Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (30/11/18)

By: Candace Johannesen, Sommer Lawrence, Jake Morey, Alyssa Power, Gabe Rowsell
Our junior kindergarten classes continued their Helping Hands project this week. They are collecting gently used warm winter clothing for all ages.
We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring a merchandise bingo and a 50/50 draw to benefit our school gym. The initiatives raised $5,000! Thank you to the IHMS community for supporting this project. The winner of the 50/50 draw was Jody Sheppard with ticket #3906.
On Wednesday of this week, we celebrated the Divine Mercy with Mrs. Coleman and members of the school prayer group.
We would like to congratulate our grade six to nine students who participated in the Intermediate Skills Challenge last weekend. Our Lego Robotics Team, Space Dawgs, consisting of Molly George, Candace Johannesen, Erica Kennedy, Leah Lainey, Charlotte Mercier, Jack Richardson and Brooke Watton won the Project Innovative Solution Award. They also placed first in the Overall Project Category for Robotics. Our Lego Robotics Team, Space Rangers, consisting of Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Jacob Cull, Destinee Lawrence, Kate Murphy, Aaron Payne, Alyssa Power, Gabe Rowsell, Nikola Verbiski, Aaron White and Graham Zilkowsky placed first in the Robot Performance Category. They were also silver medalists in the Overall Robotics Category; placing second provincially out of seventeen teams.
Additionally, Jenna Cammie and Isabelle Mercier won a bronze medal in the IT Scavenger Hunt Category, Fatima Alkahlil and Keira Clarke were bronze medalists in TV Video Production and Emily Payne and Mathew Penney won a silver medal in Wind Turbine.  
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Robert Morrissey who won a silver medal at the Atom Hockey Tournament this weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes welcomed a new friend, Lucas Butt, to their class this week. They are learning about the meaning of Christmas and making Christmas crafts.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning about the number “5” and the sight words “I’ and “can”.  They are learning lots in kindergarten!
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is adding and subtracting to 12. They are all learning about Advent which starts this Sunday. They are excited that the seeds they planted last week have sprouted! The star of the week is Kylee.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is started their adding and subtracting unit in math. The students have been really happy about all the snow. They are making snowman pictures with oil pastels.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is making winter artwork this week. They are learning about liquids and solids in science class and doing addition and subtraction problems.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is finishing their oral presentations this week. All classes are working on their new math units.
Ms. Williams’s grade three class learned about persuasive writing and had a lot of fun writing convincing arguments and presenting them to the class. In math, they had a test on numeration.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class started a new unit in science class. They are excited about all the things they are learning about light. Their sound instruments were very creative.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class has been preparing their simple machines and powered mechanisms kits in preparation for their STEM project.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has started a new strategy unit on inferring. They are reading a book called “Iqbal” and learning about child slavery in Pakistan.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has started their unit on data management units in math. In social studies, they are working on their history of Christmas project.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class had an awesome trip to St. John’s for the Skills Challenge. Students are busy preparing for the Christmas concert. Writing 2203 students are writing narrative essays. Science 1206 students are naming ionic compounds.
Coming Up

Our school Christmas concert will take place on Thursday evening in our school gym at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Grade six student, Alyssa Power, poses for a photo on Mickey Theme Day for the mouse's 90th birthday celebration at IHMS.
Fabian Ryan, Charlea Boyd-Martyn, and Carrie Hoskins display a project they completed on healthy eating. 
Grade three students, Zackery Burden and Oliver Carey MacDonald, are working together to build a strong tower in science class.