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By K5 Team
posted Sep 26 2016 - 10:26am

apostropheApostrophes are used:
to indicate possession or ownership,
in contractions,
and in plurals.

Use of apostrophes to indicate possession or ownership

To indicate the possession of something you add an ‘apostrophe and s’ at the end of of the noun; that’s the case for plural nouns that don’t end in an s as well.
For example:

Singular:

Susan’s doll is wearing a yellow dress.

Plural:

The children’s rooms are messy.

           
By K5 Team
posted Sep 21 2016 - 10:59am

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Store-wide sale

           
By K5 Team
posted Sep 13 2016 - 10:36am

You may have heard of measuring the area and the perimeter of shapes. But what exactly are they?

Soccer-field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perimeter is the measure of distance around a shape. For example, the distance around a soccer field.

 

cake-tin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area is the measure of the surface something covers. For example, the space in which you pour batter in a cake tin for baking in the oven.

           
By K5 Team
posted Sep 1 2016 - 11:33am

grammar-reflextive-pronoun-grammarKids are often afraid to use the words ‘me’ and ‘I’, as they get them the wrong way around. So what do they do? They substitute me and I with ‘myself’, making the grammar mistakes a whole lot worse.

Here are some hard and fast rules for how to use me, myself and I – and how not to use them.

Use I for the subject

I is used when the subject of a sentence.

I like to paint pretty flower.
I walk the dog every day.
I love to cook using new recipes.

Use me for the object

Me is used when the object of a sentence.

He gave the flowers to me.
She knew how to make me happy.
The teacher gave me my homework.

           
By K5 Team
posted Aug 29 2016 - 10:06am

Proper fractions are fractions where the numerators are less than the denominators. For example, 3/5 or 4/7.


When multiplying fractions, you apply the following rule:

1.    Multiply the top numbers – the numerators

Multiplying-fractions-numerators
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
By K5 Team
posted Aug 26 2016 - 9:48am

Subjunctive moodSubjunctive verbs are complicated – when do you use ‘I was’ and when do you use ‘I were’ when you express a wish or command that is not real or factual?

For example – do you say?

 

I wish I was a princess living in a pink castle. – Incorrect

Or

I wish I were a princess living in a pink castle. – Correct

           
By K5 Team
posted Aug 23 2016 - 8:59am

The lazy days of summer are nearly over. As we switch gears in anticipation of school starting, many of us are creating back to school checklists to make sure we’re not forgetting anything. Why not compare your list to ours? Perhaps it’ll jog your memory.

Download our whole checklist here.

Back to school checklist

           
By K5 Team
posted Aug 19 2016 - 11:24am

The basic rules are:


Who is used for people.

For example:

Relative pronouns - that which who 

 

 

 

 

 

           
By K5 Team
posted Aug 15 2016 - 10:26am

Dividing negative and positive numbers follows the same rules as multiplying negative and positive numbers. There are 3 simple rules:

Rule 1: A positive number divided by a positive number equals a positive number.

This is the division you have been doing all along. For example: 16 / 4 = 4. We don’t place + in front of the numbers. It’s assumed no sign in front of the number means positive.

           
By K5 Team
posted Aug 13 2016 - 2:32pm

subject and object pronounsWhen do you use I or me? When do you use they or them?

The difference between I and me, they and them

I is the subject pronoun, used for the one ‘doing’ the verb.

For example: I am going to the park with my friend Sophia. (I is the subject of ‘am going’.)

Me is the object pronoun, used for the object (or receiver) of the action of the verb.

For example: Sophia asked me to bring a ball to the park. (Me is the object of ‘asked’.)


If you’re looking for some worksheets to practice I or me pronouns, you can find some in our first grade vocabulary section.