Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (18/1/19)

By: Gabriel Rowsell, Sommer Lawrence, Candace Johannesen, Alyssa Power, and Jake Morey
The grade four class and our international students attended the first week of cross country skiing lessons at Blow Me Down on Tuesday. The grade four students will complete a four week skiing program as part of their physical education program.
It was a tense show down at the third annual IHMS Scripps’ Spelling Bee on Wednesday afternoon in our school gym. Ms. McCarthy was the official announcer with Mrs. Hinks and Ms. Williams as judges. We would like to congratulate the overall winner, Charlotte Mericer, and the runner up, Isaiah Coleman, who have both been invited to the Telegram Scripps Spelling Bee in St. John’s in February. Also representing grade four were Mikka Chua and Jamie White-Robertson; in grade five, Israela Ngania and Lily Smallwood; in grade six, Candace Johannesen, Molly George, and Erica Kennedy; in grade seven, Isabelle Mercier, Kira McCarthy, and Reyd Ward; in grade eight, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy and Fatima Alkhalil.
Congratulations to the Grade 6 girls’ basketball team on an excellent game on Wednesday evening against a grade six team from Deer Lake.
The grade seven to Level III exams begin next Friday morning.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are exploring winter animals and their habitats this week.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is searching for their new letter “v” in the classroom and around the school.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about how paper is made. The star of the week is Mary Jay. They would like to wish a happy birthday to Kylee who turned 7 on Saturday.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is working on oral presentations. They have been excited about choosing and sharing their topics. They are planning what they will be re-planting their hydroponics garden soon. The students have decided to plant sugar snap peas and several types of lettuces.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is enjoying show and tell activities. They are working on subtraction problems in math.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class had a wonderful time at the first cross country skiing lesson. In math the grade four and five students are working on their data management units. The grade six’s are finishing their relations unit. In French language arts they have been using their vocabulary through games and working on a new writing piece. They would like to congratulate their classmates Candace, Charlotte, Israela, and Jamie on their participation in the Scripps Spelling Bee.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class had fun writing New Year’s Resolutions last year. They chose their favourite heritage sites from Western Newfoundland and worked on posters for the Heritage Foundation.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class really enjoyed their first lessons in cross country skiing this week.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class has completed phase one of the Lego simple and powered mechanisms for STEM.
Ms. McCarthy’s grade six class is starting electricity in science class and starting graphing in math.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has started their midterm review. In language arts they are working on new units on secrets and mysteries.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class Is preparing for exams. The international students enjoyed a cross country skiing lesson on Tuesday. Canadian studies students are learning about the regions of Canada.
Coming Up
The prayer group will host a Valentine celebration in our chapel on Wednesday afternoon.

The grade four boys’ and girls’ will play in a fun basketball tournament this weekend.

Level 1 student, Amber Fudge, gives her classmates a presentation on Newfoundland Traditions in her family.

 IHMS Scripps Spelling Bee winner Charlotte Mercier (left), and runner up Isaiah Coleman (right). Both students are invited to attend the provincial Scripps Spelling Bee in St. John's on February 23.

Matthew Penney (left) and Emily Payne (right) speak in front of students at staff about their wind turbine project at the Intermediate Skills Challenge Showcase. Matthew and Emily received silver medals at the provincial competition in November.