The First Day of Our New Adventure

Good Morning.  I’m so sorry to not be saying this to you in person.  I can’t wait until I can do that again.  In the meantime, if you have questions, send them in a comment or ask mom or dad to send me an email.   I hope you’ll save all of your work during this remote learning time so I can look at everything when we are able to come back to our classroom.

I am thinking of you every second!  I can’t wait to be with you again.

Here is Our Day, March 18.

In the packet you received yesterday you should find a cloud finder (if you lost yours and need to make another) and a weather graph.  While we are learning about weather, let’s keep track of it each day just like we do at morning meeting.   It’s your job to be the weather person each day.  When you color in the weather on the graph, please write the temperature at your house on that square.  I wonder if the temperature will be the same everywhere in North Hampton.

Reading – Find a nice quiet place to read and enjoy at least 30 minutes with a great book.  When you finish reading for the day – leave a comment below telling the title of the book you read, the name of the main character and at least a sentence to describe his or her special traits.

Here’s an example of what I mean.  I read Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins.  The main character is Bruce.  He is grumpy.  He likes to be alone where it is quiet and he is a good cook.

Here’s another example.  I am reading Winterhouse by Ben Guterson.  One of the main characters is Elizabeth.  She loves reading and word puzzles.  She is feeling guilty because she has not told Freddy the truth about “the book.”  She is afraid she may have awakened Gracella.

Writing – Last week we each chose our favorite season and wrote them on a post-it to put on the easel.  Little did you know, this was the first step in a new writing project.  The writing you do during the next few weeks will help us learn more about persuasive writing – something we haven’t talked  about yet.  Here is a picture of that season post-it collection.

For the next few days our quick write suggestions are about the seasons.  I started with Winter.  Choose your topic from the prompts below and write for at least 10 minutes without stopping.  Write with as many of the elaboration strategies as you can.  Use details like when, where, how and why, add descriptive adjectives, use dialogue, make sure there is action and add in some inner thought.  Don’t forget capitals and punctuation.   These poems are from Winter Eyes by Douglas Florian.  Hopefully they will get you in a winter frame of mind.

  •  Make your own list of the things you love about winter – the pros. Make a second list of the things you hate about winter – the cons.
  • Write about your favorite winter sport, what it is and how it makes you feel.
  • Winter is unique because…
  • When it snows I like to ___________
  • How to win a snowball fight
  • If I lived on an icicle…
  • Or any other topic you’d like to write about today.

You can do your writing in the journal we sent home or you can write is as a blog post.  If you do that, we can all read it – it will be a little like writing share.

Science – Take another movement, game or art break before you begin the Mystery Science video.  This is the third mystery – use what you learned about clouds and about predicting storms in the first two.  We are learning about Climate, Geography and Global Weather Patterns.  In this Mystery, you will be introduced to the concept of “climate” and explore the world’s five major climates.  For today, just watch the video. You can do that by clicking on the blue video link.

Math – Choose one of the worksheets sent home yesterday to use as a math warm up.  Here are today’s problems.  See if there are two that feel like just right challenges.   If you can solve the problem in just a minute or two, it’s too easy.  If you don’t know how to begin it’s too hard.

Brady made three huge piles of books.  One had 167 short books, another had 234 picture books and the last had 85 chapter books.

How many books did Brady have altogether?

He read 364 of the books in when he was in second and third grade.

How many books were left to read in fourth grade?

Katherine and Landon went skiing.  They kept track of the people they saw.

They saw 21,265 people skiing.  They saw 1,675 people snowboarding.  And they saw 13,072 people in the pool and hot tubs.

How many people did they see altogether?

26,849 of the people the saw were men and boys. The rest were women and girls.

How many women and girls did Katherine and Landon see while skiing?

May collected stickers.  She had 1,423 Muppet stickers, 2,057 Hydro-flask stickers and 286 Animal stickers.

How many stickers did May have altogether?

May got some new Rainbow and Space stickers for her birthday.  Now she has 4000 stickers altogether. 

How many new stickers did May get for her birthday?

The class was reading Winterhouse. They were on page 276.  There were 400 pages in the book. 

How many pages were left to read?

It takes 2 minutes to read a page aloud. How many minutes will it take the class to finish reading the book?

How many hours and minutes is that?

Estella collected figures of dogs.  She had 423 white and brown dogs, 156 black and brown dogs and 168 tan dogs.

How many dog figures did Estella collect altogether?

Estella wanted to collect 1,000 dog figures.  How many more does she need to meet her goal?

Javey started playing basketball at 9:30 in the morning.  He played for 2 hours and 15 minutes.

What time was it when Javey went inside for a snack?

Javey took 20 minutes to eat his snack before he went outside to practice dribbling the ball. 

What time was it when he went back outside to practice dribbling?

You can do the math work in the journal that was sent home, or in whatever way is easiest for you. You can leave your math work in a comment, take a picture of  your math work and post it or save it for when we are able to be together again.

Social Studies  –  At the end of the day, I hope you’ll have some time to work on your Country Inquiry.  Please stay true to the note-taking skills we’ve been learning and don’t copy – always use your own words.  You can find your assignment and notes in the blue folder so you are sure of what parts need to be worked on.  Whatever pages you had given me are in your folders.

Finally Mrs. McComb sent this message from the Library.

Grade 3
Please join the Library Class for Grade 3 in Google Classroom
When you are on your Google Classroom main page that lists your different classes, click the plus sign in the upper right hand corner. Then choose Join Class.
Your class code is vxmwd37
Thanks for all your time and effort.  I feel blessed to working with such a thoughtful, resilient and dedicated class.  You are the best!
Mrs. Eaves

46 thoughts on “The First Day of Our New Adventure

    • You can reply on the class blog or you can make posts on your own blog. Either way will work.
      Take care – I am thinking of you!
      Mrs. Eaves

      • I read Stick Dog by Tom Watson. The main character is Stick Dog. He is friendly. His friend’s names are Poo-Poo, Mutt, and Karen. They like to eat pizza and doughnuts.

