Our Day – Monday, March 23 – Day 4

Have I told you how proud I am of you!  You are doing some wonderful work.

Morning Work – 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.

Then check out each others blogs and leave a comment or two.  Piper added part two to Area 51.  Landon, Elena, Edward, Sophie and Justin used the prompts to write about the seasons.  Edward has also written acrostic poems and several reviews. He has done A LOT of writing. Brady made a post about the weather video on his blog.  May wrote about her Leprechaun trap and Vera created a post about sloths.  Many of you left comments on the post about the weather video and on each other’s posts.  Those are interesting to read too.  Did you know you can comment on a comment and get a little conversation going?  Thanks for writing and staying connected.🙂🙌🏼💕You are the best!

Art – Click on terrific projects to find what Mrs. Nardone has for you to explore in Art today.  She’d love to see your work, so send her a picture if you can.  If you explore the art gallery (upper right) Mrs. Nardone is creating, you can already find artwork by Brady, May, Anna, Max and Mrs. Douglas (I think!).  If you check out Martha’s Gallery you’ll find some teachers’ pets. 🐶🐱. Have fun creating.

Take a break, get a snack and move around.  If you’d like here are a couple different Go Noodle videos here and here.

Morning Meeting – This is where we’ll talk about Fall, the last season for us to consider.  Think about its special features.  Choose your topic from the prompts below and write for at least 10 minutes without stopping.  Write using 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 Autumblings by Douglas Florian.  I hope they inspire you.  (I used the app ChatterKid to make them talk to you.)

After you listen to the poems, here are some prompts.

  • Make your own list of things you love about fall – the pros.  Make a second list of the things you hate about fall – the cons.
  • Write about your ideal fall day. What does it include?
  • What is your favorite fall memory?  Tell the story about that one time.
  • What are your family’s Halloween or Thanksgiving traditions?
  • What is your favorite summer fall sport?  What makes it exciting to you?
  • What is your favorite thing to do outside during fall?  What makes it so special for you?
  • Or any other topic you’d like to write about today.

Reading – 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!

When you finish reading for the day – leave a comment below telling who your favorite character is and using the anchor chart and the to choose between 5 and 10 traits that fit your character.  Try to choose some physical traits and some personality traits.

Here’s another anchor chart to help you understand more about character traits and a list of character trait possibilities – both desirable traits and some you’d hope not to have (but all characters are nice).










Take a break, go outside and have some lunch.

Science -Reading-Writing and Art –  On Friday Hayley LaPoint ended her presentation with “storms” and they are an interesting and exciting part of weather.  I thought we might like to spend some time learning about Extreme Weather.  I’ve organize this like Shared Reading.  Here’s a new poem and the Go Noodle song about the water cycle

LIFE CYCLE                                                     Here’s a link to the the Water Cycle Song.

     by Charles Ghigna

The stream


the river


the root                                                Here’s a link to a short Mystery Doug

becomes                                               Why are tornadoes so hard to predict?

the tree


the sky                                                  After, click to listen to  Tornadoes.

becomes                                                Expand it to fill the screen..

the cloud


the rain


the stream.

Hopefully you’re becoming a tornado expert.  Here’s the last link.  Hayley LaPoint in a one minute video telling what a tornado is and what to do if there is a tornado warning.

Now that you’ve learned lots about tornadoes take some time to write a poem, an informational piece or a narrative story that features a tornado.  Add an original piece of artwork (if you’re not sure what to draw – go back and look that the pages in Gail Gibbon’s book for inspiration) and we’d love it if you’d post them both on your blog so we can all see each other’s work.

Math – Choose another one of the worksheets sent home for math warm up (if you have any left).  This link is to page of division story problems.  Remember, if you’re trying to do the  division get some pennies, Legos or pasta so you can count out the the large group and then divide it up.  For example if you’re trying to solve 35 ÷ 7 = ___ Count out 35 things.  Divide them into groups of 7 and find out how many groups you have.  It also works to sort the 35 things  into 7 equal groups and find out how many  are in each group.

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 helpful to put the color and the date the problem was posted.  Thank you.

There were 5 bowls of apples.  Each bowl had of 120 apples in it.  How many apples were there altogether?

384 of the apples were so bruised they had to be thrown away.

How many apples were left?

A class of 18 students started planting seeds. They opened three different seed packets.  Each student put three seeds in a cup.

There were still more seeds left over so they planted those in groups of three as well.  They were planted eight extra cups.

How many seeds were there in the three packages altogether?

May had three huge bins of Lego.  One had 3,987 long bricks in it. Another had 1,426 medium bricks in it and the last had 2,693 small bricks in it.

How many Lego bricks did May have to build with altogether?

She used 4,763 of the bricks to build a fairy village in her yard.

How many Lego bricks were left for other projects?

Estella has 5,532 crayons.  If she threw away 1,248 because they were small and broken, how many crayons would she have left?

