Friday, October 31

LA – Continuing the story map up to chapters 7/8.

MATH – Chapter test Wednesday next week. Practice, practice, practice!

SOCIAL STUDIES – Beginning chapter two. Vocabulary so far: Founding peoples, 3 Founding peoples of Canada, creation story, Bering Strait Land/Ice Bridge (see map p. 19)

SCIENCE – We will mark the 5.3 worksheet Monday. Vocabulary so far: circulatory system, heart, blood, blood vessels (arteries, veins, capillaries), pulse, plasma, blood cells (white, red, platelets) and membrane.

FRENCH – Continuing the school package.

PE – Indoor games, sportsmanship & fair play.

ART – A class bookmark is the latest project.

Congratulations to Ashtyn Hambly and Ryan Blue for being chosen as Grade 5 Students of the Month. SOM Oct 14

Have a safe and fun Halloween! Check out these pics of the wacky students in Room 108!!!

Cheers!

Mr. H.

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Wednesday, October 29

LA – Story map to chapters 5/6 with pictures and summary sentences is now overdue.

MATH – Our chapter test is next week. Look over the workbook for any concepts you had difficulty with or want help with and practice on your own or see me at lunch or after school for extra help. We will finish the chapter Friday and have a couple review days next week before the test.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Tests will be returned Thursday.

SCIENCE – 5.3 worksheet due Friday.

FRENCH – School package. Ask your child to translate “un livre,” and “une chaise.”

PE – We needed to have a talk today about sportsmanship and fair play. Too many hot tempers and foul moods. Definitely looking for improvement in the coming PE classes.

ART – Candy art will need to be completed before Halloween or I get to eat your candy!!!

Tomorrow is our last swimming class! 

Cheers!

Mr. H.

Thursday, October 23

LA –We have been working on our story map project for the Whipping Boy novel. The students should be up to chapters 5/6 with pictures and summary sentences for Tuesday.

MATH – Homework for Monday is all of page 23 and page 24 #4 & 5. Ask you child what the LCM is for 4 & 6.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Finished chapter 1. Our test is Tuesday next week. The terms they need to know are: ancestors, diversity, relief map, national anthem, native land, census, culture, cultural origin, heritage, survey, the 5 regions of Canada, Group of Seven and Emily Carr. Study the terms and/or re-read the chapter. Review crossword is due Monday!

SCIENCE – Check Your Understanding on page 105 will be due Wednesday instead of Monday.  Monday we will have a Social Studies review instead of science class.

FRENCH – School package. Ask your child to translate “une gomme” or “une école.”

PE – Indoor games, and outdoor running. Student grades are based on participation, effort, improvement and sportsmanship/fair play.

ART – Candy art is the current project. New project next week. Any students not finished candy art will need to complete it on their own time.

SWIMMING next week as well!

Cheers!

Mr. H.

Wednesday, October 22

LA – We have been learning how to write a paragraph. Ask your child what the first sentence is called and what it tells the reader.

MATH – Homework for Monday is all of page 23 and page 24 #4 & 5. Ask you child what the LCM is for 3 & 7.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Nearly finished chapter 1. Our test is Tuesday next week. Terms so far: ancestors, diversity, relief map, national anthem, native land, census, culture, cultural origin, heritage, survey, and the 5 regions of Canada. Start to review the terms and/or re-read the chapter.

SCIENCE – Chapter 5. Homework for Monday is Check Your Understanding on page 105.

FRENCH – Began a school package today. There will be a quiz on all the school vocabulary. Vocab is always something they can review, even if they do not have any specific homework. Ask your child to translate “un crayon” or “un stylo.”

PE – Indoor games, and outdoor running. Student grades are based on participation, effort, improvement and sportsmanship/fair play.

ART – Candy art is the current project.

SWIMMING TOMORROW! I will do my best to have all kids take home their swimming gear. Three days in a plastic bag is no way for wet shorts and towels to spend their long weekend! Phew! (as in pee-yew. Or is it pee yoo? Or just PU?) I seriously just checked this one out. All are acceptable. No way! (Or is it no weigh? Or no whey?)…

Cheers!

Mr. H.

October 19

SOCIAL STUDIES – Chapter one vocabulary so far: ancestors, diversity, relief map, national anthem, native land, census, culture, cultural origin, heritage. Start to review the terms.

FRENCH – Quiz successfully completed by all students!

ART – Check out the Halloween foil art!

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Swimming starts this week! We swim Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 – 9:45. (Please note the change in time.)

My apologies, I did not send out the permission form in time. Please send a note allowing your child to take the bus for their lesson. The official form will be handed out tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.

 

 

October 19

LA – We have started the novel, The Whipping Boy. Our ongoing project is a story map. The students take down notes from each chapter and write a one or two sentence summary of the most important event(s) of the chapter. Then they illustrate that summary. Ask your child for clarification.

MATH – Up to page 20. Ask you child to find the repeating core of this pattern: abbcaabbcaabb

SOCIAL STUDIES – Almost finished chapter 1. Our test will be soon. Start to review the terms so far. I’ll list the vocabulary tomorrow.

SCIENCE –Starting chapter 5 this week. The chapter 4 tests will be returned once all students have written the test.

FRENCH – Quiz Monday on numbers and colours!

PE – Indoor games, and outdoor running.

ART – Some very cool Halloween foil art in the hall. Check tomorrow for pics! Our latest project is Candy art!

Swimming starts this week! We swim Tuesday and Thursday just before lunch. A swimsuit and towel are a must. Swimming does count toward their PE grade. Parents/guardians are always welcome to come and watch their child.

We are doing Scholastic book orders in the class. This upcoming Friday is the deadline for the current order forms.

Included is a pic of our schedule. Each student has one completed copy that should be kept at home. The other copy should be in their backpack or planner so that they always know what to expect each day. If there are any changes to or regular routine, I will let them know in the daily morning message on the whiteboard. It is their responsibility to read the message each morning.

Cheers!

Mr. H.schedule

Wednesday, October 8

LA – We have been working on grammar and spelling. Can your child tell you the difference between there, their and they’re? 

MATH – Up to page 13. Ask you child to continue the pattern: 1, 5, 9, ___, ___,

SOCIAL STUDIES – Working on chapter 1. We have also completed two maps, one on Canada and the other on the continents of the world.

SCIENCE – Just about finished chapter 4. Our test will be next Wednesday. The terms we have covered so far are: body systems, cells, tissues, organs, digestive system/process, nutrients, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon, oxygen, trachea, lungs, respiratory system, carbon dioxide and diaphragm. Studying these will help them be successful on the test. All these words and their definitions should be in their binders. If they were away or are missing any words they need to get them from a friend or I can help them at lunch or after school.

FRENCH – Learning numbers to twelve and colours. There will be a quiz soon!

PE – Indoor games, and outdoor running.

ART – We started with name tags and the Dream Job assignment. The latest project is Halloween foil art.

Cheers!

Mr. H.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hello!

I am very pleased to be working at Coquihalla School. This will be the class homework board. It will be updated once or twice a week to help students, parents and guardians keep track of assignments, projects and other classroom business.

My email is dhoshowski@sd78.bc.ca and is also available on the school website. Please email if you have concerns about your child.

Cheers!

Mr. Hoshowski