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By K5 Team
posted Jan 12 2018 - 9:33am

addition word problemMany young students struggle with math problems when they are expressed in words. We know it’s an area kids need to practice lots as math word problems is an essential skill for life skills.

Knowing kids need more practice, we have added math word problems sections to our grade 1 and grade 2 math worksheet pages.

Here’s where you find them:

Grade 1 Math Word Problem Worksheets

Grade 2 Math Word Problem Worksheets


Both pages cover addition, subtraction and mixed math word problems, as well as time, money and measurement word problems.

           
By K5 Team
posted Jan 9 2018 - 10:52am

multiple meaning wordsThis article is part of a series. Here’s a summary of the 100 most important multiple meaning words elementary school students should learn. Following will be a grade by grade set of Flashcards for those multiple meaning words.


The next 10 multiple meaning words we have created flashcards for are:


park – pen – pet – play – punch – ring – rock – root – row – scale


The intent is that you print the pages, then cut out each word and its description in one piece. Then fold the centre line so that you can show your child the word and hide the description. Then flip over the descriptions as your child answers with the correct meanings.

           
By K5 Team
posted Jan 2 2018 - 2:57pm

reading comprehension worksheetParents and teachers have asked us for more reading comprehension worksheets in our free worksheet center. We aim to please, so we have added 15 more stories – five each for grades 1, 2 and 3.

Grade 1 Reading Comprehension Worksheets


We have added the new stories in our “more reading worksheets” section, and for grade 1 those new stories are:


How to Tie your Shoe
Kitten’s Choice
Monster Learns Rules
Shoveling Snow
We are Important

           
By K5 Team
posted Dec 19 2017 - 10:37am

By Sheila Welch


Are you looking for some good Holiday reading? Our book reviewer, Sheila Welch, is reviewing five books published in 2017 that could be prize-winners! 

Her Right Foot

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Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers with art by Shawn Harris, gives preschoolers through second graders an unusual introduction to the history and significance of the Statue of Liberty. The facts are presented in small bites and as though the author is addressing a child or children, using second person (you). The scale of this statue is made clear in the bold illustrations that give the impression of linoleum prints. The book’s main emphasis is reflected in the title; the statue’s right foot and leg are at an angle – as though she’s moving, greeting, and welcoming immigrants as they arrive in the USA.

           
By K5 Team
posted Dec 12 2017 - 10:19am

multiple meaning wordsThis article is part of a series. It starts with a summary of the 100 most important multiple meaning words elementary school students should learn. Following will be a grade by grade set of Flashcards for those multiple meaning words.


The next 10 multiple meaning words we have created flashcards for are:


hide – hit – jam – last – left – lie – mean – miss – nail – over


Some of these words are really tough as they have so many meanings. Take ‘over’, for example. There are an astounding 18 meanings:

           
By K5 Team
posted Dec 6 2017 - 11:07am

multiple meaning wordsThis article is part of a series. It starts with a summary of the 100 most important multiple meaning words elementary school students should learn. Following will be a grade by grade set of Flashcards for those multiple meaning words.


The next 10 multiple meaning words we have created Flashcards for are:

dip – down – dress – eye – fair – file – foot – fly – gum - hard

           
By K5 Team
posted Nov 28 2017 - 2:01pm

multiple meaning wordsThis article is part of a series. It starts with a summary of the 100 most important multiple meaning words elementary school students should learn. Following is a grade by grade set of Flashcards for those multiple meaning words.


We’ve started creating the Flashcards for multiple meaning words and here’s our first list of 10 words. This list covers:


bark – bat – bit – bolt – bowl – box – can – check – clip – club.

           
By K5 Team
posted Nov 24 2017 - 11:02am

multiple meaning wordsThis article is part of a series. It starts with a summary of the 100 most important multiple meaning words elementary school students should learn. Following will be a grade by grade set of Flashcards for those multiple meaning words.


English vocabulary can be confusing for young learner. Today, we’re taking a look at one of those confusing parts – the multiple meaning words – that is, words that have more than one meaning.


To get technical for a minute, our multiple meaning words can be put in one of three categories:

 

  1. Homophones: words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. For example: ‘son’ and ‘sun’.
  2. Homonyms: words that sound the same, are spelled the same, but have different meanings.
  3. Homographs: words that sound different, are spelled the same, but have different meanings.
           
By K5 Team
posted Nov 13 2017 - 10:54am

Did you know there are several ways in which you can solve 2-digit addition? Here are four of the most common ways students learn to solve 2-digit (and for that matter 3-digit) addition problems.


We’ll use 89 + 34  as our 2-digit addition example.

Break Apart

Here the student breaks apart the addition problems using place value.

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89 breaks into 8 tens and 9 ones, 34 into 3 tens and 4 ones.

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By K5 Team
posted Nov 3 2017 - 10:02am

cannot can't can notCannot, can not and can’t are so similar, so does it matter which one you choose? There are differences, so it's important to know when to use each.

Cannot

Cannot is a contraction of the two words can and not. It describes an action as impossible or not allowed. Cannot is most commonly used in formal writing.


For example:

I cannot come out to play until I have finished dinner.
You cannot possibly jump that far.


When describing an action which is impossible, you should always use cannot.