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In a previous post we showed you how to work out the mode of a bar chart, also called a bar graph. This time, we’ll look at how to work out the mean of a bar chart.

Let’s use the same example. A group of students were surveyed on what pets their families had. Here are the results:

Statistics for a bar graph
 Survey results show in bar graph

Show in a bar graph, the results look like this:

Bar graph


Learning high-frequency words by sight is a critical part in learning to read.  As you search for sight word lists for your child to study, two different lists come up: Dolch Sight Words and Fry Sight Words. What are these lists? How do they differ? Do you choose one list or do your kids need to study both lists?

Let’s start at the beginning.

What are sight words?

Sight words are the most common words we teach young kids to learn by heart. Think of the most common English prepositions, conjunctions, adjectives, adverbs, verbs and articles and you’ll know the words that are on the list. They are words such as “an’, ‘blue’, ‘and’, ‘come’, ‘who’ and ‘does’.


Dolch sight words flashcards

Dr. Seuss is a good reference point for sight words. In fact, every word in Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat is a Dolch sight word.


What is a bar graph?

When you want to show relative sizes of a group of things, it’s a good idea to show them in a bar graph. A bar graph is a display of data using bars of different heights.

Let us show you an example.

Say, you asked your classmates what pets they have. Let’s say the results look like this:

Statistics for a bar chart
The results are easier to read in a bar graph, also called a bar chart. Here’s what the pets results look like in a bar graph: 

Bar chart


Relative adverbs are words that refer to a place, a time or a reason for something. One easy way to remember what the relative adverbs are is the Three Ws: Where, When and Why.

It can be hard for students to use the correct adverb in sentences that relate to places, time or reasons.

The important thing is for students to focus on what is being talked about in identifying whether to use where, when or why.

Let’s use this in an example.

I like to eat at restaurants __________ I can order a pizza.

The adverb in this sentence refers to the word: “restaurants”.

Restaurants are places.

Where refers to a place.

Therefore, the correct adverb for this sentence is where.

I like to eat at restaurants where I can order pizza.

Practice relative adverbs

In our grade 4 grammar section we have two sets of worksheets to practice relative adverbs.

Where, when and why worksheets

In these worksheets, students are given sentences where they have to fill in the correct adverb: when, where or why.


Where, when and why worksheets


In time for back to school. we’re offering a 25% discount on all our workbooks in our bookstore, starting this morning. The sale will go on for two days: September 8 – 9.


Bacn to school bookstore sale September 8 - 9


In grade 2 students learn the place value of 3-digit numbers.

What is place value?

Place value is the location of a digit in a number. The value of a digit depends on its position in a number. Each place has the value of 10 times the place to its right. For example, the number 68 is made up of 60 and 8.

3-digit numbers

In 3-digit numbers, students learning about the positions of ones, tens and hundreds. As you can see, each number has the value 10 times that of the number on its right:


3-digit numbers place value


In grade 5, students work on narrative voices. It can be tricky to work out from whose point of view a story is written. Is the story written in first person, second person or third person?

To work this out, students need to find the pronouns in the sentence. A pronoun is a word that refers to either the person talking (I or you) or someone being talked about (she, he, it, them, this).

We’ve created a series of worksheets for learning to identify the points of view. We’ll use sentences from these worksheets to demonstrate how to identify different points of view.


Pronouns and points of view


In kindergarten science, kids are encouraged to develop curiosity about the world around them. As part of the molecules to organism curriculum standard, they start to learn about plants and animals, including humans, and what they need to survive.

To fulfil the need to explore what humans need to survive, we’ve created worksheets on food and nutrition in our kindergarten science section.

There are three sets of worksheets:

Fruit or vegetable?

Students are asked to distinguish between pictures of vegetables and fruit in these worksheets.

Fruit or vegetable worksheet


In kindergarten and grade 1, kids learn to count numbers, starting with the recognition of numbers and their values, to skip counting by the end of grade 1.
To help your grade 1 kids practice counting numbers we’ve created a page of worksheets dedicated to everything they need to know about counting by the end of grade 1. Let’s take you on a tour of the worksheets.

Numbers as words

Our first set of worksheets has students match their numbers to their written words; for example – 8 – eight.

Numbers as words


In grade 1, kids start to learn how to spell words. Spelling is an important part in students' "learning to read" journey, along with understanding the meaning of words (vocabulary) and reading comprehension.

Most students find learning to spell a bit monotonous. Often, they are given lists of words to practice and asked to rewrite the words over and over until mastered. We’ve tried to alleviate this monotony with a series of free grade 1 spelling worksheets, and we have further expanded those exercise into more spelling words in our grade 1 spelling workbook.

Let us show you the different kinds of spelling worksheets available for you to print and use at no cost:

Trace and write spelling words

As grade 1 students are just starting to learn to spell, we start gently with these trace and print words worksheets.

grade 2 write and trace spelling words