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

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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

Tuesday, December 18

A reminder about the Christmas concert tomorrow at 12:30 ish. The rehearsal went well today with a few bugs being worked out. 

Another reminder about the chapter 6 science test on Thursday! The students have all the notes and a review sheet to study from. They will have one more review day tomorrow.

Click on the pdf link below to check out pics from our recent curling trips. Thanks so much to the Hope Curling Club and the volunteers who helped teach us the basics. It was a lot of fun! I am always impressed by how much the kids improve and how good they get!

Curling 2018

Cheers!

Mr. H

2 Weeks to Go!

LA – Some beautiful haiku being written! Check out the bulletin board outside the class with the pastel illustrations! We are continuing with our novel. Ask your child who Jemmy and Prince Brat are what they are up to right now in the novel.

MATH – Multiplication. Ask your child to rewrite and multiply 35 x 84. Ask them to use the super-fast-easy-shortcut-method to solve 40 x 60.

SCIENCE – Chapter 6. Test in the last week of school. Yes, I said a test.

FRENCH – A Christmas unit. And yes, another test in the last week of school! Stay focused!

PE – Indoor games and leadership. Leadership is participating to the best to your ability, following rules, playing fair and including and encouraging others.

We curl on Tuesday!!!

If any student has their own helmet they should bring it. I’m sure it would fit better! If not, we have helmets here.

Dress warmly! Sometimes kids forget that the ice is frozen and it gets cold in there! Please bring an extra pair of shoes! We have a few extra pairs but again, your shoes would fit better.  Also, dress for the weather as we walk to the rink but we do catch the bus back.

Check out our awesome door! The kids have done a great job! I was very proud of all their hard work and contributions to our door. Will let you know the winners tomorrow!

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Hope you are having a great weekend!

Cheers!

Mr. H

December 5

We CURL tomorrow! Students need a warm jacket, mitts and a clean pair of running shoes. A helmet if they have one as well. If not they can use one of the school’s helmets.

We walk to the rink but do get the bus back to school.

Cheers!

Mr. H

Monday, Dec. 3

We CURL tomorrow! Students need a warm jacket, mitts and a clean pair of running shoes. A helmet if they have one as well. If not they can use one of the school’s helmets.

We walk to the rink but do get the bus back to school.

Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, November 23

LA – Some beautiful haiku being written! Check out the bulletin board outside the class with the pastel illustrations!

MATH – Rounding and estimating. Ask your child to estimate 11 x 57.

SCIENCE – Chapter 5 test was returned today.

FRENCH – Nothing due.

PE – Indoor games and leadership. Leadership is participating to the best to your ability, following rules, playing fair and including and encouraging others.

We skate on Monday!!! If students have their own skates and helmet they should bring them. I’m sure they fit better! Dress warmly with mitts, coats etc. Sometimes kids forget that the ice is frozen and it gets cold in there! Also, dress for the weather as we walk to the rink but we do catch the bus back.

Report cards come out this Thursday, November 29.

Have a great weekend!

Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, November 16

LA – Continuing on our novel, The Whipping Boy. Trying to write concise summary sentences and detailed illustrations. We also began writing haiku.

MATH – Rounding and estimating. Ask your child to round 3 482 to the nearest tens, hundreds and thousands. Ask them to estimate 895 – 457 by rounding to the nearest hundreds and by using Front End estimation.

SCIENCE – Chapter 5 test was today.

SOCIALS – Chapter 2 test was returned. Ask your child what they scored!

FRENCH – Nothing due.

PE – Indoor games and leadership. Leadership is participating to the best to your ability, following rules, playing fair and including and encouraging others.

Have a great weekend!

Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, November 9

Please remember to study for the chapter two socials test on Tuesday! Vocabulary to know: founding peoples (Canada has 3!) creation story, Aboriginal peoples, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Bering Strait Ice Bridge, official language, bilingual, bilingualism, colony, colonist, habitant, first language, monarchy. monarch, governor-general and Great Britain. Students should be able to say a few things about each of the founding peoples, know what furs the Europeans wanted (and why) and what they traded for the furs.

The chapter 5 science test is on Thursday or Friday. Yikes!

Check out these pics from our last two art projects!P1050152P1050153P1050154P1050155P1050156P1050157P1050158P1050159P1050160P1050161

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, November 2

LA – Continuing on our novel, The Whipping Boy. Trying to write concise summary sentences.

SCIENCE – Continuing chapter 5 in the text on the circulatory system. (Heart, blood vessels, blood, arteries, veins, capillaries)

SOCIALS – Continuing chapter 2 in the text. (All about the three founding peoples of Canada.)

FRENCH – We have a French quiz Wednesday next week on the Halloween package. Please study the vocabulary from the booklet. E.g balai = broom.

The PAC sent home a fundraiser form today for Neufeld Farms, if you are interested.

Have a great weekend!

Cheers!

Mr. H