How to select a skill and level on SumDog

When you play SumDog, you should be using a level that suits your learning, and you should try to practice the same things we are doing in class. If we are working on subtraction in class, you should be doing subtraction on SumDog!

Here are the steps to choosing a skill and level:

(1) Login to SumDog, of course! Remember, your login codes are in your planner, near the back.

(2) On your  homepage*,  you will see a square on the left side, centre, that says the name of the last subject you used. For example, Janey’s page says “Math” right now. Click that box on your own page.

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(3) When it opens, look for the part that says “Choose Topic”. Click the symbol of the type of math topic you should be doing:  a plus sign for adding, x for multiplication, and so on. We are doing subtraction right now, and we will start multiplication in the end of November.

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(4) Now pick the level of difficulty by clicking on “Choose level”. Try the level that is not too easy for you. But don’t choose a very hard level either – you won’t get right answers and you won’t learn much when you are frustrated. sumdog math part 3

(5) Scroll to the very bottom of the page and hit “Play”. You’re set! Have fun!

Here is the link to SumDog.

* Your homepage is the page you first see when you login. To get back to your homepage after  you have been playing a game, click on your own name.

Homework Routines and Policies


Math is often the work that was assigned and worked on in class, but that was not finished. Students are asked to write down in their planner that there was math homework, but if they finished it in class, they can put a check mark beside it in their planner.

Sometimes, there is science, social studies or writing homework. If it is a large project, I will give lots of notice and time to work on it.

Every night, students are expected to read for 20 minutes or more. Students can read books from home or may bring home two library books.

Students have a spelling pretest on Monday mornings. They are expected to practice the week’s list each night, including some days where they print the words as part of their practice. Our lists are available on-line, at SpellingCity.   Spelling tests are on the last day of the week (usually Fridays). The tests will be marked over the weekend and sent home on Mondays.

Homework Policy:

If a child does not have their homework here or it is not done, the following steps will be followed. The teacher will also place a note in the planner for the parent.

First day in the week:  Stay in a recess until it is done. If it is not done at the end of recess, the child may be asked to stay in a lunch to work on it as well. If the student left the page at home, they may be asked to redo the page or part of it.

Second time that same week:  Stay in both recess and lunch to work on the homework. When that work is done, read.

Third time in the week:The student will stay in at recess and lunch, to complete the homework, then read. The teacher will contact the parent or guardian to discuss a detention time. A child will not be kept after school without notifying a parent or guardian.

During the music unit: When a child has taken their recorder home, and left it at home when it is needed at school, the child will have the same consequences as if they had forgotten their homework (stay in at recess and read).

Allergies in our class

In our classroom, the teacher is allergic to citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. This allergy is activated by airborne citrus – this means she reacts when the smell of citrus is in the air. Please do not bring oranges or other citrus fruits to class.  Pineapple is not in the same family, so pineapple is okay to have in class. Juice boxes are permitted, as the juice is sealed inside. Students are asked to cut open the top of the juice box and rinse it with water before putting it in the recycling bucket.

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