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Tuesday May 18th

Tuesday Math: Counting Coins

Counting Coins

Yesterday we practiced with the names and values of Canadian coins, today we'll start counting!

Here’s a review of the coins of Canada.

Counting Coins with the SAME value:

When we see pennies, we can count by 1s. (Need practice? CLICK HERE)

When we see nickels we can count by 5s. (Need practice? CLICK HERE)

When we see dimes we can count by 10s. (Need practice? CLICK HERE)

When we see quarters we can count by 25s. (Need practice? CLICK HERE)

Counting Coins with DIFFERENT values: 

This video is a great review of Canadian money and their values. Then, it teaches how to count coins with different values starting at the time 2:20.


Learning Task:

  1. In your Money math booklet, complete the first three pages titled “Counting Money”.
  2. Please count the coins to see how many dollars or cents are in each grouping.


Morning Meeting: Math

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Poetry: Haikus

Today we are continuing our Poetry unit by learning about haiku poems.

In your daily journal or on a piece of paper you can create a Haiku planning page that looks something like this: 

What in nature am I going to describe: _____________________________________

I can see ____________________, _______________________, _________________

I can hear  ____________________, _______________________, ________________

Now try and add in some words to make your sentences match the syllables: 

Line 1  ________________________________________________________(5 syllables)

Line 2  ________________________________________________________(7 syllables)

Line 3  ________________________________________________________(5 syllables)

Possible Title: ________________________________________ 

  • If you want to you can take your planning page outside and plan your Haiku poem in nature!
  • When your planning sheet is done you write a good copy in your Poem Booklet. There is a second blank page in your booklet, so you can plan another haiku and write another good copy poem. 

Picture Prompt Writing

Picture Prompts for Writer’s Workshop Notebook

  • Choose one of the following animal themed picture prompts and write a story about the picture in your Writer’s Workshop Notebook.


Picture Prompt Option 2

Picture Prompt Choice 3

Science: Fish


Fish are animals that live under water for their whole lives. Like young amphibians, fish have gills on the side of their head. The gills take oxygen as water moves over them. Most fish are covered with scales, which are thin and flat plates that help protect the fish’s body and help it glide through the water. Fish come in many shapes and sizes. Their bodies are shaped so they can move easily. Fins are used to move the fish forward and backward. Some fins help the fish the fish turn in different directions. Most fish are vertebrates, which mean they have bones and a skeleton. Sharks are one type of fish that does not have any bones. Instead their skeletons are made of a softer material called cartilage. Fish can eat plants that live in the ocean or eat other animals. Most fish lay eggs, but there are some that give birth to live young and carry them inside their bodies. Fish lay many eggs at one time. Some fish protect their eggs by guarding them, while others leave them alone after they are laid.

All About Fish:

Fun Facts About Fish:

Life Cycle of a Fish: