community. Act for Peace. They are very excited to attend the Intermediate Skills Challenge this weekend in St. John’s.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class have been working very hard to prepare for the annual Skills Challenge and Lego Robotics Competition in St. John’s this weekend.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is wishing good luck to the grade 7-9 students in the Intermediate Skills Challenge this weekend. The grade 10 students are also travelling with the group and will do tours and activities in St. John’s on Saturday.
Coming Up
The Knights of Columbus 50/50 draw and merchandise Bingo will take place this Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Report Cards will be distributed to students next Wednesday, November 28th with parent teacher interviews on Thursday, November 29th.
Junior High students, Jenna Cammie, Reyd Ward, Rosemary Owolabi, Isabelle Mercier, Keira Clarke, Rebecca Janes, and Jacob Bursey, enjoy some time in the school yard during physical education to build a snowman.
Mallory Chambers works on her novel study in Mrs. Hink's language arts class.