A Summary of Our Week

🌎☀️🍃This week we re-explored the continents by viewing National Geographic Destination World videos for each continent.  After reminding ourselves of all we have to be grateful form we began to review and think more about our 6-step social problem solving process.💗

👊🏻You completed the Forces and Motion checkpoint at the conclusion of our investigation of Invisible Forces.  Kids who listened to most of  the books and viewed most of the videos did well.  Thanks to those who used their own time to complete the bridge projects.  Projects do take extra time.🙌🏼🎢

Kami Export – Finding-Shapes-In-Bridges-1  5.19 LM You continued to name and label polygons and quadrilaterals.  You completed a checkpoint to assess your understanding of aspect of geography.  Some of you were able to experiment with shape and wind resistance by completing the Polygon Parachute challenge.

🇺🇸🥳We began reading about the regions of the United States and are looking forward to a mini-research project about a favorite state.

📚Our mystery book clubs are winding down and some new clubs are starting.  So far five kids have chosen new books to read.  If you think you’d like to join a club for the last weeks of school, and a couple beyond please leave your choices in a comment on the May 22nd Book Club Blog Post.📖

✏️You’ve been writing so many different pieces of writing ~ giving colors voice, creating original mysteries, teaching other about games: either directions or cheats, writing science fiction, creating dialogue, personal narrative and interacting with siblings through writing.📝

It is pretty amazing to look back on our blog and see all you’ve done in the last 11 weeks.  You are rock stars.🤩🎸🥁  I mean that sincerely.  No 8 and 9 year-olds have done more than you have.  I am proud of you!

💗👊🏻😀 Mrs. Eaves

📚New Book Club Choices ~ Want To Join? 😃

Two of our mystery book clubs finished this week. Some of you wanted to keep up our book club conversations.  If this is something you’d like to do, here are the new book choices.

We’ll likely finish the books by the end of June. If you start and realize you have other important plans that’s okay.

Here are the new book club choices.   Please put your first  and second choices in a comment by the end of Friday.  If the groups seem to work out, I’ll deliver the books to  you.  Let’s see how this goes.

Preview the choices.  You can see the front and back cover of each book and two pages from a random place in the book. Read them and see if it feels like a good fit.  I’ve got between 4 to 6 copies of each book,  so you all should be able to get a top choice.  Thanks,!  It’ll be fun to get these new book clubs started!  📚😃

My Side of the Mountain ~ 177 pages. A survival story set in the 1940’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dexter the Tough ~ 141 9ages Realistic Fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mystery of the Stolen Statue ~ 67 pages A Mystery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hachiko Waits ~ 90 page Set in Japan and based on a true story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Canyon Grab ~ 136 pages A mystery featuring Ruth Rose, Josh and Dink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riding Freedom ~ 134 pages Set in the 1800’s and based on the real-life story of Charlotte Parkhurst, also known as One-Eye Charlie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Reading! 📚

 

Our Day ~ Thursday, May 21

Good Morning!  A few people took the time to leave a comment about the region of the United States that seems most interesting to explore.  Thank you.

👋🏻 Morning Work – I hope these are boosting your enthusiasm for our morning gratitude practice.  Check out these videos: Destination World ~ North America and Destination World ~ South America.  After you watch them, what can you add to your Gratitude Jar today? ☀️🌎💕

Please take some time to read each others blogs and leave a comment or two.  Thanks for staying connected!🙌🏼💗👊🏻

Morning Meeting is connected to the morals you wrote last week of the Leo Lionni books. This book celebrate you and the positive strategies you have for dealing with problems. Listen to Quiet Please, Owen McPhee.  This book makes me think of Clark the Shark that a few of you listened to in the Storyline Online audio book collection.

Think of a situation when you felt annoyed by what was happening around you. What are some productive steps you can take when you’re feeling that way ~ whether it’s in the classroom, at home, in a game, with friends…

Complete the fourth part of Problem Solving Practice Thursday here or in Google Classroom.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to  and relax and reflect with .

Social Studies and Reading

Shared Reading –  Thanks for taking the time yesterday to make a record or what you already know about our 50 States.  Thanks to the few who shared which region you are most interested in and why.  You all had such different ideas. Cool!🇺🇸🌎

Listen to Liberty’s Journey and Travels with Charlie Way Out West.

I made a slide show of the book so you could look closely at the pictures.  Each state has such unique features ~ some of them are beautiful and others are silly.  Can you find Charlie?  He’s on every page.  As you learn about the west, which state in the region seems like a place you’d like to visit.  Leave the name of that state and your reason for choosing it in a comment below.

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  play a game, make some art.

Independent ReadingKeep reading each and every day! Find a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  If you’re wishing for some new book/reading options you can find some fabulous picture book recordings at Storyline Online and recorded books here at Audible. The Elementary selections look great.  Enjoy!

At the end of reading, choose two or three things from the Book Talk Questions grid when you leave a comment about what you read today on the blog.

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  – If you’ve got a writing project to finish, please work on that. 

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes:

  • Would you rather have a magic carpet that flies or a see-through submarine?
  • Would you rather everything in your house be one color or every single wall and door be a different color?
  • Would you rather have a personal life-sized robot or a jetpack?
  • Would you rather have eyes that change color depending on your mood or hair that changes color depending on the temperature?
  • Would you rather eat an apple or an orange?
  • Other ~ whatever topic you’d like to write about.

Read the prompts, think for a minute or so, choose a topic and write for a full 10 minutes without stopping.  At the end of 10 minutes you choose – are you done, do you have a different idea, do you want to keep going.  It would be fun to see some of your writing on your blog this week.

Math Workshop – Begin with How Long Is That Bridge? as math warm up.

Use this resource to remind yourself how mathematician label right angles (a red box), parallel lines (a red arrow on the line) and congruent sides (1 blue line one the first set of sides ~ 2 blue lines on the second set of sides).

Label the Quadrilateral Cards to show if they have right angles, parallel lines and congruent side.

Next, use this resource to remind yourself about lines of symmetry.  Use a straight edge to draw the lines of symmetry on the Quadrilateral Cards.  Some of these quadrilaterals have 0 lines of symmetry, others have 2 and some have 4.

