Ms. Hackett

Christmas Joy....
We estimate a lot in life. Sometimes we don't even realize we are doing it! Your parents estimate every day- at the grocery store (how much will this cost?), while preparing meals (how much do I cook?) and when travelling (how long will it take to get where I'm going?).'s a good idea for you to become a "top estimator" right now!! When we estimate we use the words ABOUT and APPROXIMATELY. To help you estimate, we sometimes use a REFERENT. When we learned to measure using cm, we used the width of our pinky finger as a referent. We looked at our pinky knowing it was ABOUT 1 cm wide. This helped us figure out the APPROXIMATE length of small items. In the above picture there are 2 jars of jelly beans. The small one is the referent. There are 50 jelly beans in it. This should help you estimate how many are in the large jar. Email your estimate to me. Closest estimate to the actual number gets the jar, and second place gets the referent. I'm waiting...... CHALLENGE: You will need a clear jar. Find some pebbles outside, and place 5 of them in the bottom of your jar. Estimate how many pebbles you will need to fill the jar. Find enough pebbles (around the same size) and fill your jar. How close was your estimate?

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 14, 2020

Ava had some fun reading at a "BEACH"! Way to go, Ava! Love your shades! She also did a great job writing about a horse. I said I'd be a cow, so we could hang out in a pasture! Haha! :)

Posted: May 14, 2020

ASDN Virtual Olympics Video

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. :)


Posted: May 11, 2020

More Math for you to try....with a bit of exercise thrown in too! :)

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 :)


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