Friday, September 15

Well, the first week of real work began.  Here is what has been keeping us busy.

LA – We worked on a homonym exercise as a way for the kids to use the correct usage of words such as: too, two and to, as well as they’re, their and there.

MATH – Working on place value and expanded form.  Ask your child to expand 3, 457 using base ten materials and using numerals.

SOCIAL STUDIES –  World map quiz on Wednesday. See map below.


SCIENCE – The digestive system.  Vocabulary the students have so far: cells, tissues, organs, systems, digestion, nutrients and The Digestive Process (5 steps). Ask your child where nutrients are absorbed into the body.

FRENCH – Learning numbers up to 12 and colours.  Ask your child how many fingers they have and for the colour of their shirt.

PE – Participation, effort, and sportsmanship make up the PE grade.

The Terry Fox Run and Pie-A-Teacher are both on Friday the 22nd. Lots of tickets left if your child is interested in raising money for cancer research and a chance to pie a teacher.

If you have any concerns please feel free to email me or stop by the classroom at the end of the day.

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H




Tuesday, Sept. 12

A few housekeeping notes…

Open House is Wednesday, September 20 from 6 pm to 7 pm.  The format is a little bit different and hopefully more fun.

The Terry Fox Run and Pie-A-Teacher are both on Friday, Sept. 22.

The students all have planners now and are using them daily.  If they fill them out properly, they get a red stamp from me.  They should be asking for a signature at least once a week to ensure that you are seeing their planners.  Using their planners regularly contributes to their careers education grade.  Establishing good work habits now will help contribute to personal and academic success in the future.

Feel free to leave a note for me in their planner or email if the issue is more pressing.


Mr. H


Wednesday, Sept. 6

Welcome to grade 5 in room 110!

This is the class online homework board. It is for parents and guardians as well as the students, although they will all soon have personal agendas to help them remember their assignments. Reading daily and practicing their timetables is their daily homework and should be written in their agendas every day.

I usually make one post a week outlining the upcoming tests/homework, overdue assignments and sometimes goofy pics from the class.

Feel free to stop by or email me at if you have any concerns or questions.


Mr. H


Thursday, June 29

Teaching is a weird profession. Every year you spend 10 months in close quarters with a 20+ kids of varying abilities and coming from diverse backgrounds. You try to build a climate of respect, safety, fun and, hopefully, one that is conducive to learning for everyone. Then, one day, June arrives and it’s all over. The kids go home. And in September you do it all over again. It’s a bit Sisyphusian (is that a word?)

Every class is different, special and unique, with its own challenges and rewards but this class seemed to stand out. These students were especially respectful, caring, sometimes zany and just a lot of fun to be around. I will think of them often and I will definitely look back on this year with many fond memories and much laughter.

To the parents: thank you for your support, your kind words and for your generosity.

To the students: I will miss you. Have a great summer. Keep on smiling! See you next year.

Mr. H

Check out the SlideShow below!

2016 2017 Slideshow

Friday, June 23

A reminder that Monday is our Waterslides Trip!  

Remember to bring swim suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, water, lunch, snacks etc.

On Tuesday, we are watching the movie, Holes, as we just finished reading the novel. The students can bring pillows, blankets or stuffies and we will recline on some mats from the gym.

Have a great weekend!


Mr. H

June 11

We are doing science experiments for this unit on simple machines.  For example, one of the experiments is making a catapult out of soup cans.  If students can bring two – 284 ml soup cans, they can take their catapults home.  Any other can that is the same size will work.  Bigger cans (398 ml) may not work as well.  Check for outdated product as the students will be bringing them home but you might not get your soup back right away!  Ptoing!


FUN DAY 2017

Check out the pics from our Fun Day this past Friday.

Coquihalla Fun Day 2017


Mr. H

Friday, May 26

Congratulations to Emma, who was elected as our class Prime Minister!


Science tests will be returned next week.

Have a great weekend!


Mr. H

Wednesday, May 24

Science test on chapter 10 is tomorrow.  We went over all the terms yesterday and they had a page to complete for review/homework.

There will be a French re-quiz on Friday for ANY student who wants to try and improve their score.  Use your notes and correct your quiz from today to better prepare for the re-quiz.

Also, with the warm weather we will be spending more time outdoors, especially for PE activities.  If possible, send a hat for your child to wear while outside for protection from the sun.


Mr. H

Monday, May 22

here are the pics from PlayLand!  Enjoy!

PlayLand 2017


Mr. H