Ms. Hackett Notes



Posted: June 16, 2020

Good morning!

The worm results are in! There are 20 worms in our referent jar. In the larger jar there are 51 WORMS! That's a lot of sour! ;)

Ms. Ava MacKinley had the closest guess! She said 57!

Ms. Emma Cuthbert was second closest with a guess of 90!

The worms will be delivered this week.

Congrats, girls! Happy chewing! :)

Posted: June 8, 2020

Joke #1

What kind of shoes do frogs wear to the beach?

Open-toad shoes! :)

Joke #2

When can't you open the refrigerator door?

When the salad is dressing! :)

Joke #3

What is a cat's favourite vegetable?

As-purr-agus! :)

Joke #4

What did the robin do when it got sick?

It went to the doctor for TWEETMENT! :)

Joke #5

Why did the cucumber call for help?

It was in a pickle! :)

Keep Reading!! :)


June 8th. is NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY. Write your best friend a letter telling them the reasons they are special to you.


Write to me! I promise to write back!! My address:

Ms. Hackett

1847 Hwy.118

Doyle's Brook, N.B.

E9E 2H8




1. Bob creates this number pattern:

Start at 1 and add 6 each time.

Bill creates this number pattern:

Start at 3 and add 7 each time.

What number will be in both patterns?


2. Do you know anyone who has lived for close to 1000 days?


3. Sally read for 30 minutes every day for 2 full weeks (14 days). At the end of the 2 weeks, has Sally read for more than 6 hours?


Social Studies:

Compare (things that are similar) and contrast (things that are different).

Make a compare and contrast list of 10 things you think about when you hear city (urban) and country (rural). 


Posted: June 8, 2020

Good Morning All!

I hope everyone is doing well! It was a dreary weekend but this week is looking good. The mosquitoes are terrible at my place! :( And they are as big as my hummingbirds!! ;)

Today's Home Learning Post will be the final for the year.  We made it!! :) I'm working on report cards, and, hopefully, I'll see you on pickup day but we're still not sure how the pickup will work.

This year, summer begins on June 20th. So, 12 more days of spring and then we are into the season of summer. I hope you and your families have a great one!! :)

Although the year didn't go as we thought it would, I treasure the time we had together in Room 144! 

Miss you! Play safe!


Ms. Hackett :)

Keep reading daily!

Try this:

Have someone tape you reading a book so you can hear how it sounds. Use a book that you know and love. Does it sound like talking? Do you pause at commas, and stop at end punctuation marks? Does your voice get louder when you read words in BOLD PRINT?


Writing/Word Work:


The second half of the list of commonly misspelled words:

16. baborpyl

17. ssrcoa

18. rehgotte

19. ourieavtf

20. aeiuuflbt

21. omcgin

22. ppenahde

23. luodc

24. eriffdent

25. etunim

26. dsoe

27. areyll

28. eiapls

29. ooorrwmt

30. ssuierpr


Write a note or message to a family member. Hide it or leave it for them to find in an unexpected place. Examples: in their shoe, under their pillow.


Make a list of 10 things that either make you feel calm or give you good energy. Try to do something from the list every day. :)



Increasing (growing) patterns:

Rule: Start at 450 and add 5 each time. What would the 10th. number be?

Rule: Start at 686 and add 4 each time. What would the 8th. number be?

Rule: Start at 800 and add 100 each time. What would the 12th. number be?

Decreasing (shrinking) patterns:

Rule: Start at 1000 and subtract 3 each time. What would the 11th. number be?

Rule: Start at 333 and subtract 10 each time. What would the 8th. number be?

Rule: Start at 791 and subtract 5 each time. What would the 9th. number be?

Posted: June 1, 2020

Good morning, boys and girls!

This morning I am writing your note in our classroom! It is sooo quiet without my 18 munchkins! :(

There will be today's home learning, and then next Monday will be the last post for this school year. I know the weather is warm, and you are getting tired of home learning, but try to continue doing some work for another 2 weeks. 

Take care. I'll be phoning from school during the week.

Feeling lonely in Room 144.