Once you’ve labeled your shapes, choose a way to sort them:

  •  4 right angles, 2 right angles, 1 right angle, 0 right angles
  • 0 lines of symmetry, others have 2 and some have 4
  • 0 parallel sides, 1 set of parallel sides, 2 sets of parallel sides

Quadrilateral Sort After you’ve sorted the shapes, take a picture of it.  You can upload it into Google Classroom or send it in an email. Thanks for sharing what you understand about quadrilaterals and polygons.

Next, here are today’s problems to choose from.  See if there are two that feel like just right challenges.   You can solve them in your journal or on a piece of paper.  It would be most helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted.  Thanks!

Piper has 12,056 markers.  If she threw away 2,268 because they had dried up, how many markers would she have left?  Round your answer to BOTH the nearest 10 and to the nearest 100.

Max measured a crayon and found it was 2 inches shorter than the marker.  Max measured a colored pencil and found it was 3 ½ inches longer than the marker.  The marker was 5 ½ inches long.  How long was the crayon?  How long was the colored pencil?

Katherine wanted to frame some of her artwork.

Each piece of art was a rectangle that was 6 inches long by 8 inches wide. 

How many inches of wood will Katherine need to make a frame for one piece of art?   (In other words, what is the perimeter of one of her pieces of art?)

Katherine is going to make frames for 6 pieces of her art.  How many inches of wood does she need to make all six frames?

Paul was building a tree house.  The floor of was 6 feet by 4 feet.  He wanted to get tiles to put on the floor.  The tiles were 1 foot by 1 foot. 

How many tiles would Paul need to cover the floor of his tree house? 

If each tile cost $1.25, how much money did Liam spend when he bought the tiles?

Elena really likes goldfish crackers.  She ate 28 in the morning and 26 in the afternoon.

She ate twice as many goldfish crackers the next day.  But she ate only half as many on the third day as he had on the first day. 

How many goldfish crackers did Elena eat altogether in those three days?

Landon was reading about space.  He learned that The Hubble Telescope took a picture of the stars between Earth and Mars.  There were 164,368 stars in the picture. 

8,457 of the stars were white.  104,863 stars were red. The rest of the stars were blue.

How many blue stars were in the picture?

If you’ve worked through this, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Find a way to keep practicing your math facts in all four operations.

UA’s for today…

Spanish ~ I know Señora Murphy has posted some new lessons for you to explore.

And here’s a new message to you and your family from Mrs. Oliver:

I have another new song for students to learn uploaded to my Music website:
Thanks to all who have sent me videos of their children playing the recorder songs.  Many of you are making great progress!
Videos can be emailed to me here: moliver@sau21.org
Have a great week making music!

Thank you for another week full of polygons, social problem solving, U.S. Geography  and awesomeness!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. 💗  You are amazing!🙌🏼

🌈🌎✏️📚💕Mrs. Eaves

Our Day ~ Wednesday, May 20

Good Morning! Two of the book clubs are going to finish this week.  Some kids would like to keep meeting even if we don’t finish the book together.  I will put together another post and if you’d like to start a new book, make your choice and I’ll deliver it on Saturday so we can have as much time together as possible.

Morning Work – I’m concerned that you might be losing enthusiasm for our morning gratitude practice.  Check out these videos: Destination World ~ Australia and Destination World ~Antarctica .  After you watch them, what can you add to your Gratitude Jar today?🌏 💐💗

Please take some time to read each others blogs and leave a comment or two.  Thanks for staying connected!🙌🏼🌎🌳

Morning Meeting is connected to the morals you wrote last week for the Leo Lionni books. This week we’ll read books celebrating you and the positive strategies you have for dealing with problems.

Today listen to Only One You and Howard B.  Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship.

What are some productive steps you can take when you’re feeling uncomfortable with what is happening with the group you’re in ~ whether it’s in the classroom, at home, in a game, with friends…

Complete the third part this week-long Problem Solving Wednesday here or in Google Classroom.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Jump and learn with How to Say Hello in 15 Different Language.

Social Studies and Reading

We’ll spend the last 2 and a half weeks of school exploring the United States.  Before you listen to any of the books, take a few minutes to complete these worksheets.  They will be our starting point and we’ll see what you learn from here. You can find them here: How Many States Can You Name? and How Many States Can You Label on the Map? or in Google Classroom.  Please find some way to share them with me – email, uploaded photograph… thank you.

Shared Reading ~ We’ll start by learning about our country’s regions.

Listen to Wow! America!  and What Are the U.S. Regions?

Leave a comment below telling which region sounds most interesting to you right now and why.

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  play a game, make some art.

Independent ReadingKeep reading each and every day! Find a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  If you’re wishing for some new book/reading options you can find some fabulous picture book recordings at Storyline Online and recorded books here at Audible. The Elementary selections look great.  Enjoy!

At the end of reading, choose two or three things from the Book Talk Questions grid when you leave a comment about what you read today on the blog.

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.

📝Writer’s Workshop  – If you’ve got a writing project to finish, please work on that.  That’s your writing for today. Work on it 20 minutes or so.

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes✏️:

Please don’t just answer all the questions.  That’s not the point of a quick write.  Please take time to develop your ideas and think a bit differently.  Here are the “would you rather” ideas for today ~ it might help you to write a more organized and logical piece if you begin with some planning.  Once you’ve chosen a question, make a pros and cons list to get your ideas flowing and see what kind of paragraphs, essay, play, poem… you write. Be awesome!

  • Would you rather be a famous inventor or a famous writer?
  • Would you rather see a firework display or a circus performance?
  • Would you rather be able to create a new holiday or create a new sport?
  • Would you rather be the author of a popular book or a musician in a band who released a popular album?
  • Would you rather meet your favorite celebrity or be on a TV show?
  • Other ~ whatever topic you’re interested in writing about.

Read the prompts, think for a minute or so, choose a topic and write for a full 10 minutes without stopping.  At the end of 10 minutes you choose – are you done, do you have a different idea, do you want to keep going.  It would be fun to see some of your writing on your blog this week.

◼️⏢▰▭ Math – We’ve done quite a bit of work with polygons over the last few weeks.  Please complete the Polygon Quadrilateral Checkpoint 1 and the Polygon and Quadrilateral Checkpoint 2 today.  Please find a way to share them with me.  Thank you.

Next, here are today’s problems to choose from.  See if there are two that feel like just right challenges.   You can solve them in your journal or on a piece of paper.  It would be most helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted.  Thanks!

