Teaching With Books
"Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November. All the rest have thirty-one, except for February alone, which has four and twenty-four, and every leap year one day more."
This rhyme may help you remember how many days are in each month. The rhyme is more than 450 years old. One version was written in the 15th century. Many other versions have been written since then.
Bears are not the only animals who hibernate in winter. Some bats hibernate in groups as large as 100,000. They look for cool caves. The right temperature allows a bat’s heart rate and metabolism to slow down. They do not wake up often. When they do, they drink water and sometimes find a new spot in the cave. Some snakes will crawl into holes, caves, or cracks in rocks when the temperature is too cold. They do the same thing when their environment is too hot. This is called estivation.
Heteronyms are words that are spelled identically but have different sounds and meanings.
Two words in the sentence below look the same, but mean different things. Identify the vowel sounds in each by finding a rhyming word and then define each word.
The tear in her stuffed animal brought a tear to her eye.
To add mixed fractions with like denominators, change the mixed fractions to improper fractions. Add the two fractions. Then change the improper sum to a proper fraction in lowest terms.
Illustrate each equation.
1 3/4 + 1/4 = ___ + 1/4 = ___ = ___
2 3/8 + 5/8 = ___ + 5/8 = ___ = ___