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March 23 - 27, 2020

March 23, 2020 


Choose a poem from either We Are Teachers Poems or from one of the poetry collections in the Literacy Place Shared Reading for your grade level Scholastic Literacy Place Shared Reading. 

What was your favourite line or lines from the poem? Why? Draw a picture that shows what the poem is about. 

Choose a Word Ladder to do from Dr. Timothy Rasinski. You will need the help of an adult to read you your clues. You can find word ladders here: Word Ladders


Math Before Bed is a collection of prompts that can inspire mathematical discussions that you and your children can have before bed, at dinner, or anytime. 

Each prompt on this site shows you and your child a perplexing problem. Sometimes there is one right answer and sometimes there are many right answers. The purpose of each question is to generate a discussion about HOW you determined an answer. If you find one answer, try to find another. You could complete one prompt a night, or many prompt

Pumpkin Explosion Task 

Using this link on the MathBeforeBed website, with your child follow the instructions to explore the task. After you make your estimates, watch the video to verify your estimates. 

Card Game - Try for a Total of 10  

Materials - one deck of cards or make your own cards to play with 

Play this math card game alone or as a team. Lay out 20 cards on the table (leave out face cards or change them to equal 0, while aces equal 1). Kids remove sets of cards that add up to 10, ultimately trying to remove all the cards from the table. You can group more than one card together It’s harder than you think! Total of 10 


March 24, 2020 


Reread the poem you chose yesterday. Today we will practice reading the punctuation in a poem. Use the anchor chart to help you. Reread your poem making sure you read the punctuation. Then choose a new poem and read it paying attention to the punctuation. Find the anchor chart here.

Poetry links: 

We Are Teachers Poems 

Scholastic Literacy Place Shared Reading 


These Are a Few of My Favourite Things

In your mind visualize an object that is important to you. You may even want to sketch it. Use this object to help you write. You could write about it (information), write about why it’s important (opinion), or write a story about a time that features the object (story/narrative). 

Sketch the object. Think about how you want to write about it. What does the object make you think/feel/remember? List a few ideas you have for your writing based on this object. Write! 


Use this link to the Would You Rather website. After carefully examining the task, use mathematical reasoning to justify your answer.

Bake cookies with your child. - questions from https://www.epsbtogether.ca/activities/n33/en/36

Have your child read the recipe to you. Gather the ingredients and discuss which measuring devices you will need. Your child should measure the ingredients and mix them together, then space the cookies on the baking sheet. Have your child set the timer and tell you what time they should be ready. Some measuring devices use more than one measurement system (e.g., cups and millilitres). Why are there different scales? Which one should we use? Could we use the other one? Can we measure wet and dry ingredients using the same types of measurement? Why do we space the cookies the way we do? What would happen if we put them closer together? Discuss amounts of ingredients needed if you were to halve or double the recipe.


March 25, 2020 


 Poetry often has rhythm or feels like music. Watch and listen to how one class brought the poem Drum Dream Girl Video by Margarita Engle to life. Create your own version of “Drum Dream Girl” by adding your own found instruments from around your house. You could create your own video or audio recording to share with your family or teacher. The words to the poem are here Drum Dream Girl Words. 

Word Work 

The word dream has the vowel team ea. In the word dream the ea team makes the sound of long e. Choose a story that you love. Go on a word hunt to find as many words as you can that have a long e sound. What letters team up to make the long e sound? Can you think of even more words to add to your list? 


Mystery Bank

Using this link on the MathBeforeBed website, with your child follow the instructions to explore the task. There are two mystery coins in the piggy bank. What could the coins be to make the total amount of money greater than $1.00.

Watch this video to explore multiplying 2 digit numbers.

Now practice and teach your parents how to find the product of 2 digit numbers using the Area Model. You can roll 2 dice to find new numbers to multiply together. (i.e. roll a 3 and 4 and then roll a 1 and 7 - you can make 34 x 17)