Words for spelling test on May 3

Blue Green Purple
quick watch sleep
quit small keep
white thought slide
twice walk shine
might salt slept
flight wash kept
why though slid
cry calm shone
sky bought sweep
try chalk swept
sigh stall drive
write swap drove
right cough bleed
live almost bled
bright also throw
fine fought threw

New Math Unit!

Dear Families,

Over the next few weeks, your child will be learning about fractions. Your child will focus on using fractions to name equal parts of a whole, modelling fractions, comparing, and writing about fractions. They will use fraction words such as halves, thirds, fourths, and sixths. They will use numbers such as ½, ⅓, and ⅔, and learn that the top number is called the numerator and the bottom number is called the denominator.

To reinforce the concepts your child is learning at school, you and your child can work on some at-home activities such as these:

  • Have your child look for pictures of objects in magazines that are divided into equal parts and then name each part using fractions.
  • Have your child identify objects in your home that can be named using fractions of a whole, such as an ice cube tray, a divided dish, a tackle box, or any other objects divided into equal parts. Coloured building blocks that are identical in size and joined together to make one shape can also be used.
  • Have your child make a display or poster illustrating a variety of ways to represent one fraction. Use coloured pencils, crayons, markers, construction paper, or any other material you may have at home to create the display.

You may want to visit the Nelson website at www.nelson.com/mathfocus for more suggestions to help your child learn mathematics and develop a positive attitude toward learning mathematics. As well, you can check the Nelson website for links to other websites that provide online tutorials, math problems, brainteasers, and challenges.

Spelling words for test on April 26, 2017

Blue Green Purple
thumb saw hopped
brush cause grabbed
stuck lawn stirred
new caught dropped
grew paws hoped
knew straw saved
flew fault scored
crew frost named
glue sauce joined
blue taught waited
true draw shouted
truth laugh passed
do haul wanted
sew pause mixed
cross chewed

Spelling words for test on April 19, 2017

Blue Green Purple
wait whole setting
trail bowl cutting
rail stole grinning
thread choke hiking
read cloak moving
meant point living
dread join having
need moist joking
sheep broil reading
wheel boy floating
three joy working
toast toy feeling
coast noise screaming
moan choice fixing
beast voice snowing
read going

Math Games!

These are great games that will help reinforce concepts we are working on in class!

Addition with regrouping modeled using base ten blocks


Cross the Swamp – Please select addition and subtraction 0-100


Addition with regrouping



Subtraction with regrouping modeled using base ten blocks



Spelling words for test on April 12, 2017

Blue Green Purple
seem turn use
eat burn close
sweep hurt write
clean church trade
been sure using
teach cure closing
next pure writing
teeth lure trading
week curve eat
weak nurse dream
speak purse clean
less curse mail
heat were eating
green curl dreaming