Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (14/5/19)

By: Grace Brake Higgins, Israela Ngania, Ava Hodder, Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Molly George, Kate Murphy
IHMS students in grades 4-12 took part in the Civix Student Vote last Thursday for the Provincial Election. Our students elected Liberal Candidate, Brian Dicks; with Independent candidate, Eddie Joyce a close second.
On Thursday morning we held a Pep rally for Yasmin Alkahalil who is travelling to the National Chess tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia.
This weekend is the a long weekend for the Victoria Day holiday.
Our Grade 6 Girls’ soccer team won gold at the Sacred Heart Indoor Soccer Tournament this past weekend. We would like to thank the coaches Mr. Drew Nadon, Mr. Ryley Nadon, and Ms. Alteen for working with the team.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Yasmin Alkahlil who is travelling to the National Chess Tournament in Vancouver this weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are enjoying and playing in their playground. They are learning the music for the school’s upcoming production of the Lion King Junior. They are enjoying the spring weather.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning about floods, blizzards, and all kinds of extreme weather as well as new sight words. They are loving the sunny days.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started their project ‘Wonderful Me”. Each student will write a nice thing about his or her friends and make them into books to take home. They are enjoying their subtraction stories in math class.  
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class has just started a research project about space. Students are on their jot note and gathering info stages. They are also experimenting with magnets.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is doing an author study on Robert Munsch. In science they are learning about animal life cycles.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is writing menu’s for their restaurant in French class. Their spelling test consisted of vocabulary associated with a restaurant. In math, they grade fours are working hard on long division. In grade five math the topic is equivalent fractions, while the grade six’s are learning about proper and improper fractions. The class would like to congratulate Candace and Israela on their soccer championship.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class had a great week. They are enjoying the beautiful weather and finishing up the last of their units in math and science. This week their caterpillars arrived!
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is excited about doing their science experiment this week. They are continuing with long division and working on their novel study.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is working on their science fair projects. In social studies they are finishing their talking sticks.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class was excited to take part in the Civix Student Vote this Thursday for the Provincial Election. They learned about each of the political parties in our riding and made a choice about who they would like to represent them.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is learning about the great depression in social studies. The grade eight students completed the PCAP Math assessment on Wednesday.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is working on their end of the school year units. Chemistry 2202 students are learning about organic chemistry. Science 1206 is learning about weather. The grade nine students are preparing for the science fair.
Coming Up
Junior kindergarten and kindergarten orientation sessions will go ahead on May 29th.
First Holy Communion is on June 2nd at 10:30 at All Hallows.

Maya Thomas and Conan Coleman enjoying our new chalkboard. 

Sanna Joro prepares sight word shaving cream board