Spring Break!

Have an excellent, restful holiday! See you all in two weeks!

Cheers!

Mr. H

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Friday, March 9, 2018

In math we started a unit on fractions. Does your child know what the top and bottom number are called? Can they explain what those numbers represent?

E.g.  ¾   Can they draw a picture for this fraction?

Can they add fractions that have different denominators?

E.g.   ¼ + ½                            or how about   2/5 + 1/4

Can they remember what a fraction that has a larger number on top is called?

E.g. 9/8

And do they know what that means about how much it is when compared to one whole thing?

We will have a French quiz on the Weather Booklet on Wednesday.

Congratulations to Avikesh on being elected as our class Prime Minister! After two ballots we had a tie! A third ballot was required and Avi came out on top. Well done Avi and to all the other candidates who put themselves out there during the campaign.

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, Feb. 23

A reminder that we have a science test this Thursday, March 1.

Review terms from chapter 8 such as: resources, natural resources, living and non-living resources, ecosystem, environmental impact, conservation, recycling, reusing, reducing and biodegradable, to name a few.

Also practice counting money. If you had 2 ten dollar bills, a toonie, a quarter, a five dollar bill and 3 nickels, how much money would you have? Remember to always use either the dollar notation ($) or cent notation (¢) but never both.

Using three of either bills and/or coins, try to make $11. How about using five bills and coins? How about the fewest number of bills or coins?

Congratulations to Isabella, Bryn and Aaliyah for their wonderful performances at Coquihalla Idol on Thursday. Super job!

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

Monday, February 12

A reminder that we swim again on Thursday this week. We walk to the pool rain or shine so please dress for the weather.

We are working on a money unit in math. Have your child count out a pile of coins. Ask them if they could make the same amount with fewer coins.

Check out these pics from our Silent Llama Ninja Academy!

Silent Ninja 2018

One more thing….Go Canada Go! 7 medals already!!!

Cheers,

Mr. H

Thursday, February 8

LA – Beginning word processing, formatting documents etc.

SCIENCE – Chapter 8 on resources.

SOCIALS – Government. Ask your child what the government for a city or town is called. How about for a province? What is a mayor and who is Hope’s mayor? What does MLA stand for and how do these politicians get their jobs? What is the job of a politician?

FRENCH – French Winter quizzes were returned today. Students have a chance at a re-quiz tomorrow if they correct the first one. All booklets from the Christmas unit are well overdue. Please hand in the Winter booklet tomorrow if you haven’t already.

Congratulations to Carter for being the Student of the Month for January! He shows admirable determination every single day!

Cheers!

Mr. H

 

Monday, January 29

Remember we have a Fit Kids activity Day tomorrow!

Gym strip is essential for the Fit Kid Leaders as well as all the students.

Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, January 26

Two weeks ago we had a class discussion on Leadership.

  • 1. Leaders have a positive attitude
  • 2. Leaders overcome adversity
  • 3. Leaders have perseverance
  • 4. Leaders have commitment
  • 5. Leaders work towards excellence

I am hoping that the students who read this post can come back on Monday and give an an example of how they showed leadership in any of the 5 key areas.

It could be a chore they persevered at and completed at home, or a team practice that they worked extra hard at. Maybe it was a disagreement with a sibling or friend but they stayed positive and didn’t lose their temper. Or maybe it was giving someone a hand just because they realized it would be helpful.

This is a great class of young people and at times they all show leadership skills. I look forward to hearing all about your interesting and positive weekend!

Cheers,

Mr. H

Thursday, January 18

The science tests were returned today. The students were to file them here at school.  I like to keep each term’s work at school in case we need to meet and discuss their progress. Ask your child what they scored.

Last Friday we had a discussion about Leadership and what that means or looks like. Having leadership skills is a valuable asset in life. Leadership is also emphasized more in the new curriculum. We discussed 5 key qualities that leaders have.

  • 1. Leaders have a positive attitude
  • 2. Leaders overcome adversity
  • 3. Leaders have perseverance
  • 4. Leaders have commitment
  • 5. Leaders work towards excellence

My favourite quote from the presentation applies when a person gets stuck because something is hard: “It’s not a problem, it’s a challenge!”

Keep on reading, planking and practising timetables!

Cheers!

Mr. H

Friday, December 22

Have a great holiday and enjoy the time off. I hope you all can relax and recharge your batteries. I know I will!

Thank you to all the parents/guardians who sent snacks with their kids today. They were delicious! The gifts were also very kind and generous. This is a nice, fun group of kids and I have enjoyed our first four months together. Congratulations to Ethan for being December’s student of the month!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Cheers!

Mr. H

P.S. Keep reading every day!

Thursday, December 14

-We have a social studies test coming up next week. Please review the words from chapter 3. The chapter is all about immigrants and  immigration to Canada. One of the countries that immigrants came from is the United States. As such, we talk about two times when push factors caused large numbers of people to leave the US and come to Canada: the American Revolution and the American Civil War. Students often get these two conflicts mixed up. Please work hard to keep them straight.

Also, we are the Christmas Door Decorating champs. (Again! We tied, actually) and our classroom has won a free pizza lunch tomorrow! Unless your child does not like pizza, he/she does not need a lunch tomorrow!

-In Language Arts they have novel questions from chapter 18 that are due on Monday.

Check out our “changing picture” door!

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Cheers!

Mr. H