Habitats and the Human Body

By , September 30, 2011 1:55 pm

Four students in the class created some great visual work about habitats and the human body. Well done!











The Night Before the First Day of School

By , September 29, 2011 2:38 pm

Student Vote at HPS

By , September 26, 2011 8:02 pm

For the first time, students at Harmony from grades 4-8 will have the opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice in the riding of Prince Edward-Hastings through the Student Vote program. “2,750 schools, more than half of ALL schools in Ontario, have registered to participate in Student Vote.  This is by far the greatest number of schools to participate in Ontario since the trial program in 2003.” The election at Harmony will take place on October 4th, 2011. For more information, and to read about candidates in our riding, go to http://election.studentvote.ca

Treat others the way you want to be treated.

By , September 22, 2011 9:07 am

Treating others with respect has been a discussion in our classroom to create a a positive and cooperative learning environment.

Learning Goal: we will write a paragraph about character and communicate our point of view

Success Criteria:

  1. Write a paragraph that is  6-8 sentence.
  2. All sentences should be complete and well developed.
  3. Paragraph should not have any punctuation errors.
  4. All sentences beginning with a capital.
  5. Submit work into the hand in folder

Does Everyone Deserve Respect?

By , September 22, 2011 8:52 am

In class, students have been discussing the character attribute of respect. Students were challenged and asked, does every person deserve some kind of respect? Please read their comments.


Answering Questions

By , September 16, 2011 11:17 am

In class, we read Survival in the City. We made predictions, discussed features in the text and modelled how to answer a question.

Learning Goal: we will read non-fictin text and answer questions with details and meaningful connections

Success Criteria:

  1. Question: Restate the question and use it in my answer
  2. Example – Give and example to support my answer
  3. Example – Give another example to improve my answer
  4. Connection – Make connections that are meaningful ( Text to World, Text to Text or Text to Self)

Text Features in Non-Fiction Text

By , September 15, 2011 4:18 pm

Learning Goal: We will read non-fiction text and identify text features that will help the reader understand.

Text features identified in class were:

  • Titles/sub-titles
  • Glossary/index
  • Captions
  • Table of Contents
  • Fact Boxes
  • Labels
  • Pictures/Diagrams
  • Colour
  • Lists
  • Punctuation
  • Bold letters

Making Predictions

By , September 13, 2011 11:39 am

Learning Goal: We will read fiction and non fiction text and use the reading strategy of predicting to help our understanding of text. 



In class we discussed how predicting can help a reader. Students in our class said that predicting can help a reader by…

  • Predicting helps the reader understand the text better
  • Builds ideas about the text
  • Helps the reader make meaningful/logical guesses about the text

Welcome Class 4-5V 2011

By , September 9, 2011 2:54 pm


Welcome Back!

By , September 6, 2011 6:45 am

Well, the day has finally come. I am sure that all of you are extremely excited to return to school and begin the new year. The  year will be filled with lots of exciting new adventures in and out of the classroom. Our class blog will be a great way to keep up to date with your daily work and see some of the great things your classmates are doing throughout the year. I look forward to working with you and watching you develop with character.  Best wishes to all of you!

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