Ms. Hackett :)

Read! Read! Read! Aim for 20 minutes every day! :)

Writing/Word Work

There is a list of 30 words that kids in grades 3 and 4 use a lot, and misspell a lot. I am going to give you 15 this week, and 15 next week. As an added challenge, I am going to scramble the letters. Unscramble, and get an adult to see if they are correct. Now study them. You will be using them over and over....

1. tiueq

2. ybeam

3. rou

4. uoehng

5. litnu

6. dwrie

7. nfdrie

8. chhiw

9. eeenxlltc

10. tteill

11. yase

12. sue

13. scbeeua

14. neco

15. ginaa


Do you prefer playing indoors or outdoors? Make a pros and cons list. Write for 10 minutes without stopping why one is better than the other. 


SYNONYM- a synonym is a word that means exactly or nearly the same as another word.  

When writing, we sometimes get into the habit of using the same words over and over.                           

Example:    He is really funny!

To make your writing more interesting, replace funny with....

Examples:       He is hilarious!       He is sooo comical!

Write a synonym for each of the following words:

1. nice-

2. pretty-

3. good-

4. ran-

5. looked- 


Write as many words as you can using the letters from your first and last name. Challenge yourself! Can you get a 5 letter word? A 6 letter word? :) Throw in your middle name! With the extra letters, how about a 7 letter word??? ;)



This week's Nature Ninja tasks are about estimating, symmetry and multiplication. The STEAM post has you working with fact families using the number 54. Remember, there are 4 sentences in a fact family (unless it's a double). We have addition/subtraction families and multiplication/division families. It is important to use fact family knowledge, because if you know 1 fact in a family, you really know all 4. 

     Try these:

1.          28

7x4=28        20+8=28

4x7=28        8+20=28

28%4=7       28-8=20

28%7=4       28-20=8

2. 48

3. 42

4. 35

5. 60

*sorry about division symbol! :(


Posted: May 25, 2020

Good Morning Class!

It's a beautiful, sunny morning in Doyle's Brook. The birds are chirping! The hummingbirds have arrived! I hope everyone gets outside and enjoys the day!

Thanks to everyone who sent a "jellybean jar" guess. As you know there were 50 jellybeans in the referent, and 230 in the large jar!!

Mr. Coby Lynch had the closest estimate with a guess of 153. Ms. Calleigh Cuthbert had the second closest estimate with a guess of 150. Way to go, Coby and Calleigh!! :) Your jellybeans will be delivered this week!!

There will be 3 posts following this note. Continue to work hard! You are doing great! I miss you! Take care!


Ms. Hackett :)

Posted: May 18, 2020

There are some great outdoor activities in the following attachment. I especially like the Bingo game, and the raft building activity. When it asks you to find the circumference on the Bingo card, that means perimeter (distance around a shape/object).

Read every day for 20 minutes! Spend time outside every day! It's getting warm enough to enjoy reading outside! :)


Springtime Jokes:

1. Knock, knock.

Who's there?


Wayne who?

Wayne will help the flowers grow.

2. Knock, knock.

Who's there? 

Norma Lee.

Norma Lee who?

Norma Lee I like to play outside in spring.

3. Knock, knock.

Who's there?


Petunia who?

Petunia shoes and come out and play!


Make as many words as you can from the word SPRINGTIME. Springtime is a compound word. Remember, a compound word is 2 words joined together to make a longer word.

Try to get 20 words! Can you get 30?

I'll start you off with 3....

1. sign

2. germs

3. pet


Posted: May 18, 2020

Good Afternoon All!

I hope everyone is having a great Victoria Day long weekend! I went outside this morning, and it started hailing! Yikes! ;(  I looked ahead at the weather report, and it's looking like warm days ahead! :)

Our home learning this week will come in 4 posts. As you probably remember, I'm not very "techie"; so in order to put on our work I'll post 4 times.

I put my hummingbird feeder out but no hummers yet. I'll let you know when I see the first one. I do have lots of finches, blue jays, chickadees and black birds. The one-legged black bird I fed last year hasn't come back. :(

Have a great week! Miss you! Keep working hard!


