Weekly Update

LA – We wrote some 5-sentence paragraphs. We will continue with paragraph writing all year.

MATH – Place value and expanded form test was returned. Your child should have their score for you.

SOCIALSChapter one test next week. Vocabulary they should have written in their binders includes: diversity, ancestors, relief map, national anthem, native land, cultural origin, heritage, culture, census and survey, a map of the 5 regions of Canada (p. 8), Group of seven and Emily Carr. We also worked on a map of Canada’s provinces/territories and capital cities,

SCIENCE – The respiratory system is next week.

FRENCH – The new unit is all about school (ècole) and the vocabulary that goes with it. E.g. crayon = ________, stylo = __________, gomme = __________, cahier = ___________, livre = ____________, chaise = _____________, regle = ____________, porte = _____________.

ART – Completing our Dream Job project. Respect posters are now overdue.

PE – A focus on playing fair with sportsmanship and safe play.

A few housekeeping notes:

The swimming form went home to be signed and returned.

We skate on Monday and walk to the arena rain or shine! Dress for the weather! I also recommend you dress warmly for the arena. Bring a good jacket as well as mitts or gloves. Bring skates and helmets if you have, otherwise you can use the arena’s equipment at no charge.

Congratulations to Summer for being chosen as September’s student of the month for her excellent organization!

Click the link below to check out a few pics from our class in the gym!

Room 110 PE 2018

Have a good long weekend. Cheers!

Mr. H

 

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Leadership

Yesterday I talked to the kids about Leadership and what it means. 
Leaders often have these 5 qualities:
1.  Leaders have a positive attitude    
     A leaders says, “Yes I can!”
2. Leaders overcome adversity          
     A leaders says, “It’s not a problem, it’s a challenge!”
3. Leaders have perseverance            
     A leaders says, “Never give up!”
4. Leaders have commitment            
     A leaders says, “I will make mistakes but I will learn from them and move on.”
5. Leaders work towards excellence
     A leaders says, “I will always do my best!”
These are the kinds of qualities I am looking for and trying to cultivate and improve in your kids. Many students have some of these qualities. I am hoping to help bring these qualities out more often and in more areas.
Please talk about Leadership with your kids!
Thanks,
Mr. H
Cheers!

Weekly Update

LA – Talked about nouns and a 5-sentence paragraph. We will continue with paragraph writing all year.

MATH – Place value and expanded form. Ask your child to write these in standard from (numerals)

50 000 + 4 000 + 300 + 80 + 2 =

5 ten thousands + 7 hundreds + 4 tens =

SOCIALS – Chapter one in our textbook.  Vocabulary they should have written in their binders includes: diversity, ancestors, relief map, national anthem, native land, cultural origin, heritage, culture, census and survey. We also completed a map of the 5 regions of Canada (p. 8)

SCIENCE – We began with the unit on the human body in chapter 4 and are almost finished with the digestive system. Vocab includes: cells, tissues, organs, body systems, digestion, nutrients and the digestive process (p. 89)

FRENCH – Their quiz on numbers and colours was returned today. They know their scores. The quizzes remain here until the term is over. A new unit starts next week.

ART – Completing our Dream Job project.

PE – Talked today about the expectations for PE and Health. Shared the first term descriptors that will be in their reports.

[PE – In the first term we worked at raising our physical exertion level in a variety of indoor games. Effort, participation, leadership and safe play all contribute to the letter grade earned.

HEALTH – In the first term we worked at sustaining 10 minutes of daily physical activity to develop our personal health and fitness.]

A few housekeeping notes:

The swimming schedule has changed. We do not swim on September 27. It has been changed to Friday October 26.

On Tuesday it is the Terry Fox run (rain or shine) and Pie-A-Teacher day.

I did not stamp planners on Thursday. That was on me, not the kids.

Our class rule or expectation is only word long but has infinite importance in how we conduct ourselves. Ask your child to give examples showing how to be respectful in different scenarios or locations.

Check out the posters below!

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Have a great weekend!

Cheers!

Mr. H

 

 

Monday, September 17

Welcome back to school and welcome to grade 5!

This homework board will be updated once a week or so to keep students, parents and guardians up to speed on the current assignments, tests and quizzes as well as classroom events. For example, on Wednesday the 19th, we have our Open House from 6 pm – 7pm. Stop by for a meet and greet and a tour of the class. Also on Wednesday is our French quiz on numbers and colours.

Cheers!

Mr. H