Fraser River Watershed

Check out these pics from last weeks watershed workshop.

Fraser Watershed 2018

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Mr. H


Fraser Watershed Workshop

Just a reminder that tomorrow we walk to the Fraser River for a Fraser Watershed Workshop put on by Hope Mountain School. It will be chilly in the morning and warm by the time we walk back. Dress with appropriate foot wear and clothing for an outdoor walk.

A permission form also went home. Please return ASAP. 


Mr. H

Week Review

LA – Starting a novel next week. Ask your child the plural of leaf, roof, mosquito, mouse and tuna.

MATH – Subtracting with borrowing up to the ten thousands. Word problems that require the student to determine whether they need to add or subtract. Always show your work and add a statement to answer the question.

E.g.  #1  Connor had 48 jelly beans and Nyah had 172 jelly beans. How many more jelly beans does Nyah have?

#2 It rained 38mm on Friday and 57mm on Saturday. How much rain fell in total?

SCIENCEChapter 4 test on Thursday!  We began making flashcards for the vocabulary. If they didn’t finish in class they need to finish over the weekend. It will be a good assignment to help them prepare for the test.

SOCIALS – Just beginning chapter two.

FRENCHTest on the school vocabulary on Wednesday! Use their school booklets or see last entry for a website to help them practice at home.

ART – Dream job is overdue and Candy art is the new project.

FYI – On Wednesday we have a watershed workshop put on by Hope Mountain School. We walk to the Fraser River rain or shine! Please dress for the weather! It was quite chilly last year!!

Halloween 4 Hunger is up and going if you are able to donate non-perishable food items.

As well, the clothing drive is still going on for two more weeks. 

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H


Room 110 Partner Pics

Check out these “good-looking” students in Room 110.

Room 110 partners

FYI- Also, tomorrow there will be TV cameras in the gym for an afternoon performance by Todd Richard on behalf of the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. Look sharp, Room 110!


Mr. H


Two tests next week!!!

There is a French quiz on Wednesday Oct. 17th and a science test on Thursday 18th. We are making flashcards for science tomorrow.

There is a website to help study the French vocabulary called StudyStack. Type StudyStack into google and click on

After you click, there is a search bar. Enter: Dhoshowski

This brings up the flashcards I have made so far. Click on the Classroom and School to access the flashcards.

Hope it works! Cheers,

Mr. H

Parent/Teacher interviews

Hi parents,


Interviews are tomorrow between 4-6:30 and on Thursday from 6-8:30. Contact the office to book a time. I am available most days after school if those days don’t work for you.

Please spread the word to other parents.



Mr. H

Weekly Update

LA – We’ll be starting a novel unit next week.

MATH – Practice adding with regrouping (carrying) with your child.

SOCIALSChapter one test was returned and we went over the test. Students should have their marks in the planners. Students who want to improve can aways come to me at lunch or after school before a test to help them prepare.

SCIENCE – Chapter 4 test will be soon. Start to review notes on the digestive and respiratory systems. Vocab includes: cells, tissues, organs, body systems, digestion, nutrients and the digestive process (p. 89), oxygen, carbon dioxide, inhale, exhale, respiratory system (p. 93) which includes nose, mouth, trachea, lungs and diaphragm.

FRENCH – The new unit is all about school (ècole) and the vocabulary that goes with it. E.g. fenetre = ________, bureau = __________, brosse = __________, ciseaux = ___________, sac = ____________, gymnase = _____________, ordinateur = ____________, ecole = _____________.

ART – Completing our Dream Job project. New project next week.

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

A few housekeeping notes:

Pictures went home today. Some swim forms still need to be returned.

Every day after lunch we have a 15 minute time period that we FLEX time. It is a time that students can complete seat work, homework or overdue assignments, study for tests or quizzes, work on art projects, complete an SRA, take an AR test, or read or draw. The onus is on them to choose wisely with their FLEX time each day. (Just as the onus is on them to use their planners each day!) Grade 5 brings more work and harder assignments and a big goal this year is for them to become more responsible and independent with their work habits. FLEX time allows them a chance to stay a little more caught up and prepared…if they use their time wisely. It is a goal we will work on throughout the year.

Have a great Thanksgiving Weekend and enjoy the extra day off. See you Tuesday!

Mr. H

Monday Re-cap

Skating this afternoon was fun! But we were late getting back and not many kids were able to get their planners stamped.

SOCIALS – Canada maps are due on Thursday, which is now the new TEST day for chapter one. Please review and study the vocabulary from chapter one as well as both maps. There is a good map of Canada in their planners that they can use to complete their maps and/or to study with.

MATH – Pg. 50 #2,3,4 and pg. 51 #2,3 is due tomorrow.

SPELLING – Corrections and writing unit 3 words in their planners due for tomorrow.


Mr. H

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



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!
Mr. H