Vera had 8 brownies that she wanted to share equally with five of her friends. (Vera and five friends make a total of six people sharing.) When she was done – everyone had the same amount and there were no parts of the brownies left over

How did Vera cut up and share the brownies?  What portion did each person have?

Holden has read 147 pages.  The book had 403 pages altogether.  How many pages does Holden have left to read? 

If Holden reads 30 pages a day, how many days will it take him to finish the book? 

Edward was looking for sports books in the library.  There were 8 shelves of sports books.  Each shelf had 14 books on it.  How many sports books did Edward find in the library altogether?

Edward chose three about baseball.  One had 203 pages.  One had 186 pages and the last one had 197 pages.   When Edward finished the three books, how may pages had he read?

Brady sorted Pokemon cards.  He had three piles.  One had 78 character cards, another had 138 energy cards and the last had 85 trainer cards in it.

How many Pokemon cards did Brady altogether?

Brady went shopping and got 32 “GX” and 61 “EX” cards.  How many cards does he have now?

Landon measured 7 parking spaces.  They were 28 feet wide altogether.  What is the width of 3 parking spaces?

May has 850 crayons.  Estella has 339 crayons.  How many more crayons does May have than Estella?

Landin has 258 more crayons than Estella has.  How many crayons does Landin have?

If May, Estella and Landin put all their crayons together, how many crayons will that be?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Find a way to keep practicing your math facts in all four operations.

UA’s for today…

Spanish ~ I know Señora Murphy has posted some new lessons for you to explore.

Library ~ there are lots of great resources there.

☀️I hope you had a wonderful day. 🍃 Thank you for sharing your thoughts, putting forth your best effort for every thing you do!📚📝🔢🏎🌎

❤️🧡💛You are wonderful!💚💙💜

💝Mrs. Eaves

Our Day ~ Tuesday, May 19

🎉🥳🎂Happy Birthday Piper!🎂🥳🎉

👋🏻 Good Morning! hope you had fun exploring solving problems, experimenting with friction and making polygons in addition to finding time for reading, writing and math. You are wonderful.💗

Morning Work –  Remember watching these at the start of our global geography project. Check out these videos: Destination World~ Africa and Destination World ~ Asia .  After watching, what can you add to your Gratitude Jar today?💕🌍🙌🏼

Please take some time to read each others blogs and leave a comment or two.  Thanks for staying connected!💐🏀🌎🎨

Morning Meeting is connected to the morals you wrote last week of the Leo Lionni books. This week we’ll read books celebrating you and the positive strategies you have for dealing with problems. Listen to I’m Here and Be A Friend.

In each of these books there was a time when the main characters felt lonely and uncertain.  We all feel that way sometimes.  When you’re feeling this way, what are some productive steps you can take to advocate for yourself and rebuild your confidence? Complete the second part of this week-long Problem Solving Practice Tuesday here or in Google Classroom.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Happy Merry Everything  or with Birthday Hooray for Piper .

Science and Reading

Shared Reading –  Today will be our last day exploring forces and motion.  You may have your Friction Investigation to complete today.  Have fun with that if you do.

Listen to the Cut-Ups Crack Up.

Here’s what happened with my last slider trial.  Here’s the The Winner of the Friction Contest.

When you’ve completed all of your force and motion experiments, take a bit of time to see if you can explain what you know about forces ~ pushes and pulls, tension and compression ~ by completing the Invisible Forces Checkpoint here or in Google Classroom.

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  play a game, make some art.

📚Independent ReadingKeep reading each and every day! Find a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  If you’re wishing for some new book/reading options you can find some fabulous picture book recordings at Storyline Online and recorded books here at Audible. The Elementary selections look great.  Enjoy!

At the end of reading, choose two or three things from the Book Talk Questions grid when you leave a comment about what you read today on the blog.

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  –If you’ve got a writing project to finish, please work on that.  I know you’ve got some really exciting mysteries that are almost ready to publish.  

Justin finished his epic mystery. The Wand of Wonderman is linked here.  It’s a long story, so plan on reading it in parts.  Please read it and leave him a comment.  He worked on planning it and writing little by little for nearly a month.  It was hard, but he did it!💎

📝This week I chose a “would you rather” format for the quick writes ~ it might help you to write a more organized and logical piece if you begin with some planning.  Once you’ve chosen a question, make a pros and cons list to get your ideas flowing.

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes:

  • Would you rather become five years older or two years younger?
  • Would you rather be incredibly funny or incredibly smart?
  • Would you rather have a full suit of armor or a horse?
  • Would you rather be a master at drawing or be an amazing singer?
  • Would you rather be a wizard or a superhero?
  • Other ~ whatever topic you’re interested in writing about.

Read the prompts, think for a minute or so, choose a topic and write for a full 10 minutes without stopping.  At the end of 10 minutes you choose – are you done, do you have a different idea, do you want to keep going.  It would be fun to see some of your writing on your blog this week.

Math Start with this math warm-up, How Big Is That Bridge??

While searching for more doable challenges I came across this video: Make A Parachute activity. I thought, “Hey, I wonder what polygon makes the best parachute?”  I hope you’ll want to give it a try. Watch the video so the written challenge directions make sense to you.

Polygon Parachute Challenge

Supplies: Four plastic grocery bags (check for holes), scissors, tape, a hole punch (or something to make a hole), a ruler, string and an action figure (If you have 4, one for each shape will be easier ~ you can test a couple shapes at a time or all of them if you have help.)

Procedure:

  1. Draw 4 different polygons ~ one on each of the four bags. Ask for help to hold the bag smooth.  I traced a roasting pan for my rectangle, and used that as the basis for my trapezoid and parallelogram.  (I tried to make my polygons as even as possible so  the experiment is about shape rather than size.)
  2. Cut the shapes out of the bags
  3. Strengthen the corners with tape as in the video
  4. Cut for 12″ pieces of string
  5. Tie them to the corner of each shape
  6. Tie your action figure to the strings.
  7. Write down your hypothesis here ~Polygon Parachute Challenge or in Google Classroom ~ What shape do you think will make the best parachute and why?
  8. Conduct your experiment.
  9. Write your conclusion

I hope you had fun! 🙌🏼⏢▰▭◼️👊🏻

Next, here are today’s problems to choose from.  See if there are two that feel like just right challenges.   You can solve them in your journal or on a piece of paper.  It would be most helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted.  Thanks!