        • Thank you for asking Vera. He is doing better. I haven’t talked to him since Sunday. Things have been a little crazy. I’ll talk to him today though.

  1. I read Stick Dog by Tom Watson. The main character is Stick Dog. He is friendly. He likes to play with Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen. They like to eat pizza and doughnuts.

    • Thanks for sharing what you read today Brady. Who would you recommend this book or series to? Who do you think would also like to read it?

  2. I am reading a-z mysteries. The title is Bald Bandit. It is by Ron Roy. One of the main characters is Dink; he solves lots of mysteries with his two other friends, Ruth Rose and Josh.

    – Sophie

    • Thanks for sharing what you are reading Sophie. Will you read the other books in the series? I wonder if you will learn more about Dink as you go. Mrs. Eaves

  3. I read Next Best Junior Chef by Charise Mericle Harper. There are 4 main characters. Oliver, Rae, Tate and Caroline. They went to the fair and are making food.

    • Hi May, thanks for sharing what you are reading. Do you have a favorite chef? Who would you most like to win the competition? Whose food would you most like to try?
      Take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

  4. I am reading Ricky Ricotta by Dav Pilkey. The main character is Ricky, he likes mighty robot, they fight and go on adventures.

    • Hi Van, Thanks for sharing what you are reading. I’ve forgotten, did Ricky build the robot? Are you going to read the whole series? Who is the villain in the book you are reading?
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

  5. I am reading The Baby Sitters Club. The characters are Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia and Stacey. They love baby siting and they are good at it.

    • Hi Katherine, Thanks for sharing what your are reading. Are you reading the chapter books or the graphic novels. I have never read any of the Babysitters Club. What makes them so good at it?
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

  6. I am Reading A Dog’s way home By, W.Bruce cameron . The characters so far are Bella, The Dog.(Also the main character.) Lucas, (The owner of Bella.) Lucas’s Mom, (That I do not now the name of yet.) Bella’s Cat mom ,(That adopted him after his Dog mom got taken away.) Bella’s Dog mom and sibling’s, (That got taken away by people who want to tear down the houses that the cat den is under.) So far the cat’s are still alive but people want to kill the cat’s to tear the building’s. Lucas and Bella are best friends. It’s called A Dog’s way home so I what other things will Bella meet ?
    From, Justin

    • Hi Justin, You are a fan of dog books! This sounds like a good one. I appreciate your description of each character that you have met so far. I also like reading how you are thinking and what you are predicting. I can’t wait to read more of your predictions and inferences.
      Thank you for sharing.
      Take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

  7. My favorite chef is Rae. And I am hoping that Tate will win. And I would most like to try Carolines crepes. MAY

    • Hi May,
      Maybe you can make some crepes and let us know what fillings you like best.
      That would be a fun math project. Yummy too!
      Mrs. Eaves

  8. I am reading Hamster Princess Harriet the Invincible. by Ursula Vernon
    I am at the part where she is about to turn 12 years old. When she turns 12 the spell that the evil mouse cast on her will make her fall into a deep sleep.

    • Hi Elena, Thank you for sharing what you are reading. Harriet is one of my favorite characters – she’s my kind of princess! I like Mumphrey too. I’m sure falling into a deep sleep is something Harriet will find very annoying. How do you think she will break the curse?
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

  9. I read The tale of Desperaux. The main character is Desperaux he is in love with a princess. he is a rat with big ears he gets bullied by his brothers and sisters.

    • Hi Landon, Thanks for sharing what you are reading. This is one of my favorite books. Despereaux is not treated very well, but he is a mouse with a lot of potential. The characters often make me sad. Has anything surprised you yet?
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

      • Hi Mrs. Eaves
        Yes i am Surprised the queen died. nothing else has suprised me yet i will let you know if anything comes up!
        Love your favorite student Landon

  10. I am reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle. It is a story where Meg loses her father and has to go on a huge adventure to find him. The main characters are Meg, Charles Wallace, Calvin and Megs father. At first Meg and Charles Wallace are the main characters. And then Calvin comes and then Mr. Murry. There are three “people” named Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which. They tesser it is like a ant walking across a string 1 foot long. If you took the ends and put them next to each other it would be a much shorter walk for the ant. So that is how they tesser.

    • Hi Edward,
      Thanks for sharing what you are reading. You did a great job of explaining how you can tesser and move through time and space. Charles Wallace is my favorite because he makes all the other characters be true to themselves. There are 3 or 4 other books that share adventures that the Austin family take. Do you think you will read them too?
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

  11. I read winter house book two, The main characters were Freddy and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is just now in winter house and she is now going to live there. I’m excited to see Gracella! Freddy is so exited, and kinda jealous that Elizabeth is going to live at winter house! Also (for classmates) : don’t read this comment if you dont want spoilers on winter house (book two) I am also very excited to finish winter house book one!

    • Hi Piper, Thanks so much for sharing what you are readingI am so glad you are excited about what you are learning about Elizabeth and Freddy. I am also grateful that you are being careful not to give anything away about book 1. I think I’m ready to resume read aloud tomorrow. Give me a day, because I’m not certain it will work on our blog.
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

    • Vera, I haven’t gotten that done yet. I will try to get to it today. I will put the link in the next day’s activities.
      take care.
      Mrs. Eaves

    • So is Sophie You might want to comment back and forth about the characters. I wonder if you have the same favorites.

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