Ms. Hackett :)

Posted: May 11, 2020

Hi All!

Please visit Nelson Rural School's Home Page to get the information needed to participate in our district's VIRTUAL OLYMPICS. It runs for 10 days, beginning on May 25th. :)


Read daily for 20 minutes. Let's get some pictures for our teacher page with the following fun:

Pretend you are on a "reading vacation" at the beach. Set up a towel to lay on and put on some beach clothing. Grab some water, a snack and sunglasses. Lay on the "beach" reading a book, magazine, COOP flyer, cookbook..... :) Come on, everyone, I want some pictures to share!


Tumblebook link and info:

Username: nblib    Password: nbschools


Writing/Word Work: 

1. If you could be any animal in the world, which one would you be and why? Use some interesting words to describe what the animal looks like, sounds like, and what the animal does. FYI: I'd be a COW! :)


2. This is National Nurses Week in Canada. Do a kind deed by making a nurse a thank you card or poster. Nurses are working extra hard during the pandemic, and I know a special thank you would make their day happier! I bet a lot of you have nurses in your family, or have family friends and neighbours who are nurses. 

Here are some message ideas:

Happy Nurses Week to a wonderful nurse! Thank you for everything you do!

Wishing you a Happy Nurses Week! Your smile and care helps your patients!

You are a super duper nurse! Enjoy National Nurses Week!


3. Write words containing the following letter blends; br, bl, cr, ch, gr, sw, tr, th. Try to think of 5 words for each blend.

Example: BR- brown, bread, Bradley, bring, break


4. Hinky-Pinkies are 2 rhyming words that answer a question. Remember, rhyming words don't always have the same spelling pattern.


surgary paws- sweet feet (same spelling pattern).

sea cream- ocean lotion (different spelling pattern).

1. gloves for baby cats-

2. cold William-

3. a soft, shaky stomach-

4. a happy grape-

5. scary flash during a storm-

6. a swimming pet-

7. a married rodent-

8. a "hip" monster-

9. a tight carpet- 

10. an amusing roll-

11. a fake horse-

12. humorous cash- 

13. steak stealer-

14. empty seat- 

15. recall the last month of the year-



Dice games:


What you need:​ 2 dice; 2 or more players

Objective: ​to be the first player to reach 11 points.

Instructions:  ​To set up the game each player rolls a die. The highest scoring roll will be the player who begins the game. The player who rolled the lowest number will now roll a second time and the number on the die becomes the “point number.”

Starting with the first player, players take turns rolling two dice. If he rolls the point number, he gets one point. If he rolls doubles of the point number he gets two points. Each player gets only one roll per turn.

The first player to get 11 points wins.


What you need: 6 dice; 2 or more players

Objective: to be the first to reach 100

Instructions: Alternating turns, each player rolls 6 dice. Looking at the dice, the player attempts to organize them into runs. A run is a sequence of numbers, such as 1-2-3-4-5-6. For each number used in a run, the player scores 5 points. Dice may only be used once when creating a run. Runs must begin with the number 1.

For example, a roll of 1-2-4-5-6-6 scores 10 points for the run 1-2.

For example, a roll of 1-2-1-2-3-4 scores 10 points for the run 1-2, and 20 points for the run 1-2-3-4 for a total of 30 points.

If there is no run, no score is recorded. For example, a roll of 1-3-4-4-5-6 scores zero points.

Play continues until one player has reached 100 points.


What you need: 2 dice; 2 or more players

Objective: be the first player to reach 50

Instructions: Taking turns, players roll two dice, one roll per turn. If they do not roll doubles, they do not score for that turn.

If they roll doubles, they earn a score as follows:

       Double 1s, 2s, 4s, 5s = 5 points

       Double 6s = 25 points

       If they roll double 3s, their score up to that point is wiped out and they must restart accumulating points.

The first player to reach 50 points wins.


What you need: 2 dice; 2 or more players

Objective: to be the first player to reach 100; or have the highest score at the end of a predetermined number of rounds. (We prefer to play for 10 rounds.)