She divided them into four equal groups put 3/4 of the crayons in a box to share with kids who didn’t have any.  How many crayons did she have left then?

Javey bought 14 cans of food for his dog, Blue.   Blue ate two cans each day.  How many days did cans of dog food last?

If each can of food cost $1.25, how much money did Javey spend when he bought the food?

Van had three bins of Lego.  One had 167 long bricks in it. Another had 234 medium bricks in it and the last had 203 small bricks in it.

How many Lego bricks did Van have to build with altogether?

He used 227 of the bricks to build a house.

How many Lego bricks were left for other projects?

There are some really great games for practicing math facts here at ABCDya.  I especially like Math Bingo.  If you find something you especially like, leave it in a comment so other kids can know it is a good one to play too.  I sent the access name and access code to your parents in an email yesterday.  Log in and have fun!

Chapter Read Aloud – I’ll put Chapters 33 and 34 on separate posts.  They are short, but exciting chapters.

Finally, the last part of our day is Technology.  You’ll find the lessons Mrs. Herlihy left here at this link and you’ll get to see her baby too.

I hope you had a fabulous Monday.  I’ll be looking for your work.  I can’t wait to “hear” from you.  Comment and post often!

Take care,

❤️ Mrs. Eaves

56 thoughts on “Our Day – Monday, March 23 – Day 4

    • Good Morning Holden, Thank you – that is an important message for all of us. I am happy to find you here today. I hope your weekend was great and that you’re up for some different activities today.
      I hope you have some fun today and try something new too.
      take care,
      💕 Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Vera, What are you reading. Tell us about them and who else you think might like to read them. I read Vera Vance Comic Star. It’s about a 3rd grader who loves comics and graphic novels, but has a mom who thinks they are a waste of time. She ends up using comics to help her mom understand how they can share really important ideas. I think you and Piper and May would really like it – it could also be a good read aloud.

    • Hi Holden, what do you plan to read today? Let us know – it might make someone else’s book choice easier.

    • Justin,
      Tell me more so I can help. Where are you seeing “lesson week”; which part of the day are you seeing that?
      Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi was guessing that. Click on the technology link, then open Grade 3 and then you see pink numbers. Start with 1 to see if that is the lesson you need to work on. Click on it and Mrs. Herlihy has left the directions you need to complete the task. Have fun! Right now some of the numbers at then end have nothing posted. She will keep adding lessons so you won’t run out of things to learn and do.
      💻Mrs. Eaves

  1. Junie B. Jones “Turkeys We Have Loved (and Other thankful stuff) And Lady Legends Alphabet. And in Junie B. Jones they are writing a thankful list. And in Lady Legends Alphabet it is about famous woman

    • Good Morning Elena, I’m glad to find you here. These sound like great book choices Elena. Maybe we should write some thankful lists too. I bet they might help us feel happier. who is one of the women in the alphabet book who you admire most so far?
      Take care,
      📗Mrs. Eaves

  2. I listened to Lily Tomlin read Hey, That’s My Monster. Emma & Gabe are the main characters. Emma had brown hair and brown eyes. She was silly and brave. Gabe was the Monster. Gabe was ugly and green.

    • I don’t know that book Brady. Do they have fun together? What is the problem they have to over come? Is Gabe a nice monster or is the scary? Who would you recommend it to?
      Thank for sharing what you are reading!📗
      Mrs. Eaves

  3. I read Crafty Cat And The Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper. She goes to a cam p and has a big problem with Ayna.

    • Hi Estella, Thank you for sharing what you are reading. Has Crafty Cat solved the problem yet? Being at camp with a problem doesn’t feel good because it can sometimes feel hard to get help.
      take care
      📗Mrs. Eaves

  4. I read Crafty Cat And The Crafty Camp Crisis by Charise Mericle Harper. She goes to a cam p and has a big problem with Anya.

    • I think you should start a new series. You could have characters who create scavenger hunts for each other and create coded clues sort of like Elizabeth and Freddy did when they first met at Winterhouse.
      You could write a story about a basketball team and their epic season, or you could write a story starring Reese- he could travel around the world starting in Russia.
      ✏️ Mrs. Eaves

    • I am reading Nancy Clancy secret admirer. She hangs out on the monkey bars with her friend Bree. She is trying to figure out how she is going to make her guitar teacher who is single and her babysitter who is also single how to make them fall in love. I like Bree because she is serious about rules but kind and likes to have fun and comes up with good ideas. She injoys bugs.

      • Hi Sophie, Thanks for sharing your reading today. This sounds like an interesting book. I like the character traits you chose to describe Bree with. I wonder if she is successful, or if it backfires on her. You’ll have to let us know.
        take care
        💕Mrs. Eaves

    • Mabey you could write about what like what Mrs. Eaves said your Russian character’s pros and cons.

