Mrs. Hachey-Melanson

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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

Pick a favorite activity from the 5 previous choice boards and do the activity again.

Take a handful of LEGO. Count out your referent of ten. Estimate using your referent how many LEGO you have. Write your estimate down. Count how many you have. Find the difference between your estimate and the actual amount. Repeat with different amounts by using two hands, three hands, ask an adult or family member.


Read a non-fiction book. Before you read it, write or draw 4-5 things you already know about the topic. Read the book. Write or draw 4-5 new facts you learned. Also check to make sure the facts you knew where true.

Play Dream Box for 30 Minutes – remember there are still assigned outcomes. As students finish I will assign more.

Write a math story problem for me. Send a picture to me and I will solve it and send it back to you. Remember addition is my favorite (hehe)!

Play Dream Box 30 Minutes

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

Pick a board game that you like to play. Write up some new rules for the game and try it with a family member. This is something Henry LOVES to do!


Facetime, Skype or call a family member or friend. Tell them about three fun or new things you did this week. Ask them about what they did. See if you can ask them one follow up question to what they said. For example: Did you have fun? What was your favorite part?

Pick 2 or 3 words out of the book you are reading that you are not sure what it means. Can you look that word up in the dictionary? Can you ask an adult what it means? Write the words in a new sentence.

Play Dream Box 30 Minutes

Write about your favorite things about Spring. Don’t forget to make a plan first and check to make sure you have your upper cases and periods in the right spots.

Posted: May 1, 2020

Good Morning Grade 2/3,

How are you today? Today is May 1, 2020. Wow! Can you believe it is May already? Can you count how many days until Victoria Day? How was your week? I hope that you enjoyed some of the activities on the choice board. Did any of you do the STEAM Challenge? I hope you enjoyed the project this week. This week, Henry and I spent a lot of time outside enjoying the sunshine or watching the clouds. Can you write an acrostic poem for Spring?

Have a great day and remember to be kind.


Mrs. Melanson


Write an Acrostic Poem- An acrostic poem is a poem where the letters of each line spell out a word or phrase.




I ________

N ________

G ________

Posted: April 28, 2020

Here is the STEAM challenge for this week. Have fun!

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Posted: April 27, 2020

Good Morning,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Please find this week’s choice board below. I have added some new outcomes to Dream Box for the students to work on this week and next week. Please note that Dream Box is on the choice board 3 times this week. Students will do a pre-assessment of the outcomes and then the program will place them where they can start growing their knowledge of that outcome. If you are having any issues with Dream Box please let me know especially if your child is not seeing the assigned outcomes which will have a calender like icon in the corner of the activity. Have a wonderful day!

Mrs. Melanson

Play Dream Box 30 minutes- I have assigned new outcomes.

Have someone record you reading a book so you can hear how smooth 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? Does your voice get louder when you read bold letters?


STEAM Weekly Challenge- I will post this week’s weekly challenge but feel free to work on last week’s if you prefer. Have fun and send pictures!

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.

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.

Play freeze dance.

Write a letter to someone in your family, a relative or a friend. Tell them 3 nice traits you like about them.

Play Dream Box 30 minutes- I have assigned new outcomes.

Play follow the leader.

Play Dream Box 30 minutes- I have assigned new outcomes.

Read something different this week, like a comic book or a magazine. Did you like what you read? Would you read that type of text again? Share your thoughts with someone.

Mental Math

Solve the following problems in your head then show what you did in your head on paper.