Day 2 of Our Adventure

Wow, I miss you!  Thanks for all your work yesterday.  If you open the comments box on yesterday’s post you can see the books your classmates are reading.  There are some great recommendations there!

If you go on your classmates’ blogs you can read about a lot of different things.  Edward has written about dinosaurs, Sponge Bob and more.  He asks for your opinion, so make sure to read and comment.  Piper created a fun description of recess. Landon, Sophie and May chose different prompts about winter.  Brady wrote about his dog’s escape, a robot and summer. Vera’s written about her leprechaun trap.  Please leave comments and get a little conversation going sort of like we might do during writing share.

Here are some things to do in Our Day, March 19

Start off your learning day by completing your weather graph, noting the temperature on the section of the graph you color in and the type of cloud you see.  Use the symbols on the cloud finder.  We usually do that between 8:30 and 9:00.

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 and prediction you have (unless you’re at the end of the book) for how the main character is going to change by the end of the book.  If you’re not sure how to do that, write about a favorite part.

Here’s an example of what I mean for making a prediction.  I read Ember’s End by S.D.Smith.  Picket starts out as a fierce warrior who will do whatever it takes to defend Natalia and save Princess Emma.  He takes incredible risks in battle.  I think at the end of the book, he will live quietly away from lots of action because he is thinking of how sad the battles are making him in this part of the book.

Here’s an example of what I mean for sharing a favorite part.  I read Dreams by Ezra Jack Keats.  My favorite part was discovering that a little paper mouse can make big difference to a pet cat who is being chased by a dog in the middle of the night.  You’ll be surprised too.

Writing – 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 Hand Spring by Douglas Florian.  Hopefully they will get you in a spring-like frame of mind. Spring is almost here!












  • Make your own list of things you love about spring – the pros.  Make a second list of the things you hate about spring – the cons.
  • Write about what you think is the best game to play outside in spring, what it is, why do you feel it is the best.
  • My favorite place to goin springtime is…
  • What if the weather was like spring all year long?
  • Something fun to do on April Fools’ Day is…
  • Describe something you experience in spring with each your five senses.
  • 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.

Take a movement, game or music break.  Maybe you’d have fun with  Go Noodle Video like Peanut Butter In a Cup or The Water Cycle Song. Click on the links to find them.

Science – After watching the Mystery Science video yesterday, I think our climate is like Doug’s in Ohio. Today you’ll do the activity and make a Climate Decoder.   Click on the blue link to start the activity.  It has lots of steps.  Do it at a time when you can have help – you really will need a partner to check your work. (I’m regretting that I didn’t send home extra maps and temperature guides.)  Watch the first part of the video before you get your papers and colored pencils.  Take it slow so you end up with a climate map of the world.  It is really cool!  We’ll be using it when we make our weather forecasts that connect with your global geography project.  Put it in a safe place.

Take a walk, make some cookies, or slime or a picture.  Mrs. Nardone has created this Art website.  She’s got some fun ideas and she’s hoping to collect some pictures of the art you create in a gallery. Check it out.

Math – Choose another 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.   Remember, 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.

Van had 3,500 Legos altogether in a bin.

 He used 154 red bricks, 437 white bricks and 94 blue bricks to make a spaceship.

How many Lego bricks did Van use altogether to build his spaceship?

How many Legos did he have left in the bin?

Landin collected stones at the beach.  She was using them to build a fort.

She found 332 white stones, 164 brown stones and 116 speckled stones.

How many stones did Landin find altogether at the beach?

The next day she collected half as many stones as she had started with.  That was enough to finish the fort.

How many stones did Landin collect the second day to finish her fort?

How many stones were in the fort altogether?

Anna organized her craft supplies.

She sorted and counted 10,327 beads, 12,682 stickers and 4,857 feathers.

How many supplies did Anna organize altogether?

She used 20,897 of those supplies to decorate gifts she was making for her family.  How much did she have left?

Justin has 21,347 crayons.  Max has 16,108 crayons.

How many more crayons does Justin have than Max has?

Elena has 2,134 more crayons than Max has. 

How many crayons does Elena have?

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

Sophie baked 124 muffins.

Katherine baked 12 times as many.  How many muffins did Katherine bake?

Sophie baked some blueberry muffins and some apple muffins. 

If 96 of the muffins were blueberry, how many of them were apple?

Piper had 12,080 Legos.  She lost 3,127 of them.  How many Legos did Piper have then?

Piper worked with Holden to build a village out of her Legos.  They used 3,762 in the castle. 

How many Legos did Piper have left at the end of the project?

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.

And finally we have Music today. Here is a link from Mrs Oliver.  She will help you practice your recorder so everyone is ready to play in the concert in May.

38 thoughts on “Day 2 of Our Adventure

  1. The main character is Charlie in the book “Wish.” She lived in Raleigh, NC and now she moved to California. I think she will change because there is a stray dog and she wants to keep him. I think she will become a pet owner.

    • Hi Vera,
      This is a very thoughtful response. Did Charlie want to move? I think moving would be hard. Does she have friends in California, or is the dog going to be her first friend?
      Thanks for sharing what you are reading.
      Mrs. Eaves

  2. I just finished reading Bald Bandit. And now I am reading the Falcons Feathers. In this book it is a little different because Dink is usually the main at the mysteries but this time it’s Josh. He is really into nature and mysteries. And I predict that it is either Grace, Doctor Henry or Curt who stole the bird and thought it was his or hers.