      Hope to see you soon!

  5. I read Crafty Cat And The Crafty Camp Crisis By Charise Mericle Harper. She is great at crafts and loves to play with here friend she is great at making monsters she has great imagination too.she is good at dodge ball and cards. They get a big problem with Anya.

    • This is a very complete and thoughtful response about what you are reading.
      I can’t wait to find out how they solve the problem.
      take care,
      💕Mrs. Eaves

  6. I read Junie B. Jones “Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and other thankful stuff)” by Barbara Park. Junie’s classroom brought in thankful bags. Thankful bags have things everyone is thankful for. And Lucille brought in a bag of money and Junie dove into the money.


    • That sounds funny. What would you put in your “thankful” bag. Perhaps we can do something like that. Hmmm…I’ll have to think in that.
      Thanks for sharing your great ideas and thinking!
      take care –
      💕Mrs. Eaves

  7. Im reading winterhouse book two. Elizabeth just met Freddie’s friend named Elana! At first i thought it was Elena, but i was wrong. They found something on the floor and they met Elana! I was exited to see how Elizabeth is back at winter house! the family tree is also very cool!! 😝🤩

  8. I read The Baby-Sitters Club Mary Anne Save the Day by Ann M. Martin. All of the people in the Baby-Sitters Club are in a fight. Mary Anne has made a new friend, Dawn. Dawn is my favorite character. She loves movies. She is neat and chill and she just moved to Stonebrook. She just appeared in the book and I don’t know too much about her yet.

    • Thanks for sharing your reading today. Katherine really likes the Baby-Sitters Club too. You should compare your favorite characters and your favorite books. I’m wondering why you chose the new girl. What makes her someone you would like to hangout with? I’m curious. I have never read any of the Baby-Sitters Club books. They have been around for a long time. My daughter Eliza loved reading them too.
      take care,
      💕Mrs. Eaves

  9. Ive completed my 2 math worksheets, an art project for the art website, and my weather graph so far today. Listening to your chapters next.

    • Hi Max, I am so glad to find you here and to know what you’ve been doing today. 🙌🏻 Thank you for sharing and thank you for your time and effort.
      Enjoy listening to Winterhouse. I miss you!
      take care,
      💕Mrs. Eaves

  10. I love doing math with my Dad. He tought me a new way to do math. And I finished Harry Potter 3 yesterday.

    • That’s wonderful and something to be grateful for. I can’t wait to see what that new ways is. Congratulations on finishing HP3!
      take care
      📖Mrs. Eaves

    • Hi Sophie. Libby and I just dropped HP 4 off on your door step. It’s a great book. When we can hang again we can watch another movie!

  11. I read baby sitter club and a problem came up Kristy’s mom is davorst and a man ask to marry her she has to think about it but if she says yes will Kristy the person who put the club together have to leave the club???

    • Thanks for sharing what you are reading. That sounds like a real dilemma! Yikes! What is your prediction? May is reading Babysitter Club books too. I suggested you might want to compare what you are reading and have read. I wonder if you’ve read any of the same books in the series.
      Thanks for all you’re doing!
      📖Mrs Eaves

    • That would be a wonderful “thankful bag – but I agree, you cat probably wouldn’t like it much.
      🐱Mrs. Eaves

    • It’s fun isn’t it. In ABCDya you can practice all the different operation and you can choose between three different sized bingo boards in addition to the three different levels. My app is older, and I didn’t have all those choices.
      Hope you have time to play!
      take care,
      Mrs. Eaves

  12. I read Life according to Og the Frog and my favorite character is Og. He is happy, friendly, helpful, sings swamp songs, and green.

    • Hi Anna, Thanks for sharing your reading with us. You chose to describe some of both outer and inner traits. He is a fun character. I hope there will be more Og books and that we get to know more and more about him.
      take care and keep on being wonderful
      📗💕 Mrs. Eaves

  13. One of my characters is Desperaux. He on the inside is very Sweet, Kind, and knows how to read. On the outside he is weird and dos not follow the Mouse laws.

    • Thank you Landon. I was wondering what if 3E didn’t understand character traits, or just couldn’t deal with them with all the online stuff. I think you have given me, my answer.
      I hope you are enjoying this book. Have you met Midge yet? I guessing you may have or will shortly. I’d love to know what do you think about her?
      keep on being awesome!
      📚Mrs. Eaves

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  14. What fun assignments! I’m delighted to discover my “Life Cycle” poem here among these fascinating projects for your lucky students!

    I think there might be a little typo in the poem. The word “Question” popped up in the middle of the poem! I think that word was supposed to move to the right side of the page and appear in front of your good question, “Why is it hard to predict tornadoes?”

    Thanks again for sharing one of my poems! You and your students are welcome to visit http://www.FatherGoose.com to see more poems and poem activities.

    All best wishes,
    Charles Ghigna – Father Goose®

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