Friday, March 15

I hope everyone has a fun, safe relaxing two weeks off! If students get bored with all that spare time they could always practice their time tables!!!

Congratulations to March Student of the Month, Jaxson, for using his time wisely!

Also congratulations to Nyah for being elected class Prime Minister. Thanks for the yummy treats, Nyah!

See you back on April 1.

Cheers,

Mr. H

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Friday, March 8

LA –We will focus more on keyboarding and proofreading in the third term.

MATH  – Money unit test next week. How much is one toonie, three $5 bills, one quarter, three dimes and a twenty dollar bill?

SOCIALS – Class elections next week! Who will be our class Prime Minister???

SCIENCE – Looking at the living and non-living natural resources of British Columbia. Is water a living or non-living resource? Trees? Sunlight?

FRENCH – Ask your child what hello, thank you, good bye are in French. Can they translate: J’ai dix ans.

PE – More indoor games until the weather improves. Hopefully spring has sprung!

ART –Locker art is the current project.

We have more swimming lessons next Tuesday and Thursday. Report cards come out on Thursday. Last day before the break is Friday, March 15.

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

 

Swimming lessons

Just a reminder that we have more swimming lessons on Tuesday and Thursday for the next two weeks.

Hope you weekend is going great! Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, February 22

LA – Still working on meeting expectations for 5-sentence paragraphs. Ask your child how to write one! Ask them how they could exceed the expectations for a 5-sentence paragraph.

MATH – We began the unit on money. Give your child a handful of change and ask them to count it up! What 6 coins make $2.05?

SOCIALS – Chapter 5 test on government is on Thursday next week!

SCIENCE – We’ll begin a new unit after next week.

FRENCH – Basic greetings and information such as bonjour, merci and j’ai dix ans.

PE –Doubles badminton.

ART –Grid name is now overdue. The new project is locker art.

Swimming lesson start next week! Every Tuesday and Thursday for the next three weeks. Please send swim suits and towels with a bag for their wet return. 

Congratulations to Violet for her excellent performance in Coquihalla Idol and to Nyah for her fantastic 2nd place finish!

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, February 8

LA – Started keyboarding on the laptops. If you have a computer at home and have access to the internet, type in the url below

https://mr-ma.typingclub.com

and the kids can log on to their school account and practice at home. They should all know their account user name and password.

MATH – We had a test on long division and multiplication today. The students will know their scores next week.

SOCIALS – Just began chapter 5 on government. At the end of the chapter will be the student elections for class Prime Minister!

SCIENCE – Chapter 8 test will be returned next week.

FRENCH – A few more students need to present their conversational squash booklets

PE – Badminton round robin singles tournament. Doubles tourney next!

ART – Symmetry Pie project is on display in the hall. Some very cool designs! Grid names is the current project.

Next week is Random Acts of Kindness! We’ll have time to trade Valentines sometime Thursday. A class list will be available next week.

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, Feb. 1

LA – Working on rhyming poems. Ask your child to bring home their favourite and read it to you. It will go into a class book of poetry. Some really good work!

MATH – We’ve had lots of review and practice sheets on long division and a quiz today. Next week is a review of multiplication and then there will be a TEST on long division and multiplication next week. See link below for instructions on 2-digit multiplication.

2-digit multiplying instructions –

And here is an example of long dividinglast_thumb1330830777

The students also know how to use multiplication to check their long division! Ask them to show you how!

SOCIALS – Chapter 3 test was today and will be returned next week.

SCIENCE – Chapter 8 test is on Thursday next week. Review the vocabulary!

FRENCH – Presenting squash booklets about ourselves to the class next week.

PE – Badminton. As with anything, practice equals improvement.

ART – New project next week.

Congratulations to Tommy, our student of the month for January. Also to Nyah, who I forgot to mention for December.

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

Monday, January 28

Just a heads up…

We have a chapter 3 social studies test on Friday this week and a chapter 8 science test next week. 

There will also be a few quizzes this week in math on long division and multiplication leading up to a test on these topics next week.

Friday this week is Story Book Character day. Dress up as your favourite story book character!

Cheers!

Mr. H

 

January 20

LA – We have been working on different kinds of poetry. Haiku, limericks, acrostic poems and more recently we began writing rhyming poems. Ask your child for a sample of their work so far!

MATH – Long dividing. Check out the example.last_thumb1330830777

SCIENCE – Chapter 8 is all about natural resources. Ask your child to review their vocabulary so far.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Chapter 3 in the text.

FRENCH – Quizzes were returned Thursday. Ask your child how they scored. New unit next week.

PE – Badminton.

Last week in science the class had to work on extracting oil from water using a variety of materials. Click on the pdf link below to check out the pics!

oil spill clean up

Cheers!

Mr. H

 

Week of Jan. 14 – 17

LA – In poetry we have written haiku, limericks and recently added acrostic poems.

MATH – Beginning a unit on long division. We have been learning about the “fact family” and we are trying to get the students to understand the importance of learning their timetables. Any division question can be checked with multiplication. For example, 40 ÷ 8 = ? can be solved by knowing that 5 x 8 = 40. When we begin long dividing it will be so much easier if the students know their timetables. There really aren’t any tricks, it is just takes time and memorization.

SCIENCE – We began chapter 8 in the text, all about natural resources.

SOCIAL STUDIES – We began chapter 3 in the text, all about immigration to Canada.

FRENCH – TEST on the Winter Unit is Wednesday!

January student of the month theme is determination. Ask your child to tell you about the “Yes, I Can,” video we watched. Talk about determination!!!

MONDAY afternoon we go skating! If students have their own skates and helmets, please bring them. If not, there will be skates and helmets for the kids to borrow. Also, we walk to the arena so dress for the weather! We are able to catch the bus back.

Have a great rest of your weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

Last day of 2018

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, a cool Yule and a relaxing holiday!

Thank you so much for the kind cards and gifts.

Have a super break! See you all next year!

Mr. H