Mrs. Hachey-Melanson Notes

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Play Dream Box

Be extra kind and polite to someone today.

Listen to a book on Epic or Raz Kids. Draw a picture of your favorite part and write about why it is your favorite part. Share with someone.

Play Dream Box

A new STEAM Issue is on the Home Learning Page. This is a great way to do hands on learning and cross curricular activities.

Check out this week’s Camp Mathematician on the Numeracy Home Learning Page.

Pick your favorite game from Phys. Ed and teach it to someone, then play.

Pick a book from Raz Kids, a book from home or read a chapter from any other book. If it is a narrative: Talk, write or draw about the characters, setting, problem and solution. If it is an informational book talk, write or draw 5 interesting facts.

Play Dream Box

Read or listen to a book. Write a book recommendation to one of your friends. Include your favorite parts and why you think they would like the book.


Write about something you are looking forward to doing this summer. Don’t forget to make a plan first and check to make sure you have your upper cases and periods in the right spots.

Number of the Day: Roll dice to create a 2 digits (gr.2) or 3 digits (gr.3). On paper, represent your number in as many ways as you can. Ex: tallies, addition, subtraction, repeated addition, base tens, money, story problem and words.

Posted: June 2, 2020

Good Morning Grade 2/3,

I am at school today and I find I miss you all so much! Hopefully we will be able to see each other soon. Today is June 2, 2020. Next week will be our last week of home learning. Do you have any plans for the summer? I am looking forward to watching Henry on his new playset and getting ready for our new baby. 

I hope you all have a fabulous day and know that I am thinking of you all. Remember to be kind.


Mrs. Melanson

Play Dream Box

On Epic, search “garden” in the Read to Me section. Then pick non-fiction books. Are there any books you are interested in? Listen to them. Tell someone about something interesting you learned about gardening.

After you read your book think about the title of your book. Why do you think the author chose that title? Use evidence from the book to support that answer.

Play Dream Box

How many words can you make using the letters in “Planting Flowers”

Practice your addition strategies with the following problems:

Grade 2

56 + 27

23 +25

40 + 57

67 + 29

Grade 3

145 + 237

472 + 335

558 + 429

387 +194





Write down information (3-5 things) from the gardening books you listened to on Epic. Write about how you think this information would be helpful to someone doing gardening? How so?

Check out this week’s Nature Ninjas on the Numeracy Home Learning Page.

Think about your favorite part of the school year. Write about it. What happened? Include why it was your favorite. Who was there? How did you feel?

A new STEAM Issue is on the Home Learning Page. This is a great way to do hands-on learning and cross-curricular activities.

Play Dream Box

Practice your subtraction strategies:

Grade 2:

72 – 45

68 – 29

45 – 34

89 – 67

Grade 3:

457 – 135

679 – 445

872 – 645

288 – 257




Posted: May 25, 2020

Good Morning Grade 2/3,

How was your weekend? Mine was great! We did some gardening and replanted some flowers. Today is May 25, 2020. It is Monday. How many days until June? How many weeks until the start of summer? It is supposed to be very warm this week. This week I would like to challenge you to do something kind for someone else. Can you find at least 5 small words within words in this morning message?

Have a wonderful week and remember to be kind.


Mrs. Melanson

Play Dream Box


Find 3-D objects in your home – how many faces, edges or vertices do they have? Do you remember what they are called? If you can’t, have an adult help you.

Some of the names include: sphere, rectangular prism, cube, cylinder and pyramid

A new STEAM Issue is on the Home Learning Page. This is a great way to do hands on learning and cross-curricular activities.

Read a book. Can you make any connections? Text to self (that’s a connection to you)

Text to text (that’s a connection to another book)

Text to World (that’s a connection you make to the world around you)


Write the main idea from a book, magazine or newspaper article that you are reading.

The RAAP Strategy Read the book, magazine, paragraph or article. Ask yourself, “What is the main idea in what I read?” Ask yourself, “What are the important details?”. In your own words, write about the main idea and details.

On Epic search “soil” in the Read to Me section. Are there any books you are interested in? Listen to them. Tell someone about something interesting you learned about soil.

