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!


Have a great weekend!


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.


Mr. H


Last Day 2018!

Thank you to all the kids in the class. Each of you helped make this a memorable year and one that I hope you look back on fondly. I know I sure will!

Thank you parents for your time and help with your kids and with their education. Grade 5 is often a tricky year for the kids. At times it is actually hard work and they struggle! And often the effort and determination put into solving the problem or difficulty is much more important and valuable than getting the right answer. There is a quote that goes “without struggle, there is no progress.” (Bonus marks for anyone who remembers that quote when you all come back in September!)

Have a great summer! Read every day! And don’t forget to smile!


Mr. H

June 18 – June 28

Coming up this week:  Thursday, June 21 = Fun Swim 10:30 – 11:30

Coming up next week: Tuesday, June 26 = Waterslides! all day

Thursday, June 28 = Last day!


Mr. H

Thursday, May 17

Have a great long weekend everyone! Click on the link below to check out the pics from our PlayLand trip yesterday!

PlayLand 2018


Mr. H

Monday, May 13

A notice went home about lice. Please check your child’s head.

Our PlayLand trip is Wednesday this week!

Please dress for the weather. Pack a lunch, snacks, water (in a plastic bottle) hat and sunscreen. Wear comfortable shoes. Please, no flip flops! No electronics needed. There are food stands available but the line-ups are often long and slow. Much better to spend your time on rides than in food lines. 

As this is a science field trip we will be looking at concepts such as; forces, gravity, friction, surface texture, ramps and slope.


Mr. H

Friday, May 4

LA – Up to chapter 8 in our new novel, Holes.

MATH – finished up the fraction unit. New unit next week.

SCIENCE – Chapter 9 test was returned. Ask your child how they did!

SOCIALS – Advertising unit. We will hopefully start filming commercials next week!

FRENCH – A unit on the human body. Ask your child to translate; le bras, la bouche, le derriere, le cou.

ART – Check out the pastel limericks in the hall!

A reminder that we have Kit Kids on Monday. All Fit Kid leaders should be here before 8:30 to help set up a station. We also have swimming lessons on Tuesday next week.

Our PlayLand trip is Wednesday, May 16. I think we have all the adult chaperones needed. The form will go home next week.

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H


Just a reminder that we swim tomorrow morning.

Friday, April 13

LA – We will start a new novel next week.

MATH – Fractions. Can your child convert 8/3 into a mixed fraction? Do they know which is the numerator and which is the denominator and can they explain what those digits mean? Could they show you with licorice or chocolate? (Wink wink.)

SCIENCE – Chapter 9 vocabulary so far: renewable, renewable resources (living and non-living), harvesting, aquaculture, processing salmon (traditional, European, modern), protecting salmon (and why?), local environment, 3 types of logging (and environmental impact), raw materials.

SOCIALS – We are looking at advertising techniques and are writing our own commercials.

FRENCH – Conversation PowerPoints. If students have a flash drive they can save their project and take it home to show you or work on it.

We skate on Monday! Bring skates and helmets if you have them, otherwise we can use the ones from the arena. Dress for the weather, we walk rain or shine.

Swimming lessons on Tuesday! Same advice as above!

Have a good weekend! Cheers!
Mr. H


Swimming Lessons

A reminder that swimming lessons start on Tuesday and continue for the next 6 weeks.

Class pictures and the panorama picture on Thursday this week.


Mr. H