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In grade 4 and grade 5, students work on prepositions and prepositional phrases. Using the correct preposition is important as prepositions can change the meaning of a sentence.

What are prepositions?

Prepositions tell you where something is (in, between, next to) or when something happened (during, until, since).


Prepositions often tell us where one noun is in relation to another.

Prepositions

           

In grades 3, 4 and 5 students spend quite some time covering fractions. One of the areas that causes a bit of confusion is comparing a fraction and a mixed number. It takes careful consideration to work out which of the fraction or mixed number is greater than, less than, or if they are equal to each other.


Let’s take you through how to compare fractions and mixed numbers with the same denominator. We’ll use examples to demonstrate.

Comparing an improper fraction and a mixed number with the same denominator

When comparing an improper fraction (a fraction in which the top number is greater than or equal to the bottom number) and a mixed number with the same denominator (bottom number), you’ll first need to convert the mixed number to an improper fraction.


For example, let’s compare the improper mixed number 4 1/3 with the improper fraction 15/3.

 

compare fractions and mixed numbers

           

In kindergarten, students start to learn to identify our body parts and label our five senses. This is the beginning to learning about our health. We’ve created a series of worksheets in our kindergarten science section to help kindergarten students practice these topics.

Our five senses

These worksheets have students match the body parts to our sense of taste, hearing, smell, sight and touch.

 

our five senses

           

Starting in grade 1, students learn about the use of singular and plural nouns in sentences, and the verbs those correlate to in sentences.

What is subject-verb agreement?

Subject-verb agreement means that the subject (the noun) of the sentence and the verb must agree, either in case or number.


The basic rule is:

A singular subject takes a singular verb.

Example: The sun shines brightly in the sky.

 

subject verb agreement

           

In anticipation of Thanksgiving, we’ve created a bundle of free themed worksheets. The bundle contains a mix of math, reading and writing worksheets for elementary kids of varying levels.


The bundle includes:

Mazes

Four different worksheets where students help the Pilgrims find their way to their Thanksgiving feast.


Thanksgiving maze worksheet

           

In grade 1, students start to learn about simple machines. We’ve created a few worksheets in our grade 1 science section to help students practice the names of, and describe, the different simple machines.

What are simple machines?


A simple machine is a device that make work easier, changing the direction and/or magnitude of a force. They do this by making it easier to push, pull, lift, lower, split objects.


The basic purpose of most simple machines is to reduce the effort (force) required to perform a simple task.

Lever


A long piece of metal or wood is used for lifting or opening something by placing one end under the object and pushing down on the other. This simple machine is called to lever.


Examples of simple machines that operate as levers are a seesaw or a crowbar.

lever simple machines

           

Our fifth, and final, kindergarten math workbook is in our bookstore. This one covers measurement, time and money.

Kindergarten measurement, time and money


Measurement, time and money workbook


This final kindergarten math workbook covers:


Size comparisons: big and small, biggest, smallest, tall and short, tallest, shortest, longer and shorter, longest, shortest, same size.


tallest worksheet

           

Throughout elementary school, students work on context clues. Learning to use context clues in reading is an effective way for them to build their vocabulary.


We’ve included worksheets on this topic in both our vocabulary and reading comprehension worksheets sections. Before showing you where they are located on our website, let’s first cover what context clues are.

What is a context clue?

Let’s say your child is reading a story, but she can’t understand the meaning of a specific word. Rather than look it up in a dictionary, she can try to learn what it means by using the clues in the sentence to work out its meaning.


You could think of context clues as hints that are found in a sentence, paragraph, or passage. We use these hints to understand the meanings of new or unfamiliar words.


context cliues


For example:
My friend from Brazil really suffers from the cold during our Chicago winters.

           

Our fourth kindergarten math workbook is in our bookstore. This one covers shapes and geometry.

Kindergarten shapes & geometry


kindergarten shapes and geometry workbook


The fourth kindergarten math workbook covers:


Position words: above and below, beside, between, left and right, in front of and behind.


Kindergarten position words

           

In grade 3, students learn to classify nouns. They work on countable and collective nouns, singular and plural nouns, as well as concrete and abstract nouns.


Some students struggle to tell the difference between concrete and abstract nouns, so we thought we’d cover this topic.

 

Concrete and abstract nouns