Play Dream Box

Use playing cards- Remove the face cards from the deck. Flip over four cards and make two-two digit numbers. Add these numbers together in your head. Write down the problem and answer. Now it is your partner’s turn to do the same. Play until one of you gets as close to 500 as you can without going over. The person closest to 500 wins.

Collect your favorite books and toys. Make a super cool fort to read these books in.

Check out this week’s Nature Ninjas on the Numeracy Home Learning Page.

Play Dream Box

Our essential workers have been working so hard. It would be kind to write a letter, make a card or a sign to say thank you!

Please take a look at the News section on the Home page of our website for more information on the Mental Health Session available for parents from John Fletcher. 

Posted: May 19, 2020

Hello Grade 2/3,

I hope everyone had a great Victoria Day weekend! Today is Tuesday, May 19, 2020. What did you do this weekend? We played outside and went for a bike ride. I loved being outside in the sun! I hope you enjoy this week’s choices on our Choice Board. Don’t forget that Mrs. MacDonald has some fun activities posted on her webpage as well.  Can anyone solve this math word problem? Mrs. Lee bought our classroom 72 books. I gave everyone in our classroom 2 books to take home. How many books do we have left in our classroom?

Have a wonderful week and remember to be kind!


Mrs. Melanson

Making Words

How many words can you make with “Happy Spring”?

Check out this week’s Nature Ninjas on the Numeracy Home Learning Page.

After you read a book write a different ending for the book. Do you like your ending better? Did you make it silly or serious? Read the new ending to someone. Which ending do they like best?

Play Dream Box


Guess My Number- Roll a dice and create a number – write three clues about your number using base ten.

For example I roll 46. My three clues could be I have 4 tens and 6 ones, I have 3 tens and 16 ones, and I have 1 ten and 36 ones. Have the other person guess your number. Take turns rolling the dice and creating your three clues.

Do something kind for someone this week. You could make them a card, help them with something, give them a daily complement, or call someone who you have been missing and let them know.

Play Dream Box

A new STEAM Issue is on the Home Learning Page. This is a great way to do hands on learning and cross curricular activities.

Play Dream Box

As you finish up your assigned outcomes I will assign new ones.

After reading, record your personal thoughts, and any questions you may have about the book/chapter. You could also draw a picture of your favorite part.


Roll a dice – Skip count by 5 from that number- Record the next 5 numbers in that sequence on your paper

Start at 114 - skip count backwards from that number by 10 to 0. Record the numbers you said.

Roll a dice- Skip count forwards by 3s from that number- record the next 5 numbers in that sequence on your paper.

Make up a story with someone. Take turns saying a sentence at a time.


Each person starts a story on a separate piece of paper. Write a sentence and then pass the paper to your partner. They write a sentence and then pass it back. You need to continue the story from what they wrote in their sentence.


Posted: May 14, 2020

LEGO Challenge

Can you….?

Create a flag

Build a boat with exactly 15 blocks

Create a structure that could be used to hold a pencil

Create the first letter of your name using only 10 blocks

Create a heart

Good Morning Grade 2/3,

How IS everyone this morning? Today is May 12, 2020. It is Tuesday. What are you plans for the day? Henry and I are going to do a craft and play outside. I hope that you are enjoying some of the activities on the Choice Board this week. Did any of you think of a book recommendation for me. I look forward to reading your book recommendations. One of the things I have enjoyed doing with Henry is baking. We have made muffins pizza crust and oatmeal cookies. This week I think we are GoinG to make some banana muffins. Have you baked anything with your family It is a great way to talk and learn about fractions.

 I hope you all have a wonderful week and remember to be kind


Mrs. Melanson

Hint: There are at least 7 mistakes in my morning message. Can you find them?

Posted: May 11, 2020

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I have reassigned the same outcomes on Dreambox for the next two weeks and will continue to monitor your child’s progress.  Most students have made great progress but have not completed the outcomes.  DreamBox is one of the best ways for your child to learn new math outcomes. ASD-N has created an At Home Learning page on their website. It has tons of great information, activities and websites. I placed the website on the choice board for Nature Ninjas which has math outcomes. This is also where you can find the weekly STEAM Issues. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I will be in touch this week, as always!