Justin has 10,000 Legos for a building project. He used 7,573 of his Legos to make a dragon.  How many Legos were left?

Van had 2,080 Legos.  He used 774 of the Legos to make a model of church in Mexico. 

How many Legos did Van have left?

Max had a collection of sports cards.  He had 273 hockey cards.  He had 326 football cards.  How many sports cards did he have altogether?

He gave his friends 236 of his cards.  How many sports cards did he have left then?

Sophie had a collection of 8,000 Legos before she began building with them.

She used 1,485 bricks to make London Bridge and 3,642 bricks to make the Tower Bridge.

How many Lego bricks did she use in the bridges?

How many Lego bricks did she have left for other projects?

Anna organized her art supplies.

She sorted and counted 1,543 crayons, 1,308 markers and 2,925 colored pencils.

How many art supplies did Anna organize altogether?

She gave 3,712 supplies to kids who didn’t have any.  How many art supplies did she have left?

Landin made a loaf of bread that was 16 inches long.  She cut it into 8 equal pieces.  How thick was each slice of bread?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Find a way to keep practicing your math facts in all four operations.

UA’s for today…

Challenges and Phys. Ed.  Here is the link to their website if you need some suggestions for how to stay active and fit.

I hope you had a great day!  Celebrate friendship!

🎉🌎💕🥳Mrs. Eaves

Our Day ~ Monday, May 18

👋🏻 Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend with lots of time outside enjoying the sun and fresh air!

Morning Work – I’m thinking we might need a boost in enthusiasm for our morning gratitude practice.  Check out these videos, the trailer for Blue Planet II  and Destination World ~ Europe. (You’ve seen one of them before.)After you watch, what can you add to your Gratitude Jar today?💗🌍💐

Please take some time to read your comments.  Thanking your commenter is thoughtful, and likely to encourage them to leave more.   Thank you for reading and commenting on each others blogs.  Thanks for staying connected!🙌🏼💕🎉

Morning Meeting is connected to the morals you wrote last week of the Leo Lionni books. This week we’ll read books celebrating you and the positive strategies you have for dealing with problems.  Listen to It’s Not Fair and Equal Shmequal.

When things don’t feel fair to you, what are some productive steps you can take to advocate for yourself?

Complete the first part this week-long Problem Solving Practice Monday here or in Google Classroom.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to I’m Still Standing and work out with Blast Off .

Science and Reading

Shared Reading –  We’ll explore how the forces of gravity and friction impact motion

Listen to The Cut-Ups.  Mary Frances Hooley is an exceptional inventor and engineer. 😉  She clearly knows a lot about forces, design and motion.  Next you’ll be developing your own skills in the next force and motion challenge to learn about friction.

We’ll watch the video:  How Can We Go Faster Down a Slide? from Mystery Science. It’s about 10 minutes.  Next, gather your materials complete the Friction Investigation Worksheet (linked below).  Getting everything ready, conducting the experiment and answering the questions takes about 45 minutes. You can decide to get things ready today and finish tomorrow.  Doug says your teacher has some materials for you… sorry, you’ll have to find your own.  I went to our recycling and junk drawer.  I wanted to find things that were smooth and slippery and also, things that were rough.  Here’s my collection:

Here are Doug’s directions for making sliders.  I tried to make my sliders as close in size as I could.  My rectangles are 1″ by 2″.

I chose to test the surface of my sliders so I used 2 pennies on each one to make it a fair test.

Here’s Doug’s directions for making the ramp.  I used the same cardboard from the ball experiment. You can use what you had before too ~cardboard or cookie sheet.

I measured my collection of books so that my ramp would raise about 1 inch each step.  Here’s how I set that up.

Once you’ve decided on the question you most want to investigate and have prepared your sliders and ramp begin recording your work on theFriction Investigation Worksheet.

Here’s what I discovered.  I did one test with my Paper Sliders.  I did a second test with my Non-Paper Sliders.

Four of my sliders didn’t move at all: the sandpaper, the wooden disc, the styrofoam and the magazine paper.  What’s your prediction about those? Which of those four sliders will win the “Most Friction” contest and stay at the top the longest?  Which slider do you think will lose the contest, and slide down first?  Leave your prediction and reason in a comment below.  I’ll share the video with you tomorrow.

And finally, watch this  5 minute video a Soap Box Derby.  How could you use what you know about friction and gravity to win a competition like that?

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  play a game, make some art. Mrs. Nardone has some great new lessons for you!

Independent ReadingKeep reading each and every day! Find a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  If you’re wishing for some new book/reading options you can find some fabulous picture book recordings at Storyline Online and recorded books here at Audible. The Elementary selections look great.  Enjoy!

At the end of reading, choose two or three things from the Book Talk Questions grid when you leave a comment about what you read today on the blog.

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  – If you’ve got a writing project to finish, please work on that.  I know you’ve got some really exciting mysteries that are almost ready to publish.  

This week I chose a “would you rather” format for the quick writes ~ it might help you to write a more organized and logical piece if you begin with some planning.  Once you’ve chosen a question, make a pros and cons list to get your ideas flowing.

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes:

  • Would you rather be a detective or a pilot?
  • Would you rather go skiing or go to a water park?
  • Would you rather fly a kite or swing on a swing?
  • Would you rather dance or sing?
  • Would you rather play hide and seek or freeze tag?
  • Other ~ whatever topic you’re interested in writing about.

Read the prompts, think for a minute or so, choose a topic and write for a full 10 minutes without stopping.  At the end of 10 minutes you choose – are you done, do you have a different idea, do you want to keep going.  It would be fun to see some of your writing on your blog this week.

MathI’ve put the answers to the Tangram Challenge for 3 pieces, 4 pieces, 5 pieces and 7 pieces at the very end of today’s post so you can find the answers now, or you can wait so you can have more time to challenge yourself.

Here are are today’s polygon practice sheets Finding Shapes In Bridges 1 and Finding Shapes in Bridges 2

After listening to The Greedy Triangle gather up 20 toothpicks or twigs or long legos or nails or cut 20 skinny strips for a 3×5 index card…  We’re going to make some polygons.  You can record them on Toothpick Polygons here or in Google Classroom.

