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

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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

Friday, December 1

In math we began the next topic: division. Ask your child to share 24 cookies onto 6 plates.  Or ask them to share those same 24 cookies evenly with 8 friends.

In social studies we’ve talked about immigration, emigration, push factors and pull factors. Ask your child for an example of a push factor and a pull factor and to use it in a sentence with immigrate/immigration and emigrate/emigration.

In French we are still working on the days of the week booklet. We will squeeze in the quiz on Friday, December 8, this coming week.

Congratulations to Isabella, this month’s student of the month for her amazing creativity.

I may have forgotten to mention last month’s winner, Griffin, for being consistently respectful.

Have a great weekend! Cheers!

Mr. H

 

Wednesday, November 29

We have been working on a French booklet about the days of the week, months of the year and the seasons. A great on-line resource to use to help study is called Study Stack Flashcards. You can make an account for free and create your flashcards for any subject.

You don’t need an account to use it. If you type in “Study Stack Flash Cards” and enter:

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into the search box, it will bring up the words from our current booklet that I made for the kids today. Alas, I see that I misspelled samedi as semedi. I can try to change it tomorrow.

Good luck!

Mr. H

Monday, November 20

Hey gang,

Trying something new with Kahoot! It’s a challenge game. Go to this address and see if it works. If so, we can try and do reviews this way for tests and quizzes.

 

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