Instructions: To set up the game decide if you will play to 100 or for a number of rounds. Chose 6, 7, or 8 as the “knock-out number.” The knock out number can be the same for all players, or each player can have a different knock out number. I find the best way to play is with 7 as everyone’s knock-out number. A round is complete when all players have had one turn.

Taking turns, players roll both dice, if they do not roll the knock-out number the total score is recorded for that turn and they pass the dice to the player on their left.

For example, if the roll is 2-3, the player earns 5 points.

If they roll the knock-out number they receive no score for that round. But not only that, the player’s accumulated score is “knocked-out” and the player must start again on their next turn. Only one roll per turn. Play until one player has achieved the game objective.


Objective: to have the highest score at the end of ten rounds.

Instructions: Players take turns rolling all 5 dice. The goal is to roll at least 3 of a kind.

On a player’s turn one of the following will happen:

       If the roll contains no matches, the score is zero and the player’s turn is over.

       If the roll contains 3 or more of a kind, record a score of three and pass the dice to the next player.

       If the roll contains 2 of a kind, the player may re-roll the remaining three dice. If, after the second roll, there is not at least 3 of a kind, the score is zero. If the roll has 3, 4 or 5 of a kind, record either a score of three for 3 of a kind, six for 4 of a kind or twelve points for 5 of a kind.

Whoever has the highest score at the end of ten rounds, wins.



New Brunswick's Ruby-throated Hummingbirds:


5 cool facts:

1. Hummers beat their wings about 70 times a second. What can you do in a second?

2. From the tip of its bill to the tip of its tail it measures about 8 cm. Remember, 1 cm equals the width of your pinky finger.

3. Hummer's bills are long and straight, like a darning needle.

4. Female hummers use the down from cattails to help build their nests.

5. Females lay 2 white eggs, the size of large peas.


Nature is sooo amazing! If you and your family would like to feed these tiny wonders you'll need a feeder. They don't cost much, and I think the Coop has some. Make the food by boiling 2 cups of water and one cup of sugar. Let cool, and fill feeder. Change every 10 days. Good luck! :)



Posted: May 11, 2020

Good morning, boys and girls!

Hope you're doing well! It's so nice to see the sun this morning! There is still a lot of snow in my yard, but I do see some green poking out from under the snow. As a bird lover, I wanted to let you know that New Brunswick's Ruby-throated Hummingbirds will be returning to N.B. this week. I love watching them feed! I will add some info. at the end of today's home learning about the hummers. Maybe you will be interested in feeding these tiny birds too! Have a great week! Miss you! Stay safe!


Ms. Hackett :)

Read- 20 minutes every day!

The following sites have a lot to offer:

Mother's Day ideas:

1. Find a cool rock. Paint it your mom's favourite colour. Maybe make a design on it! Add a card to go with it. On the front of the card write: MOM, YOU ROCK! Write a nice message inside. Be creative! Use lots of colours!

2. On a piece of stiff paper/cardboard draw/colour some stems and leaves. Cut up an egg carton. Colour/paint each holder and glue a button inside- these are the flowers. Glue as many on as you want. Add words if you want. A special bouquet for a special lady!

3. Create an acrostic poem to give to someone special for Mothers’ Day.

To create an acrostic poem, follow these six easy steps:

1. Decide what to write about.

2. Write your word down vertically. MOTHER/GRAMMY/NANA.....

3. Brainstorm words or phrases that describe your mother /grandmother.....

4. Place your brainstormed words or phrases on the lines that begin with the same letters.

5. Fill in the rest of the lines to create a poem. It does not have to rhyme!

6. Add a picture! Roll it up, and tie with yarn! :)

 You can also click on the link below to view a short video explaining acrostic poems.

4. Go to to see a cool flamingo card. If you don't have pompoms, use cottonballs. You can colour them with markers. Write a nice message inside. Lots of other cool ideas to choose too!

Mother's Day words/phrases to help you along:

Thank you for being here every day!    

loving     special     kind

listening    pretty    good story teller

caring       sweet     great baker

good cook    patient    happy

wonderful     funny     quiet

You're my one and only mom!

I'm so proud to be your kid!