Use 6 toothpicks to make a rectangle.

Use 4 toothpicks to make a square.  Rearrange them to make at least 2 different rhombuses .

Use 5 toothpicks to make a trapezoid.

Rearrange the toothpicks to make a parallelogram that is different from any you’ve made so far.

Make a pentagon, a hexagon and an octagon.

Rearrange the toothpicks to make 3 different shaped triangles.

Next, here are today’s problems to choose from.  See if there are two that feel like just right challenges.   You can solve them in your journal or on a piece of paper.  It would be most helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted.  Thanks!

Sophie weighed 6 books and found out they were 24 pounds.  If each book weighed the same amount, how much would one book weigh?

Justin had a piece of wire 24 inches long.  He cut it into 4 equal pieces.  How long was each piece of wire?

Katherine made a 5-layer cake that was 40 inches tall.  How tall is a cake with 3 layers?

When Elena went to Donut Love there were 160 donuts.  There were the same amount of 8 different flavors.  How many of each flavor donut were there?

Paul had a collection of stones.  He had 173 stones that had quartz crystals in them.  He had 56 that had mica in them.  How my stones did he have altogether?

His friends gave his 27 stones made of agate.  How many stones did he have then?

In total, Anna put together 450 puzzle pieces last week.  They were from 3 puzzles that each had the same total number of pieces.  How many pieces were in each of Anna’s puzzles? 

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Find a way to keep practicing your math facts in all four operations.

UA’s for today…

Art Click on new lessons Here’s what Mrs. Nardone has for you to explore in Art today.

Guest Author/Illustrator Visit: Gina Perry (This is Piper’s mom!)

Final artwork assignment: Scroll down to bottom to week 12 for final assignment.

Technology – You’ll find the lessons Mrs. Herlihy left here at this link open the lesson that is next for you.

I hope you’ve had a great Monday.  Thanks for staying connected and doing all you can.

🌎🌳🌻💕 Mrs. Eaves

Tangram Polygon Key

A Summary Of Last Week

🙌🏼☀️ Here are a few samples of the work you accomplished and shared last week outside of all the fabulous things you created and posted each day on your own blog.  I am so proud of you for sticking with this and giving  it your very best.💕👊🏻🌎

🐸🐟🐭Last week you wrote morals for 4 different Leo Lionni books showing you understand the author’s purpose or the theme of the book.  (Bet you didn’t know you were using sophisticated reading comprehension strategies, did you?)

You listened to books about bridges and bridge building.  You learned about and created three different types of bridges: beam, arch and suspension.  You learned more about forces: compression and tension.

Your experiments were amazing.  Thanks for sharing them. Here’s Justin’s Bridge Challenge.

📚🕵🏼‍♀️🔎You read and posted about the books and chapters you are reading each day and you met for mystery book clubs.  Your participation in the clubs also demonstrates your growing comprehension strategies.  You are taking notes and making predictions.  You are asking questions and making thoughtful connections with the characters and actions in the books.  If fun to meet with you each week.

📝🕵🏻‍♂️Lots of you finished writing your original mysteries and published them on your blogs.  They are great pieces of writing. You’ve also have been writing other original how-tos, poems, stories, dialogue and creating videos to share things you love – music, books, sports – with others.

◼️▭▰⏢ You’ve been learning about polygons.  You are getting better at describing the different shapes by their specific attributes.  You explored tangrams and solved problems.

Thank you for all your time and effort, your persistence and attention to what each other is doing. Thanks for writing the comments and offering compliments to each other.

Thank you for sharing and staying connected.  We need each other right now.
💕😀🌎🎉 Thanks for being awesome!

Mrs. Eaves

 

Our Day ~ Thursday, May 14

Good Morning! I am glad so many of you are having fun with the bridge building challenges this week.  I’m also glad that you are having fun with the tangrams.  Landin’s mom found lots of fun activities with tangrams on Pinterest.  You might want to check that out too. 😃

Morning Work – Pick up your gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I hope you stretch and sigh and say, “Here we go ~ It’s going to be a great day!” 🌎💕🙌🏼

Please read each others blogs and take the time to leave a comment or two.  It’s important.  Thank you. 💗

Morning Meeting–  We’re reading books by one of my favorite authors, Leo Lionni.  His books are very much like fables.  He calls some of them fables in the subtitles.  At the end of story, please leave a comment telling what you think a fitting moral is.  Enjoy Cornelius!

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to  and relax and reflect with.

Science and Reading

Shared Reading –  This week we’ll explore how understanding force and motion is used by engineers to design and build bridges.

Listen to Pop’s Bridge and watch Mystery Science ~ What Makes Bridges So Strong? The video is about 25 minutes long.  At the end you’ll be challenged to make your own bridge out of paper.  That takes about 3o minutes so make sure you have enough time to explore and have fun.

Here is your supplies list and Bridge Challenge Directions. Use the same weights you’ve had for the other bridge challenges, for this one.  In this Mystery Science challenge you’ll to have the opportunity to create and test 3 different designs.  Each time you’ll be trying to see how you can make your bridge stronger.  You’ve learned a lot this week ~ use what you’ve discovered to make a great bridge.  Keep track of your work on the Bridge Designers Notebook.  As always, please share what you do in an email, or on your blog.

Before you begin building leave a comment about what you are going to try to make the strongest bridge.  When you  finish the challenge, leave a comment telling us how it worked out.  Remember, it okay to change ideas.  That’s what learning and experimenting is! 👊🏻😀🙌🏼 Let’s share pictures and see if we can find strong bridges, the long bridges, creative bridges and beautiful bridges.  Maybe we can choose the best beam bridge and the best arch bridge and the best use of a truss… and whatever other categories you think we should consider.

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  play a game, make some art.

Independent ReadingKeep reading each and every day! Find a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  If you’re wishing for some new book/reading options you can find some fabulous picture book recordings at Storyline Online and recorded books here at Audible. The Elementary selections look great.  Enjoy!

At the end of reading, choose two or three things from the Book Talk Questions grid when you leave a comment about what you read today on the blog.

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  – Check out the mystery writing project in Google Classroom.  Use all that you’ve learned by listening and reading mysteries over the last several weeks to write your own original mystery.  Follow the assignments to create your lead, develop the beginning, follow your map to follow the clues through the middle and then wrap your mystery up by solving the case and connecting back to your lead.