Mrs. Melanson

Look at Mrs. MacDonald’s Teacher Page on our website. She has posted some wonderful wellness ideas. Choose 2 or 3 to try throughout the week.

Play Dream Box 30 mins- if your child has finished the assigned outcomes, they will be assigned new ones. If they are not finished the assigned outcomes, they will be assigned again.

Book Recommendation

Have you read a good book lately that you think we should get in our classroom? If so, write me a book recommendation.  Include: the title, author, what makes it a good book, why you think we should get it for the classroom and who you think would enjoy the book the most.

ASDN North Website

There is now ASD-N at Home Learning tab. Find the Numeracy At Home Page. Find the Nature Ninja page and do the activities. It will be under Documents – Attachments. There is a K-2 and a 3-5. Enjoy!

Play Dream Box 30 mins

Connecting to the characters. After reading, write down how you relate to the characters.  Are any of them like you?  Or how are they different?

 STEAM Challenge

Go to the website and use the Home Learning Tab and look at the Science/STEAM Page to find this week’s STEAM Issue. You can find all STEAM Issues here

Play Dream Box 30 mins.


While you are reading this week practice self-monitoring. That is when you ask yourself the following questions while reading: does it look right, sound right and make sense? Some of you may do this for every sentence, some for every page.


Persuasive Writing

Is there something that you really, really want? Or something that you really, really want to do? Or something you really, really want to change? Write a letter to someone (could be me!) about your topic. Try to persuade your reader that you should be able to do/ change or get something you want.  Include 2 or 3 reasons why.  

Grade 2

How many months are there between Halloween and Valentine’s Day?

Grade 3

Lucas read a Chapter book beginning the first day of February and ending on the last day of March. How many days did it take him to read the book?


Make a Calendar for the rest of May and June. Add important dates, holidays and activities. Post it somewhere and cross off each day.



Have someone read you a story that has great word choice and is descriptive. Don’t look at the pictures. As they read, sketch out what you saw in your head. You could make one sketch or multiple sketches from the book. When the book is finished, share the parts of the book you drew and look at the pictures in the book.

Posted: May 7, 2020

Hello Grade 2/3,

Today is May 7, 2020. It is a Thursday. Could you believe the snow earlier this week? When Henry looked out the window he said, “Wow! Summer was short, Mommy!” I definitely hope it is a bit longer (haha). This weekend is Mother’s Day. I like to think of it as a day to say thank you to any women in your life who are special to you. Some of the activities you could do for this special person is make a card, write an acrostic poem using the person’s name, or write a note telling them why they are special to you. Don’t forget to draw something too! Since you may not be able to see this person you could FaceTime, Skype or call them over the phone and read and/or show them what you wrote. I am sure it will brighten their day as well as yours!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and remember to be kind!


Mrs. Melanson

Posted: May 6, 2020


LEGO Challenge

Can you create…..

1)      A Chair with exactly 20 pieces

2)      Something useful for your at home classroom

3)      Some food that looks good enough to eat

4)      Build a robot


Have fun and have a wonderful day!


Mrs. Melanson

Posted: May 4, 2020

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. As we move into week five of home learning I want you all to know you are doing a wonderful job and that all your children are learning even if it looks different than the classroom. Incidental learning (unplanned learning) is so important for children and I know they are getting that at home with you as well as through my lessons. Also remember that some weeks the kids will get lots of work done and that’s okay. Some weeks they will get less done and that’s okay too. The exact same thing would happen in my classroom; some weeks we would breeze through my lesson plans, other weeks for many reasons we wouldn’t. Both types of weeks were great in different ways. You are all doing an excellent job and remember this is new and different for us all. As always, I am happy to answer any of your questions or concerns. Also, I would love some pictures. I really am missing your kids! Have a wonderful week and remember: YOU GOT THIS!


Have a wonderful week,


Mrs. Melanson