    • Thanks for sharing what you are reading today Sophie. I like how you are making a prediction of how you think the mystery will be solved. As you read more, do you think you will be able to choose your main suspect?
      take care.
      Mrs. Eaves

  3. I read Life according to Og the Frog. Humphrey is squeaking at Og, but he can’t understand him. Og and Humphrey aren’t friends yet, but I think they will be.

    • Hi Anna, Thank you for sharing what you are reading. It is probably hard to make friends when you can’t understand what each other is saying, but I agree with you. I think they will become friends too based on what we know from the Humphrey books. It’s fun to read the other side of the friendship.
      Take care.
      Mrs. Eaves

  4. Good morning Mrs. Eaves,

    I read TBH This is SO Awkward by Lisa Greenwald. The part I am on is when Gabs might move and Prianka and Cecily are so sad. They are trying to convince Gabs dad not to have them move away.


    • Good Morning May, How are you? I just went online to find out about this book and it certainly seems like it is right up your alley. The text messaging and the drama of middle school sound exactly like the things you enjoy. How do they convince Gab’s dad to stay? Has Victoria come into the story yet. Let me know when she does and how the friendships work out. I’m intrigued!
      Take care.
      Mrs. Eaves

      • They are putting notes in Gabs dad’s mailbox to try to convince him to let Gabs stay. Victoria is not in the story yet. I really like this book and you are right it is up my alley!

  5. I read magic tree house Pirates past noon. I finish it today Jack and Annie travel to the Caribbean and try to escape.

    • Hi Katherine, Thanks for sharing what you read today. It’s cool that you finished it in one day. How did Jack and Annie escape from the pirates. Was it scary or exciting?
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Katherine, If you’re ready to work on the climate map, you’ll need all three of the map and temperature packets. When you’re ready and have someone to help you, take the staples out and Doug will walk you through all the steps.
      Have fun!
      Mrs. Eaves

  6. I am still reading A Dog’s way home By W. Bruce cameron. The characters are still the same as last time. But the fence that Mother cat’s den is under got taken down by an extra character that I do not now the name of. Every extra character that they could think of was there police there was animal catchers ect.
    From Justin

    • Hi Anna, Several other kids found that too. I made a new post that I hope will work for you. If the links don’t work, you might have to copy and paste in the whole URL. It is working for me on my computer so I’m not certain what else to do. Please let me know if that still doesn’t work and I’ll ask Mr. Mattis for some IT help and we’ll get it fix.
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

  7. I have a question about science. What if yo already did the climate map then what should I do?

  8. I mean there were some surprises like panama’s temperature and climates are similar to Florida’s climates and temperature.

  9. Today I read Hamster Princess Harriet the Invincible By Ursula Vernon.
    She’s trnd 12 year’s old and all the people in the casle fell asleep.

    • Thanks for sharing your reading today. What is your prediction? Is she going to have to find the witch and get her to undo the curse? Is her friend (I can’t remember his name) still awake? How about Mumphrey?
      I think I’ll have to read those books again. I think they are funny.
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

    • Wow Katherine, that is an accomplishment! What kind of climate does Brazil have? What other countries have a similar climate? Did you find any surprises?
      Thanks for all your hard work! I miss you.
      Mrs. Eaves

  10. Today I read “Hamster Princess Harriet the Invincible”. The author is Ursula Vernon. An interesting part of this book is everybody in the castle fell asleep except Harriet and her flying bird. I’m not sure why everybody is asleep yet.

  11. I am continuing to read The Tale of Desperaux, by Kate DiCamillo. Another main character is Roscuro, he is a rat that lives in the dungeon of the castle and is really mean. He steals and nibbles at prisoners all the time.
    I think in this story Desperaux is going to meet Roscuro. I think the two will meet because Desperaux is going to the dungeon for breaking mouse laws.
    Roscuro does not like Princess Pea, but Desperaux loves her. The Princess thinks Roscuro is really really mean because Pea the princess thinks he killed her mother the queen on purpose. He gave her a heart attack, but he did not mean too. He was only frustrated being a rat. I am not sure that Roscuro is really mean he is just hanging out with the wrong rat. The book has become scary because the king wants all rodents in the castle dead now that the queen is dead. I am starting part 3 tonight and can’t wait to see what happens.

    • Wow, Landon! What a fabulous description of what is happening in the book. You have a real sense of the plot.
      I like your prediction of how you think Roscuro might change. We’ll have to keep track of that and see.
      Thanks for sharing and updating your reading ideas.
      Mrs. Eaves

  12. I am reading another book in the Ricky Ricotta series now. I should have started with this book first since it’s the first in the series. It’s called Giant Robot by Dav Pilkey. The robot was supposed to be evil but didn’t want to be evil. I am half way through it and think a battle will happen and the giant robot will win.

    • Hi Van, thank you for sharing what you are reading and clarifying the actions of the story. Who are the different villains in the series. Which ones do you know so far. Which one do you like the most? Why are they your favorite villains?

      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

  13. I read Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis and finished it today. Birdie was the main character and she loves to do crafts and play pirates with her best friend Evan. The Crafty Camp is in their school and in this book it turns into the Monster Craft Camp where they make headbands and banners with monsters on them. Grumpy Anya is mean and takes over, so Birdie pretends to be Crafty Cat and told her to stop. My favorite part of the book is when Crafty Cat makes a monster with a pop up bow for her camp teacher. I want to read the next book about Crafty Cat and the butterfly.

    • Hi Estella,
      Thank you for sharing your reading. What a thoughtful description of Crafty Cat and the Crafty Camp Crisis. I bet your post will encourage others to read this book too. You’ll be able to read the other books in the series when we are back at school. I can’t wait to find out which one is your favorite.
      take care.
      Mrs. Eaves

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