Katherine’s mystery, The Case of the Missing Easter Candy is posted.  Please read it and leave her a comment.  May posted her mystery called The Stolen Book.  Leave her a comment too.

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes:

  • Write about your favorite sport and why you like it so much?
  • Imagine what it might be like to live on a boat all the time and write about it.
  • If you had one wish, what would it be?
  • Other ~ what’s a story or topic or opinion you’d like to share? Write about that.

Read the prompts, think for a minute or so, choose a topic and write for a full 10 minutes without stopping.  At the end of 10 minutes you choose – are you done, do you have a different idea, do you want to keep going.  It would be fun to see some of your writing on your blog this week.

Math –  After two weeks of working with polygons and quadrilaterals, you know it is important to pay attention to parallel, and intersecting sides.  You also know how to name the different angles (right, acute or obtuse) and how to look at opposites side and angles are equal.  You know those are the attributes you are describing polygons.

There’s one more attribute to learn today, and that is congruent. If something is congruent it is equal.  Look at the picture of the tangram pieces.

The two triangles labeled A and B are congruent.  They are the same size.  On parallelogram F both sets of opposite sides are congruent.  They are the same length.  And on parallelogram F both sets of opposite angles are congruent.  The 2 opposite acute angles and the 2 opposite obtuse angles on the parallelogram are the same size.

Begin with today’s warm-up worksheets: Different Kinds of QuadrilateralsName that Quadrilateral and Know Your Quadrilateral.  They all go together.  Use them as a resource when you have a question.

Keep going with the tangram challenge.  Tangram Polygons with ___ Pieces.

Next, here are today’s problems to choose from.  See if there are two that feel like just right challenges.   You can solve them in your journal or on a piece of paper.  It would be most helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted.  Thanks!

Four friends collected rocks.

Each of them collected 1,327.

How many rocks did they collect altogether?

They used 2,650 of the rocks in craft projects.  How many of the rocks were left?

Holden, Piper and May each collected 126 emoji stickers for a project.

How many stickers did they collect altogether?

Estella, Javey, Landin and Anna each collect 64 heart stickers.

How many stickers did they collect altogether?

There were four bowls of crackers.  Each bowl had 45 crackers in it.

How many crackers were there altogether?

If Katherine, Paul and Sophie each ate 22 of the crackers, how many would be left?

Justin has 12,850 crayons. Max has 10,739 crayons.

How many more crayons does Justin have than Max?

Elena has 1,258 more crayons than Max has.  How many crayons does Elena have?

If Justin, Max and Elena put their crayons altogether, how many crayons will that be?

Landon had 12,080 Legos. He lost 127 of them.  How many Legos does Landon have now?

Landon worked to build a model of a Mars Space Station.  He used 8,774 of the Legos in the model. 

How many Legos did Landon have left?

Edward collected 2,384 football cards.  He gave 533 of them to Brady.

How many cards did Edward have then?

Next he bought 5 more packs of cards.  Each pack had 16 cards in it.

How many new football cards did Edward buy?

When he put them with his other cards, how many football cards did Edward have then?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Find a way to keep practicing your math facts in all four operations.

UA’s for today…

Spanish ~ I know Señora Murphy has posted some new lessons for you to explore.

And here’s a new message to you and your family from Mrs. Oliver:

There is new information and videos on the Music website

Please record yourself playing or singing and send your songs to moliver@sau21.org.  She loves hearing how you are growing as a musician!

Thank you for another week full of your mysteries, bridge experiments, tangrams and awesomeness!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. 💗  You are amazing!🙌🏼

🌈🌎✏️📚💕Mrs. Eaves

Our Day ~ Wednesday, May 13

Good Morning! It is so fun to see your bridges talk to you about books and read your mysteries and other stories too.  You are taking time to do  fabulous work.  WOW! 💗🙌🏼😃

Morning Work – Pick up your gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I hope you smile and give yourself an encouraging, “Today is going to be a great day!”🌎

Take some time to read each others blogs.  Your classmates are beginning to finish and publish their mysteries on their blogs.  They may feel long, but they are amazing.  Take the time to read them all the way and give them a compliment or two. Thanks for staying connected!  It feels good to care about your friends. 👊🏻👋🏻💕

Morning Meeting–  We’re reading books this week by one of my favorite authors, Leo Lionni.  His books are very much like fables.  He calls some of them fables in the subtitles.  At the end of story, please leave a comment telling what you think a fitting moral is.  Enjoy Fish is Fish!

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move to Round It Up, Round It Down  and stretch with How to Salute the Sun.

Science and Reading

Shared Reading –  This week we’ll explore how understanding force and motion is used by engineers to design and build bridges.

Listen to two true stories about The Brooklyn Bridge.  In 1883, when it was built, it was the longest bridge in the world.  The first is Secret Engineer ~ pay close attention to the new engineering inventions used to create this suspension bridge.  There were many new features in this bridge and people were afraid they might not work.  Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing is a true story of how the circus helped ease the people’s minds about crossing this record-breaking bridge.

Here’s today’s Suspension Bridge Challenge 1:

Supplies:  2 sixty-four inch lengths of string (thread, ribbon, yarn…), a ruler, 2 large books, the same weights as yesterday and a light-weight container to hold the weights. (a paper cup, a toilet paper tube, the bottom of a small box…)

Procedure:

  1. Cut one of the 64 inch piece of string into two 24 inch pieces and one 16 inch piece of string.
  2. Tie each of the 24 inch pieces of string around the tops of each book.
  3. Tie the 16 inch string from the two strings on the books.
  4. Cut the second 64 inch string in half, and in half again (four 16 inch pieces)
  5. Use 2 of those pieces of string to make a sling for you weight holder (save the other two for the next project)
  6. Hang it from the string between the books (balance is key)
  7. Add weights slowly one at a time
  8. Count the weights as you add them
  9. When the bridge becomes unsafe or collapses, record the number of weights the bridge held right before the collapse.
  10. Complete part 1 of the Suspension Bridge Challenge record sheet.  You can also find this in our Google Classroom if that is easier for you.

