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Family portraits 2017

Also, FitKid volunteers, please remember your permission forms for Monday!!!


Wednesday, October 18

It was picture day today!!!  Check out room 110’s great looking class!

Class pics


Mr. H

Tuesday, October 17


Photo on 2017-10-17 at 2.49 PM

Don’t forget to smile!

Friday, October 13

LA – We started a novel called, “The Whipping Boy.”  Lots of interesting vocabulary, such as: defiantly, roused, gloat, obliged and dreadful.  Ask your child if they remember what each word (and more) mean.

MATH – We had an addition and subtraction quiz today.  The students will know their scores on Monday.

SCIENCE – We’ll begin chapter 5 next week.

SOCIALS – Chapter one test was today and students will know their scores on Monday.

FRENCH – We began a new unit on “school” with vocabulary such as stylo, crayon, gomme, ordinateur, bibliotéque and chaise.  Can your child remember what they mean?

PE – Participation, effort, fair play and leadership all contribute to the letter grade they will earn in PE.

ART – Foil art will be finished off on Wednesday.  All other art projects are overdue and need too be completed as homework.

We skate on Monday after lunch.  If your child has their own skates and helmet they can bring them. if not, the school and arena will provide skates and helmets at no cost.  I reccommend that students also bring mitts or gloves.  Also, we walk to the arena -rain or shine- so dress for the weather, please!

Scholastic Book fair is next week from Monday to Thursday.

Individual Picture Day is on Wednesday the 18th.

Check out these pics from out trip to the Fraser River Watershed presentation by Hope Mountain School. Fraser River Watershed 2017

Have a good weekend.  Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, October 6

LA – We started a novel called, “The Whipping Boy.”  Part of many assignments require full-sentence answers to questions from the novel.

Example.  Q. Who is the main character of the novel?

A. Jemmy is the main character of the novel.

Not just Jemmy, or he is, or him.  A full-sentence answer lets the reader know what the question was.

MATH – Subtraction with borrowing.  Can your child solve 3,764 – 1, 568?  Even harder try; 3005 – 879.

SCIENCE – Chapter 4 test scores will be given back on Tuesday.  Students will write their scores in their planners.  Tests will stay here.

SOCIALS – We will finish off chapter one on Tuesday and the quiz is on Friday.  Know the vocabulary and the regions of Canada.

FRENCH – A new unit starts on Wednesday.

PE – Participation, effort, fair play and leadership all contribute to the letter grade they will earn in PE.

ART – Foil art will be finished off on Wednesday.  All other art projects are overdue and need too be completed as homework.

Next week is our parent-teacher conferences.  Please call the office to set up appointment times for Wed or Thurs from 5 – 7:30pm.

Have a great, long, Thanksgiving Weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, September 29

LA – We’ve been working on parts of speech and grammar.  Ask your child what a noun or verb is and give an example in a sentence.  Can they add an adjective or adverb?  Ask them to give you an antonym and synonym for the word “large.”

MATH – This week was addition with carrying.  Ask your child to add 278 + 986.

SCIENCE – Chapter 4 test is on Thursday, October 5.  Students should know the vocabulary and parts of the digestive and respiratory systems.

SOCIALS – We finished maps of the world and began chapter one in the text.

FRENCH – Numbers and colours quiz was Wednesday and the re-quiz was today.  Ask your child their score.  All of their marked work will stay here at school until the end of the term in their folders.

PE – Participation, effort, fair play and leadership all contribute to the letter grade they will earn in PE.

ART – New project next week.  The grid name project and the dream job will need to be completed on their own time.

Congratulations to Aaliyah for being chosen Student of the Month for her excellent organizational skills!

Check out these pics of our class during our morning exercises!

Room 110 fitness

have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

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

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