 

 

 

 

Here’s today’s Suspension Bridge Challenge 2:

Supplies:  1 sixty-four inch lengths of string (thread, ribbon, yarn…), the two 16 inch pieces of string left over from Challenge 1 and all the other supplies from before ~  same ruler, books,  weights and light-weight container to hold the weights.

Procedure:

  1. Remove strings from part one and discard.
  2. Tape one end of the string down securely (about 15 inches from one book tower)
  3. Put the string over the book towers still a foot apart.
  4. Tape the other end of the down securely on the other side.  The height of your books may make some of the string unnecessary
  5. Suspend your weight holder between the books
  6. Add weights slowly one at a time
  7. Count the weights as you add them ~ this is a much stronger bridge than the first one.
  8. When the bridge becomes unsafe or collapses, record the number of weights the bridge held right before the collapse. (Mine didn’t collapse.  I couldn’t fit anymore weights in the tube.  It collapsed a minute later.)
  9. Complete part 2 of the Suspension Bridge Challenge record sheet

 

 

 

 

 

Look at the lines of force and see how they were more balanced in the second suspension model.  Look at the different shapes in the two models.  Do you see the super strong triangles?

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  play a game, make some art.

Independent ReadingKeep reading each and every day! Find a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  If you’re wishing for some new book/reading options you can find some fabulous picture book recordings at Storyline Online and recorded books here at Audible. The Elementary selections look great.  Enjoy!

At the end of reading, choose two or three things from the Book Talk Questions grid when you leave a comment about what you read today on the blog.

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game, practice your recorder.  Relax.  Remember that Mrs. Oliver really wants to hear from you!

Writer’s Workshop  –Check out the mystery writing project in Google Classroom.  Use all that you’ve learned by listening and reading mysteries over the last several weeks to write your own original mystery.  Follow the assignments to create your lead, develop the beginning, follow your map to follow the clues through the middle and then wrap your mystery up by solving the case and connecting back to your lead.

Anna’s mystery, The Case of the Missing Backyard Rabbit is published and ready for you to read and comment on.  Make sure to read Landon’s mystery, The Case of Bailey’s Bubble, and  Max’s mystery, The Mystery of the Missing Cell Phone and leave comments for them too.

🕵🏻‍♂️📝You are creating such exciting mysteries.  Wow!📝🕵🏼‍♀️ I think there will be others to read tomorrow too!

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes:

  • Write about your favorite holiday meal.
  • What were you for Halloween last year? Describe your costume
  • Imagine that dogs take over the world. What do they make the humans do?
  • Write a story about flying to outer space and discovering a new planet?
  • Other ~ what’s a story or topic or opinion you’d like to share? Write about that.

Read the prompts, think for a minute or so, choose a topic and write for a full 10 minutes without stopping.  At the end of 10 minutes you choose – are you done, do you have a different idea, do you want to keep going.  It would be fun to see some of your writing on your blog this week.

Math – How did you do with the 2-piece tangram puzzles yesterday?  I hope you have fun with it.

Begin with today’s warm-up worksheets: Polygons and Time and Geoboard Polygons.

Here are all the 2-piece tangram puzzles.  Your next challenge is to choose a certain certain number of tangram pieces: 3, 4, 5, or 7 and uncover how many of each polygon you can make by combining and rearranging that number of tangram pieces.  If you choose 3 , 4 and 7 you can make at least one of each shape.  If you choose 5 you can make at least one of all the shapes but a triangle.  Here’s the recording sheet for this project: Tangram Polygons with ___ Pieces. Have some fun with this.  If we were in the classroom we’d be building a big wall chart and posting all the new discoveries on it.  Some of you may want to try all of the shapes, so I won’t post the answer until Monday so you have plenty of time to mess around and create polygons.

Next, here are today’s problems to choose from.  See if there are two that feel like just right challenges.   You can solve them in your journal or on a piece of paper.  It would be most helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted.  Thanks!

Estella organized her art supplies.

She sorted and counted 453 crayons, 138 markers and 259 colored pencils.

How many art supplies did Estella organize altogether?

She gave 327 supplies to kids who didn’t have any.  How many art supplies did she have left?

Paul organized his Imaginext figures.

He sorted and counted 24 Jurassic World figures, 65 Sponge Bob figures and 37 DC Super Friends figures.

How many Imaginext figures did Paul organize altogether?

His mom gave him 24 new Shark Imaginext figures.

How many Imaginext figures Paul have altogether then?

There were six boxes of raisins.  Each box had 135 raisins in it.

How many raisins were there altogether when they put them in a bowl?

If Edward, Brady and May eachate 58 of the raisins from the bowl, how many would be left?

Van collected 2,384 hockey cards.  He gave 533 of them to Max.

How many cards did Van have then?

Next Van bought 5 more packs of cards.  Each pack had 16 cards in it.

How many new hockey cards did he buy?

When he put them with his other cards, how many hockey cards did Van have altogether?

Justin sorted his books. He had 1,452 books altogether.  He divided them into two equal groups to put the same amount on each shelf of his 2-shelf bookcase.

How many books did he put on each shelf?

One half of the books on just the top shelf were picture books.  How many picture books did he have?

Elena had 12,369 Legos. She divided them into 3 even groups.

How many Legos were in each group?

She used two of the groups to make an amazing building.  How many Legos did Elena use to build her building?

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Find a way to keep practicing your math facts in all four operations.

UA’s for today…

Spanish ~ I know Señora Murphy has posted some new lessons for you to explore.

Library ~ there are lots of great resources there.

I hope you had a good day.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts, ideas and effort everyday!

✨💗👍🏻🌿🍬You are wonderful!

💕Mrs. Eaves

Our Day ~ Tuesday, May 12

Good Morning! I was glad to see you yesterday in our chat.  It is cool to hear and see how you are using your games, toys and challenges to explore more about forces.  Keep on being awesome!🙌🏼☀️💕

Morning Work – Pick up your gratitude rock and think of something new to add to your Gratitude Jar.  I hope you smile and give yourself an encouraging, “I’ve got this!”

Take some time to read each others blogs and leave a comment or two.  Thanks for staying connected!  It feels as if our friends are right beside us saying “hi.”👋🏻

Morning Meeting–  We’re reading books by one of my favorite authors, Leo Lionni.  His books are very much like fables.  He calls some of them fables in the subtitles.  At the end of story, please leave a comment telling what you think a fitting moral is.  Enjoy Alexander and the Wind -Up Mouse!

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like, here are two Go Noodle videos: move with Ryan Kerrigan in Performance Training  and relax and reflect with Find Peace.

Science and Reading

Shared Reading –  This week we’ll explore how understanding force and motion is used by engineers to design and build bridges.

Listen to Here to There and Me to You and watch this video about What Makes Bridges So Strong.

Here’s today’s Arch Bridge Challenge:

Supplies:  2 pieces of 2 inch by 10 inch pieces of paper, 2 pieces of 2 inch by 10 inch pieces of recycled cardboard, a ruler, 2 equal stacks of books and the same weights as yesterday ~ pennies, legos, washers, etc.

Procedure:

  1. Set up supports 8 inches apart.
  2. Place one paper between the supports in an arch
  3. Place the second piece of paper on the arch and supports to make the deck.
  4. Add weights slowly one at a time
  5. Count the weights as you add them
  6. When the bridge becomes unsafe or collapses, record the number of weights the bridge held right before the collapse.
  7. Complete Arch Bridge Challenge record sheet. This is also in our Google Classroom if that is easier for you to use.
  8. Repeat the procedure with the cardboard (I use the cardboard from a seltzer box.)

 

 

In the middle picture, the bridge is starting to fail.  The deck is lifting up off the supports and the arch is flattening some.

Take a break, go outside, run around, sing,  play a game, make some art.

Independent ReadingKeep reading each and every day! Find a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  If you’re wishing for some new book/reading options you can find some fabulous picture book recordings at Storyline Online and recorded books here at Audible. The Elementary selections look great.  Enjoy!

At the end of reading, choose two or three things from the Book Talk Questions grid when you leave a comment about what you read today on the blog.

Shannon and Dean Hall, along with illustrator LeUyen Pham have created a Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus.  I thought Princess in Black fans would enjoy it.

Go outside, have some lunch, play a game,practice your recorder.  Mrs. Oliver has added a new song and is starting to teach you the song, The 50 States the Rhyme. Relax.

Writer’s Workshop  – Check out the mystery writing project in Google Classroom.  Use all that you’ve learned by listening and reading mysteries over the last several weeks to write your own original mystery.  Follow the assignments to create your lead, develop the beginning, follow your map to follow the clues through the middle and then wrap your mystery up by solving the case and connecting back to your lead.

Brady’s Mystery, The Case of the Missing Stuffed Animal Dog, Kisses is finished and posted.  Make sure you read it and leave a comment.

Landin mystery, The Case of the Missing Waffles is finished and posted too.  Make sure to read it and leave her a comment as well.

🕵🏻‍♂️📝You are all doing such thoughtful and creative writing.  Wow!📝🕵🏼‍♀️

If you’re ready for a new writing idea, here are today’s Quick Writes:

  • Write a story about a character who only knows how to say the word “Yes.”
  • Write a poem from the perspective of the street you live on.
  • A kid wakes up to find a giraffe (or any other animal you choose) standing over his bed. What happens next?
  • What is the best bedtime? Convince your family.
  • Write about your favorite blanket or toy from when you were little.
  • Other ~ what’s a story or topic or opinion you’d like to share? Write about that.

Read the prompts, think for a minute or so, choose a topic and write for a full 10 minutes without stopping.  At the end of 10 minutes you choose – are you done, do you have a different idea, do you want to keep going.  It would be fun to see some of your writing on your blog this week.

MathToday we are going to continue learning about with POLYGONS.  These are any 2-dimensional, closed shape with 3 or more straight sides.

Begin with today’s warm-up worksheets: Attributes of Quadrilaterals and Polygon Warm-Up.

Today you’re going to be working with our tangrams to make different sized and different shaped polygons.  A set of Tangrams has 7 pieces.  In some of the photographs you sent, it looks like some people did not cut large triangle labeled A and B apart. Today we are going to be challenging ourselves to make squares, rectangles, triangles parallelograms and two types of trapezoids using only two of your tangram pieces in each shape.

You’ll be recording your work on a sheet like this, drawing and labeling the shapes neatly with the letters. Here’s an example of one for the square.  There are two possibilities for five of the shapes and zero possibilities for on of the shapes.Tangram Polygons with 2 Pieces Remember to flip shapes over or rotate them to see different possibilities.  Tangrams aren’t easy. 🙃

Next, here are today’s problems to choose from.  See if there are two that feel like just right challenges.   You can solve them in your journal or on a piece of paper.  It would be most helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted.  Thanks!

Edward, Brady and May eachcollect 66 yellow flowers for a project.

How many flowers did they collect altogether?

Estella, Javey, Landin and Anna each collect 115 red flowers for their project.

How many flowers did they collect altogether?

Were there more yellow or red flowers?  ___________

How many more were there?

Katherine had a collection of stones.  She had 1,473 stones that had crystals in them.  She had 856 that had granite in them.  How my stones did she have altogether?

Her friends gave her 247 stones made of agate.  How many stones did she have then?

Justin had a collection of 12,000 Legos before he began building robots out of them.

He used 2,485 bricks to make the first robot, 3,067 bricks to make the second robot and 918 bricks to make the last robot.

How many Lego bricks did he use in all to make the three robots?

How many Lego bricks did he have left to use for other projects?

Piper organized her craft supplies.

She sorted and counted 1,327 beads, 2,684 stickers and 857 feathers.

How many supplies did Piper organize altogether?

She used 1,950 of those supplies to decorate her presents she is making for her family. 

How much does she have left?

Max had a collection of sports cards.  He had 1,473 hockey cards.  He had 326 basketball cards.  How many sports cards did he have altogether?

He gave his friends 436 of his cards.  How many sports cards did he have then?

Sophie organized her Legos. She had 3 bins.  She put 2,436 Legos in each bin.

How many Legos did Sophie organize altogether?

She used half of her Legos to build a village. 

How many Legos did Sophie use to build her village? 

If you’ve worked through that, it’s definitely time for a game here at ABCya. Find a way to keep practicing your math facts in all four operations.

UA’s for today…

Challenges and Phys. Ed.  Here is the link to their website if you need some suggestions for how to stay active and fit.

I hope you had a great day!  You make my heart sing every day!

🌎🥏💕🦄Mrs. Eaves